On behalf of the entire SSDM2018 Committee, I would like to thank all of the participants of the 50th SSDM held on September 9–13 at The University of Tokyo. The number of registrants was about 1250, and hundreds of other people attended Special Events in addition to the regular registrants. I hope all of you enjoyed SSDM2018 including the Tokyo Bay banquet cruise. The success of the conference was really due to each participant’s contribution to each event. Important points at a conference are well-prepared scientific presentations and in-depth discussions. In that aspect, I am exceedingly happy that there were so many high-quality presentations in both oral and poster sessions.
We should keep changing the SSDM structure in accordance with the times and also strive to retain the spirit of SSDM for the future. I believe SSDM will continue to provide you with a number of opportunities for intellectual discussions and collaborations between academia and industry.
Thank you all, and see you in Nagoya in 2019!
General Chair, SSDM2018
The University of Tokyo
Akamon of Todai in August
Starbucks at Todai
Welcome to SSDM2018
With its 50th annual conference being held in 2018, SSDM is one of the most reputable international conferences regarding science and technology in devices and materials. SSDM covers a wide spectrum of topics related to solid state devices and materials. In order to facilitate active discussion among various communities, the subcommittees have been rearranged and 12 areas have been newly set up.
Key researchers will also be invited from all over the world. Your contribution is highly solicited from both industry and academia. A special issue of the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) focusing on this conference is scheduled to be published. Exhibition booths will also be set up for companies and agencies that may exhibit devices, technologies and information relevant to the research and development efforts to approximately 1,000 participants. If you are interested in setting up a booth, please contact the secretariat.