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

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.

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. 2020
The 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!

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Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

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