Academic Staff and Fellows
- DOTERA Tomonari
- Professor Doctor of Science
Department of Physics
This laboratory is the world leader in soft quasicrystal research. This laboratory made the world’s first discovery of a polymeric quasicrystal, implying that even soft matter has an ordered structure with no repetitive units. Theoretical research on the origin of the formation of soft quasicrystals appeared in Nature. Recently Dr. Dotera found the bronze-mean quasicrystal. Also, he aims to develop the science of gyroid.
Exploration of the origin of soft matter quasicrystals (left); discovery of polymer quasicrystals (center & right)
|Research Area||Quasicrystal Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics|
|Teaching (Undergraduate Course)||Statistical Physics II
Exercises for Statistical Physics II
Mathematics for Physics IV
Frontiers of Physics
Modern Physics II
|Teaching (Graduate Course)||Soft Matter Physics
Complex Condensed Matter Physics
|Research Interests||Soft quasicrystals
Triply periodic minimal surfaces
(1) Polymeric quasicrystal: Mesoscopic quasicrystalline tiling in ABC star polymers, Physical Review Letters 98, 195502 (2007). Phys. Rev. Focus, C&EN,
Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize 2011.
(2) Mosaic two-lengthscale quasicrystals, Nature 506, 208-211 (2014). JST Science channel.
(3) Metallic-mean quasicrystals as aperiodic approximants of periodic crystals, Nature Communications, 10, 4235 (2019). Behind the paper nature research. Instagram nature research.
|Research and Achievements|
|Affiliated Academic Societies||The Physical Society of Japan (JPS)
American Physical Society (APS, DPOLY, GSOFT)
The Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
|External Activity||JST, PRESTO "Hyper-nano-space design toward innovative functionality" Advisor (2013-2019)
Vice-Chair, Division 6, The Physical Society of Japan (2018)
Chair, Division 6, The Physical Society of Japan (2019)
|BAS: University of Tokyo|
|Ph.D: University of Tokyo|
|Title of Thesis, Institute, Date||Self-similar polynomials obtained from a one-dimensional quasiperiodic model, Univ. of Tokyo, 1989|
|Biography||1989-1994 Assistant Professor (Dept. of Pure & Applied Sciences, Univ. of Tokyo)
1990-1992 Post doctor (Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Pennsylvania)
1994- Associate Professor (The Open Univ. of Japan)
2003- Associate Professor (Dept. of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto Univ.)
2009- Professor (Dept. of Physics, Kindai Univ.)
|Awards||Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics Prize for 2007|
|Message to Students||If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
|Books Recommended to Students||Principles of Condensed Matter Physics (Paul M. Chaikin & Tom C. Lubensky)
Shapes (P. Ball)
Tilings and Patterns (B. Gruenbaum & G. C.Shephard)
|Interests and Others||Fine Arts, Bike, Swimming|
Soft Matter Physics Laboratory
|Office Location||Building 31 (5F), Dotera Office|