What's new

March 02, 2020
Notification of acceptance for oral/poster presentation will be deliverd at the end of March.
February 13, 2020
Information of satellite meeting is opend.
February 10, 2020
Award Information has been updated.
December 11, 2019
Open the official site.

Important Announcement

The organizing committee always pays full attention to the current situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. We consider how we are able to protect the well-being of the participants and to ease their anxiety about Carbon2020. Our on-going discussion is about several possible scenarios for coping with this serious situation. We will let you know our final decision in the middle of April. However, as an interim measure, we make the following changes (please note the information below may be changed according to the future situation).

  1. The deadline of the "extended abstract" has been changed to 1st May, and each presenter should make the payment of the registration fee by this date. However, if the payment is physically impossible due to quarantine at home, please contact us.
  2. According to the above change of schedule, the late registration fee is abolished and thus the general registration fee is now JPY 100,000 even after 3rd April. But On-Site registration fee remains unchanged (JPY 110,000).
  3. The cancellation policy for the registration fee has been changed as follows; the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee until 28th May. After this date, the cancellation fee is 100% of the registration fee.


Short abstract deadline ; 25th, February, 2020
Short abstract acceptance ; 29th, February, 2020 31st, March, 2020
Extended abstract deadline ; 1st, May, 2020
Online registration deadline; 28th May, 2020


The Carbon Society of Japan, cordially invites you to participate in CARBON2020. It is the first time in 12 years in Japan after CARBON2008 in Nagano. The purpose of this innovative and comprehensive forum is to introduce the latest research and development on carbon science as well as their applications.


Kyoto has a worldwide reputation of being a traditional, old-fashioned city and is a former capital of Japan. Many tourists come to Kyoto to enjoy the attractions, including numerous shrines and temples and traditional Japanese cuisine.
Kyoto is also a center of research and development known for many state-of-the-art technologies, such as semiconductors and electronic components.
In addition to the rich regional culture of Kyoto, you can experience Japan' s culture of “hospitality.”
Please come to the Japanese oldest city and talk newest stories on carbons.


Session 1:
Nanocarbon; Graphene, Nanotube, Fullerene
Session 2:
Electrochemistry and Applications
Session 3:
Adsorption, Reactivity and Catalysis
Session 4:
Physical Properties and Characterization
Session 5:
Carbonization and Graphitization
Session 6:
Environmental Applications
Session 7:
Biological and Medical Applications
Session 8:
Carbon Fibers and Composites
Session 9:
Cokes, Coals and Carbon Blacks

CARBON2020 HIGHLIGHTS 28th, June – 3rd, July

Technical Program:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations (Snacks & Sake will be served)

Social Program:

  • Welcome Reception (28th, June: @Miyako Messe)
  • Free Tourism (2nd, July : 1day free bus and subway ticket in Kyoto city, award ceremony and banquet at TOEI Kyoto Studio Park (EIGAMURA) http://www.toei-eigamura.com/en/


Prof. Kenichiro ITAMI
Prof. Kenichiro ITAMI,
Nagoya University, JAPAN
Dr. Akira YOSHINO,
Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation, JAPAN
Winner of The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”
Prof. Teresa J. BANDOSZ
Prof. Teresa J. BANDOSZ,
The City College of New York, U.S.A.
University of Granada, Spain
Prof. Jin ZHANG
Prof. Jin ZHANG,
Peking University, P. R. China
Prof. Magdalena TITIRICI
Prof. Magdalena TITIRICI,
Imperial College, London, U.K.


PROFESSIONAL AWARDS Japan Carbon Award for Eminent Contributor (innovative researcher)
Japan Carbon Award for Young Researchers
STUDENTS AWARDS Japan Carbon Award for Students; excellent posters


CARBON2020 Chair Prof. Takashi Kyotani
CARBON2020 Co-Chair Prof. Jun-ichi Ozaki
Secretary general Prof. Masahiro Toyoda
Treasurer Dr. Yasushi Soneda
Secretariat carbon2020(at)bunken.co.jp