Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ANNA)
Academy of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ANN)

Message from the President 


Professor Hiroaki Misawa

Professor Misawa is the Director of Research Institute for Electronic Science at Hokkaido University. He began his academic career as assistant professor at Tsukuba University in 1985, which was after obtaining his Undergraduate Degree (Engineering) at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Postgraduate (Engineering) and Doctoral (Chemistry) Degrees at the University of Tsukuba, and spending a Postdoctoral term at the University of Texas at Dallas. Subsequently, he joined the Micro-photo-conversion project (1988-1993) under the Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) program of Japan Science & Technology Agency, first as a researcher and then the group leader. He then moved in the Department of Engineering at the University of Tokushima as Associate Professor in 1993, becoming full Professor in 1995. In 2003, he moved in Hokkaido University as the Professor at Research Institute for Electronic Science. He had obtained many National and International Recognitions such as Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton International Science Award in 1992, Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for 2005, the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work in 2006, and was the leader of programs such as Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) and Core Research for Industry Creation, and representative of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area (MEXT) and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (MEXT). His current research interests include nanomaterials chemistry, nanotechnology, ultra-fast processes in materials, light-matter interaction, photochemistry, photonic crystals, and plasmonics. He has authored more than 400 research papers. He is also serving as the advisor of many research projects and academic committees, and the President of Japanese Photochemistry Association.

While science and technology face difficult situation globally, economic growths and social reforms revolutionize basic science and new technology in this part of the world. In such a changing scenario of science and technology in Asia, ANNA has experienced ground-breaking growth since its invention in 2010. As an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced scholar, Professor Misawa will help us to further the activities of ANNA and attract attention from every nook and corner in Asia. The leadership of Professor Misawa will prepare us to precisely coordinate academic activities and collective wisdom of an enormous number of scholars emerging into the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology arena in Asia. He will help us to look into the entire spectrum of scholars involved in the nanoscience and nanotechnology areas and ensure that we are filling their growing needs for cooperative interactions and exchange of information.

Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ANNA) is established on 14/5/2010

Welcome to Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ANNA) and Academy of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ANN); blending of eminent scholars in Asia engaged in research and education of all aspects of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
The Purpose of ANNA
Growing economies of Asian Countries position science and technology in Asia at the heart of an explosion, which is discernible from a considerable increase in the number of research institutions, dedicated researchers and quality research articles and patents. This situation stimulated us to coin "Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association". It is now high time to establish and tighten transnational cooperation among scholars in Asian countries for well-organized growth of science and technology.
ANNA is a nonprofit association put together in association with a group of scholars in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. to keep pace with the growing needs for cooperative interactions among scholars in Asian countries. While working outside the scaffolds of public and private organizations, ANNA will ensure public service on all research and education matters within the scope of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It provides a common platform for the exchange of ideas among scientists, technologists, teachers, and students. Members of ANNA and ANN are committed to improve global life through the integration of emerging knowledge in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology areas with green and life innovation technologies in Asian Countries.
Academy of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ANN) is affiliated with ANNA
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Latest News

Speakers: Professors Sumio Ijima, Paul Weiss, Yuan-Ron Shen, Xiang, Zhang, Yang, Yang, Tim Lian,  Yoshinobu Baba, Hiroshi Masuhara, Tomoji, Kawai, Hiroaki Misawa,
Tetsuro Majima, Andrey Rogach, etc.
ANNA's Board Member, Dr. V. Biju has been elected as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) - "The Times", January 16th, 2012
ANNA's Board Member Professor Jau Tang has been Elected as the Fellow of American Physical Society (APS)
Professor Jau Tang, Director Board member of ANNA and Chairman of ANNA Taiwan Chapter, has been elected as APS Fellow for his excellent contributions to elucidating the structure and the radical-pair mechanism of photosynthetic systems, photoinduced charge transfer and blinking in single nanocrystals, as well as in developing multi-quantum NMR and linear prediction filtering techniques, and for his work on nonblinking and less toxic nanostructures for biophotonics.
Nominated by: Biological Physics Division
ANNA's Advisor Professor Hiroshi Masuhara Receives Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Award.
15th November 2010, Wellington. Professor Hiroshi Masuhara, Fellow and Advisor of ANNA, received the prestigious Asian and Oceanain Photochemistry Award  for his excellent contribution to "An Exploratory Study with Lasers: From Nanosecond Laser Photolysis to Laser Trapping Crystallization". The award was presented by Professor Haruo Inoue, President of APA, during the 6th APA conference held at Victoria University in New Zealand. Another recepient of this Award is Professor Yuan-Pern Lee at National Chiao Tung University.
ANNA's Board Member Dr. V. Biju Receives Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA) Award (2011) for Young Scientists as well as Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association (APA) Award for Young Scientists
15th November 2010, Wellington. Dr. V. Biju, Director Board Member of ANNA, received the prestigious Asian and Oceanain Photochemistry Award for Young Scientists for his excellent contribution to "Lighting up of biomolecular functions and single-molecule processes using semiconductor quantum dots". The award was presented by Professor Haruo Inoue, President of APA, during the 6th APA conference held at Victoria University in New Zealand.


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