On behalf of the Organizing Committee of CSS12, it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the 12th Cross Straits Symposium on Materials, Energy and Environmental Engineering to be held on November 17 - 18, 2010 at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea.
The aim of this symposium is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to present their scientific findings, to exchange ideas on their research topics, and to boost up the mutual interaction and collaboration between Korean and Japanese graduate students.
Starting from 1999, CSS has been rotationally held at Kyushu University, Pusan National University and POSTECH. A number of papers with high quality have been presented in CSS meeting and they contributed to sharing new ideas and insights of the recent research trends in related fields among three universities through the broad exchange of up-to-date information. To continue this tradition, the scientific program consists of three plenary lectures by professors from three universities in each area of "Materials", "Energy" and "Environment", along with student oral and poster presentations. After successful CSS 10 and CSS 11 meetings held in KyushuUniversity and PusanNationalUniversity, we realized that mutual interaction between KoreanUniversity and JapaneseUniversity became much more active. I hope that we continue these successful meetings in CSS 12 and you enjoy staying in Pohang during this meeting.