What's New

  • Professor Koga and Assistant Professor Nishimura will give presentations at the 73rd SPSJ Annual Meeting held on June 5-7 at Sendai International Center.
  • Assistant Professor Nishimura will give a presentation at the 12th World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2024) held in Daegu, Korea from 5/26 to 5/31.
  • The research results of Mr. Yamaguchi (alumnus) were accepted in Journal of Polymer Science. Congratulations!
  • New B4 members have been assigned. We now have a large research group with M2: 7 people, M1: 10 people, and B4: 12 people.
  • The degree conferment ceremony was held. Congratulations to all M2 and B4 students! We will each go our separate ways, but let’s enjoy our new lives!

Research

The main purpose of our research group is to develop novel functional polymer soft materials with well-regulated nanostructures. For this purpose, the living biopolymer system such as proteins, which includes exquisite molecular structures and versatile biofunctions, would be a good model. Applying the structural and functional principles of biopolymers to a synthetic macromolecular system is of importance, especially for designing novel smart materials. To achieve these objects, we newly design and synthesize biocompatible and environmentally friendly smart polymers including self-assembling peptides and peptide-polymer hybrids and characterize their properties comprehensively.

For students interested in the polymer chemistry laboratory

You are welcome to contact us regarding questions or comments regarding the lab’s work. For interest in joining the research group, please contact Prof. Koga or Prof. Nishimura via e-mail.