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Polymeric and Environmentally Conscious Materials Lab.

Our research focuses on the design, synthesis, and assembly of bio-based and bio-degradable polymers. We design and synthesise the polymeric materials in whole or part from renewable carbon sources to improve the sustainability. The advanced functions (e.g., self-healing, hard-soft conversion, shape memory) are imparted to these materials by controlling the synthetic and assembling processes. By understanding and elucidating the structure-property relationships, bio-based polymers with higher performances can be developed. We also try to regulate the dynamic crystallisation and phase separation processes of polymer blends to create nano- and micro-patterns. Our efforts capitalise on the facile and versatile nature of preparation process of polymer blends for developing the next-generation patterning methodology. For more detailed information about our research, please refer to the research and publications pages.

Research Opportunities

For master's and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs;
Please visit the admission page of Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
For postdoctoral positions;
Please consider applying the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Contact Information

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
4-6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
Tel : +81 3 5452 6309
Email : yoshie*iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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