Faculty and Researchers

Chemistry and Materials Science

Polymer Science

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Polymer Science.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

SUENAGA Yusaku

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Polymer Science Laboratory
Poly-Nuclear Metal Complex, Polymer Particles

Polymers are used in synthetic fibers, resins, and rubbers. We research the synthesis of functional polymer particles that can assume a variety of characteristics by chemically modifying the polymer particle surface where the particles have a uniform size.

SUDO Atsushi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Polymer Synthesis Laboratory
Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The research focuses are 1) designs of new polymers with rigid frameworks, 2) precise syntheses of those polymers as designed based on organic synthesis, and 3) clarification of the properties of the polymer materials.

DOTERA Tomonari

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Soft Matter Physics Laboratory
Quasicrystal Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Condensed Matter 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.