NAIST Graduate School of Materials Science

Advanced Polymer Science Laboratory

Staff & Contact
Educational StaffProf. Michiya Fujiki
TEL: +81-743-72-6040

The Advanced Polymer Science Laboratory is devoted to proposing new ideas and new concepts, aimed at the design of novel photophysical properties and polymeric materials. The specific items are as follows:

1. Research outline
Generation, amplification, inversion and transcription of helix structures by chemical and physical origin

2.One-pot synthesis, green-sustainable process, renewable bioresource-oriented processes of functional polymers and hybridized materials

3. Education in the laboratory
We aim to foster capable researchers and engineers who will work in the area of polymer-related science and technology through leading-edge research activities in relation to the design, synthesis, analysis, and function of polymers. We focus on educating students to think independently about new concepts and propose new ideas through daily interaction, as well as in seminars and meetings hosted by related academic communities.

1. Mirror symmetry breaking at polyatomic systems and the origin of life on earth
2. Detection of weak and ultraweak interactions
3. Light-emitting polymeric materials using zero-step synthesis
4. Liquid-phase physisorption of π-conjugated polymers at inorganic/polymer interfaces

  • Fig1. Zero-step room-temperature synthesis of full-visible photoluminescent polymer particles.

  • Fig2. International students and collaboration with us.

1. Y. Nakano, F. Ichiyanagi, M. Naito, Y. Yang and M. Fujiki, Chiroptical generation and inversion during the mirror-symmetry-breaking aggregation of dialkylpolysilanes due to limonene chirality, Chem. Commun., 48, 6636 (2012) [highlighted as cover page]

2. M. Fujiki, Y. Fujimoto, A. Saxena, T. Kawabe and G. Kwak, Air-stable poly(3,3,3-trifluoropropylsilyne) homo- and copolymers, Polym. Chem., 3, 3256 (2012) [highlighted as cover page]

3. M. Fujiki, A. J. Jalilah, N. Suzuki, M. Taguchi, W. Zhang, M. M. Abdellatif and K. Nomura, Chiral optofluidics: Gigantic circularly polarized light enhancement of all-trans-poly(9,9-di-n-octylfluorene-2,7-vinylene) during mirror-symmetry-breaking aggregation by optically tuning fluidic media, RSC Adv., 2, 6663 (2012)


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