The goal of this symposium is to encourage collaboration in international science and engineering communities for the benefit of human kind.
The first Okinaga Symposium was held professors between the Pennsylvania State University and the Teikyo University group in Tokyo in 1993. The title was "Intelligent Engineering of Materials; What Have We Learned About Innovation".
The second one was held in Washington D.C., U.S.A. and at the Pennsylvania State University in 1994 on "Real Advances in Materials and Materials and the Engineering". The third symposium was held in Education Center Hostel, Nippon Steel Corp.
Makuhari, Chiba, Japan in September 1997 on "Materials Science and Engineering Serving Society, Employment (creating real new materials and processing), Environment (including waste management), Health (biomaterials), etc."
The symposium consisted of invited talks by experts on materials and poster presentation papers. Participants of this symposium were about 140. We hope this proceedings promotes science and engineering in materials and also human relationship among each others.
Finally we would like to express our appreciation to Professor Yoshiaki Kogure and Mr. Miyoshi Inoue, Teikyo University of Science and Technology. Without their efforts, we did not make this symposium.