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The 6th Asian Symposium on Emulsion Polymerization and Functional Polymeric Microspheres
(ASEPFPM 6)

Fukui, Japan
March 7-10, 2018

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About the symposium

ASEPFPM was established in 1996, and the first meeting was held in Zhejian University, Hangzhou, China, hosted by the late Professor Zuren Pan. After a long interval of silence, the 2nd International Symposium on Polymeric Microspheres, held in Fukui, Japan, in 2005, increased momentum to hold the Asian Symposium again, and the ASEPFPM 2 was held in Beijing, China, in 2007, thanks to Prof. Guanghui Ma, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Bo-Geng Li, Zhejian University. In 2009, ASEPFPM 3 was hosted by Prof. Jung Hyun Kim, Yonsei University, and was held in Jeju Island, South Korea. In 2011, Prof. Pauline Pei Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, kindly hosted the ASEPFPM 4 in Hong Kong, China. We enjoyed beautiful Christmas illumination of the city. In 2015, ASEPFPM 5 was held in Suzhou, China, hosted by Prof. Guanghui Ma.

For the first time in this series of symposium, ASEPFPM 6 will be held in Fukui, Japan, March 7 – 10, 2018. The Honorable Chairperson of this symposium is one of the founding fathers of the kinetics of emulsion polymerization, Professor Emeritus at University of Fukui, Dr. Mamoru Nomura.

In Japan, we have a biannual domestic Polymeric Microspheres Symposium since 1980. ASEPFPM 6 is organized by the steering committee of the Polymeric Microspheres Symposium in Japan. ASEPFPM 6 is a special opportunity to expand the discussion on the various aspects of polymeric microspheres to all over Asia. Please join us to spread the knowledge of wings on polymeric microspheres!


Hidetaka Tobita
Chairperson of ASEPFPM 6 Steering Committee

Kiyoshi Suzuki
Vice-Chairperson of ASEPFPM 6 Steering Committee

Honorable Chairperson

Dr. Mamoru Nomura
Professor Emeritus, University of Fukui


Symposium Topics

1. Synthesis mechanism of polymer micro/nano microspheres

2. New characterization technique of micro/nano microspheres

3. Morphology control of polymer micro/nano microspheres

4. Preparation of polymer composite micro/nano microspheres

5. Applications of polymer micro/nano microspheres

6. Applications of micro/nano microspheres in biomedicine

7. Others

Symposium Venue

The symposium will be held at “Happiring Hall”, on the 3rd floor of Happiring building located just beside the JR Fukui station. (1-2-1 Chuo, Fukui City:Google Map)
HP of Happiring => http://www.happiring.com/english/
“Happiring” is the combination of two words, “happy” and “ring”, which makes you happy!
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International Advisory Committee

In Woo Cheong (Kyungpook National University, Korea)
Yi Dan (Sichuan University, China)
Atsushi Goto (Nanyang Technical University, Singapore)
Chee Cheong Ho (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia)
Jung Hyun Kim (Yonsei University, Korea)
Bo-Geng Li (Zhejiang University, China)
Xiang Liu (Nanjing Tech University, China)
Yingwu Luo (Zhejiang University, China)
Pei Li (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Guanghui Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
To Ngai (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)
Peihong Ni (Soochow University, China)
Pakorn Opaprakasit (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Pramuan Tangboriboonrat (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Alexander M. van Herk (Institute for Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Singapore)
Shiping Zhu (McMaster University, Canada)

Steering Committee

Mitsuru Doi (Showa Denko K.K.)
Syuji Fujii (Osaka Institute of Technology)
Futoshi Hoshino (Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.)
Katsuhiko Imoto (Daikin Industries, Ltd.)
Haruma Kawaguchi (Kanagawa University)
Seigou Kawaguchi (Yamagata University)
Mikio Konno (Tohoku University)
Hirofumi Masuda (Zeon Corporation)
Hideo Matsuzaki (Toagosei Company, Ltd.)
Hideto Minami (Kobe University)
Daisike Nagao (Tohoku University)
Masato Nakamae (Kuraray Co. Ltd.)
Masayosi Okubo (Nanjing Tech University, China; Kobe University)
Tsutomu Ono (Okayama University)
Ikurou Oochi (Japan Coating Resin Corp.)
Daisuke Suzuki (Shinshu University)
Kiyoshi Suzuki (University of Fukui)
Tatsuo Taniguchi (Chiba University)
Hidetaka Tobita (University of Fukui)
Takanori Yamashita (JSR Corp.)
Toyoaki Yamauchi (Asahi Kasei Corp.)

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