【End】: The 3rd International Symposium on Soft Crystals, pre-symposium of the Pacifichem 2021

Dec 11,
Dec 15,

We are happy to announce you that The 3rd International Symposium on Soft Crystals (3ISSC) in Hawaii was successfully ended.

The 3rd International Symposium on Soft Crystals, pre-symposium of the Pacifichem 2021


Date:  December 12-15, 2021
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
Program: Here


This is the 3rd International Symposium on Soft Crystals.

Recently, various photofunctions, such as organic electroluminescence devices, luminescence probes for bioimaging, solar cells, or photocontrollable magnets, have been developed using metal complexes, supramolecules, and organic-inorganic materials, which have attracted considerable attention.

This symposium is an exchange and discussion forum in the field of advanced photofunctional materials, and will cover not only basic photochemical and/or photophysical studies but also photofunctional materials in order to look over hot topics of functional chemistry and give opportunities to harmonize between topics.

In particular, this symposium also focuses on a new science concerning “Soft Crystals”, which responds to macroscopic gentle stimuli (e.g. vapor exposure, rubbing, and rotation) that exhibit visually remarkable changes such as luminescence and optical properties.

We wish that we could offer the opportunity for participants to share new ideas and inspire each other. We hope there will be lively discussions under the relax Hawaii atmosphere. Our hope is that this scientific field will become much more active after the symposium.


Masako Kato (Kwansei Gakuin University,Japan)
Kazuyuki Ishii (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Peter C. Ford (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Yasuchika Hasegawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Hitoshi Ishida (Kansai University, Japan)
Garry S. Hanan (Univ. Montreal, Canada)
Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo (City University of Hong Kong, China)