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I became president of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) on the first of March, 2015. It is fortunate for me that the three vice-presidents are very experienced and knowledgeable about the organization of our Division. I will make efforts to support the development of our Division during my two year term with the assistance of the board members, the members of various committees, and all the division members.
According to the historical review of our Division written by Prof. Kitahara (C & I Commun., Vol. 39, 2014), the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry was founded as the second division of CSJ in 1976. In the same year, I commenced the Master Course in the Graduate School of Science of the Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU). At that time I did not know about our Division because the field of my supervisor was molecular spectroscopy. However, the lecture of Colloid Chemistry for undergraduate students was given by Prof. Tsunetaka Sasaki (retired in 1976) and included many kinds of demonstration experiments which fascinated me very much. As a result, I continued to have an interest in this field. After working as an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki) for 4 years, I became an Assistant Professor in the research group of Prof. Seimiya at TMU in 1984. I attended the annual meeting of our Division for the first time in the same year, which was held at Iwate University.
Thinking back to the commencement of our Division, the main role of our Division in the beginning was to hold an annual meeting, "The Divisional Meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry", whose first meeting was held in 1948 at the University of Tokyo. In 1985, "The Basic Course of Colloid and Interface Chemistry" and "The Colloid Technology Symposium" for young and advanced researchers, respectively, started to be held as regular seminars organized by our Division. After that, the projects of our Division expanded little by little with the increase in the number of seminars and meetings. The local branches were also founded.
Currently, our Division has eleven committees (Project Planning Committee, Editorial Committee, Company Members Committee, Division Meeting Committee, Finance Committee, Public-Information Committee, Award Committee, International Exchange Committee, Young Members' Working Group, Future Planning Committee, and Division Subcommittee), and a local branch in the Kansai region and in the Kyushu region. These committees and local branches have been actively participating in the development of our Division. Please see another website (https://colloid.csj.jp/) showing the current activities of our Division.
The objectives of our Division are to contribute to the progress and spreading of science and to the development of industry in the field of colloid and surface chemistry. This is being achieved by giving members the opportunities to present their research, and the chance to exchange knowledge and to communicate among members of this society and with members of other domestic and international societies. We have just opened the English website, in order to further promote communication with international societies. Although the amount of information in English is still less than that in the Japanese website, I hope many more foreign people will be interested in our Division in the near future.
The Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) was founded in 1976 and is based on the activity of the annual meeting in this field, which has taken place since 1948. The long history of the division can be seen by the number of the annual meetings of the division; the 66th meeting was held this year. The current membership of the division is 1145 (September, 2015).
"The Divisional Meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry" is held every September with more than 700 attendees every year. Besides, the division is organizing basic courses in the field of colloid science for early career engineers and scientists "The Colloid Learning" in spring, and the forum for promoting interactions among industrial researchers and between industrial and academic researchers "The Colloid Forum for Industry" in summer. The seminar for young researchers is also held before or after the annual meeting. The Seminar on advanced topics "The Colloid Technology Symposium" is usually held in winter.
The division also co-organizes the Western Pacific Colloids Meeting 2015 (WPC 2015) which will be held on November 15-19 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with the Australian Colloid and Interface Society. This activity is based on the long-standing Japan-Australia Colloidal Symposium, which began in 1992. In July 2015, the 2015 International Conference of Colloids and Interface Science (ICCIS-2015) was held in Taipei, Taiwan. This Conference was co-organized by the Taiwanese Colloid and Interface Society and our Division.
"Colloid & Interface Communication - News Letter from DCSC" has been published quarterly since 1976.
President: Tadashi Kato (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Vice Presidents: Takanobu Ueda (UEDA Rheology Evaluation Laboratory), Hirofumi Kanoh (Chiba University), Hideki Matsuoka (Kyoto University)
|For Young Scientist & Engineer||Lectureship Award|
■Young Scientist Award of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan
■Young Engineer Award of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan
The object of these awards is to encourage active research of young researchers in the "Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry", as well as to develop not only talented people who can assume an internationally leading position, but also new leaders of the division. "Young Scientist Award" is for academic researchers, and "Young Engineer Award" is for researchers or engineers belonging to a company.
Recipients of the Young Scientist Award and the Young Engineer Award
|2002||Tetsu YONEZAWA / The University of Tokyo
Izumi ICHINOSE / NIMS
Keiichi FUKUDA / KAO
|2003||Hideya KAWASAKI / Kyushu University
Masako KOYAMA / AJINOMOTO
Akihiro OGAWA / MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL
|2004||Shinji YAMADA / KAO
Toshiharu TERANISHI / University of Tsukuba
Hideki SAKAI / Tokyo University of Science
|2005||Takeshi SERIZAWA / The University of Tokyo
Kei WATANABE / SHISEIDO
Taku IIYAMA / Shinshu University
|2006||Shigeru DEGUCHI / JAMSTEC
Taisei NISHIMI / FUJIFILM
Yutaka ABE / LION
|2007||Kazunori MATSUURA / Kyushu University
Hidetaka IWAI / KAO
|2008||Takashi NAKANISHI / NIMS
Ken-ichi IIMURA / Utsunomiya University
Yoshimune NONOMURA / Yamagata University
|2009||Naoto SHIRAHATA / NIMS
Masashi MIZUKAMI / Tohoku University
Motohiro KAGEYAMA / LION
|2010||Hiroki MATSUBARA / Kyushu University
Kiyoshi KANIE / Tohoku University
|2011||Hideki NABIKA / Yamagata University
Atsuhiro FUJIMORI / Saitama University
|2012||Yusuke HARA / AIST
Takahiro OKUBO / Okayama University
|2013||Shuji FUJII / Osaka Institute of Technology
Sachiko MATSUSHITA / Tokyo Institute of Technology
Eri AKIYAMA / KAO
|2014||Naoya NISHI / Kyoto University
Masanobu SAGISAKA / Hirosaki University
Shin-ichiro KABASHIMA / LION
|2015||Tomonori OHBA / Chiba University
Ken-ichi SAKAI / Tokyo University of Science
■Lectureship Award of the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan
This award was established for prominent researchers who currently play an active part in the field of colloid and surface chemistry, as well as for researchers in other areas who are expected to excel in the field of colloid and surface chemistry. The winners of this award are requested to give lectures in "The Divisional Meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry" held every autumn.
Recipients of the Lectureship Award
|1995||Prof. G. A. Somorjai
Prof. B. W. Ninham
|1996||Prof. J. N. Isrealachvili|
|1997||Prof. P. Mukerjee|
|1998||Prof. D. Avnir
Prof. H. Hoffmann
|1999||Prof. B. Lindman
Prof. N. D. Spencer
|2001||Prof. M.P. Pileni
Prof. J. F. Scamehorn
|2002||Prof. H. Moehwald
Prof. H. Wennerstroem
|2003||Prof. S. A. Safran|
|2004||Prof. J. Klien
Prof. A. P. Alivisatos
|2005||Prof. Colin D. Bain
Prof. Eric W. Kaler
|2007||Prof. Ron Naaman
Prof. Dennis C. Prieve
|2008||Prof. Gerard Ferey
Prof. Reinhard Strey
|2009||Prof. Martien Cohen Stuart|
|2011||Prof. Calum J. Drummond
Prof. Hans-Jurgen Butt
|2013||Dr. Reinhard Miller|
|2015||Prof. Marie Pierre Krafft
Prof. Gao Qing (Max) Lu