Confirmed Invited Speakers

Updated on Nov. 8, 2014

Akira Fujishima (Tokyo University of Science, Japan) with special lecture
Ei-ichi Negishi (Purdue University & JST, Japan) with special lecture
Ryu Abe (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Z-scheme type water splitting under visible light"
Shin-ichi Adachi (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Japan)
"Capturing photocatalysts at work by picosecond X-ray pulses"

Joel Ager (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
"Integrated photoelectrochemical solar hydrogen generation"
Vincent Artero (University Grenoble Alpes and CEA-Grenoble, France)
"Bioinspired catalysts and molecular-engineered electrode materials for hydrogen

Yutaka Amao (Osaka City University, Japan)
"Visible-light induced coversion of CO2 to chemical with sensitizer-enzyme hybrid artificial photosynthesis system"

Gary Brudvig (Yale University, USA)
"Photochemical water oxidation for solar fuel production"

Sebastiano Campagna (University of Messina, Italy)
"Photoinduced water oxidation using self-assembled photosensitizer-catalyst systems"

Richard Cogdell (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
"How to use DNA origami to construct 3D light harvesting arrays"
Leroy Cronin (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
"New paradigms for water splitting using redox mediators"

Huub de Groot (University of Leiden, Netherlands)
"Responsive matrices for solar to fuel conversion: Trading time for efficiency"
Kazunari Domen (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Water splitting on some semiconductor photocatalysts"

James Durrant (Imperial College of London, UK)
"Charge carrier dynamics in metal oxide photoelectrodes"
Thomas Faunce (Australian National University, Australia)
"Progress towards a global project on synthetic photosynthesis"

Etsuko Fujita (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"From photochemical CO2 reduction to CO2 hydrogenan by solar-productioed H2"
Shunichi Fukuzumi (Osaka University, Japan)
"Hydrogen peroxide produced from water and dioxygen as a promising solar fuel"
Devens Gust (Arizona State University, USA)
"Bio-inspired systems for solar fuels"

Leif Hammarstrom (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Mechanisms of artificial photosynthesis"

Hideki Hashimoto (Osaka City University, Japan)
"The secret of highly efficient light-harvesting antenna found in brown algal

Yoshiki Higuchi (University of Hyogo, Japan)
"Structure, function and evolution of [NiFe]-Hydrogenases"

Craig Hill (Emory University, USA)
"Developing catalysts for artificial photosynthesis"

Neyde Yukie Murakami Iha (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
"Artificial Photosynthesis via Dye Sensitized Solar Cells"
Shinji Inagaki (Toyota Central R & D Laboratories, Japan)
"Light-harvesting molecular photocatalysis based on periodic mesoporous

Haruo Inoue (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan)
"The key-steps for artificial photosynthesios: How can we do an oxidative activation of water by visible light?"
Kazuhito Inoue (Kanagawa University, Japan)
"Genetic engineering of the heterocyst-forming cyanobacteria to enhance hydrogen production from sunlight and water"
Hiroshi Ishikita (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Proton transfer reactions near the Mn4CaO5 cluster in photosystem II"

Osamu Ishitani (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Photocatalytic reduction of a low concentration of CO2 "

Henrik Junge (University of Rostock, Germany)
"Photocatalytic generation of chemical energy carriers from light, water and carbon

Nobuo Kamiya (Osaka City University, Japan)
"High-resokution and low-dose X-ray crystal structure of photosystem II"
Sang Ook Kang (Korea University, Korea)
"Photocatalytic CO2 reduction from Inorganic/organic hybrid systems"
Kasper Kjaer (Lund University, Sweden)
"From solar light to electrons and fuel, the fundamental processes"
Shin-ya Koshihara (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Ultrafast carrier dynamics in nano-scale space observed by femtosecond
time-resolved Photo-emission electron microscope (fs-PEEM)"

Clifford Kubiak (University of California San Diego, USA)
"Carbon dioxide reduction by earth abundant catalysts in artificial photosynthesis: Mechanistic insights and challenges"
Akihiko Kudo (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
"Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical water splitting using metal oxide materials"
Can Li (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
"Hybrid system of natural and artificial photosynthesis for solar overall water splitting"
Wolfgang Lubitz (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Germany)
"Light-induced water splitting and hydrogen conversion in Nature: Basis for artificial photosynthesis"
Frederick M. MacDonnell (University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
"Depp Photoreduction of Carbon Dioxide with Ruthenium Chromophores and Pyridinium Cocatalysts"

Shigeyuki Masaoka (Institute for Molecular Science, Japan)
"Molecular catalysts designed for water oxidation"

Thomas Meyer (University of North Carolina, USA)
"Artificial photosynthesis. Where are we now? Where can we go?"

Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Plasmon-induced artificial photosynthesis systems"

Takeshi Morikawa (Toyota Central R & D Laboratories, Japan)
"Solar synthesis of organic compounds from CO2 and H2O using
a semiconductor/metal-complex hybrid system"

James Muckerman (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Photo- and electrochemical water oxidation: new water oxidation chemistry of ruthenium complexes with polypyridyl ligands"
Ryuhei Nakamura (Riken, Japan)
"Insight into water oxidation by manganese oxides"

Yoshinori Naruta (Chubu University, Japan)
"Photochemical water splitting and CO2 reduction with inorganic-organic hybrid

Daniel Nocera (Harvard University, USA)
"The artificial leaf"
Takumi Noguchi (Nagoya University, Japan)
"The mechanism of photosynthetic water oxidation in photosystem II and the
application to artificial photosynthesis"

Ken Onda (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
"Time-resolved infrared spectroscopy for studying photo-energy conversion systems"

Hiroshi Onishi (Kobe University, Japan)
"The surface science of doped NaTaO3 photocatalysts"

Bruno Robert (CEA Saclay, France)
"Molecular mechanisms underlying ultrafast excitation energy transfers"

Ken Sakai (Kyushu University, Japan)
"Multifunctional molecular devices for photoinduced hydrogen evolution from water"

Ryota Sakamoto (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Bottom-up molecular wires and sheets for artificial photosynthesis"

Kazuhiro Sayama
(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Scienceand Technology, Japan)
"Solar hydrogen production using oxide semiconductor photoelectrodes, photocatalysts
and redox mediators"

Tooru Setoyama (Mitsubishi Chemical, Japan)
"What is the realistic strategy for artificial photosynthesis to contribute to the
mitigation of climate change in 21st century?"

Jian-Ren Shen (Okayama University, Japan)
"Molecular mechanism of light-induced water oxidation in photosynthesis based on the
atomic structure of photosystem II"

Licheng Sun (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Dalian University of Technology, China)
"Functional devices for water splitting based on molecular catalysts and nano

Hitoshi Tamiaki (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
"Artificial light-harvesting antenna systems using semi-synthetic chlorophyll

Koji Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Photo- and electrochemical CO2 reduction aimed at a C1 building block of organic materials"
Tsunehiro Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan)
"Photocatalytic CO2 splitting into CO and O2 in aqueous solution"

John Turner (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
"Progress in solar water-splitting through photoelectrochemistry"

Rienk van Grondelle (Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
"Photosynthesis: The Quantum design of a light trap"

Michael Wasielewski (Northwestern University, USA)
"Integrated molecular systems for artificial photosynthesis"
Masayuki Yagi (Niigata University, Japan)
"Development of a new series of complex catalysts for water oxidation toward artificial

Kyung Byung Yoon (Sogang University, Korea)
"Novel HER and OER electrodes with extraordinary performances and low price"
Satoshi Yotsuhashi (Panasonic Corporation, Japan)
"CO2 conversion to hydrocarbons in GaN-based photo-electrochemical system"