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  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

​Press Release

 

   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 University, The University of Tokyo and SPring-8/JASRI and highlighted by EurekAlert!, AsiaResearchNews and AZONANO.

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.

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.

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.

 

   2020   

On March 31, 2021, the ROOT program of JST global science campus issued the video interview of molecular simulation by Hitoshi Washizu (Principal Investigator of Research Group 02, University of Hyogo) and high school students. You can read the news letter, and watch the video.

On October 20, 2020, the University of Tokyo issued an international press release titled “Highly selective membranes, researchers discover how water can affect its own filtration” as a joint research result of 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). You can read the article here. The article was also introduced here by EurekAlert! sponsored by AAAS. In this research, the impact of water on the mechanism of selective ion permeation was clarified by using the subnanoporous liquid-crystalline water treatment membrane developed by Kato et al. and analyzed by synchrotron radiation soft X-ray spectroscopy developed by Harada et al. The study was published in the international journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition and selected as VIP (Very Important Paper). You can read the full text here.

On November 10, 2020, the paper was also introduced as Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Chemistry.

 

   2019   

Youhei Takeda (Co-Investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University) has been appointed as an Early Career Advisory Board (ECAB) of a research journal “Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry” (Wiley-VCH). An article to introduce the ECAB members was published on 20 December 2019. The article is readable from the link here.

An article entitled “Light-Up Wheels: Unique Organic Light-Emitting Molecular Emitters” to introduce the research content of a research paper on the development of macrocyclic thermally activated delayed fluorescent emitting material reported by Youhei Takeda (Co-Investigator of Research group A01, Osaka University) was press-released from Osaka University on 8 January 2020. The article is readable from the link here.

 

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

© 2019 Aquatic Functional Materials: Creation of New Materials Science for Environment-Friendly and Active Functions 2019-2023. All rights reserved.

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