International Symposium
Polymers meet Topology

Date
January 30 – February 1, 2019
Venue
Tokyo Tech Front, Royal Blue Hall
Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Tokyo, Japan
Organizers
  • Tetsuo Deguchi (Ochanomizu University)
  • Yasuyuki Tezuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Koya Shimokawa (Saitama University)
Topics
  1. Polymers and topology conjectures
  2. Topological polymer chemistry and physics
  3. Innovating polymers by topology effects

Confirmed speakers

Schedule

January 30

9:45 – 10:00
opening
10:00 – 10:30
Cristian Micheletti (SISSA)
Privileged topologies of self-assembling molecular knots
10:30 – 11:00
Koya Shimokawa (Saitama University)
Poly-continuous pattern, networks and 3-dimensional topology
11:00 – 11:30
Kai Ishihara (Yamaguchi University)
Types of Multicyclic Graphs
11:30 – 12:00
Akio Kawauchi (Osaka City University)
Knotting probability of a spatial arc
12:00 – 13:30
lunch
13:30 – 14:00
Chris Soteros (University of Saskatchewan)
DNA Topology and Lattice Models of Polymers
14:00 – 14:30
Eric Rawdon (University of St. Thomas)
Knotting in Confinement
14:30 – 15:00
Takeshi Aoyagi (AIST)
Computational Study of the Morphology and Property of Block Copolymers
15:00 – 15:30
Ken Kojio (Kyushu University)
TBA
15:30 – 16:00
break
16:00 – 16:30
Peter Virnau (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
Knots in polymer melts and chromosomes
16:30 – 17:00
Takahiro Sakaue (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Statistical Physics of Topologically Constrained Polymers
17:00 – 17:30
Katsumi Hagita (National Defense Academy of Japan)
Computer Simulations and Analyses of Polymer Nanocomposites Filled with Nano-Particles
17:30 – 17:50
Sadato Yamanaka (AIST)
Classification and prediction of microphase-separated structures of block copolymers using machine learning
18:00 – 20:00
mixer

January 31

9:30 – 10:00
Jason Cantarella (University of Georgia)
A Gaussian Model of Topological Polymers
10:00 – 10:30
Tetsuo Deguchi (Ochanomizu University)
Rouse Dynamics of Topological Polymers through Gaussian Random Graph Embeddings
10:30 – 11:00
Daichi Ida (Kyoto University)
Fine Characterization of Ring Polymers in Dilute Solutions on the Basis of the Wormlike Ring Model
11:00 – 11:30
Atsushi Takano (Nagoya University)
Preparation and Characterization of Caged Polymers
11:30 – 13:00
lunch
13:00 – 13:30
Joanna I. Sulkowska (University of Warsaw)
New type of knots in proteins
13:30 – 13:50
Pawel D. Tumanski (University of Warsaw)
TBA
13:50 – 14:10
Erik Schreyer (University of Georgia)
TBA
14:10 – 14:30
Erica Uehara (Ochanomizu University)
Static structure factor of multi-theta polymer chains
14:30 – 14:50
Yuya Doi (Nagoya University)
Ring Topology Effect on the Miscibility of Polymer Blends
14:50 – 15:20
break
15:20 – 15:50
Adam Veige (University of Florida)
New Catalysts for Stereoselective Ring Expansion Metathesis Polymerization (REMP)
15:50 – 16:20
Akinori Takasu (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
Design of Cyclic Vinyl Polymers via Ring-Closure Procedure without Highly Diluted Condition
16:20 – 16:50
Makoto Ouchi (Kyoto University)
A Ring-Expansion Cationic Polymerization Meeting Precise Construction of Ring-Based Architectures
16:50 – 17:20
Tsutomu Yokozawa (Kanagawa University)
Synthesis of Cyclic Aromatic Polymers by Unstoichiometric Suzuki-Miyaura Polycondensation
18:00 – 20:00
banquet

February 1

9:30 – 10:00
Yasuyuki Tezuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topological Polymer Chemistry Designing Novel Macromolecular Constructions
10:00 – 10:30
Toshifumi Sato (Hokkaido University)
Novel Synthetic Strategy for Multicyclic Polymer
10:30 – 11:00
Michael J. Monteiro (University of Queensland)
Influence of Constraints within a Cyclic Polymer on Solution Properties
11:00 – 11:30
Kotaro Satoh (Nagoya University)
Multiply-Controlled Topologyical Polymers by Combination of Controlled/Living Polymerizations
11:30 – 13:00
lunch
13:00 – 13:30
Michael L. Turner (University of Manchester)
Macrocyclic Conjugated Polymers by Ring Opening Polymerisation
13:30 – 14:00
Takuya Yamamoto (Hokkaido University)
Novel Synthesis and Unique Characteristics of Cyclic Polymers
14:00 – 14:30
Edmondo M. Benetti (ETH)
Chemical and Topological Evolution of Polymer Biointerfaces
14:30 – 15:00
Satoshi Habuchi (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)
Single Molecule Analysis of Topological Polymer Dynamics
15:00 – 15:20
Satoshi Honda (University of Tokyo)
Topology-Reset Execution: Solvent-Free Repeatable Transformation of Topologies of Polymers
15:20 – 15:50
break
15:50 – 16:20
Toshikazu Takata (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Linear-Cyclic and Linear-Branched Polymer Topology Transformations
16:20 – 16:50
Masataka Kubo (Mie University)
Application of Cyclic Polymers to Cross-Linked Polymers with Movable Cross-Linking Points
16:50 – 17:10
Wen-Bin Zhang (Peking University)
Cellular Synthesis of Proteins of Complex Topology
17:10 – 17:40
Kohtaro Osakada (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Rotaxane. Polymers and Crystals