International symposium on eco-materials processing
and design (ISEPD) 2012
Published online: 20 November 2012
Ó Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
The series of International Symposium on Eco-materials Processing and Design
(ISEPD) conferences, which were held in China, Japan, Korea, and last year in
Thailand, have become a key platform for distinguished leaders and young scientists
from all over the world to exchange new scientiﬁc and technological ideas and
present recent scientiﬁc ﬁndings and technological developments in terms of all
aspects of environmental and eco-material-related issues.
In January 2012, the 13th ISEPD was held in Guilin, China. During the
symposium, more than 30 invited technical talks were given by experts and
researchers from different countries, and nearly 200 researchers including
colleagues from Nagaoka University of Technology, Osaka University, Korea
Institute of Materials Science, Sun Moon University, Chinese Academy of Science,
Sichuan University, etc. attended and enjoyed fruitful discussion at this conference.
This special issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates includes contributions
from the presenters and attendees at this symposium, with the aim of covering the
latest developments in ‘‘nanomaterials and environmental photocatalysis.’’ Eleven
papers were submitted for this issue, which were carefully peer-reviewed and
revised for publication.
I would like to thank all of the colleagues, collaborators, staff, and students who
contributed to the 2012 ISEPD and this special issue, especially Prof. Masakazu
Anpo for editing this journal. I also would like to thank all the authors who
submitted their research work to this issue, and all the reviewers who spent their
precious time and effort reviewing the submitted manuscripts.
J. Zhang (&)
Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Institute of Fine Chemicals, East China University of
Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai 200237, People’s Republic of China
Res Chem Intermed (2013) 39:1613–1614