Research Group on Polymer Gels

Research Group on Polymer Gels
 Since its founding in 1986, the Polymer Gel Research Group has been a pioneer in integrating various fields such as chemistry, physics, materials science, food science, pharmacies and medicine; this led to an interdisciplinary research field which greatly benefited polymer gel research through mutual collaboration and exchange of fundamental and application-oriented knowledge. For more than 30 years, the research group has incorporated peripheral technologies such as advanced synthesis and polymer processing techniques, while demonstrating the construction of molecular design networks and innovative mechanical properties. In addition, the development of structural analysis and measurement technologies is also supporting cutting-edge gel research. Currently, the application of high-performance polymer gels to biomaterials such as articular cartilage and contact lens, drug delivery systems and medical fields as cell culture substrates, and soft robotics using 3D printer processing technology are also being studied. Polymer gels that contribute to material science innovation are expected to become important materials for solving future social problems.
 The activities of this research group include gel workshops, autumn workshop lectures, gel symposium in winter, organized by the Society of Polymer Science, and international conference GelSympo. These activities provide a forum for researchers from industry, government, and academia to share information and contribute greatly to the establishment of an intimate gel research network. While continuing the long tradition of gel research, we will lead the world in attractive gel research.We look forward to your active participation
 We have the official Facebook page of our group.

Yukikazu Takeoka (Nagoya University)

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