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TAKAHARA Soft Interface
Research Director: Dr. Atsushi Takahara
Professor, Kyushu University
Research Term 2008-2013
Outline of Research

  Since surfaces and interfaces of soft materials (“soft interface”) play an important role in various technological applications and bio-interfaces, precise control of soft interfaces would greatly promote the innovation of future science and technology. In this project, we would like to focus on the understanding of fundamental science of soft interfaces formed in nature and extract their molecular and structure design principles. The following three groups will be organized in order to pursue this project: 1) Precise molecular design of soft interfaces based on precise synthetic chemistry, 2) Hierarchical structural control and fabrication of soft interfaces through understanding natural systems, and 3) Development of in situ and dynamical characterization methods of soft interfaces. Also, preliminary functional characterization of soft interfaces will be carried out.

Research Director
Dr. Atsushi Takahara
Research Groups
Precise Molecular Design
Group Leader:
 Motoyasu Kobayashi
 Jin Nishida
Research Assistant:
 Ai Takenaka
 Masami Terada
Soft Interface Structure Control
Group Leader:
 Hiroomi Watanabe
 Daisuke Matsukuma
 Shinichiro Sakurai
Research assistant:
 Aya Fujimoto
Advanced Interface Characterization
Group Leader:
 Hiroshi Jinnai
 Moriya Kikuchi
 Taiki Hoshino
 Yoshiko Harada
 Kohji Mitamura
 Daiki Murakami
 Saburo Yamamoto
Research Advisor
Senior Research Advisor Research Adviser:
 Keiji Tanaka
 Masami Kamigaito
 Hideaki Yokoyama

Project Office
CE80, Kyushu University
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Research Manager:
Hiroshi Jinnai
Administrative Manager:
Sei-ichiro Tashiro
Akiko Ishibashi

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