JSPS-LIPI Core University Program in the Field of Wood Science
This program is operated as the Scientific
Cooperative Program in Wood Science and Technology with Asian Countries
in the "Core University System" provides by Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science (JSPS) under the supervision of the Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere
(RISH) will serve as a core university to coordinate the activities of
collaborating universities, institutes and individual researchers in
Japan and to plan and actually implement the activities hand in hand
with the counterpart core institute, Research and Development Unit for
Biomaterials, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Indonesia.
In 1983, Wood Research Institute (WRI), Kyoto
University and Research and Development Centre for Applied Physics,
Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) started to conduct a
cooperative research on "The characterization and efficient utilization
of wood and forest residues" as a part of the Cooperative Program of
JSPS. The collaboration was extended to a new program started in 1996
under the "Core University System". Recently, WRI has been reorganized
to RISH, and the biomaterial research group of Research and Development
Centre for Applied Physics has become an independent institution,
Research and Development Unit for Biomaterials in 2002. In the Core
University Program, the following three activities in the fields of
wood science and technology are under way:
1.Organization of cooperative research.
2.Exchange of scientists.
3.Organization of symposia.
Scientific activities in this program cover all
fields of wood science and technology including material science,
physics, chemistry, biology, genetics and environmental science.
Leading scientists from 21 Japanese and 28 Indonesian and Malaysian
universities and institutes are involved in this program.
-The 6th IWSS will be held in this September-
We have already hold the International Wood Science Symposium (IWSS)
five times since 1996 with alternating venues between Japan and
Indonesia. This year, the 6th IWSS will be held in Bali on 29-31,
For the detailed information, please visit the symposium website
Cooperative Research Programs Now in Progress.
No.17 Characterization of anatomical features and wood quality of high-grade plantation grown tropical timbers.
Tadashi NOBUCHI / Professor / Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
Mohd. Hamami Sahri / Associate Professor / Wood Anatomy, Faculty of Forestry,
University of Putra Malaysia.
No.18 New Strategies for Controlling Tropical Biodegradation of Woody Composite Materials.
Ikuo FURUKAWA / Professor / Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University.
Sulaeman Yusuf / Head of Composite Materials Lab. / Composite
Materials, Research Center for Physics-LIPI, Komplex PUSPIPUTEK.
No.19 Development of Structural LVL from Tropical Wood and Evaluation
of their Performance for the Structural Components of Wood Houses.
Kohei KOMATSU / Professor / Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University.
Sutadji YUWASDIKI / Researcher / Wood Engineering, Research Institute of
Human Settlements Technology.
No.20 Total Utilization of Acacia mangium.
Hiroyuki YANO / Associate Professor / Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University.
SUBYAKTO / Researcher/ Composite Materials, LIPI R & D Center for Physics.
No.21 Investigation of the novel physiologically active substances
originated from medicinal plants and fancy woods in Indonesia.
Koichi OGIYAMA / Professor / Agricultural Faculty, Yamagata University.
Wasrin SYAFII / Associate Professor / Wood and Pulping Chemistry, Bogor Agricultural University.
No.22 Characterization of main wood species and development of novel
utilization of the unused and unvalued woods species grown in Indonesia.
Kazuya MINATO / Professor / Kyoto Prefecture University.
Wahyu DWIANTO / Researcher / Wood Physics, LIPI R & D Center for Physics.
No.23 Tissue culture and molecular breeding of fast-growing tropical trees.
Nobuo YOSHIZAWA / Professor / Faculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University.
Nurul SUMIASURI / Research Center for Biotechnology-LIPI, senior Researcher / Plant Propagation.
No.24 Production of cellulosic materials and biomass chemicals from unutilized plant resources.
Takashi WATANABE / Professor / Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University.
Bambang PRASETYA / Research and Development Unit for Biomaterials-LIPI, senior Researcher / Wood Adhesive.
No.25 Sustainable production and utilization of tropical forest resources for establishment of recycling-based society.
Toshiaki UMEZAWA / Associate Professor / Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University.
Bambang SUBIYANTO / Research and Development Unit for
Biomaterials-LIPI, Directeor, senior Researcher / Composite Materials.
No.26 Development of environmentalyy friendly biocomposites from sustainable lignocelluosic and adhesive resoureces.
Kinji TAKI / Professor / Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University
Bambang SUBIYANTO / Research and Development Unit for Biomaterials-LIPI, Head / Composite Materials.