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

29 Dec. 2021

The 9th Newsletter (Aquatic Functional Materials News) is now available online.

17 Nov. 2021

On 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.

28 Aug. 2021

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

3 Sep. 2021

The research paper on silicone material whose elastic modulus changes 100
million 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.

23 Aug, 2021

The 11 th CSJ Chemistry Festa2021 (organized by The Chemical Society of Japan) will be held online from October 19 th (Tue) to 21th (Thurs), 2021. Symposium of KAKENHI project on “Aquatic Functional Materials : Creation of New Materials Science for Environment-Friendly and Active Functions” supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan (MEXT) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas. The following public seminars of our project will be held as follows:
Program
October 20 th (Wed, am) --- Special Program (1) “Utilization and Observation of Harmonized Water with Materials” (For details, click here)
October 21 th (Thurs, am) --- Special Program (2) “Materials Function Created by Harmonization with Water” (For details, click here)
Registration is required to attend the online seminars. For details, please check the website of the 11 th CSJ Chemistry Festa2021 (Click here).

20 Aug. 2021

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, Open call for Publicly Offered Research (FY2022-FY2023).
Publicly Offered Research in our area has been released by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The research period is from 2022.4 to 2024.3 (FY2022-FY2023).
Detail information about the application procedures and form are posted on the following web site. If interested, please apply it.
Application Procedures for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research-KAKENHI- (Grant-in-Aid for TransformativeResearch Areas(A/B), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas and Grant-in-Aid for Special
Purposes

Detail information

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.

1 Apr. 2021

2nd Young Researchers School of Aquatic Functional Materials was held on 28th November 2020, using the online conference room. There were over 70 participants from various research fields in this area. They learned about different fields and actively interacted with other students. (Detail)

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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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