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Advanced Polymer Chemistry

Education and research aiming at the design of next-generation polymers having novel unique functions. Synthesis and evaluation of  functional heteroatom-containing conjugated polymers by novel transition metal catalysts. Nanostructure-control and functionalization of various block copolymers and development of techniques for nanostructure analysis.

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Polymer Synthesis

Aims and Activities of the Polymer Synthesis Group:  Exploration of novel reactions and designed catalysts for polymer synthesis;  clarification of polymerization mechanisms;  physico-chemical analysis of the structure and functions of newly synthesized polymers;  development of polymer materials precisely designed in a molecular scale;  and research and education in general principles and fundamental chemistry in polymer synthesis.

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Polymer Physics

Research and Education in Polymer Physics Group:  studies on structures and properties in a wide variety of polymeric systems such as solution, blends, gels, rubbers, amorphous, crystals, and liquid crystals, aiming for deep understanding of the polymeric systems through the molecular-level investigation of the relationships between their forming processes and transition mechanisms, and between their assembled structures and functions.

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Polymer Design

Education and research related to molecular design of functional polymers:  in particular, functionalization of polymers by chemical reactions and analysis of static/dynamic structure in a micro to macro scale by e.g., electron microscopy and X-ray/neutron/light scattering techniques.

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Biomaterials Design

Education and research regarding basic biology and medicine as well as clinical medicine on the basis of polymer material sciences. The projects of interest are biomedical materials for surgeries (general surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery or dentistry, etc) and internal medicines as well as polymeric materials for regenerative medicine and for DDS of drug and gene therapy, prophylaxis, and diagnosis.

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