Collaboration with Industries and Universities

Our institute has become independent administrative agency since Apr. 2004. Correspondingly, we would like to further facilitate cooperation between industries and our laboratory in order to make intimate collaborations and developments of the area, particularly in Kyoto. In our laboratory, we have carried out development of new class of polymer materials by controlling structure with chemical reactions as we mentioned in our introductory page. With an aid of these techniques, namely controlling the phase structure by using external light and wave, one can be free from development race, which always involves working to find new source reagents, because our techniques enable one to select and construct the fine structure, which provide the better material functionality and properties. In order to control the properties to a maximum level, we deeply take into account the chemistry and physics behind the structure formation.

Research Interests

Our major interests have been devoted to polymer blends, block copolymers, gels and organic-inorganic hybrids. In order to achieve structural studies for photoreactive and cross-linking system, some technical and theoretical knowledge for complicated chemical reaction and restricted molecular dynamics are required in addition to the fundamental information about material science and their properties. Please contact us if you are interested in our group.

Polymer Molecular Engineering Laboratory
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science & Technology,
Kyoto Institute of Technology,
Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8585, JAPAN