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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

News

  • Working adult doctor course (D2), Mr. Asai's research was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interface. It was introduced by many domestic and foreign media.
  • Joint research with Professor Katagiri of Hiroshima University was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interface. It was introduced by many domestic and foreign media.
  • Ms. Sakai's research was published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. It was introduced by many domestic and foreign media.
  • Graduate student Watanabe's dissertation was accepted on the cover of ACS Materials Letters.
  • Working adult doctor course (D1), Mr. Fumio Asai received a poster award at OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019.
  • Ms. Sakai's research was published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. It was introduced by many domestic and foreign media.
  • Ikuya Oshima (M1) received a poster award at Tokai High Polymers Seminar (Summer Training Camp).
  • Ikuya Oshima (M1) received a poster award at the annual meeting of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan.
  • The research by Mr. Goto who is a graduate of our laboratory, is published at Sci. Adv. This research is a collaborative research with Prof. Ito, Prof. Mayumi and Dr. Liu of the University of Tokyo, the contents of the Impact project of the Cabinet Office "Flexible tough polymer".
  • A study by Mr. Jochi was introduced at Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (September 21).
  • Ms. Naoi of the Doctoral Course received a poster award at the 69th colloid and interfacial chemistry (University of Tsukuba).
  • The research by Mr. Jochi was introduced at the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (September 13). In addition, it was featured in many foreign media.