Last update: 2021.06.03

The Materials Science Society of Japan


About Materials Science Society of Japan (MSSJ)

About MSSJ:
MSSJ covers all of material science and engineering fields. Our mission is to contribute progress of theories related material science and improvement of material technologies.

MSSJ was founded in March, 1963.

President: Prof. Mitsuya MOTOHASHI (Tokyo Denki University)
Vice president: Prof. Byung-Koog JANG (Kyushu Universityj, Prof. Tetsuya SAKAI (Nihon University)

Organization of MSSJ

Editorial board: Chair: Prof. Mitsuhiro WTANABE (Kanto Gakuin University)
Material Science and Engineering (in Japanese) (6 publishes/year).

This journal includes;
Original research papers about material science and engineering
Review and overview articles on specific themes
Information on events sponsored and cosponsored by MSSJ
English research papers are acceptable as well as Japanese ones

Publishing board: Chair: Prof. Masatoshi KUBOUCHI (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Textbook series (in Japanese) (MSSJ Edition, Shokabo publisher)

Awarding board: Chair: Prof. Yuji KIMURA (Kogakuin University)
MSSJ awards prizes to the members who are recognized to contribute progress in a field of material science and engineering.

The MSSJ Prize for Outstanding Achievement
The MSSJ Prize for Outstanding Contribution (Nakamura Prize)
The MSSJ Academic Prize for Outstanding Research
The MSSJ Prize for Excellent Original Paper
The MSSJ Prize for Young Researcher (Suezawa Prize)
The MSSJ Prize in Applied Research and Engineering

1st project planning committee: Chair: Prof. Masahiro TOSA (National Institute for Materials Science)
Mission; Planning and operation of annual meeting (once a year)

2nd project planning committee: Chair: Prof. Toshiaki SUZUKI (Tokyo Denki University)
Mission; Planning and operation of a basic course for material science (twice a year)

3rd project committee: Chair: Prof. Hiroaki KOZAI (Kanto Gakuin University)
Mission; Planning and operation of young researcherfs debating forum (once a year)

International symposium committee: Chair: Dr. Byung-Koog Jang (Kyushu University)
Japan-Korea International Symposium on Materials Science and Technology (once a year: from 2014)

Research sub-committee:

Materials-Informatics workshop: (from 2017 to 2021) Chair: Prof. Yoichi KAMIHARA (Keio University)
Informatics Biomaterials workshop: (from 2018 to 2022) Chair: Prof. Shinjiro UMEZU (Waseda University)
Smart materials workshop: (from 2018 to 2022) Chair: Prof. Yasushi INOUE (Chiba Institute of Technology)
Battery and Laser Materials workshop: (from 2020 to 2024) Chair: Prof. Shigeto HIRAI (Kitami Institute of Technology)
Wet Process Technology workshop: (from 2021 to 2025) Chair: Prof. Yoshio HORIUCHI (Kanto Gaguin University)

Polymer nano-composite workshop (from 2002 to 2006)Chair: Prof. Masao SUMITA (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Medical and biomaterial workshop (from 2009 to 2013)Chair: Prof. Yuji KIMURA (Kogakuin University)
Mesoscopic workshop: (from 2013 to 2017) Chair: Prof. Osamu TAKAI (Kanto Gaguin University)