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2016 Russia-Japan Conference "Advanced Materials: Synthesis, Processing and Properties of Nanostructures"

30 October - 3 November, 2016
One of the fundamental challenges of modern materials science is the development of new and improvement of the existing materials. To tackle this challenge, traditional methods as well as new approaches can be used. Non-equilibrium processing methods, such as magnetron sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, vacuum arc deposition, electric current-assisted sintering, thermal spraying and mechanical activation of powders are of great importance for the development of new materials and technologies.

Topics of interest of the Conference include, but are not limited to:
- modern methods of coating deposition;
- thin films, production methods and properties;
- new synthesis methods and unique properties of nanostructures including nanoporous materials;
- advanced methods of compaction and sintering of powder materials;
- microstructural design of composite materials and coatings to achieve new levels of mechanical and functional properties;
- technological aspects of materials synthesis (including synthesis of nanostructured materials);
- synthesis of new inorganic materials; - modern theoretical approaches in description of nanostructures.

The Russia-Japan Conference has the following objectives:
1) to enable young scientists (graduate and post-graduate students, young researchers) to present and discuss their research results, including those obtained with the support of the grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, at an international conference in the form of an oral presentation;
2) to establish contacts with professors and researchers of Tohoku University - one of the leading educational and research organizations in Japan;
3) to give young scientists the opportunity to attend invited lectures of professors of Tohoku University and leading scientists of the Institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk State University (NSU).

Since the Conference will be held at NSU and will be open for the undergraduate students to attend, it may help them choose a topic for their future research.
The Conference will establish closer interactions between young scientists and leading researchers of NSU and Tohoku University. Opportunities for joint research and research training in Japan and Russian can be discussed.
The contacts established during the Conference will help carry out joint research projects using the material and technical base of Novosibirsk State University and Tohoku University.
Presentations of young scientists of Tohoku University will enable young scientists from Russia to get familiar with the approaches that are currently used in materials research in Japan.

During the Conference, young scientists will get the opportunity to make presentations in English. Experience in making presentations in English is very important for the development of the future scientific career. The ability to present his/her research in English is one of the most important skills of a scientist capable of communicating at a global level.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Conference will allow participants to get acquainted with research conducted in areas other than those of the own research, which is important for finding collaborators for the future research projects of interdisciplinary character.
The conference will help identify current challenges in the materials science of nanostructures and materials development trends. It will also provide a platform for exchanging ideas and contribute to the development of international cooperation between Russia and Japan.