Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals


About the MRM2021

About the MRM

Materials science is rapidly expanding across the traditional boundaries of physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The future of humankind and the advancement of a sustainable society depend on developing new materials and integrating them into the energy-water-food nexus. To achieve this requires the integration of modeling, basic theory, high throughput materials science, and advanced characterization into a new approach to science and technology.

The Material Research Meeting 2021 (MRM2021) is intended to offer a venue to materials researchers from different disciplines to discuss recent scientific developments and applications of advanced materials to achieve the SDGs. There are many new opportunities for invention, brilliant materials research, and the implementation of new materials or processes in fields disparate from our individual disciplines. Intensive discussions among participants with different backgrounds are expected to bring innovative ideas and strategic development for next-generation materials research. The meeting will also provide active opportunities for young researchers to discuss their research projects, thus extending the groundwork for a successful network and synergistic collaboration. Dialogue across the various topic areas will be facilitated, featuring notable scientific experts with diverse backgrounds in materials research. Each topic is of current and future interest and must be addressed to achieve sustainability. The organizers welcome participants interested in materials research and anticipate an exciting and fruitful discussion.

MRM2021 will take place as a face-to-face meeting, and all events will be held at the venue in Yokohama. Authors who have submitted abstracts will be asked to deliver in-person presentations (oral or poster) of their work; however, they can present online (both oral and poster) if they cannot travel in December due to COVID-19. All meeting attendees will be able to participate in the meeting in-person and online. We look forward to a successful MRM2021 and appreciate your continued support.

Conference Information

DateDecember 13-16, 2021
(December 12 pm: Registration & Opening Event)
VenuePacifico Yokohama North

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions OpenMarch 18, 2021
Abstract Submissions DeadlineMay 18, 2021
⇒ Officially extended to May 31, 2021
Registration Site OpensJuly 15, 2021
Early-bird Registration DeadlineSeptember 30, 2021
Regular Registration DeadlineNovember 10, 2021
⇒ Officially extended to November 30, 2021
On-site RegistrationOn and after December 1, 2021
MRM2021 held in YokohamaDecember 13-16, 2021
Welcome ReceptionDecember 12, 2021
BanquetDecember 15, 2021


MRS-JThe Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-Japan) was founded in March 1989, following the MRS International Conference on Advanced Materials held in Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, in May 1988, on the premise that interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary fields should be covered.
Since its establishment, the MRS-Japan has promoted R&D and industrial application of advanced materials science and technology via the interdisciplinary research activities of scientists and engineers and their global collaborators.
In collaboration with the IUMRS, the MRS-Japan has organized international conferences and symposia under the cooperation with, such as the International Union of Materials Research Societies–International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM) held in Ikebukuro in August 1993 and in Yokohama, October 2003; the IUMRS International Conference in Asia (IUMRS–ICA) convened in Makuhari, in September 1997, in Nagoya, in December 2008, and Fukuoka, in August 2014; the IUMRS–International Conference on Electronic Materials (IUMRS–ICEM) held in Yokohama, in September 2012; and IUMRS-ICAM convened in Kyoto, in August 2017. MRS-Japan also cooperates with and actively participates in the IUMRS conferences.

In 2019 the MRS-Japan organized the first MRM, the MRM2019, as a pioneering platform in Japan that offers a platform through which materials researchers from diverse backgrounds could discuss recent scientific developments on advanced materials. Following this meeting, the MRS-Japan will hold the second MRM in Yokohama in 2021 to facilitate information sharing on the proposed interdisciplinary topics. We anticipate that the participants from different disciplines will enrich discussions on the proposed subjects, initiate or fortify international collaboration, and take action consistent with the shared goal of the global utilization of advanced materials to achieve the SDGs.

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Organizing Committee


Hideo Hosono
Tokyo Institute of Technology

General Secretary

Atsushi Suzuki
Yokohama National University

Planning & Program Committee

Takaaki Aoki
Nagoya University
Shunichi Arisawa
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Noriyuki Iwata
Nihon University
Nobuhiro Matsushita
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Takayoshi Nakano
Osaka University
Yuzo Shigesato
Aoyama Gakuin University
Masaharu Shiratani
Kyushu University
Madoka Takai
The University of Tokyo
Katsuya Teshima
Shinshu University
Tomoaki Watanabe
Meiji University

Executive Committee

Yuichi Azuma
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
Yuukichi Deguchi
Toray Industries, Inc.
Manabu Enoki
The University of Tokyo
Ryuuichi Hasegawa
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
Yasuro Ikuma
Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Hideto Imai
Nissan ARC, Ltd.
Kozo Ito
The University of Tokyo
Takashi Kato
The University of Tokyo
Yoshihito Kawamura
Kumamoto University
Toyohiko Kinoshita
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) SPring-8
Hiroyuki Kishimoto
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, ltd.
Naoki Kishimoto
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Motoko Kotani
Tohoku University
Tsutomu Miyasaka
Toin University of Yokohama
Nagahiro Saito
Nagoya University
Hitoshi Sakai
NGK Insulators, Ltd.
Takeshi Sasaki
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Mitsuhiro Shibayama
CROSS Neutron Science and Technology Center
Atsushi Takahara
Kyushu University
Koki Takanashi
Tohoku University
Yusuke Toyoda
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Takaaki Tsurumi
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shu Yamaguchi
National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)
Hiroshi Yamamoto
Nihon University

National / International Advisory Board

Yoshiyuki Amemiya
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)
Akira Fujishima
Tokyo University of Science
Hidetoshi Fukuyama
Tokyo University of Science
Kazuhito Hashimoto
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Yoshinori Hirai
AGC Inc.
Kiyohito Ishida
Tohoku University
Satoshi Itoh
Foundation for Computational Science (FOCUS)
Maki Kawai
Institute for Molecular Science (IMS)
Teruo Kishi
The Innovative Structural Materials Association (ISMA)
Yoshinao Mishima
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED )
Norimitsu Murayama
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Michiharu Nakamura
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Osamu Takai
Kanto Gakuin University
Masaki Takata
Tohoku University
Shinji Tsuneyuki
The University of Tokyo
Teruhisa Ueda
Shimadzu Corp.
Ryoichi Yamamoto
Tokyo Metropolitan Pulic University Corpration
Toyonobu Yoshida
The University of Tokyo
Masahiro Yoshimura
National Cheng Kung University
Robert Chang
Northwestern University
Michael Coey
Trinity College Dublin
Hans-Joachim Freund
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Alexander Fridman
Drexel University
Easo P George
The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT/ORNL)
David S. Ginley
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Yuri Grin
Max Planck Institute (MPI)
Marius Grundman
Universitat Leipzig Institut fur Experimentelle Physik
S. Trolier-McKinstry
The Pennsylvania State University
Truls Norby
University of Oslo
NamGyu Park
Sungkyunkwan University
Jean-Marie Tarascon
College de France
Qi-kun Xue
Tsinghua University