Announcement as of September 9, 2021:
Because of COVID-19, we had to postpone TICS9 to next year again. The revised date has not been decided yet, but it is scheduled for early December 2022. Instead, we are considering having a small event like last year. We will let you know as soon as we decide.
9th Tsukuba International Coating Symposium


Because of COVID-19, we had to postpone TICS 9 to next year. The revised date is temporary planned to be December 6 and 7 of 2021. Please mark your calendar. Instead, as a preview of TICS 9, we would like to hold a special seminar regarding the coatings for hydrogen society.

“Environmental Innovation Strategy” was set up by the government of Japan in 2020 as the fundamental policy to resolve the environmental issues of our planet Earth. With this strategy, it aims to establish innovative technology to enable the world-wide carbon neutral, and further to reduce the stock-based CO2 accumulated in the past to “Beyond Zero” by 2050 (Dr. Akira Yoshino, Director of Global Zero Emission Research Center, AIST).

We consider that hydrogen will be the key to establishing the zero emission society. We have asked Professor Thomas Klassen, Director of the Division “Materials Technology,” Institute of Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany to give a keynote speech on this hydrogen society. We would like to discuss what we can do with our coating technologies for coming hydrogen society through this special seminar. Everyone is welcome to join in this seminar.


We have sent a link to the meeting by email to each of you who signed-up from our webpage.
If you haven’t received it, please email us directly at "henmi.atsuko(at)aist.go.jp".
Thank you for your participant and we are looking forward to seeing you at the seminar.


[TICS9 program:PDF 41kB]


Date: Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Time: 16:00-17:20 (JST)/8:00 AM-9:20 AM (CET)

Place: WEB Seminar (Teams)

Take a Virtual Trip to Tsukuba

Please come back to Tsukuba again when COVID-19 settles down!
(Video from MICE Promotion Council of Ibaraki)

Invited Speakers

Keynote Speech: Coatings for hydrogen society
Prof. Thomas Klassen, Director
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers
Helmut-Schmidt University, Germany

Invited Talk: Introduction of Global Zero Emission Research Center(GZR) and hydrogen research in AIST
Dr. Hideyuki Takagi, Team Leader
Hydrogen Production and Storage Team, GZR, AIST

Past Conferences


TICS8 Report [PDF:1.9MB] 2019.1.24 up





Chair: Dr. Kentaro Shinoda,
Advanced Coating Technology Research Center,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan

Co-chair: Dr. Hideki Kakisawa,
Group Leader, Bonding and Manufacturing Field,
Ceramic Matrix Composites Group, Research Center for Structural Materials,
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan


AIST: SHINODA Kentaro Email: kentaro.shinoda(a)aist.go.jp



Japan Fine Ceramics Association (JFCA)

MICE Promotion Council of Ibaraki