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G1 Fibers and Polymer Materials
“A hybrid processing method by nanofiber embedding to produce flexible, conductive, transparent films for Flexible Electronics Industry”
Miko Cakmak
University of Akron, USA


“Effects of molecular weight in flow-induced polymer crystallization”
Toshiji Kanaya
Kyoto University, Japan


G2 Fiber and Textile Processing
“Multicomponent synthetic fibers for innovative textile applications”
Rudolph Hufenus
EMPA, Switzerland


“Twist-gel spinning for efficient production of ultra-strong polymer fibers”
Donggang Yao
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


“Vortex spins a future of spinning -a history of the machine developments-”
Tatsumori Matsumoto
Murata Machinery, Ltd., Japan


“Silk/Cellulose-based biocomposite materials: Utilization of natural fiber wastes”
Juming Yao
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China


G3 Dyeing, Finishing, Coating and Laminating
“Fibers for the regenerative medicine”
Yoshito Ikada
Kyoto University, Japan


“Electron-beam irradiation technique for textile finishing”
Satoko Okubayashi
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan


G4 Textile Science and Engineering
“Wool meets modern consumers' expectations”
Surinder Kumar Tandon
AgResearch Ltd, New Zealand


“Trends of research activities in the fields of textile science and engineering”
Tatsuki Matsuo
SCI-TEX, Japan


G5 Fashion and Clothing Science
“Scientific computational interaction design in fashion education”
Yi Li
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China


“Evaluation and informatization of textiles for fashion clothing”
Masayuki Takatera
Shinshu University, Japan


S2 Symposium on Dyeing and Finishing of Textiles
Supported by the 120th Committee on Functionalization of Textiles and Polymers, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
“Flame retardancy of cotton fabric treated by hybrid phosphorus-silica films”
Alessandro Gigli
Italian Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Italy


“High-speed low-cost plasma activation of textile materials”
Mirko Černák
Masaryk University, Czech Republic


“Design and preparation of dye chemosensors and related properties”
Young-A Son
Chungnam National University, South Korea


S3:Flow & Deformation Induced Polymer Crystallization
Supported by Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
“Precise analysis for shish-kebab structure in uniaxial drawing”
Go Matsuba
Yamagata University, Japan


“New scenario of shish-kebab formation in entangled ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene solutions”
Hiroki Murase
Toyobo Co.,Ltd., Japan


“Synchrotron X-ray study of extensional flow-induced crystallization in isotactic polypropylene”
Benjamin S. Hsiao
Stony Brook University, USA


“Molecular aspects of the formation of shish-kebabs”
Luigi Balzano
DSM Ahead B. V., Netherlands


“Shish kebab formation under deformation - Role of long chains, matrix chains and chain structure-”
Yoshinobu Nozue
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Japan


“Molecular simulations of shear-induced polymer crystal nucleation”
Wenbing Hu
Nanjing University, China


“Spin-enhanced polymer crystallization in a polymer blend during spin coating”
U-Ser Jeng
National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Chinese Taipei


“Influence of shearing on composition of copolyesters prepared by phase separation during polymerization”
Kunio Kimura
Okayama University, Japan


“Deformation induced crystallization of polyester materials: studies on the structural evolution mechanisms of PEN, PET and PET nanocomposites under uniaxial deformation”
Carla I. Martins
University of Minho, Portugal


“Structure development in the continuous fiber drawing process”
Yutaka Ohkoshi
Shinshu University, Japan


S4:Smart Textiles / Nanofibers
“Teaching Cotton New Tricks: Molecular strategies for making smart cotton”
Juan P. Hinestroza
Cornell University, USA


“Silk fibroin nanofibers for biomedical application”
Ki Hoon Lee
Seoul National University, South Korea


“The grand challenge of industrialization of the “QMONOS” synthetic spider silk”
Junichi Sugahara
Spiber Inc., Japan
*Supported by the Strategic Research Committee for Nanofiber Technology, the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan


“Innovation and up-scaling of smart, green and customized fibers for functionalized textiles: success stories of IFTH”
Pascal Rumeau
Institut Français Textile Habillement, France


“Polymer actuators as energy harvesters, possible contribution to the textile community”
Daniel Guyomar
Université de Lyon, France


S5 Bio-Based and Biomedical Materials
“New cellulosic architectures: from 3D to 2D material”
Eero Kontturi
Aalto University, Finland


“Functional fibrous materials based on silkworm silk”
Ke-Qin Zhang
Soochow University, China


“Stimuli-responsive biomaterials for local drug and gene delivery”
Tomoko Fujiwara
The University of Memphis, USA


“An offensive strategy for establishing antithrombogenicity of small-diameter blood vessels”
Tetsuji Yamaoka
National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan


S6 Composites and Industrial Textiles
“Gas barrier properties improvement by aligning Fe3O4 / graphite nanoplatelets through a low magnetic field”
Weicheng Jiao
Harbin Institute of Technology, China


“Effect of various fiber densities on mechanical properties of biaxial warp knitted textile composites”
Özgür Demircan
Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey


“Filler network formation induced by electric field and its physical properties of nanodiamond composites”
Shuichi Akasaka
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


S7 International Conference on Advanced Fiber/Textile Materials
Supported by Shinshu University Advanced Leading Graduate Program
“Engineering the transport properties of fibrous materials”
Jintu Fan
Cornell University, USA


“Structural functionalization of woven fabrics”
Krste Dimitrovski
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


“Bio-directed synthesis and stabilization of silver nanoparticles using pomegranate”
Victoria Dutschk
University of Twente, Netherlands


“Characterization of side emitting polymeric optical fibres”
Jiri Militký
Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic


“Functionalized fibers used as sensors and actuators”
Vladan Koncar
ENSAIT, France


S8 Functional Textiles
Supported by Kanto Branch, The Textile Machinery Society of Japan
“Fibers for nonwoven fabrics”
Andreas K. Schaper
Philipps University of Marburg, Germany


S9: Neo Fiber Technology
Supported by Kyoto Institute of Technology
“Synthesis and characterization of biobased copolyester containing isosorbide”
Seung Soon Im
Hanyang University, South Korea


“Natural fibres for structural composite applications-concepts and opportunities”
Mikael Skrifvars
University of Borås, Sweden


“Silk graft copolymerization regulated by tailor-made radicals released from chain transfer agent”
Lei Yang
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China


“PLA based composite technologies for engineering applications”
Vimal Katiyar
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India


“Fabrication of electrospun nanofiber composite membrane and its potential application”
Amalina Muhammad Afifi
University of Malaya, Malaysia


“Development of bio-ethanol manufacturing technique with energy saving from cellulosic fiber waste”
Shigeyuki Nakano
Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Technology, Japan