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Message from the President

Toshio Ogino, President

Welcome to the Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ), Public Interest Incorporation Association.

This society was established in 1979 by active researchers who shared surface science but had a variety of backgrounds, physics and applied physics, chemistry and chemical engineering, vacuum science, materials science, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioscience, etc. SSSJ has grown as a unique society that covers very interdisciplinary science and technology, and now about 1700 researchers from academia, national and public institute and industry come together to exchange their research.

In 1989, we organized the International Symposium on Surface Science (ISSS) -New Developments and Trends in Surface Science- as the 10-year anniversary of SSSJ, which launched international activities of the society. Through symposia as the 15-year anniversary in 1996 and the 20-year one in 1999, SSSJ holds the international symposium every three years from 2005. The last symposium, the 7th International Symposium on Surface Science and Nanotechnology (ISSS-7) was held in 2014, where we had 753 participants from 28 countries. Today ISSS is one of the largest international conferences held in Japan in the field related to surface science and nanotechnology. In parallel with the international conference, we launched the international journal, e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology, to distribute high-level works in surface science to all over the world in 2003.

In 2014, to spread the roles of surface science internationally, we established the Heinrich Rohrer Medal awarded to outstanding researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology and the Rising Medal awarded to young scientists who have produced excellent results. In 2015, we also established the SSSJ Fellowship International to praise their outstanding research.

We are looking forward to collaborating with researchers and organizations in the world to expand the community of surface science and the related interdisciplinary research fields. If you are interested in the Surface Science Society of Japan, please contact us:

Thank you for visiting us.

Our Surface Science Society of Japan which is only one surface science society in the world must work together with all its members to grow and develop the Society as a front runner of international surface science researches.

Toshio Ogino
SSSJ President

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