Research Group A03 Exploration of Functions

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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 A03
Exploration of Functions

Planned Research A03-1
Exploration of Electronic/Ionic Functions of Aquatic Functional Materials

  • Principal Investigator
    Motomu Tanaka

    Program-Specific Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University
    Professor, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg
    Chemical Physics

    Fusion Electronic Materials
    Artificial Cell Membranes
  • Co-Investigator
    Masaki Nakahata

    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University

    Bioinspired Materials
    Synthesis of Molecular Recognition Materials

Planned Research A03-2
Exploration of Bio/Environmental Functions of Aquatic Functional Materials

  • Principal Investigator
    Masaru Tanaka

    Professor, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University
    Biomaterials

    Design and Control of Cell/Protein/Bio Interfaces
    Web
  • Co-Investigator
    Yoshihisa Fujii

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry for Materials, Mie University
    Scanning Probe Microscopy

    Structural Analysis and Control of Hydrate Interfaces
    Web

Planned Research A03-3
Exploration of Mechano-Functions of Aquatic Functional Materials

  • Principal Investigator
    Yoshinori Takashima

    Professor, Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
    Supermolecular Materials Chemistry
    Supermolecular Materials Chemistry

    Molecular Adhesion and Supermolecules
    Synthesis in Aquatic Environment
    Web
  • Co-Investigator
    Go Matsuba

    Professor, Graduate School of Organic Materials Science, Yamagata University
    Polymer Interface Physics

    Control of Structures and Physical Properties in Polymer Materials
    Web

Research Collaborator

Planned Research A03-1
Exploration of Electronic/Ionic Functions of Aquatic Functional Materials

Akihito Hashidzume
Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Polymer Synthesis
Akihisa Yamamoto
Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University
Soft Matter Physics

Planned Research A03-2
Exploration of Bio/Environmental Functions of Aquatic Functional Materials

Takehiko Ogawa
Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Life Science, Yokohama City University
Medical Life Science
Shingo Kobayashi
Project Associate Professor, Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University
Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Planned Research A03-3
Exploration of Mechano-Functions of Aquatic Functional Materials

Junya Uchida
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Liquid Crystals, Molecular Assemblies

Publicly Offered Research 2022-2023

  • Publicly Offered Research
    Sensitivity Control in Mechanochromic Biosensors Via Water and Ions

    Principal Investigator
    Kaori Sugihara

    Lecturer, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Development of Supramolecular Mechanophores that Visualize Forces in Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Yoshimitsu Sagara

    Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Exploration of Aquatic Functional Materials Based on Morphological Instability of Biopolymers

    Principal Investigator
    Kosuke Okeyoshi

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Morphological Control and Aquatic Functional Design of Hydroxyapatite Crystals by Aqueous Solution Process

    Principal Investigator
    Tomoyo Goto

    Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies, and SANKEN (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research), Osaka University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Optimization of Branched Polyglycerin Bearing Intermediate Water for Hemocompatible Material Surfaces

    Principal Investigator
    Tooru Ooya

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Icephobicity Control by Molecular Design of Poly(substituted methylene) with Carboxyl Side Chains

    Principal Investigator
    Takuya Matsumoto

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Kobe University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Permeation of Water Molecules Through Subnanoporous Membranes in Gas and Liquid Phase: Evaluation and Development

    Principal Investigator
    Toshinori Tsuru

    Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Aquatic Mesoscopic Ordered Structure Induced by Selective Hydration

    Principal Investigator
    Yuji Higaki

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Oita University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Relationship between Hydration Behavior and DDS Functions in Dendrimers with Various Terminal Structures

    Principal Investigator
    Chie Kojima

    Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, Osaka Metropolitan University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Control of Excited-State Dynamics in Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Taku Hasobe

    Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Functional Control and Energy-Related Applications of Conjugated Polymer Materials Containing Quinones in Aquatic and Nonaquatic Environments

    Principal Investigator
    Yuya Oaki

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Thermoresponsive Aquatic Functional Materials For Regulatable Interaction with Biomolecules

    Principal Investigator
    Kenichi Nagase

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Analysis of the State of Water Molecules that Change the Structure and Interaction of Biomolecules

    Principal Investigator
    Kyoko Fujita

    Senior Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Design of Smart Aquatic Functional Materials by Depression of Entropy and Dynamic Molecular Binding Regulation

    Principal Investigator
    Takashi Miyata

    Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering, Kansai University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Development of Sustainable Adhesives with Reversibly Changeable Function in Aqueous Media

    Principal Investigator
    Hiromitsu Sogawa

    Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Kansai University
    Web

Publicly Offered Research 2020-2021

  • Publicly Offered Research
    Development of Supramolecular Mechanophores Exhibiting Ratiometric Changes in Photoluminescence and the Applications in Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Yoshimitsu Sagara

    Associate Professor,Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Ice Microfluidics with Surface Functions of Ice as Analytical and Separation Platforms

    Principal Investigator
    Arinori Inagawa

    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity, Utsunomiya University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Design of Water-Vapor-Driven Energy-Converting Elements Using Uniaxially Oriented Polysaccharide Fibers

    Principal Investigator
    Kosuke Okeyoshi

    Associate Professor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Artificial Control of Chemical States of Coordinated Waters Using Protein Frameworks

    Principal Investigator
    Kazuki Takeda

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Effect of the High-density Hydrophilic Side Chains of Poly(Substituted-Methylene) for Ice Adhesion and Anti-Freezing

    Principal Investigator
    Takuya Matsumoto

    Lecturer, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering,, Kobe University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Understanding of Hydration Phase of Titanium / Tissue Interface and its Application

    Principal Investigator
    Takuya Matsumoto

    Professor, Department of Biomaterials, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Permeation of Water Molecules Through Subnanoporous Membranes in Gas and Liquid Phase: Evaluation and Development

    Principal Investigator
    Toshinori Tsuru

    Professor, Hiroshima University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Relationship between the Hydration Behaviors and the Functions in Dendrimers with Blood Circulation Property or Thermosensitivity

    Principal Investigator
    Chie Kojima

    Associate Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Creation of Aquatic Functional Materials for Controlled Interactions with Biomolecules and Cells

    Principal Investigator
    Kenichi Nagase

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Control of Excited-State Dynamics of Aquatic Functional Materials

    Principal Investigator
    Taku Hasobe

    Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Design of Smart Aquatic Functional Materials with Dynamic Molecular Binding Ability by Depression of Entropy

    Principal Investigator
    Takashi Miyata

    Professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering, Kansai University
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Fabrication and Functional Development of High-Water Content (98%) Photonic Hydrogels

    Principal Investigator
    Youfeng Yue

    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Senior Researcher
    Web
  • Publicly Offered Research
    Exploration of Graphene Functional Materials for Ion/Molecule Recognition in Aquatic Environment

    Principal Investigator
    Yuko Ueno

    Professor ,Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry, Chuo University
    Web

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
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