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Event Title: The 9th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena
Dates: Sunday July 2 - Wednesday July 5, 2017
Venue: KKR Hotel Tokyo, Japan
Seminar Organizers:
Yuji Nagasaka (Keio University)
Hirofumi Daiguji (University of Tokyo)
Jonathan Malen (Carnegie Mellon University)
Asegun Henry (Georgia Institute of Technology)
         Seminar History:                     

1st Seminar: Kanazawa, Japan, 1993

2nd Seminar: Santa Babara, CA, USA, 1996

3rd Seminar: Sendai, Japan, 1999

4th Seminar: Berkeley, CA, USA, 2002

5th Seminar: Matsushima, Japan, 2005

6th Seminar: Boston, MA, USA, 2008

7th Seminar: Ise-Shima, Japan, 2011

8th Seminar: Santa Cruz, USA, 2014     

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     Program       Day 0 (July 2nd)   /   Day 1 (July 3rd)   /   Day 2 (July 4th)   /   Day 3 (July 5th)

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Day 0 (Sunday, July 2nd)

17:00 – 19:00 Registration (at Take-no-Ma, 竹の間, 11F)                                  
19:00 – 20:30 Informal Welcome Reception

Day 1 (Monday, July 3rd)

Opening & Plenary Talks   
08:00 09:30 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F)
08:00 – 08:10 Welcome Remarks by the Chairs                                                                  
08:10 – 08:50 Plenary 1. Gang Chen Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coherent and localized phonon heat conduction 
08:50 – 09:30 Plenary 2. Eiji Saitoh Tohoku University
Spin current physics and applications

09:30 – 09:45  Break                                                                                                                                               

Session I  
09:45 – 11:00 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Patrick Hopkins and Junichiro Shiomi
09:45 – 10:00 I-1. Joseph Heremans Ohio State University  
Entropy transport in Weyl semimetals with topologically protected charge carriers
10:00 – 10:15 I-2. Masahiro Nomura University of Tokyo  
Thermal conduction engineering in Si membranes by phononic nanostructures 
10:15 – 10.30 I-3. Michael Pettes University of Connecticut  
Giant mechanico-optoelectronic effect in an atomically-thin semiconductor 
10:30 – 10.45 I-4. Ken-ichi Uchida National Institute for Material Science (NIMS)   
Thermal imaging of spin-caloritronic phenomena
10:45 – 11:00 I-5. Austin Minnich California Institute of Technology  
Thermal response of materials to extreme temperature gradients and the role of the spatial frequency 

11:00 – 11:15 Break

Session II 
11:15 – 12:15 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Austin Minnich and Koji Miyazaki
11:15 – 11:30 II-1. Sebastian Volz National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)                                                                
Near-field radiation: tunneling and guiding heat 
11:30 – 11:45 II-2. Kazuhiro Fushinobu Tokyo Institute of Technology
Nanoscale materials processing by means of modulated short pulse lasers 
11:45 – 12:00 II-3. Pramod Reddy University of Michigan
Thermal radiation at the nanoscale 
12:00 – 12:15 II-4. Katsunori Hanamura Tokyo Institute of Technology                                                                                         
Spectral control of near-field radiation transfer and its application for TPV generation of electricity  

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch

Session III 
13:45 – 15:45 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Amy Marconnet and Shohei Chiashi
13:45 – 14:00 III-1. Masamichi Kohno Kyushu University
Water molecule absorption/desorption on VA-SWNT film in water vapor
14:00 – 14:15 III-2. Hirofumi Daiguji University of Tokyo
Water transport in confined nanospace 
14:15 – 14:30 III-3. Shalabh Maroo Syracuse University
Microlayer evolution and heat transfer with a steady state vapor bubble 
14:30 – 14:45 III-4. Koji Takahashi Kyushu University
AFM and TEM studies on nanobubbles 
14:45 – 15:00 III-5. Gota Kikugawa Tohoku University
Molecular transport of liquids in the confined space: A fundamental study and applications to device process
15:00 – 15:15 III-6. Shannon Yee Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermal and thermoelectric transport in polymers 
15:15 – 15:30 III-7. Tomohide Yabuki Kyushu Institute of Technology
Boiling heat transfer enhancement by controlling microlayer behavior
15:30 – 15:45 III-8 Mitsuhiro Matsumoto Kyoto University
Fluid phase change in thin gap

15:45 – 16:00 Break
Session IV
16:00 – 17:30 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Shannon Yee and Gota Kiukugawa
16:00 – 16:15 IV-1. Shohei Chiashi University of Tokyo
Fabrication of pure-semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube arrays and nanotube transistors
16:15 – 16:30 IV-2. Jonathan Malen Carnegie Mellon University
Sound speed differentiates thermal transport in lead halide perovskites
16:30 – 16:45 IV-3. Shigeo Maruyama University of Tokyo
Carbon nanotube films for perovskite solar cells with higher stability 
16:45 – 17:00 IV-4. Alan McGaughey Carnegie Mellon University
Degree-of-freedom resolved thermal transport in the C60 molecular crystal 
17:00 – 17:15 IV-5. Tengfei Luo University of Notre Dame
The role of surface functionalization on thermal transport across hard-soft material interfaces 
17:15 – 17:30 IV-6. Takashi Kodama University of Tokyo
Suppression of interfacial heat transport between silica nanoparicles by silane coupling method
17:30 – 17:45 Break                                                    
Millie Dresselhaus Memorial Session
17:45 – 18:15 (at Zuiho-no-Ma, 瑞宝の間, 10F) 
Shigeo Maruyama, Arun Majumdar, Gang Chen
Poster Session & Banquet 
18:15 – 20:30 (at Zuiho-no-Ma, 瑞宝の間, 10F)
P-1. Akanksha Menon Georgia Institute of Technology
Understanding thermally activated charge transport in N-type metallo-organic polymers 
P-2.  Andrea Pickel University of California, Berkeley 
Investigating apparent self-heating of individual luminescent nanoparticle thermometers

P-3. Andrew Rohskopf Georgia Institute of Technology
Phonon optimized potentials 
P-4. Chengyun Hua Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Experimental metrology to obtain thermal phonon transmission coefficients at solid interfaces 
P-5. Dakotah Thompson University of Michigan
Radiative heat conductances between dielectric and metallic parallel plates with nanoscale gaps 

P-6. Geoff Wehmeyer University of California, Berkeley
Nanoscale thermometry utilizing thermal diffuse scattering in the scanning transmission electron microscope 
P-7. Haidong Wang Kyushu University
Thermal rectification in suspended monolayer graphene 
P-8. Hao Ma Virginia Institute of Technology
Significantly high thermal rectification in an asymmetric polymer molecule driven by diffusive versus ballistic transport

P-9. Hiroaki Matsuura Keio University
Microscale mass transport in ternary polymer solutions observed by Soret forced Rayleigh scattering method 

P-10. Jeffrey Braun University of Virginia
Thermal conductivity reduction through increasing number of distinct components in entropy-stabilized oxides 

P-11. Kazuhito Dejima Meji University
Heat flux measurement in an internal combustion engine with a metal substrate MEMS sensor 
P-12. Kazuma Isobe Tokyo Institute of Technology
Paremetric study of nanometer-sized pillar array structure for spectrally enhanced near-field radiation transfer
P-13. Kozo Furuta Kyoto University
Shape sensitivity for thermal design problem based on the Boltzmann Transport Equation  
P-14. Laurent Tranchant Kyushu Institute of Technology
Measurement of the enhanced thermal transport and propagation of surface phonon-polaritons in the case of silica suspended thin films 
P-15. LeighAnn Larkin University of Virginia
The effect of long-range order on thermal conductivity in cold-worked Fe50Pd50 alloys
P-16. Makoto Kamata Keio University
Nano-sized sample analysis based on diffusion coefficient using optoelectronic microfluidic sensor 
P-17. Masahiko Shibahara Osaka University
Molecular dynamics study on influence of nanostructures on energy transfer mechanism over a fluid-solid interface
P-18. Qin-Yi Li Kyushu University
Dual-mode Raman method to measure thermal transport properties of 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures 
P-19. Riku Enomoto Tokyo Institute of Technology
Investigations on thermophysical and electronic properties of Pt-porphyrin molecular solids 
P-20. Sean Lubner Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Characterizing and engineering nanoscale thermal interfaces for advanced thermal insulation and Lithium-ion batteries 
P-21. Sergei Gluchko  National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)  
Thermal excitation of broadband and long-range surface waves on SiO2 submicron films 
P-22. Shenghong Ju University of Tokyo
Designing nanostructures for phonon transport via materials informatics 
P-23. Shunta Harada  Nagoya University
Change in thermal conductivity of natural superlattice oxides accommodating with oxygen deficiency 
P-24. Tsuyoshi Nagasawa Tokyo Institute of Technology
Nano-micro scaled active site imaging of porous composite cathode in solid oxide fuel cell by quenching and oxygen isotope labeling
P-25. Wei-Lun Hsu University of Tokyo
Nanopore protein sensing using induced reverse electroosmotic flow 
P-25. Yoichiro Tsurimaki Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Enhancement of absorption of light in 1D multi-layered structures with interfacial states 

Day 2 (Tuesday, July 4th)

Session V
08:00 – 10:30 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Xiaojia Wang and Yoichi Murakami
08:00 – 08:30 Keynote 1. Arun Majumdar Stanford University
Heat engines based on redox work 
08:30 – 09:00 Keynote 2. Hiroshi Yamaguchi NTT Basic Research Laboratories
Acoustic phonon manipulation in GaAs/AlGaAs electromechanical systems 
09:00 – 09:15 V-1. Patrick Hopkins University of Virginia
Actively switching the thermal conductivity of thin films via external loads: electric fields, liquid infiltration of proteins and modulated laser energy 
09:15 – 09:30 V-2. Yuji Awano Keio University                                                                             
Advanced quasi-self-consistent Monte Carlo simulations of non-stationary-state electron and phonon transport in nanometer-scale Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs)  
09:30 – 09:45 V-3. Osamu Nakabeppu Meji University
Application of thin film thermal sensor to IC engine 
09:45 – 10:00 V-4. Kenneth Goodson Stanford University
Nano thermal materials for power electronics
10:00 – 10:15 V-5. Taku Ohara Tohoku University                                                                                                                               
Analysis of molecular energy transfer for the design of thermal medium fluids
10:15 – 10:30 V-6. Ryotaro Matsuda Nagoya University
Gas adsorption and transformation heat in the nanospace of metal organic frameworks 

10:30 – 10:45 Break                                                                      
Session VI
10:45 – 13:00 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Michael Pettes and Mitsuhiro Matsumoto
10:45 – 11:00 VI-1. Renkun Chen University of California, San Diego                        
Thermal transport in amorphous nanostructures 
11:00 – 11:15 VI-2. Toru Ujihara Nagoya University
Controlling thermal conductivity in tungsten trioxide by ion-intercalation 
11:15 – 11:30 VI-3. Deyu Li Vanderbilt University
Kinked morphology as a new freedom to tune the thermal conductivity of nanowires 
11:30 – 11:45 VI-4. Takuma Shiga University of Tokyo
Contributions of coherent and incoherent phonons to heat conduction 
11:45 – 12:00 VI-5. Chris Dames University of California, Berkeley
Nanoscale thermal metrology using electrons and photons 
12:00 – 12:15 VI-6. Yoshihiro Taguchi Keio University
Development of nanoscale thermometry using near-field optics 
12:15 – 12:30 VI-7. Amy Marconnet Purdue University
Thermal transport in mesoscale, heterogeneous systems 
12:30 – 12:45 VI-8. Koji Miyazaki Kyushu Institute of Technology
Printed thermoelectric device 
12:45 – 13:00 VI-9. TBD
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Day 3 (Wednesday, July 5th)

Session VII
8:00 – 10:30 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Alan McGaughey and Masamichi Kohno
08:00 – 08:30 Keynote 3.  Li Shi University of Texas at Austin                                        
Inelastic light scattering measurements of phonon and magnon transport in materials with unusual thermal properties 
08:30 – 09:00 Keynote 4.  Junichiro Shiomi University of Tokyo
Designability of nanostructures for thermal transport
09:00 – 09:15 VII-1. Lucas Lindsay Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
First principles nanoscale phonon transport: insights and predictions 
09:15 – 09:30 VII-2. Asegun Henry Georgia Institute of Technology
Thinking beyond the phonon gas model 
09:30 – 09:45 VII-3. Philip Allen Stony Brook University
Ballistic/Diffusive (nonlocal) behavior: Boltzmann treatment of the temperature distribution near a heat source 
09:45 – 10:00 VII-4. Terumasa Tadano National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) 
First-principles simulation of phononic thermal transport in strongly anharmonic solids 
10:00 – 10:15 VII-5. Jennifer Lukes University of Pennsylvania
Validity of the isotropic thermal conductivity assumption in supercell lattice dynamics 
10:15 – 10:30 VII-6. Xiulin Ruan Purdue University
Phonon spectroscopy using predictive atomic scale simulations 
10:30 – 10:45 Break                                                                        
Session VIII
10:45 – 13:00 (at Kujyaku-no-Ma, 孔雀の間, 11F) 
Chairs: Tengfei Luo and Masahiro Nomura
10:45 – 11:00 VIII-1. Ken Uchida Keio University                                                                                             
Nanoscale low-energy molecular sensors with thermal awareness
11:00 – 11:15 VIII-2. Mona Zebarjadi University of Virginia
Cross-plane and in-plane thermoelectric transport in 2D materials 
11:15 – 11:30 VIII-3. Yoshiaki Nakamura Osaka University
Epitaxial nanostructure design for control of phonon and electron transport 
11:30 – 11:45 VIII-4. Zhiting Tian Virginia Institute of Technology
Boron arsenide phonon dispersion from inelastic x-ray scattering: Potential for ultrahigh thermal conductivity 
11:45 – 12:00 VIII-5. Tsunehiro Takeuchi Toyota Technological Institute
Development of thermal diodes using Ag2Ch (Ch = S, Se, Te)
12:00 – 12:15 VIII-6. Keivan Esfarjani University of Virginia
Solid-state thermionic transport with layered materials 
12:15 – 12:30 VIII-7. Yoichi Murakami Tokyo Institute of Technology
Kinetics and transport properties of triplet-sensitized photon upconversion in fluids and gels 
12:30 – 12:45 VIII-8. Xiaojia Wang University of Minnesota
Time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect for ultrafast thermal and magnetic characterization 
12:45 – 13:00 VIII-9. Yongjie Hu University of California, Los Angeles
Tuning and mapping the thermal spectra of 2D van der Waals materials 
13:00 – 13:10 Closing Remarks by the Chairs                                  

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     Venue & Accommodations

KKR Hotel Tokyo

Address: 1-4-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3287-2921
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