Next Generation of Optimists

partners: MANA, NIMS, NEC, JST
International Symposium on Atomic Switch: Invention, Practical Use and Future Prospects

Workshop Chair:  Huynh Thien Ngo
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA)
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Date: 31st July - 1st August, 2017
Venue: Auditorium, WPI-MANA building,
Namiki site, NIMS, Tsukuba, JAPAN
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The key of success in Material and Nanoscience research lay in the understanding of the interplay of different fields; chemistry, physics, biology etc. This workshop gathers experts of various research areas to create an incentive workshop where not only seminars play an important role, but the interdisciplinary and collaborative interactions form the core of the meeting. International invited speakers have gained esteem in their respected field. Among them are young rising stars, which will lead the Next Generation of Optimistic and creative young scientists.


  • Willi Auwärter (TUM, Germany)
  • Wim Dehaen (KULeuven, Belgium)
  • Hisashi Abe (AIST, Japan)
  • Hamish Yeung (Oxford, UK)
  • J. Anibal Boscoboinik (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Peter Verwilst (Korea University Seoul, South-Korea)


Organizing and program committee

  • Kota Shiba (MANA/NIMS, Japan)
  • Waka Nakanishi (MANA/NIMS, Japan)
  • Huynh Thien Ngo (MANA/NIMS, Japan)

Advisory committee

  • Prof. Dr. Wim Dehaen (KULeuven, Belgium)
  • Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga (MANA/NIMS, Japan)
  • Dr. Genki Yoshikawa (MANA/NIMS, Japan)


We appreciate for pre-registration by 1st July, 2017, but on-site registration is also welcome.
Please email the following information to: NGO.Huynhthien[at]

  • Your name
  • Your affiliation and title
  • Your email address and your telephone number


以下の情報を NGO.Huynhthien[at] までメールでお送りください。

  • お名前の日本語および英語表記
  • 所属と役職名
  • メールアドレスと電話番号


Please email to the local organizing committee : NGO.Huynhthien[at]


Auditorium, WPI-MANA building, Namiki site, NIMS, Tsukuba, JAPAN