The research activity is currently centered on the following five major areas.

  1. Supramolecular liquid crystals
  2. Liquid crystal gels
  3. Low-dimensional ion-conductive materials & energy materials
  4. Electron and optical functional polymer materials & supramolecular assemblies
  5. Organic/inorganic hybrid materials (mimicking biomineralization)
  6. Separation and water-treatment membranes

Supramolecular liquid crystals
Folic acid
Liquid crystal gels

Structure of LC gel

Low-dimentional ion-conductive materials
Ion conduction
Organic/inorganic hybrid materials
Thin film of calcium carbonate