Published online: 25 January 2016
Ó Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
The 4th TKU–ECUST–OPU–KIST joint Symposium on Advanced Materials and
their Applications and the 2nd TKU–OPU International Symposium on Frontier
Chemistry and Materials for the twenty-ﬁrst century were held from September 24th
to 27th, 2014, at Tamkang University in the beautiful Tamsui district of New Taipei
City in northern Taiwan. The symposium was hosted, in partnership, by Tamkang
University (TKU), East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST),
Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), and the Korea Institute of Science and
Technology (KIST); more than one hundred participants attended this symposium.
The main topics of the symposium were the experimental and theoretical aspects of
nanoscience, biological science, and related materials to develop applications. The
organizing committee proposed to publish these high-quality papers in a special
issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates.
During the last decade, the research in developing new materials has become an
extremely interesting research area. The symposium included organic synthesis for
theoretical investigation of frontier materials. The information provided could open
the door to the design of new materials.
This special issue includes 17 papers, which were presented at the symposium.
We would like to thank all of the authors who contributed their recent research
results in this special issue of Research on Chemical Intermediates. We also express
our deep gratitude to all the reviewers for their effort and expertise in reviewing the
& Bo-Cheng Wang
New Taipei City, Taiwan
Res Chem Intermed (2017) 43:3431