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Frontier of effective utilization of elements and material sciences

7-8 November, 2013
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Date / Time

November 7 (Thu.) 14:00-17:00 and November 8 (Fri.) 9:00-12:00


Auditorio, Facultad de Educación, Campus San Joaquín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile



Contact / Registration

Professor María Angélica Del Valle mdvalle@uc.cl


The purpose of this workshop is to share views on research conducted at the frontiers of science, having "elements" as a common keyword. There is a large number of scientists at the University of Tokyo performing innovative research by applying the concept of "elements", for example using this concept for materials science. While focusing on basic science, we have invited researchers from the University of Tokyo having various backgrounds, from the synthesis and reactivity of copper complexes to the replacement of rare elements for inorganic or organic materials of interest for device applications. From Chile, we have invited researchers working on organic and inorganic chemistry as well as material sciences.

Chile is a country rich in natural resources, and it is the world leader in copper extraction, as well as being a large producer of other inorganic materials such as iodine and sulphur. Chile is also the most industrialized nation in Latin America. Thus, we believe that the present workshop will be of great interest for the participants from Chile and will stimulate scientific exchange between the two counties, with a particular focus on elements and materials science.


November 7th

14:00 - 14:45 Plenary lecture "Atomically-controlled synthesis and catalytic application of gold clusters" Tatsuya Tsukuda, Univ. of Tokyo
14:45 - 15:00 "Coordination Programming of Photo- and Electro-functional Molecules" Ryota Sakamoto, Univ. of Tokyo
15:00 - 15:15 “Molecularly Imprinted Materials for the Recognition of Organic Molecules”, Eduardo Pereira, U. de Concepción, Chile.
15:15 - 15:30 “Inorganic Materials with NLO and Magnetic Properties”, Mauricio Fuentealba, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
15:30 - 15:45 “Electrodeposition of Conductive Polymers: Fundamental Study, Optimization and Applications”, Manuel A. Gacitúa, M. A. del Valle, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
15:45 - 16:00 “Tailoring the Properties of Polyolefins”, Humberto Palza, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
16:15 - 16:30 break
16:30 - 16:45 “Electrocatalytic Reduction of Oxygen Mediated by Glassy Carbon Electrodes Modified with Azamacrocycles of Transition Metals”, María Jesús Aguirre, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile.
16:45 - 17:00 “Down-Conversion Luminescent Materials for Application in Solid State Lighting Devices in Solar Cells”, Jaime Llanos, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile.

November 8th

09:00 - 09:45 Plenary lecture: “Electro and Photoelectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide on Multimetallic Porphyrins Modified Electrodes”, Mauricio Isaacs, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.
09:45 - 10:00 “Polyoxometalates: Old Structures Always Something New in Materials”, Diego Venegas-Yazigi, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
10:00 - 10:15 "Concept of Conformation Constrain for Innovative Organic Functional Materials" Hayato Tsuji, The Univ. of Tokyo.
10:15 - 10:30 “Electrocatalytic Activity of Modified Electrodes with Stacking Pi of Aza-Macrocyclic Complexes, Toward Reactions of Energy and Environmental Interest”, Galo Ramírez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
10:30 - 10:45 “Supramolecular Synthesis: Ligands Design and their Potential Applications”, Claudio Jiménez, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
10:45 - 11:30 Plenary lecture "Development of electronic functional materials by using novel thin film technology" Tetsuya Hasegawa, The Univ. of Tokyo.
11:30 - 11:45 “Silicon-containing Polycondensation Materials. Synthesis, Characterization and Eventual Technological Applications”, Claudio Terraza, Luis H. Tagle, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
11:45 - 12:00 “Modified surfaces based on chemically functionalized cyclodextrin derivatives for sensing applications”, Claudia Yáñez, Universidad de Chile, Chile.


TSUKUDA Tatsuya Professor, School of Science, UTokyo
HASEGAWA Tetsuya Professor, School of Science, UTokyo
TSUJI Hayato Associate Professor, School of Science, UTokyo
SAKAMOTO Ryota Assistant Professor, School of Science, UTokyo
Mauricio Isaacs U.Católica
Manuel Gacitúa U.Católica
Galo Ramírez U.Católica
Claudio Terraza U.Católica
Mauricio Fuentealba Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Eduardo Pereira Universidad de Concepción
Claudio Jiménez Universidad de Concepción
Juan Guerrero Universidad de Santiago de Chile
M. Jesús Aguirre Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Diego Venegas Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Pedro Aguirre Universidad de Chile
Claudia Yáñez Universidad de Chile
Humberto Palza Universidad de Chile
Jaime Llanos Universidad Católica del Norte