Research Group A02 Advanced Measurements and Simulation

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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan (MEXT)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
Project Leader: Takashi Kato, Area Number: 6104, FY2019-FY2023
Aquatic Functional Materials:
Creation of New Materials Science for Environment-Friendly and Active Functions

Research Group A02
Advanced Measurements and Simulation

Planned Research A02-1
Advanced Analysis of Structures and Dynamics of Aquatic Functional Materials

  • Principal Investigator
    Yoshihisa Harada

    Professor, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
    Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Spectroscopy

    Analysis of Electronic State of Solutions
    X-ray Spectroscopic Analysis of Solid/Liquid Interfaces
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  • Co-Investigator
    Hideki Seto

    Professor, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
    Neutron Scattering

    Nano-Structures and Dynamics of Soft Materials
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  • Co-Investigator
    Yuka Ikemoto

    Senior Scientist, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
    Synchrotron Radiation Infrared Spectroscopy

    Infrared Spectroscopy under Environmental Control
    Molecular Vibration/Electronic State Analysis
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  • Co-Investigator
    Mafumi Hishida

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
    Experimental Physical Chemistry

    Nanostructure Analysis by Integration of Advanced Analytical Methods
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Planned Research A02-2
Design of Aquatic Functional Materials Based on Computational Science

  • Principal Investigator
    Hitoshi Washizu

    Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, University of Hyogo
    Molecular Simulation

    Multi-Scale Simulation of Nano-Interfaces
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  • Co-Investigator
    Go Watanabe

    Junior Associate Professor, School of Science, Kitasato University
    Computational Physics

    All Atom Molecular Simulation of Liquid Crystals and Bio Molecules
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  • Co-Investigator
    Yuji Higuchi

    Assistant Professor, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
    Polymer Physics

    Large Scale Coarse-Grained Simulation of Polymer Materials
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Research Collaborator

Planned Research A02-1
Advanced Analysis of Structures and Dynamics of Aquatic Functional Materials

Yuichi Ikuhara
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Crystal Interface Engineering
Taiki Tominaga
Comprehensive Research Organization for Science and Society Researcher
Neutron R&D
Tatsuya Kikuchi
Assistant Manager, Chemical Analysis Center, Research & Development HQ, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. / Assistant Professor, Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
Rubber Materials, Molecular Liquid

Publicly Offered Research 2022-2023

  • Publicly Offered Research
    Characterization of Soft Materials for Water Lubrication Using Friction in-situ Infrared Spectroscopy

    Principal Investigator
    Motohiro Kasuya

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Production Systems Engineering and Sciences, Komatsu University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Understanding the Intermolecular Vibrations of RNA in Water: Toward Drug Development

    Principal Investigator
    Hideaki Shirota

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Deep Exploration of Hyperspace Atomic Arrangement Controlling Ion Exchange Properties of Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Katsuya Teshima
    Professor, Research Initiative for Supra-Materials / Department of Materials Chemistry, Shinshu University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Electronic Structural Analysis of the Characteristic Spectral Changes Occurring on the Interfaces between Material Molecules and Water

    Principal Investigator
    Hajime Torii

    Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Dynamic Behavior of Hydrogen Bonded Water at Electrified Interfaces

    Principal Investigator
    Katsuyoshi Ikeda

    Professor, Department of Physical Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Simulation Studies to Evaluate the Dynamic State of Water Molecules in the Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Kang Kim

    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka Universiy
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Electronic States and Structures of Aqueous Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Osamu Takahashi

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Hydration Structure of Biomaterials Studied by Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

    Principal Investigator
    Shigeaki Morita

    Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Understanding Biological Functions Based on the Heterogeneity of Hydration Water Dynamics

    Principal Investigator
    Masahiko Imashimizu

    Senior Research Scientist, Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Publicly Offered Research 2020-2021

  • Publicly Offered Research
    Mobility Control of Isolated Polymer and Block Copolymer Chains under High Humidity

    Principal Investigator
    Jiro Kumaki

    Professor, Department of Organic Materials Science, Graduate School of Organic Materials Science, Yamagata University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Comprehensive Study on Correlation Among Structure, Hydration, and Interfacial Phenomena of Atomically Controlled Organic Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Tomohiro Hayashi

    Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Structural Analysis of Aquatic Functional Material Consisting of Peptide Assembly by Solid-State NMR

    Principal Investigator
    Izuru Kawamura

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Yokohama National University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Visualizing Atomic- and Molecular-scale Structures and Dynamics at Solid-liquid Interfaces by High-speed Wide-scan 3D Scanning Force Microscopy

    Principal Investigator
    Kazuki Miyata

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Yokohama National University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Studies on Ion-exchange Mechanism of Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Katsuya Teshima

    Professor, Research Initiative for Supra-Materials, Shinshu University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Development and Application of the Methods of Generating Electrostatic Polarization Models of Hydrogen-Bonding Systems Based on Statistical Analysis of Electron Density Changes

    Principal Investigator
    Hajime Torii

    Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Hydrogen-Bond Dynamics and Collective Reorganizations in Supercooled and Glassy Water

    Principal Investigator
    Kang Kim

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
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  • Publicly Offered Research
    Hydration Structure of Biomaterials in Contact with Liquid Flow

    Principal Investigator
    Shigeaki Morita

    Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University
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Contact

Takashi Kato Laboratory
Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Email:office@aquatic-functional-materials.org