On behalf of the organizing committee of the Tunisia-Japan Symposium TJS 2020 “Materials for Sustainable Development: Fundamentals & Applications”, we have the great pleasure to invite you to participate to this edition that will be held from 11 to 13 March 2022 in Hammamet (Tunisia).

This edition is organized jointly with the Research and Technology Centre of Energy (CRTEn), the National Centre of Research in Materials Science (CNRSM), the Borj-Cedria Technopark Management Company and the University of Tsukuba (Japan).

We rely on your participation to make this symposium a success with a high scientific level.

We look forward to meeting you at TJS 2020 in Hammamet in Tunisia.

Abstract submission deadline extended: November 15, 2021.

Important Announcement

Dear authors, we would like to inform all participants from far away countries who are planning to participate in the symposium however they are hesitant to come to Tunisia, that they have the option of presenting their contribution through Skype or through video recording send to the organization committee.

Only participants who have registered for the conference will have their papers published in the e-proceedings and in the international journals cited below (after revision).

About TJS 2020

Nowadays Science and Technology of materials and Nanomaterials are of prime importance in our societies. In this context, the CRTEn and CNRSM in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba organize the Tunisia Japan Symposium 2020 (TJS-2020), which will be held from 11 to 13 March 2022 in Hammamet (Tunisia).

The main objective of this symposium is to discuss new perspectives on materials and nanomaterials and their applications in diverse fields such as energy, biotechnology, water, biomedicine, etc. Another objective is to bring together academics, students and experts to exchange experiences, improve their knowledge and discover new ideas in the fascinating field of materials.

The symposium also offers a multidisciplinary platform to present and discuss the most recent innovations and practical challenges encountered in this vast field. The symposium includes informative lectures, plenary lectures and round tables. Academics and industry professionals who will attend this event will have great opportunities to network and forge new partnerships.

We hope this symposium will be productive and up to your expectations. We wish you all a pleasant time in your country “Green Tunisia”.

Journals for selected papers publication

Papers Publication: Selected high-quality papers will be published in

The Environnemental Science and Pollution Recherche (ESPR) (IF=2.914)
The Environnemental Science and Pollution Recherche (ESPR) (IF=2.914)
The Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (EMJEI) (indexed in ISI's ESCI)
The Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (EMJEI) (indexed in ISI's ESCI)
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline
November 15, 2021
Preliminary notification: December 1, 2020
Preliminary notification
December 15, 2021
Registration deadline: December 25, 2020
Registration deadline
January 15, 2022
Scientific sessions March 11 - 13, 2022
Scientific sessions
March 11 - 13, 2022
Submission of full paper: Avril 15, 2021
Submission of full paper
May 15, 2022

The topic areas of this symposium are divided in 5 sessions:

Fundamentals of Materials

-Advanced materials
-Nanostructured materials
-Natural materials
-Ceramics/ Polymers/Composites

Materials for Energy

-Solar thermal and photovoltaic energy
-Biomass, hydrogen and wind energy
-Policies for sustainable development
-Energy systems and applications

Materials for Water and Environment

-Functional materials and nanomaterials for water remediation
- Materials for water desalination
- Antimicrobial nanomaterials for water disinfection
- Nanomaterials for wastewaters and environmental protection


-Biomaterials for drug delivery
-Bioengineering materials and applications
-Biosensors and bioreactors
-Agri-food and biomaterials
-Medical materials and healthcare

Benefits and Risks of Nanomaterials

- Environmental, health and safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials
- Benefits of nanoparticles in nano-energy and biological systems
- Policies, ethics and regulatory aspects

Program at a Glance

08:30-18:00 : Registration

10:00 – 10:45 : Opening Ceremony

11:00 – 12:00 : Plenary Lectures 

12:00 – 13:00 : Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD): the 8th edition

14:30 – 19:00 : Parallel sessions

19:00 : Dinner

08:00 – 18:00 : Registration of Participants

08:00 – 09:30 : Lighting talk and i. Poster session

09:30 – 13:00 : Parallel sessions

13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 : Lighting talk and i.Poster session

16:00 – 16:30 : Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 : PhD Lecture (LESSON with certificate): Prof. Hiroko ISODA, PhD University of Tsukuba, Japan

19:00 : Dinner

08:00 – 10:00 : Registration of Participants

08:30 – 10:30 : Parallel sessions

10:30 – 11:00 : Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 : Table round: Opportunities of research partners and cooperation (Only for limited people)
Moderated by: Mme. Rim SAYED, DGVR

13:00 – 14:00 : Closing Ceremony

TJS 2020 Co-Chairs
Dr. Majdi HAZAMI

The Research and Technology Centre of Energy (CRTEn)

Prof. Katsuhiro AKIMOTO

ARENA, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Prof. Mitsutoshi NAKAJIMA

ARENA, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Registration fees

Package A

Student: 350 TND

Academic: 450 TND

Non Academic: 550 TND

Accompanying Person: 300 TND

package b

Student: 450 TND

Acdemic: 550 TND

Non Acdemic: 650 TND

Accompanying Person: 300 TND

Past Events in Photos

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Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia