Research Group on Precisely Designed Network Polymer

Research Group on Precisely Designed Network Polymer
   Network polymers are polymers with a three-dimensional network structure. Compared to ordinary linear polymers, various material properties are produced due to the complexity of their structure. For example, they are used in a wide range of fields such as molding materials, adhesives, paints, rubber and tires, and water-absorbing resins because they are insoluble and non-melting and exhibit high heat and solvent resistance. Meanwhile, recent developments in precision polymerization technology, analytical technology, and information science have enhanced our research tools. In addition to the conventional issues, precision network polymers have opened up new possibilities for further research areas and material development by making full use of new synthetic methods, structural analysis, and control of physical properties for the remaining unsolved problems.
   In our research group on precisely designed network polymers, �gdevelopment of new synthetic methods and achievement of a precise control of reactions�h, �gmaterial design based on self-assembly and hybridization�h, and �gnew strategies for precise structural analysis and computer simulation�h are the three key elements. We invite researchers from various fields on industry, government, and academia, and hold a workshop and symposium for young researchers, etc. to discuss above issues. This research group welcomes applications from researchers and engineers focusing on networked polymers as well as from researchers and engineers in other fields. We also would like to help the formation of a �ghuman network�h.

Suzuki hideya (DIC)

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