Symposium B2. Photocatalysis and Photosynthesis (Photocatalytic Water Splitting, Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction, Photoelectrochemical Cells, Solar Fuel Generation, Interfacial Charge Dynamics)

Prof. Yung-Jung HsuNational Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Prof. Kijung YongPohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Prof. Ken-Ichi KatsumataTokyo University of Science, Japan
Prof. Kao-Shuo ChangNational Cheng Kung University, Taiwan


Photocatalysis and photosynthesis in an artificial system offer an opportunity for producing renewable energy to replace fossil fuels. The symposium will provide an interdisciplinary platform for delegates to interact and share their findings on a wide range of topics related to photoelectrochemistry and photophysics of semiconductor nanostructures. The central theme covers the recent progress and scientific challenges of integrating the light absorbers and catalysts into subsystems, with the goal of achieving water splitting, CO2 reduction, artificial photosynthesis as well as solar fuel generation. On the other hand, an in-depth comprehension of charge carrier dynamics helps to ascertain the elements determining the carrier utilization efficiency, which is also crucial for the rational design of ideal photocatalyst systems.


  1. Photoelectrochemical cells for solar fuel generation
  2. Photocatalytic water splitting
  3. Photocatalytic CO2 reduction
  4. Hybrid systems for solar fuel generation
  5. Interfacial charge dynamics

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative):
1. Prof. Jin Z. ZhangUniversity of California at Santa Cruz, USA
2. Prof. Wonyong ChoiPohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
3. Prof. Yi-Jun XuFuzhou University, China
4. Prof. Li-Chyong ChenNational Taiwan University, Taiwan
5. Prof. Michael H. HuangNational Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

6. Prof. Shih-Yuan Lu

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
7. Prof. Tsukasa TorimotoNagoya University, Japan
8. Prof. Ken-Ichi KatsumataTokyo University of Science, Japan
9. Prof. Kuan-Jiuh LinNational Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
10. Prof. Nobuhiro MatsushitaTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
11. Prof. Chun-Yi ChenTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
12. Prof. Seong-Ju HwangEwha Womans University, Korea
13. Prof. Bin LiuNanyang Technological University, Singapore
14. Prof. Liang LiSoochow University, China
15. Prof. Lionel VayssieresXi’An Jiaotong University, China
16. Prof. Masahiro MiyauchiTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
17. Prof. Jih-Jen Wu
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
18. Prof. Shu YinTohoku University, Japan
19. Prof. Hui PanUniversity of Macau, Macau
20. Prof. Tomoaki WatanabeMeiji University, Japan
21. Dr. Lifeng LiuInternational Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
22. Prof. Kijung YongPohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
23. Dr. Hiroshi NishiyamaThe University of Tokyo, Japan
24. Prof. Hao Ming ChenNational Taiwan University, Taiwan
25. Prof. Yong ZhouNanjing University, China
26. Dr. Yan-Gu LinNational Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan
27. Prof. Sue-Min ChangNational Chiao Tung University, Taiwan