The 6th ‘Brain-ASEAN’ Workshop (2016/06/27)

The 6th ‘Brain-ASEAN’ Workshop

Date:Monday, 27 June 2016, 15:00-17:00
Venue:Middle conference room, 3rd floor of the Inamori Foundation Memorial Building
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University


  • 15:00-15:05 Welcome remarks (Dr. Yasuyuki Kono, Director, CSEAS, Kyoto U.)
    MC: Dr. Fumiharu Mieno (CSEAS, Kyoto U.)
  • Presentation 1
    Dr. Stephan Jaenicke
    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore
    (Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto U.)
    Let the sun shine in…. Water treatment with photocatalysts.
  • 15:05-15:20 Presentation
  • 15:20-15:30 Discussion
  • Presentation 2
    Dr. BUDIANTA, Melanita Pranaja
    Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Universitas Indonesia
    (Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto U.)
  • 15:30-15:50 Presentation
  • 15:50-16:00 Discussion
  • 16:00-16:10 coffee break
  • Presentation 3
    Dr. Kanittha Tambunlertchai
    Lecturer, Graduate School of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
    (Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto U.)
    Financial Inclusion in Myanmar: Determinants of Access to Saving and Credit Products For Informal Sector Workers
  • 16:10-16:30 Presentation
  • 16:30-16:40 Discussion
  • 16:40-17:00 General Discussion
  • 17:00-18:00 Small gathering

Dr. Stephan Jaenicke
Abstract: Light from the Sun maintains all life on Earth. In fact, the amount of energy received from the sun exceeds all human energy consumption by a factor of 10,000. We will discuss the nature of light, the interaction of photons with matter, and the various forms how light can be utilized – for photovoltaic (PV) energy generation, energy storage through energetic uphill reactions, and photocatalytic initiation of energetically downhill reactions. The latter is utilized in the photocatalytic degradation of highly refractory contaminants in water and in air. Photocatalytic water treatment will be illustrated with examples from the speaker’s laboratory. The materials developed include metal-organic frameworks and bismuth-based heterojunction composites.