Between June 26 and July 1, 2008, Dr. Satoshi Ohara, Associate Professor at the Osaka University (Joining and Welding Research Institute) visited Belgrade upon invitation of Dr. Olivera Milošević, Research Professor at the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA.
Dr. Ohara and Dr. Milosevic have several years of successful cooperation behind them, including the International NEDO Project (2001–2005).
During his stay in Belgrade, Dr. Ohara visited the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences and the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, where he had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Institute’s equipment for the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles.
At the lecture „Processing and fabrication of hybrid nanomaterials“, given at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts on June 27, Dr. Ohara presented the most recent achievements in the synthesis of hybrid nanomaterials for the application in electronic, medical and pharmaceutical industries via aerosol and hydrothermal routes under supercritical conditions. The lecture aroused great interest among the audience and was followed by a lively discussion on possibilities to broaden cooperation between the Institute and Osaka University.
The lecture „Processing and fabrication of hybrid nanomaterials“ was largely based on two papers published by Dr. Ohara and his colleagues in Advanced Materials:
Zhang, J., Ohara, S., Umetsu, M., Naka, T., Hatakeyama, Y. & Adschiri, T. 2007, "Colloidal ceria nanocrystals: A tailor-made crystal morphology in supercritical water", Advanced Materials, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 203-206 (doi: 10.1002/adma.200600964).
Hatakeyama, Y., Umetsu, M., Ohara, S., Kawadai, F., Takami, S., Naka, T. & Adschiri T. 2008, "Homogenous Spherical Mosslike Assembly of Pd Nanoparticles by using DNA Compaction: Application of Pd-DNA Hybrid Materials to Volume-Expansion Hydrogen Switches", Advanced Materials, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 1122-1128 (doi: 10.1002/adma.200701312)