Narutaki Laboratory has started in April 2020.
We are interested in soft materials such as polymers, molecular assemblies, colloids, and gels. By utilizing dynamic nature of soft materials, we create nanoscale materials through energy-saving processes, and apply them in energy harvesting and biomedical materials. We are trying to solve problems in the fields of environment, energy, and healthcare through cutting-edge researches of soft materials.
Rintaro Takahashi was awarded a grant from The Naito Science & Technology Foundation. NEW
Md. Zahidul Islam has arrived as a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor. NEW
A paper on polymerization-induced self-assembly has been published in Macromolecules. NEW
A paper on in vivo real-time quantum dots imaging has been published in Cell Transplantations. NEW
Rintaro Takahashi was awarded a grant from The Hibi Science Foundation. NEW
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki was awarded a JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) “Integration of extracellular information by multimodal ECM activity (PI: Dr. Hironobu Fujiwara)” as a Planned Research Project.
Rintaro Takahashi was awarded a grant (Toyota Riken Scholar Program) from Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute.
Dr. Emma Björk (Linköping University) gave a lecture at the Energy Soft Materials Science Research Seminar. The title of her talk was "Mesoporous silica films for drug delivery, sensing, and catalysis".
A paper on the biological properties of elastin-like polypeptide nanofibers for vascular graft applications has been published in Regenerative Biomaterials.
A joint research paper with Assoc. Prof. Wakana Takeuchi at Aichi Institute of Technology has been published in Japanese Journal of Applied Physics.
A paper on the nanoparticles for in vivo multimodal imaging of stem cells has been published in Sensors.
A paper on structure and rheology of polymer solutions with the solvent behaves as a cross-linker has been published in Macromolecules.
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki was awarded a JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), NEDO grant, and a grant from Nippon Sheet Glass Foundation for Materials Science and Engineering.
Rintaro Takahashi was awarded grants from Tokai Foundation for Technology, The Asahi Glass Foundation, and Iketani Science and Technology Foundation.
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki presented at The 8th Asian Biomaterials Congress.
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki gave a plenary lecture at 32nd 2021 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS2021).
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki gave two invited lectures at Pacifichem 2021.
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki presented at 50th Biomedical Symposium.
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki was awarded a research grant from Japan Association for Chemical Innovation.
Rintaro Takahashi presented at 70th SPSJ Annual Meeting.
Rei Shibata and Haruki Doi presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of Society of Nano Science and Technology.
Ayae Sugawara-Narutaki gave an Invited Lecture at the 19th Annual Meeting of Society of Nano Science and Technology.
Haruki Doi and Rintaro Takahashi presented at D-materials Symposium.
A paper on the mechanical and self-healing properties of hydrogels formed by elastin-like polypeptides has been published in Int. J. Mol. Sci.
Four B4 students have joined as new members.
Rintaro Takahashi received the Kazato Research Encouragement Prize from Kazato Research Foundation.
Rintaro Takahashi received the Research Grant from Ogasawara Toshiaki Memorial Foundation.
Invited talk at the branch symposium, The Society of Nano Science and Technology
Rei Shibata and Ryo Sugahara presented at chubu branch meeting, Atomic Energy Society of Japan
Lecture at BioJapan2020
Rintaro Takahashi has arrived as an assistant professor
Invited talk at the 33rd Fall Meeting of Ceramic Society of Japan
Narutaki lab has started