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

​Honor

 
Awards: Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators

  2021 

Hayato Tsuji, (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Kanagawa University), Yohei Takeda, (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), 3rd Materials and Device Joint Research Award, Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices, 28 September 2021, Title: Study on Crystallization and Optical Function of Dendrimers.

Arinori Inagawa, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research group A03 Utsunomiya University), Award for Young Researcher, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 23 September 2021, Title: Establishment of chemical and interfacial analytical approaches utilizing nano/micrometer-scaled structures generated by phase separation.

Arinori Inagawa, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research group A03 Utsunomiya University), “Bunseki Kagaku” Best Paper Award in 2020, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, 23 September 2021, Title: Development of Colorimetric Analysis with Smartphones-captured Images Based on RGB-spectrum Conversion Methods

Masaru Tanaka Group, (Research Group A03-2, Kyushu University), The Award of Japanese Society for Biomaterials in science field, 2021,The Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 20 July 2021, Title: Design of Bio-inert Materials Based on the Intermediate Water Concept

Mitsuo Hara (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, Nagoya University), The Excellent Presentation Award in the 2021 Annual Meeting, The Society of Fiber and Technology, Japan, 11 June 2021, Title: Humidity-responsive nanostructures and mechanical properties of linear silicones

Mitsuo Hara (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, Nagoya University), The 29th PMF Excellent Presentation Award, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 27 May 2021, Title: Development of reversible thermoset silicone materials and their application to adhesive materials

Takashi Kato, (Project Leader, Principal Investigator of Research group A01, The University of Tokyo), SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 19 February 2021, Title: Syntheses, Control of Structures, and Functionalization of Liquid-Crystalline Molecular Assemblies and Supramolecular Polymers

Takashi Kato, (Project Leader, Principal Investigator of Research group A01, The University of Tokyo), Medal with Purple Ribbon (Medals of Honour at 2021 Spring), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, 29 April 2021.

Kosuke Okeyoshi (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A03, JAIST), The Young Scientists' Award, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, 6 April 2021.

Mafumi Hishida (Co-Investigator of Research Group A02, University of Tsukuba), 20th Oleoscience Award, 1 April 2021, “Role of water in the formation of aggregation structures of phospholipids and surfactants, Oleoscience, 20, 321-328 (2020).”

Hayato Tsuji, (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Kanagawa University), 38th The Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work, The Chemical Society of Japan, 20 March 2021, Title: Development of Carbon-bridged Oligo(phenylenevinylene)s that Reveals Cryogenic Phenomena at Room Temperature

Takashi Nakamura, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, University of Tsukuba), The 70th CSJ Award for Young Chemists, The Chemical Society of Japan, 20 March 2021. Title: Development of Artificial Receptors Based on Assembly of Metal Complex Units and Desymmetrization of Molecular Components

Hayato Tsuji, (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Kanagawa University), SSOCJ Fujifilm Award for Functional Materials Chemistry 2020, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, 17 February 2021, Title: Development of Rigid Planar Hydrocarbon Molecules, COPV

Go Watanabe, (Co-Investigator of Research Group A02, Kitasato University), ChemComm Emerging Investigator 2020, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 25 January 2021.

Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), Thieme Chemistry Journals Award 2021, Thieme, Germany, 1 January 2021

  2020 

Tsuyoshi Minami, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, The University of Tokyo), Award for Encouragement of Research in the 30th Annual Meeting of MRS-J Symposium, The Materials Research Society of Japan, 11 December 2020, Title: A Water-Gated Organic Transistor for Glyphosate Detection: A Comparative Study with Fluorescence Sensing

Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), Osaka University Prize, Osaka University, Japan, 26 November 2020, Title: Studies on Multi-Photofunctional Molecular Materials Based on Novel Construction Methodologies of Azaaromatic Heterocycles

Mitsuo Hara (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, Nagoya University), SPSJ PR Committee Publicity Award, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 4 November 2020, Title: Development of reversible thermoset silicone materials and their application to adhesive materials

Hitoshi Washizu, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, University of Hyogo), Best Research Award, University of Hyogo, 28th October 2020

Mafumi Hishida (Co-Investigator of Research Group A02, University of Tsukuba), 2020 University of Tsukuba Young Scientist Award, University of Tsukuba, 26 October 2020, “Contributions to improving research activity at University of Tsukuba”

Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), The 9th New Chemical Technology Research Encouragement Award, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation (JACI), Japan, 14 October 2020, Title: Development of Rare-Metal-Free Room Temperature Phosphorescent Organic Materials

Tsuyoshi Minami, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, The University of Tokyo), The Japanese Photochemistry Association Award for Young Scientist 2020, The Japanese Photochemistry Association, 10 Sept 2020, Title: Development of Supramolecular Sensors using Host-Guest Interactions and Their Applications to Optical Array Chips

Shin-ichiro Kawano (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, Nagoya University), The Paper Award (A), The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society, 19 September 2020, Title: Columnar Liquid Crystals from a Giant Macrocycle Mesogen, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57, 167 (2018).

Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), 16th Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists, The Society of Physical Organic Chemistry, Japan, 17 August 2020, Title: Development of Multi-
Photofunctional Molecules Based on Novel Constructive Methodologies for Aza-Containing
-Conjugated Skeletons

Koji Harano, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, The University of Tokyo), 16th Nozoe Memorial Award for Young Organic Chemists, The Society of Physical Organic Chemistry, Japan, 17 August 2020, Title: Electron Microscopic Study of Dynamic Processes of Organic Molecules and Their Assemblies

Takuya Matsumoto (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A03, Kobe University) 42nd Award for Encouragement of Research, The Adhesion Society of Japan, Japan, 18 June 2020, Title: High adhesion strength through chemical modification to the surface of poly(ether ether ketone)

Takashi Miyata, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research Group A03, Kansai University), The Award of The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, 10 June 2020, Title: Studies on Design and Responsive Behavior of Molecule-Responsive Gels

Tsuyoshi Minami, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, The University of Tokyo), SHGSC Japan Award of Excellence 2020, 6 June 2020, Title: Organic Transistor-based Chemical Sensors Utilizing Self-Assembled Monolayers

Takashi Miyata, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research Group A03, Kansai University), The Award of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 28 May 2020, Title: Design and Applications of Polymer Membranes and Gels Based on Molecular Interactions

Tsuyoshi Minami, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, The University of Tokyo), the Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 28 May 2020, Title: Development of Chemical Sensors Based on Polymer Thin-Film Transistors

Tsuyoshi Minami, (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, The University of Tokyo), the Young Scientists’ Award , Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan, 7 April 2020, Title: Studies on Chemical Sensor Devices Based on Molecular Recognition in Supramolecular Systems

Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, 7 April 2020, Title: Development of Photofunctional Molecules Based on Novel Constructive Methods for Azaaromatic Rings

  2019 

Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University), Young Scholar Lectures of CSJ at the 100th Annual Meeting of The Chemical Society of Japan, 23 March 2020, Title: Development of Multi-Photofunctional Molecules Based on Novel Constructive Methods for Azaaromatic Compounds

Kazuki Fukushima, (Co-Investigator of Planned Research Group A01, The University of Tokyo), The Award for Young Investigator of Japanese Society for Biomaterials (2019), Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 25 November 2019, Title: Design of Functionalized Aliphatic Polycarbonates for Degradable Biomaterials

Mafumi Hishida (Co-Investigator of Research Group A02, University of Tsukuba), 2019 Young Scientist Award, The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry in The Chemical Society of Japan, 7 November 2019, Title: Systematic understanding of the effects of peripheral molecules on the physical properties of phospholipid bilayers: Effects of hydrophobic molecules and hydration water

Takashi Kato (Project Leader, Principal Investigator of Research Group A01, The University of Tokyo), The Paper Award (C), The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society, 5 September 2019, Title: Transport of Ions and Electrons in Nanostructured Liquid Crystals, Nature Reviews Materials, 2, 17001 (2017)

Takashi Kato (Project Leader, Principal Investigator of Research Group A01, The University of Tokyo), Satoshi Kajiyama (Research Collaborator of Research Group A03, The University of Tokyo) The Paper Award (A), The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society, 5 September 2019, Title: Stimuli-Responsive Hydroxyapatite Liquid Crystal with Macroscopically Controllable Ordering and Magneto-Optical Functions, Nature Communications, 9, 568 (2018)

Mafumi Hishida (Co-Investigator of Research Group A02, University of Tsukuba), 2019 Stig Sunner Memorial Award, The North American Calorimetry Conference, 1 August 2019, Title: The research contributions of young scientists to thermodynamics and thermochemistry

Promotion: PI & Co-Investigator

   2021   

October 1, 2021, Takuya Matsumoto, (Publicly Offered Research A03, Assistant Professor, Kobe University) was promoted to Lecturer.

   2020   

April 1, 2020, Yoshimitsu Sagara, (Publicly Offered Research A03, Tokyo Institute of Technology) was promoted to Associate Professor.

April 1, 2020, Go Watanabe, (Co-investigator, Planned Research A03, Kitasato University) was promoted to Lecturer.

 
Awards: Group members

   2021   

Kenji Yamaoka, (Research Group A03, Doctor course student in Yoshihisa Fujii Group, Mie University), Annual Meeting Poster Award 2021, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 1 July 2021, Title: Concentration Gradient and Gelation Behavior of Aqueous Methylcellulose Solution at Substrate Interface

Yoshiki Ishii, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, Specially-Appointed Lecturer in Washizu Hitoshi Group, University of Hyogo), Best Poster Award, XXXII IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics, 5th August 2021, Title: Molecular Modeling of Ionic Liquids and their Analogues via Self-Consistent Scheme with MD and DFT Methods

Yoshiki Ishii, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, Specially-Appointed Lecturer in Washizu Hitoshi Group, University of Hyogo), Young Scientist Award, The Japan Association of Solution Chemistry, 6th August 2021, Title: Modeling of Solution Properties and the Application to Inhomogeneous Molecular Aggregate Systems

Kei Nishida, (Research Group A03-2, JSPS Research Fellow (PD) of Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Japanese and Korean Biomaterials Societies Young Scientist Exchange Program Award,The Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 20 July 2021, Title: Bio-interface formed from water-insoluble acrylate polymer: advances in biomaterials for tumor recognition

Kei Nishida, (Research Group A03-2, JSPS Research Fellow (PD) of Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Rising Star Presentation Award,50th Biomedical Polymers Symposium, 6 July 2021, Title: Bio-Interface Formed from Water-Insoluble Acrylate Polymer: Advances in Biomaterials for Tumor Recognition

Kazuma Hamaguchi (A01 Principal Investigator, PhD student in Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), IUPAC-MACRO 2020+ Online Short Talk Student Award, The 48th World Polymer Congress (IUPAC-MACRO2020+), 20 May 2021, Title: Self-Organized 2D Nanostructured Virus Filtration Membranes Based on Smectic Liquid Crystals.

Kana Nakatsuka, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, GSC-Root High-School Student in Washizu Hitoshi Group, University of Hyogo), Encouragement Award, The 23th Student Meeting in the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan, 6th March 2021, Title: Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Collagen Adsorption onto Graphene Sheet 

   2020   

Yoshiki Ishii, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, Specially-Appointed Lecturer in Washizu Hitoshi Group, University of Hyogo), Best Poster Award, The Program Committee of the Research Symposium in University of Hyogo, 15th December 2020, Title: Water Dynamics inside the Nanochannels of Functional Ionic Liquid Crystal Membrane Observed by Molecular Simulation

Yoshiki Ishii, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, Specially-Appointed Lecturer in Washizu Hitoshi Group, University of Hyogo), Best Presentation Award, The Young Researchers Community of the Japan Association of Solution Chemistry, 30th October 2020, Title: Water Dynamics inside the Nanochannels of Self-Assembled Ionic Liquid Crystals

Kenji Yamaoka, (Research Group A03, Master Course Student in Yoshihisa Fujii Group, Mie University), CSJ Tokai Branch Award, The Chemical Society of Japan (Tokai Branch), 25 March 2020, Title: Viscoelasticity Measurement of Methyl Cellulose Aqueous using Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Hiromu Sakamaki, (Reseach Group A03, Master Course Student in Go Matsuba Group, Yamagata University), Application for President's Award (Researches and Academics) for Students in 2020, Yamagata University, 13 February 2020, Title: Researches of crystallizable fluorene-based polymers’ blends.

Shoya Watanabe, (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Master student in Hayato Tsuji Group, Kanagawa University), 29th Annual Meeting of MRS-J, Award for Encouragement of Research, The Materials Research Society of Japan, 20 January 2020, Title: Synthesis of Dibenzo-fused Carbon-Bridged Oligo(p-Phenylenevinylene)s and their High Photostability

Hiroki Uehara, (Research Group A03-2, PhD candidate in Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Award for Best Poster Presentation,9th regional meeting at Kyushu, Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 10 January 2020, Title: Elucidation of cellular internalization mechanism of poly(oligoethylene glycol acrylate) with focusing on polymer-cell membrane interaction

   2019   

Yohei Shimizu, (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, Doctor course student in Washizu Hitoshi Group, University of Hyogo), Best Student Presentation Award, The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Simulation Society of Japan, 9-11 December 2019, Title: Estimation of Higher-Order Structures of Polymer by using Large-Scale Simulation and Persistent Homology Analysis

Ryusuke Watanabe, (A02 Principal Investigator, Yoshihisa Harada Group, The University of Tokyo), the 16th Pacific Polymer Conference Best Poster Award, Pacific Polymer Federation, 12 December 2019, Title: Transport Mechanism of
Sub-nanoporous Liquid-Crystalline Membranes Based on the Hydrogen-bonded Structures of Water

Yoshihiro Hosokawa (A01 Principal Investigator, Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), the 16th Pacific Polymer Conference Best Poster Award, Pacific Polymer Federation, 12 December 2019, Title: Liquid-Crystalline
Inorganic/Organic Nano-Hybrids Obtained through Biomineralization-Inspired Processes

Koki Baba, (Research Group A03-2, Master course student in Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Highlighted Poster Presentation,The 41 st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 24-26 November 2019, Title: Evaluation of interaction between biocompatible polymer and fibronectin and adsorption behavior

Yuto Segami, (Research Group A03-2, Master course student in Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Award for Best Poster Presentation,The 41 st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials, 24-26 November 2019, Title: Investigation of proteins co-adsorption behavior on anti-thrombogenic polymer

Yasunao Okazaki, (A01 Principal Investigator, Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), the 9th CSJ Chemistry Festa 2019 Excellent Poster Awards, The Chemical Society of Japan, 20 November 2019, Title: Development of Cellulose Nanocrystal/Calcium Phosphate Hybrids with Bouligand Structures Inspired by Exoskeletons of Crustaceans

Shoya Watanabe, (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Master student in Hayato Tsuji Group, Kanagawa University), 9th CSJ Chemistry Festa, Excellent Poster Award, The Chemical Society of Japan, 20 November 2019, Title: Conformation Control of Bis(naphthalene-2-yl)vinyl]benzene (BNVB) using Carbon Bridges

Daisuke Yamaguchi, (A01 Principal Investigator, Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), the 9th CSJ Chemistry Festa 2019 Excellent Oral Presentation Awards, The Chemical Society of Japan, 20 November 2019, Title:
Development of the Self-Assembled Fibers Exhibiting Thermal-Stimuli Induced Metastable-Stable Phase Transitions and Their Photoconductive Functions

Rino Ichikawa, (A01 Principal Investigator, Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), the 9th CSJ Chemistry Festa 2019 Best Poster Awards (CSJ Chemistry Festa Awards), The Chemical Society of Japan, 20 November 2019, Title: Effects of Diffusion into Polymer Gels on Formation of Calcium Phosphate Hybrid Thin Films

Kenji Yamaoka, (Research Group A03, Master Course Student in Yoshihisa Fujii Group, Mie University), Micro-scale Mechanical Characterization and Multi-scale Modeling Research 2019 Excellent Poster Award, The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials, 8 November 2019, Title: Effect of Substrate on Interfacial Viscoelasticity Measured by Quartz Oscillator

Kei Nishida, (Research Group A03-2, JSPS Research Fellow (PD) of Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Award for Best Poster Presentation,China-Japan Biopolymer Symposium, 7 November 2019, Title: Effect of Interfacial
Poly(2−methoxyethyl acrylate) analogue on cell attachment

Shin-nosuke Nishimura, (Research Group A03-2, Post-doctoral Fellow in Masaru Tanaka Group, Kyushu University), Award for Best Poster Presentation,China-Japan Biopolymer Symposium, 7 November 2019, Title: Synthesis of Antithrombotic Silsesquioxane/PMEA Hybrid via Thiol-initiated Radical Polymerization for Exceeding the Limitation of Coatability and Stability of PMEA Homopolymer

Daisuke Yamaguchi, (Research Group A01, PhD student in Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), Federation of Asian Polymer Societies (FAPS) Polymer Congress 2019 Poster Competition Gold Award, Federation of Asian Polymer Societies (FAPS), 30 October 2019, Title: Bistable Photoconductive Self-Assembled Fibers Consisting of p-Conjugated Gelators

Anna Niwa, (A01 Principal Investigator, Takashi Kato Group, The University of Tokyo), the 68th Symposium on Macromolecules Poster Award, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 9 October 2019, Title: Development of Functional Liquid Crystals Using Biomolecular Derivatives

 

Contact:

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