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50th / International Events



World Conference on

The Role of Advanced Materials

in Sustainable Development


September 1 (Sun) - 6 (Fri), 1996



second circular


International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

The Korean Chemical Society



International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Chemical Research Applied to World Needs (CHEMRAWN)

World Conference on

The Role of Advanced Materials in Sustainable Development

-Sustainable Production, Use, Disposal and Recycling of Materials



The Organizing Committee of the IUPAC CHEMRAWN IX extends a cordial invitation to all interested persons to attend its World Conference to be held on 1-6 September, 1996, in Seoul.

As the Title of the Conference "Sustainable Production, Use, Disposal and Recycling of Materials and the Role of Advanced Materials in Sustainable Development" suggests, the focus will be placed on the current production technology and environmental impact of advanced materials applied to energy, communications, transportation, and construction.

The concrete issues to be emphatically addressed are:

1. The role of technology in reducing the ecological load imposed by technical activities and in developing ecologically sound materials and the means of their application.

2. Introduction of renewable energy sources.

3. Strategies for selection of and search for ecology-friendly processes.

4. Formulation of criteria for estimation of acceptability of current technologies for material production.

5. Search for effective ways of international cooperation and information exchange in the fields concerned

Distinguished scholars, scientists, and industrial leaders from all over the world will give lectures on these issues and forums will be provided for discussions in view of contributing to the ready transfer of environmental technologies across industries, nations, and public/private sectors.

We are grateful to our international colleagues for responding to our first circular and heartily welcome you to participate in the CHEMRAWN IX Conference. Your presence will surely contribute to make it successful.

We look forward to seeing you in Seoul.

Min Che Chon
Organizing Committee




(Chemical Research Applied to World Needs) is one of the important activities of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and organizes the world conferences designed to address specific subjects of the world problems, to analyze the roles of chemistry and chemical industry, bearing in mind the economic and social impact of science and technology on such issues, and to make policy recommendations to various sectors concerned. The participants in the conferences consist of leading scholars, government officials and business leaders.

    The World Conferences of CHEMRAWN:

  • Future Sources of Organic Raw Materials Toronto, 1978
  • Chemistry and World Food Supplies; The New Frontiers Manila, l982
  • Resources Material Conversion The Hague, l984
  • The Global Ocean, Its Chemistry and Resources Woods Hole, l985
  • Current and Future Contributions of Chemistry to Health Federal Republic of Germany, l986
  • Advanced Materials for Innovations in Energy, Transportation, and Communications Tokyo, l987
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere; Its Impact on Global Change Baltimore, 1991
  • Chemistry and Sustainable Development Moscow, l992
  • The Role of Advanced Materials in Sustainable Development -Sustainable Production, Use, Disposal and Recycling of Materials Seoul, 1996


Progress in science and technology has greatly changed living conditions in most countries. However, the ecological consequences of technological progress in increasing air and water pollution, ozone depletion, and deforestation, among others, threaten our common and sustainable future. Achieving sustainable development was one of the main goals of the United Nations Rio Conference on Environment and Development in l992. The need for a strategy of Sustainable Development and Sustainable Production arises, in part, from the realization that there is a limit in the supply of natural resources, and that development and production can cause serious environmental problems. To cope with these problems it is essential to reduce the consumption of raw materials and energy, to minimize waste in production and consumption, and to recycle used materials and products to the fullest extent of economic and technological possibilities.

After the energy crisis of the l970s, Japan, Western Europe, and the USA were able to reduce energy intensity of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) significantly due to the progress made in the development and use of energy saving devices and methods. In most developing countries, however, the energy intensity of GDP is very high in the early stages of intensive industrialization. Since pollution from energy production and consumption is global, it is highly desirable to share knowledge in the field of energy savings. While developing countries on the path of rapid industrialization have a high energy content per unit of output, industrialized countries have a very high level of energy consumption per capita. There is thus ample room for energy savings in both developing and industrialized countries.

Equally important is the high material content per unit of output in many rapidly industrializing countries. In the Republic of Korea, where CHEMRAWN IX will be held, production and consumption of iron, steel, motor vehicles, refrigerators, and plastics have increased more than 20 times in the past two decades. Comparable increases were made in areas such as electricity generation, housing and construction, heating space and petroleum refining capacity. Such a development suggests the possible magnitude of the expected increase in the production and consumption of energy and materials, particularly from those populous countries on a path to intensive industrialization.

Sustainable development is thus not just an option, but an imperative, in both environmental and economic terms. The development of clean, energy saving technologies for material production, and of advanced materials meeting sustainable requirements is crucial in tackling the problems that are confronting us today.

Undoubtedly chemistry will play an essential role in the pursuit of achieving sustainable development. Scientists and engineers will have to combine existing knowledge and new studies to create adequate models detailing the transformation of substances occurring in different ecosystems under both human and natural influences.

It has been the practice of CHEMRAWN to seek the active cooperation of leading scientists and technologists, young scholars, government officials, representatives of international agencies, of non-governmental organizations, and of the mass media, as well as industrial and business leaders.

The last two CHEMRAWN conferences, CHEMRAWN VII Chemistry of the Atmosphere; Its Impact on Global Changes (Baltimore,1991) and CHEMRAWN VIII Chemistry and Sustainable Development (Moscow,l992) were directly related to the participation of IUPAC in the elaboration of tactics and strategies for the concept of sustainable development introduced by the United Nations. This approach is to be continued by CHEMRAWN IX. At the same time this conference will endeavor to be a follow-up to the CHEMRAWN VI Conference in Tokyo on Advanced Materials for Innovations in Energy, Transportation and Communications.


Taking account of remarks made in preceding paragraphs, the objectives of conference will be as follows;

l) To evaluate the current production technology and environmental impacts of materials applied to

2) To clarify the role of technology in reducing the ecological load imposed by these activities and in developing advanced ecologically sound materials and the means of their application, and in introducing renewable energy source such as solar energy.

3) To elaborate strategies for selection of, and search for, ecology-friendly processes and process combinations involving different industries such as the iron and steel industry, the chemical industry and the power generation industry.

4) To formulate criteria for estimation of environmental acceptability (sustainability) of the current technologies for materials production.

5) To search for effective ways of international cooperation and international information exchange in the fields of material design, production, and use.

6) To formulate a Future Actions Programme which would enable several of the desirable outcomes aforementioned to be implemented in practice.

On the basis of the above studies, recommendations will be made to the goverment agencies, international organizations, inter-govermental organizations, research groups, and industrial leaders, to be reflected in their policies.




Chairman: A. Hayes (UK)    
Secretary: R. Hamelin (France)    
Members: E. Buncel (Canada) M. C. Chon (Korea) M. Dr scher (Germany)
R. Hirsch (USA) M. Kawamata (Japan) F. A. Kuznetsov (Russia)
P. Moyna (Uruguay) P. Norling (USA) I. Onyido (Nigeria)
Pariser (USA) F. Wang (China/Beijing) V. Zharov (UNESCO)



Chairman: Min Che Chon    
Deputy Chairman: Yung Bog Chae    
Program Chairman: Won-Hoon Park    
Secretary General: Young Ha Kim    
Members :      
Se-Tak Chang Hyun-Kee Cho Sung-Kyu Choi Byongsik Jeon
Jung-Il Jin Chong Hee Kim Chung Duk Kim Sook-Il Kwun
Eun Lee Ju-Seong Lee Won Ung Lee Young Il Mok
Jong-Shik Park Soon Ja Park Suh Bong Rhee Youn Soo Sohn
Jong-Kee Yeo Seok-Ku You    





Chairman: C.N.R. Rao (India)  
Members: A. J. Bard (USA) R. P. H. Chang (USA)
M. C. Chon (Korea) M. Doyama (Japan)
M. Dr scher (Germany) J. Economy (USA)
A. Hayes (UK) M. Jiang (China/Beijing)
V. A. Koptyug (Russia) F. A. Kuznetsov (Russia)
Y. T. Lee (China/Taipei) H-D. Li (China/Beijing)
E. Matijevi (USA) R. Metsalaar (The Netherlands)
S. Nagakura (Japan) J. Nishizawa (Japan)
R. Pariser (USA) P. Siffert (France)
F. Wang (China/Beijing) G. Wegner (Germany)
D. S. Yan (China/Beijing) V. Zharov (UNESCO)





Won-Hoon Park      
Session Coordinators:      
Soon Ja Park Hoosung Lee Chul Rim Choe  
Chungmoo Auh Won-Suk Cho Duk In Choi Min-Ku Han
Sung-Woong Hong Hoagy Kim Jang-Joo Kim Sang Done Kim
Sun Ho Kim To-Hoon Kim Il-Ock Lee Se-Kee Oh
Chil-Lim Park Yi Taek Shim Kyung-Suk Yun  





Y. B. Chae (Korea)    
Vice Chairman:    
P. Norling (USA), Y. S. Sohn (Korea)  
C. R. Choe (Korea) M. C. Chon (Korea) E. Dowdeswell (UNEP)
J. Economy (USA) A. Hayes (UK) S-D. Jang (Korea)
J-I. Jin (Korea) V. A. Koptyug (Russia) F. A. Kuznetsov (Russia)
H. Lee (Korea) H-D. Li (China/Beijing) R. P. Martin (UK)
J. Nishizawa (Japan) R. Pariser (USA) S. J. Park (Korea)
W-H. Park (Korea) C. N. R. Rao (India) A. Tcheknavorian-Asenbauer (Austria)
J. M. Thomas (UK) F. Wang (China/Beijing) V. Zharov (UNESCO)




c/o The Korean Chemical Society
#703, The Korea Science and Technology Center
635-4, Yeogsam-Dong, Kangnam-Gu
Seoul 135-703, Korea
Tel : +82-2-3453-4019
Fax : +82-2-569-6673


Secretary General: Young Ha Kim    
Conference Staffs: Hoon Hwang Jin Jang Doh-Yeon Kim
Junkyung Kim Keon Kim You Seung Kim
Ki Gang Lee Dong-Myoung Shin Kigook Song
Yeong-Koo Yeo    
Officer: Young Chang    





The conference will be composed of plenary and invited lectures, and oral and poster presentations.


. Energy generation, conversion, storage and related materials
. Fossil energy
. Nuclear energy
. Solar energy
. Fuel cell
. New energy systems
. Energy saving processes
. Membrane separation



. Memory, storage, and display of information
. Future IC and computers
. Optoelectronic materials and systems
. Multimedia and advanced communications



. Future automobiles and materials
. Electric cars
. Aerospace and material needs
. Light weight metal alloys
. Composite materials



. Advanced construction materials
. Wood and wood substitutes
. Process combination for steel, chemical and power industries-coal based
. Recycling of construction materials



. Life cycle assessment
. Ecomaterial


Tom Burke (UK)
Chemicals, Society & Sustainable Development

Charles O. Holliday (USA)
Policy and Practical Issues in Sustainable Development

V.A. Koptyug (Russia)
Optical Material Technologies-Key Problem in Sustainable Development and Siberian Experience

Jun-ichi Nishizawa (Japan)
Needs and Seeds for Revolutionary Technology Towards Sustainable Society

C.N.R. Rao (India)
Impact of New Emerging Areas of Solid State Science on the Development of Advanced Materials:
Three Case Studies

Archalus Tcheknavorian-Asenbauer (Austria)
General Impact of Chemical Industry to the Economical and Social Development of Developing

Tieyong Zuo (China/Beijing)
Ecomaterials and Action Programme for Sustainable Development in China


1. Energy Session

Rioji Anahara (Japan)
The Present Development Status and Future Role of Fuel Cells

Gaetano Cacciola (Italy)
Innovative Adsorben Materials To Be Used in Heat Pump Systems

Hideomi Koinuma (Japan)
Chemical Aspects of Solar Photovoltaic Materials and Devices

Moshe Levy (Israel)
Storage and Transport of Solar Energy by the Chemical Heat Pipe Concept

Edward A. Little (UK)
Advanced Nuclear Plant-Key Materials Issues

Joseph V. Minervini (USA)
Application of Superconductors to Sustainable Energy Development

Mike Nicklas (USA)
To be announced

George T. Preston (USA)
Sustainable Electricity Development for the Twenty-First Centruy

Koichi Yamada (Japan)
Photovoltaic Energy System for Reducing CO2

Yukio Yoshida (Japan)
Advanced Technology of Power Generation


2. Communication Session

Kirill S. Aleksandrov (Russia)
Design, Synthesis and Application of New Ferroelectric Materials

Shojiro Asai (Japan)
Downscalling ULSIs by Using Nano-scale Engineering

Masao Doyama (Japan)
Plastic Deform of Small Crystal

Fuxi Gan (China/Beijing)
Advanced Materials for High Density Optical Storage

Toshikuni Kaino (Japan)
Materials for Opto-Electronics in the Communication

Shunsuke Kobayashhi (Japan)
To be announced

Fedor A. Kuznetsov (Russia)
MO CVD Present State and Prospectives

Tingye Li (USA)
Lightwave Communications Usher in Multimedia Services

Andreas Polydoros (USA)
Advanced Multimedia Communication System


3. Transportation Session

Warren E. Baker (Canada)
Modification and Evaluation of Ground Rubber Tire Crumb for Transportation Applications

P. Rama Rao (India)
Perspectives on Aerospace Materials

RenJie Wu (China/Beijing)
New Composite Materials for Future Transportation

Kathleen Taylor (USA)
Materials Needs for Cars and Trucks


4. Construction Session

Catia Bastioli (Italy)
Present and Future of Biodegradable Plastics

James Economy (USA)
Design of Low Cost, Activated Carbon Fiber Assemblies

Paolo Galli (Italy)
Polyolefinic-based Advanced Materials to Meet Safety Requirements and Government Regulations
for Applications, Diposal and Recycling

W. Kepplinger (Austria)
Modern Fluidized Bed Processes for the Making of Hot Metal and Direct Reduced Iron

Shunkichi Miyoshi (Japan)
Ecology Friendly Technology in Iron and Steel Making Processes

Srinivasan Rajagopal (Canada)
Radiation Applications on Biomass and Advanced Composites

Surendra P. Shah (USA)
Advanced Cement-Based Materials

V.M. Titov (Russia)
Ultrafine Grain Diamond Crystal. Systhesis, Properties, Present and Future Applications

Masanori Tokuda (Japan)
Simulation Study of Integrated System of Iron, Electricity and Clean Fuels Production Based on

Hiroshi Uchikawa (Japan)
Cement and Concrete Industry Orienting Toward Environmental Load Reduction and Waste

Zhihong Xu (China/Beijing)
Smelting Reduction Process for Iron and Chemicals

Masahiro Yoshimura (Japan)
What, Why and How Soft and Solution Processing for Ceramics


5. General Session

Ekkehard Fluck (Germany)
Innovation via Communication

Hiromitsu Ino (Japan)
Basic Concept of E nvironmental Material System-Conditions for Cycling and Recycling of

Nobuo Kawamiya (Japan)
How and Why Japan Lost its Societal Sustainability-Japan's Environmental and Fiscal/Financial
Crisis Anyalyzed by Resource-Physical Approach

Kotaro Kuroda (Japan)
Problems of the Production and Recycle of Metals Toward Sustainable Society-Resource Physics
Approach to Material Circulation-

Ryoichi Yamamoto (Japan)
Ecomaterials by Ecodesign



Supported by

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
Korea Science and Engineering Foundation
The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies
International Union of Material Research Societies
The Chosun Ilbo Daily News Company



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Seoul 135-703, Korea
Tel: +82-2-3453-4019
Fax: +82-2-569-6673



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