The 1st FIT-ME Symposium

-- Chemistry and Applications of Inorganic Layered Materials --
Date: May 16, 2016    Venue: Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

(This homepage was revised on: May 22, 2016)

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This international symposium is organized by FIT-ME, the Research Center for Materials and Energy Devices of Fukuoka Institute of Technology. This research center aims at developing novel energy devices such as power generators and actuators by mounting newly synthesized inorganic/polymer nanocomposite materials, as achieved by fusion of the research fields of materials chemistry, robotics, and information processing technology. Inorganic layered materials are expected as important counter part for development of the composite materials for such devices as well as for other many applications.
Thus, the 1st FIT-ME symposium mainly focuses on chemistry and applications of inorganic layered materials such as clays, graphene, transition metal oxides. The main scope of the symposium includes: synthesis and properties of nanosheet/polymer composite plastics and gels; photochemical, electric, magnetic, catalytic properties of layered materials; intercalation chemistry of layered materials for fabrication of nanostructured functional materials; exfoliation of layered materials and reconstruction into functional materials; the functional colloids of nanosheets as inorganic liquid crystals and their hierarchical structure. Other related themes on materials chemistry, analytical techniques, robotics, and powergenration systems will also be discussed.

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Organized by:
 Research Center for Materials and Energy Devices of Fukuoka institute of Technology (FIT-ME)
  (Strategic Research Foundation Grant-Aided Project for Private University from MEXT, JAPAN)

Co-organized by:
Forum on Low-dimensional Photo-functional Materials of Chemical Society of Japan
Research Group for Clay Minerals-Based Nanostructured Functional Materials in Clay Society of Japan
West-Japan Nanosheet Society
Comprehensive Research Organization, FIT

Sponsored by:


Plenary (55 min), Keynote (30min), Invited (20min), Short (10 min + poster), Poster (A0 or similar size)

Plenary and Keynote lectures by:

Name and affiliation Title of the lecture photograph

Josef BREU

(Bayreuth Univ., Germany)

Can we have both, Intercalation and Structural Order in Clays?


(Nihon Univ., Japan)

Creation of New Functional Soft Materials by Exfoliated  Clay Minerals

Tsung-Yen TSAI

(Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan)

An advanced preparation and characterization of the PET nanocomposites with various LDH as catalysts

Web page:

Circular (including detailed program and list of poster presentations):
Click this link to download the 2nd Circular PDF

Registration and Abstract:
•For registration, please send an e-mail to miyamoto[at] with (1) your name, (2)affiliation, (3)academic year (student only), and (4)poster title (if you will present a Poster) (The deadline: April 30extended to May 13).
•All the presenters are required to submit A4-size-one-page abstract using the template (a DOCX file) (Deadline: April 30).
•The abstract book will be distributed at the symposium site.

Poster Awards were presented to excellent poster presentations, selected from 26 posters.

Excellent Poster Awards from FIT-ME:

• Wasusate SOONTORNCHAIYAKUL (Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Shimane University)
“Photodegradation of Organic Dyes Rh-doped Titanate Nanosheet under UV irradiation”

• Kosuke ONISHI (Graduate School of Fukuoka Institute of Technology)
“Electro-mechanical Performance of Strengthened Elastomer Actuator”

Excellent Poster Award from the Forum on Low-dimensional Photo-functional Materials of Chemical Society of Japan:

• Aranee TEEPAKAKORN (Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology)
“Interactions of smectites with poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) effect of molecular weight of PVP”

Excellent Poster Award from Research Group for Nano-Structured Functional Materials Research of the Clay Science Society of Japan:

• Shinya TERADA (Graduate School of Kyushu Institute of Technology)
"Observation of the phase-separated structure of binary nanosheet colloids by using confocal laser scanning microscopy”

Registration Fee:
•Free for students
•1000 YEN for general participants

Mixer fee:
3000 YEN for all the participants

Chief organizer: Nobuyoshi Miyamoto (Fukuoka Institute of Technology)
e-mail: miyamoto[at]
Phone: +81-92-606-3977

Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)
Address: 3-30-1, Wajirohigashi, Higashiku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan