News 2010

2011.02.17 G-COE Symposium on Organic Chemistry (2/26)

Organizer: G-COE Novel Carbon Resource Sciences

Date & Time: February 26 (Sat) 2011, 10:00-16:50 (Vanquet: 17:00-)

Venue: Bldg-A 112, Chikushi Campus, Kyushu University



Assistant Prof. Chiba Shunsuke (NTU, Singapore)

Assistant Prof. Chan, Philip Wai Hong (NTU, Singapore)

Assistant Prof. Huynh, Han Vinh (NUS, Singapore)

Assistant Prof. Lear, Martin J (NUS, Singapore)

Prof. Irie Ryo (Kumamoto University)

Assistant Prof. Nehira Tatsuo (Hiroshima University)

Assistant Prof. Ueno Satoshi (Kyushu University)

Associate Prof. Ito Masato (Kyushu University)


2011.02.01 Energy Best Mix Fukuoka Seminar (3/5)

Date: March 5, 2011 (Sat.) 13:00-17:30

Venue: Chikushi Hall, C-CUBE 1F, Kyushu University Chikushi Campus

Host: Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, Kyushu University

Co-host: Global COE program of NCRS, The Japan Institute of Energy, Kyushu branch

Supported: Consortium Fukuoka


For the detail: Energy Best Mix Fukuoka Seminar

2011.01.25 IMCE special seminar (2/3)

IMCE special seminar  - most advanced synthetic organic chemistry


Date:  February 3 , 2011  14:30-18:00

Venue:  Chemistry Lecture room no.2 , Faculty of Sciences Building 2, Kyushu University                               (Hakozaki campus)

Lecturer:  Prof. Takayoshi Arai (Chiba University)

              Prof. Toshiyuki Itou (Tottori University)

              Prof. Masahiko Yamaguchi (WPI researcher, GCOE leader, Tohoku University)


Pamphlet (PDF)

GCOE NCRS calls out ‘Fukuoka Appeal’ concerning government's budget screening (11/12)

The Global COE program of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences (NCRS) is trying to build a low-carbon society by using carbon resources environmentally-friendlily and effectively in line with a global community. Our program has successively implemented long-term internship in overseas institutions, international symposiums and joint research to build broad international networks.

Among diverse networks, the GCOE of NCRS has signed agreements for cooperation especially with 3 universities and 2 research institutions in South Korea, China, India, Indonesia and Australia, conducting close collaborative research and personnel exchange. In response to a budget cut decided under the Government Revitalization Unit last year, these 5 institutions and the GCOE of NCRS released a joint statement in Shanghai, China last December. Since a project of GCOE program was to be revaluated with the screening process last month, we reconfirmed the main point of the last year’s statement and drew up a statement to Prime Minister Kan on November 12th in Fukuoka, Japan.

Human resources are the key for Japan to survive without its own sufficient natural resources. Owing to the absence of natural resources, Japan needs to build human networks in neighboring countries to be ready for the future. This path is what the GCOE program as a whole is pursuing and each COE is making efforts for. As the chart demonstrates, we continuously collaborate with developing countries and resource-rich countries. Suspension of the program would diminish credibility of Japanese policy around the world. We would appreciate your understanding and continuous support for us.



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Signed on 12th November, 2010 at Chikushi Campus, Kyushu University


Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Naoto KAN


This is a joint request for your kind attention to reconsider budget cut of the Global COE program.

 As you understand, promotion of advanced academic research and development of young scientists are common issues in the world. Global COE program has achieved excellent outcomes of fostering young researchers from Japan and other countries, and we are convinced that these capable youth will lead the next generation and build the future.   

 We understand uncertain outlook for the Japanese economy has put you under pressure to reduce expenditures. However, budget cut on education and research activities including the Global COE program will cause future crisis of Japan. Furthermore, it is a great disappointment for us; research institutes of all countries involved which are willing to advance together with Japan.

 Last year, we expressed opposition to budget cut of Global COE in the Shanghai statement on 11th December 2009. We confirm our continuing support for the statement.  

 We sincerely hope the understanding of Japanese Government to continue the adequate financial support to Global COE activities. We assure you our continual best efforts to successfully accomplish the Global COE objectives.


Sincerely yours


Nagashima Hideo

Leader of Global COE Novel Carbon Resource Sciences, Kyushu University

Yasutake Teraoka

Sub-Leader of Global COE Novel Carbon Resource Sciences, Kyushu University

Yanqing Wu

Dean of School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Ping Liu

Lecturer of School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Sudarto Notosiswoyo

Dean of Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Agus Jatnika Effendi

Head of Environmental Engineering Department, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Nitin Labhsetwar

Senior Scientist of Environmental Materials Unit, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, India

Doo-hwan Jung

Director of Center for Core Technology Development of Fuel Cell Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea

Seongyop Lim

Senior Researcher of Center for Core Technology Development of Fuel Cell Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea

Yong-Gun Shul

Professor of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University

Xiaoshan Shan Wang

Senior Research Fellow of Curtin Centre for Advanced Energy Science & Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia



2010.12.07 Lecture organized by Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, Kyushu University (12/10)

Date: December 10, 2010 15:00-17:00

Venue: C-CUBE 301 (Chikushi campus, Kyushu University)

Lecturer: Kunihiko Mohri (director, technical manager of eL-Power Technology Co., Ltd.)

Organizer: Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, Kyushu University
Co-sponsorship: G-COE program "Novel Carbon Resource Sciences" Kyushu University


Joint Research on Upgrading Technology of Kuwait Heavy Crudes starts (FY2010-2012)

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) is a general research institute which conducts basic reserch centered on petroleum, the main products of Kuwait, as well as observation of earthquakes and climate change. Recently, a joint research on transferring of petroleum desulfuration technology for Kuwait was agreed to be started. From Japanese side, JX Nippon Research Institute and Kyushu University participate as part of projetcts of Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum (JCCP), and from Kuwaiti side, KISR joins in cooperation with  Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). This project is scheduled to be implemented from FY2010 to FY2012. The signing ceremony for this project was held in Kuwait on November 1, 2010 by executives from JCCP, JX Nippon Research Institute, Kyushu University, Japanese Embassy in Kuwait, KSIR and KNPC. From Kyushu University, Prof. Emeritus Isao Mochida, who is the key figure for this project, and Prof. Nagashima, who is the leader of our COE attended. Prof. Nagashima made a speech in the ceremony, and the scenes of this ceremony was reported on local newspapers and TV news shows in Kuwait.



Signing Ceremony



Speech by Prof. Hideo Nagashima, the Leader of our COE



Ceremony reported on local newspapers in Kuwait

2010.11.15 The 23rd International Symposium on Chemical Engineering (12/4)

Organizer: Kyushu branch, The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan

Co-organizer: Daejeon/Chungnam branch, The Society of Chemical Engineers, Korea 、GCOE


Date: (Sat.) 4, December 9:00~17:30

Venue: Kyushu Sangyo University Bldg. No.1 (3-1 Matsukadai  2-chome, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka)


2010.11.10 Joint Hosting: CSS12 (11.17-18)

Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Sciences 12

Date: November 17-18, 2010

Venue: Pohang University of Science and Technology, Gyungbuk, Korea


2010.10.12 The 3rd International Symposium on Human Life and Environment (12/3)

Health condition considering residence and regional environment

Co-organizer: The Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan Kyushu branch, THE UNIVERSITY OF KITAKYUSHU, GCOE NCRS Kyushu University

Date: 3rd Dec. 2010  13:30~17:00

Venue: Kitakyushu Science and Research Park (Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu)




2010.10.06 The 145th KASTEC Seminar (12/3)

Co-sponsorship: GCOE NCRS

Date: 3rd Dec. 2010 15:00-19:15

Venue: 3rd floor Training room Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Chikushi Campus, Kyushu    University


Dr. Masahiro Uchiyama (National Institute for Environmental Studies , Senior research fellow)
Dr. Jun Izumi (Adsorption Technology Industries, Ltd. President)


「Application form」

2010.09.28 The 49th Industrial physical chemistry workshop (10/22)

─Electric system and device development to structure Low energy society ─

Organizer: Kyushu Branch of the Electrochemical Society of Japan

Co-organizer: Kyushu Branch of the Chemical Society of Japan

Sponsorship: INAMORI Frontier Research Center, Kyushu University

Co- sponsorship:

Kyushu Branch of the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan; Kyushu Industrial Technology Center; Organization for Promotion Academic City by Kyushu University; Kyushu University Global COE Program "Novel Cabon Resource Sciences"

Date: October 22 (Fri.), 2010. 13:00 - 17:30

Venue: Inamori Foundation Center, Ito Campus, Kyushu University

744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan

※Round trip bus from Chikushi campus will be prepared. Departure time and place will be announced later.


2010.09.24 GCOE NCRS Public Lecture (11/27)

~Let's think about greenhouse gas COreduction~

This event will hold some lectures to think of CO2 greenhouse gas causing global warming reduction and events such as anathermal experiment by CO2 and electron microscope observation on plant surface.  Please feel free to come.


Date: Nov. 27(Sat.) 2010

Venue:University Assembly Hall, Fukuoka Women's University



2010.09.21 iSGA 2010 (12.5-8)

The Second International Symposium on Gasification and Its Application (iSGA 2010)


Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, Kyushu University

G-COE program "Novel Carbon Resource Sciences" Kyushu University


Curtin University of Technology

Date:  December 5-8, 2010


2010.09.21 IWPI2010 (12.2-3)

International Workshop on Process Intensification 2010

Date: December 2-3, 2010

Venue: INAMORI International Hall(Ito campus), Kyushu University

Officail site:

2010.08.30 6th NCRS Int'l Symposium (11-12-13)

6th International Symposium on Novel Carbon Resource Sciences
-Aiming toward Low-Carbon Society-

      Date: Nov. 12(Fri.)-13(Sat.) 2010

Venue: Chikushi Campus, Kyushu University

Deadline for Abstract Submission: October 4 Abstract Format

Deadline for Early Registration: October 15  Early Registration Format

Deadline for Full Paper: November 12 

※Submission of a full paper is optional. The accepted papers will be published in The Journal of NCRS.

Please refer to Leaflet for details.


2010.08.24 JLCS Lecture & Discussion (9/5-8)

Organizer: The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society (JLCS)

Co-organizer: G-COE NCRS

Supporter: ITE, SID Japan Chapter, JSAP, The Society of Polymer Science, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, IEICE, The Chemical Society of Japan, The Physical Sciety of Japan, JOCS, The Japanese Photochemistry Association, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Date: Sep. 5 2010 (Lecture)、Sep. 6-8 2010 (Discussion)

Venue: Centennial Hall School of Medicine

→Detail (The JLCS HP)

2010.07.30 International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2010 (12/7-8)

Date:   December 7-8, 2010

Venue:   Inamori International Hall, Inamori Foundation Center, Ito Campus, Kyushu University

Registration is free!


2010.06.02 IMCE ・ GCOE NCRS Lecture

Date: June 2  2010  15:00-17:00

Venue: IGSES Bldg. D  Lecture room 1, Chikushi campus

Lecturer: Prof. Kazuhiro Mae (Graduate School of Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering ,Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies)

Title: Challenging for new chemical industrial technology under the resource restriction and environmental restriction

1. Bulk chemical production by thermo chemical conversional biomass refinery
2. Possibility of high-tech material production by micro reactor

2010.05.29 G-COE NCRS Exhibition in ITO FESTIVAL 2010

G-COE NCRS participates in "ITO FESTIVAL 2010" to university-community exchange.

G-COE NCRS panels are displayed.


Date: May 29  2010   10:00-17:00

Venue: Sougou Gakushu Plaza  Room No 12 (Ito campus)



2010.05.31 3rd G-COE International Workshop on Energy and Environment in Chemical Engineering

Date: May  31  2010 13:10-17:40

Venue: Research Center for Steel, Ito Campus, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan


2010.05.31 Lecture organized by Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, Kyushu University

Date: May  31  2010 14:00-15:30

Venue: C-CUBE 1st floor  Chikushi Hall (Chikushi campus, Kyushu University)

Lecturer: Deputy Director-General of Regional Economic and Industrial Bureau  Osamu Tsukamoto

Title: Growth strategy: "Is there an evolving model in the region?"

Organizer: Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, Kyushu University
Co-sponsorship: G-COE program "Novel Carbon Resource Sciences" Kyushu University


2010.05.22 The 20th Banyu Fukuoka Symposium ─New Paradigm of Creation through Current Synthetic Organic Chemistry─

Organizer:Banyu Fukuoka Symposium Organizing Committee 
Co-organizer:Kyushu University Global COE Program "Science for Future Molecular Systems""Novel Cabon Resource Sciences" 
Sponsorship:Banyu Life Science Foundation International
Co-sponsorship:The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan、The Chemical Society of Japan、Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry、The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan、BANYU PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,LTD.
Date: May 22, 2010
Venue: Centennial Hall Kyushu University School of Medicine

2010.05.21 G-COE co-organized:IAS Seminar:Nobel Prize in Chemistry K.BARRY SHARPLESS, PhD Special Lecture

Date: May 21, 2010      14:00-16:00

Venue: Inamori Center Building, Ito Campus, Kyushu University


W. M. Keck Professor of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute ( TSRI)
Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2001.

Title: “New Reactivity of Azides.”


2010.05.21 NCRS G-COE Special Seminar

Date: May 21, 2010         11:00-14:00
Venue: Central Building of Institute for Materials Chemistry&Engineering, Meeting Room 108, Chikushi Campus, Kyushu University
Lecturer: Dr. Nobuyoshi Yasuda
Title: Process Chemistry

2010.04.21-23 The 5th NCRS Int'l Symposium

The Fifth International Symposium on Novel Carbon Resource Sciences
(NCRS G-COE Symposium/Workshop Series 2010)

Date: April 21-23, 2010

Venue: Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

Programme and Abstracts