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「creating the “Smart” Soft Materials」

 We are a research group in Department of Molecular Design & Engineering at Nagoya University. Our interest is to create “smart” soft materials. Soft materials such as polymers, colloids, liquid crystals and gels exhibit interesting properties that we cannot imagine. Soft materials are used in a wide range of applications such as automobile parts and airplane parts, liquid crystal displays such as televisions and smartphones, materials for regenerative medicine, and biomaterials.

 To create more sophisticated materials than traditional soft materials, we are working on the preparation of flexible, complex and smart soft materials by combining various components such as organic molecules, polymers and inorganic materials.

Yukikazu Takeoka
Associate Professor,    Department of Molecular Design & Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University