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

News

List of past news


  2021  

18 Nov. 2021
AOn October 27, 2021, a research paper entitled “Uniaxially Oriented Electrically Conductive Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets Assembled at Air/Liquid Interfaces” reported by Rie Makiura (Co-Investigator of Research group A01, Osaka Prefecture University) was published online and selected as a Supplementary Cover.

The research achievement was press-released by Osaka Prefecture UniversityThe University of Tokyo and SPring-8/JASRI and highlighted by EurekAlert!AsiaResearchNews and AZONANO.

3 Sep. 2021

The research paper on silicone material whose elastic modulus changes 100million times with humidity by Mitsuo Hara (Principal Investigator of Research Group A01, Nagoya University) was published in an international academic journal, Scientific Reports on September 3, 2021. Nagoya University issued a press release (See this page) for the paper.

28 Aug. 2021

The 8th Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

10 Aug. 2021

The 7th Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

4 Aug. 2021

The joint research paper on molecular simulation of water treatment membranes by  Go Watanabe (Co-investigator of Research Group A02, Kitasato University), Takashi Kato (Project Leader and Principal Investigator of Research Group A01, the University of Tokyo), and Hitoshi Washizu (Principal Investigator of Research Group A02, University of Hyogo)was published in an international academic journal, Science Advances with  the cover image of volume 7, issue 31 (2021).

On July 28, 2021, the University of Tokyo issued an international press release (See this page) for the paper.

8 Jul. 2021

The 6th Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

29 Apr. 2021

On April 29, 2021, Takashi Kato, (Project Leader, Principal Investigator of Research group A01, The University of Tokyo) was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon (Medals of Honour at 2021 Spring) from the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan,
The Medal with Purple Ribbon is awarded to individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishments.

29 Apr. 2021

On 19 February 2021, Takashi Kato, (Project Leader, Principal Investigator of Research group A01, The University of Tokyo) received SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology from The Society of Polymer Science, Japan.

26 Apr. 2021

On April 6, 2021, Kosuke Okeyoshi (Research Group A03/Publicly Offered Research, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) received The Young Scientists’ Award, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (commendation organization: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan). The Young Scientists’ Award is award to researchers under the age of 40 who have made outstanding achievements in research, originality, and outstanding research & development (R&D) capabilities. The official press release from the MEXT is readable here.

19. Apr. 2021
The research by Takashi Miyata (Principal Investigator of Research group A03, Kansai University) was published in an international academic journal, NPG Asia Materials, on April 9th, 2021. The research image was displayed as top-page graphic on the journal website. Kansai University issued a press release, which was followed by the Kansai University’s website.

10 Apr. 2021

The 5th Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

25 Jan. 2021
It has been decided that Hayato Tsuji (Principal Investigator of Research group A01, Kanagawa University) receives The 38th CSJ Award for Creative Work,
and Takashi Nakamura (Principal Investigator of Publicly Offered Research A01, University of Tsukuba) receives The 70th CSJ Award for Young Chemists.


  2020  

14 Nov. 2020
On October 20, 2020, the University of Tokyo issued an international press release for joint research on synchrotron radiation spectroscopy of water treatment membranes by Takashi Kato (Project Leader and Principal Investigator of Research group A01, the University of Tokyo) and Yoshihisa Harada (Principal Investigator of Research group A02, the University of Tokyo). The study was published in an international academic journal, Angewandte Chemie International Edition and selected as VIP (Very Important Paper). On November 10, 2020, the paper was also introduced as Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Chemistry.

29 Oct. 2020The international joint research by Motomu Tanaka (Principal Investigator of Research group A03, Kyoto University and Heidelberg University), Yoshinori Takashima (Principal Investigator of Research group A03, Osaka University), Masaki Nakahata (Co-Invesitigator of Research group A03, Osaka University), and the research groups from Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (Germany) was published in an international academic journal Science Advances on September 23, 2020. Karlsruhe Institute for Technology issued an international press release, which was followed by the Kyoto University's website.

19 Oct. 2020
The 4th Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

13 Aug. 2020
The third Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

6 Jun. 2020
The second Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

7 May 2020
In response of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, the public meeting for 1st symposium of Aquatic Functional Materials scheduled for June 15th, 2020 has been canceled.

1 May 2020
The first Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online!

8 Apr. 2020
On April 7, 2020, Youhei Takeda (Co-investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University) recieved The Young Scientists’ Award, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (commendation organization: the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan). The Young Scientists’ Award is award to researchers under the age of 40 who have made outstanding achievements in research, originality, and outstanding research & development (R&D) capabilities. The official press release from the MEXT is readable here.

1 Apr. 2020
Go Watanabe (Co-investigator of Research Group A02, Kitasato University) was promoted to Junior Associate Professor at Kitasato University.


  2019  

14 Dec. 2019
1st Young Researchers School of Aquatic Functional Materials was held between 12th-13th November, 2019 at Hyogo University, Kobe Campus for Information Science, and SPring-8. 45 attendants (30 students and 15 researchers) from various research fields in this project were actively interacted. (Scene)

17 Sep. 2019
The kickoff meeting and a briefing for publicly invited researches of "Aquatic Functional Materials" (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas by JSPS) was held on 14 Sep. 2019. We had more than one hundred participants. (
Scene)
Summary for Publicly Offered Research is here.

13 Aug. 2019

The kickoff meeting and a briefing for publicly invited researches of "Aquatic Functional Materials" (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas by JSPS) will be held on 14 Sep. 2019.   Details are here.

13 Aug. 2019

Web site of "Aquatic Functional Materials" (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas by JSPS) was open.

28 Jun. 2019

"Aquatic Functional Materials: Creation of New Materials Science for Environment-Friendly and Active Functions" (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) started.
(Abbreviation: Aquatic Functional Materials, Project Leader: Kato Takashi, Project/Area Number: 6104, Project Period: 2019-2023)

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

Email:office@aquatic-functional-materials.org

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