Message from President, SHINOHARA Naoki
An electromagnetic wave was firstly predicted by J. C. Maxwell and was proved its existence by H. R. Hertz. The electromagnetic wave technologies make a substantial contribution for growth of human being through 150 years after its prediction, Most of the contribution was by broadcasting, wireless communication, and radar technologies. A microwave heating technology, which was born in 1940s, also contributed for human being.
In 21st century, a microwave chemistry, which is not simple substitute heat and can born new chemical reaction, appears and it is expected as a microwave and an electromagnetic wave as a heating application. Based on these back ground, Japan Society of Electromagnetic Wave Energy Applications (JEMEA) was born in 2006 based on the activity of ” Institute of Electromagnetic Wave Application, Japan(IEAJ) and “Microwave Technology Forum”.
As shown in the history, JEMEA is an interdisciplinary scientific society with chemical scientists and electromagnetic wave / microwave engineers. In JEMEA, we can discuss without any border. A microwave oven was born from radar technology. Recently science and technology enters into expertise blind alley and it is said that we cannot view a future.
Creation of new value by interdisciplinary fusion, and creation and growth of new innovation by collaboration of academia, industry, and government are mostly required. JEMEA is and will be hopefully a field for discussion by various scientists and engineers toward their aim.
April 18, 2018
Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University