Assistant Professor Dr. Junya UCHIDA

Research Field: Liquid CrystalsキSelf-AssemblyキFunctional Polymers

    Professional Experience
    2018-2020
    Researcher at Kureha Corporation
    2020-present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

    Education

    B.S., The University of Tokyo, 2013
    Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, 2018 (Prof. T. Kato)


    Membership of Academic Societies

    The Chemical Society of Japan, The Society of Polymer Science of Japan, The Japanese Liquid Crystal Society


    Awards & Honors

    1) The Best Paper Award (Category C) of the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society (2023)

    2) Poster Awards of CSJ Chemistry Festa (2014)

    3) Poster Awards of Self-Directed Camp of Materials Education program for the future leaders in Research, Industry, and Technology (MERIT) (2013)


    List of Selected Publications

  1. Virus Adsorption and Elution Using Cationic Polymer Brushes: Potential Applications for Passive Sampling in Wastewater-Based Epidemiology
    Junya Uchida, Miaomiao Liu, Shizuka Matsuyama, *Hiroyuki Katayama, and *Takashi Kato
    RSC Appl. Polym., in press.
  2. Fixation of Polar Assembly of Columnar Liquid Crystals with a Phosphine Oxide Group
    Jingze Bi, Azumi Akiyama, Junya Uchida, Keiki Kishikawa, and *Takashi Kato
    ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 6, 6706-6713 (2024).
  3. Aquatic Functional Liquid Crystals: Design, Functionalization, and Molecular Simulation
    *Takashi Kato, *Junya Uchida, *Yoshiki Ishii, and *Go Watanabe
    Adv. Sci., 11, 2306529 (2024).
  4. Surface Modification of Cotton Gauze for Increased Adsorption of Enveloped and Nonenveloped Viruses from Water
    Miaomiao Liu, Junya Uchida, Shizuka Matsuyama, *Takashi Kato, and *Hiroyuki Katayama
    ACS EST Water, 4, 368-376 (2024).
  5. Self-Assembly of Peptide-Conjugated Forklike Mesogens at Aqueous/Liquid Crystalline Interfaces: Molecular Design for Ordering Transition Induced by Specific Binding of Biomolecules
    *Junya Uchida, Anna Niwa, Mina Hasome, Rie Makiura, Nicholas L. Abbott, and *Takashi Kato
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 15, 36657-36666 (2023).
  6. Thermotropic Colloidal Liquid-Crystalline Hydroxyapatite Nanorod Hybrids Containing a Forklike Mesogen
    *Junya Uchida, Ryuta Kiguchi, Riki Kato, and *Takashi Kato
    Helv. Chim. Acta, 106, e202300053 (2023).
  7. Reentrant 2D Nanostructured Liquid Crystals by Competition between Molecular Packing and Conformation: Potential Design for Multistep Switching of Ionic Conductivity
    Kazuma Hamaguchi, Huanjun Lu, Shota Okamura, Satoshi Kajiyama, Junya Uchida, Shunsuke Sato, *Go Watanabe, Yoshiki Ishii, Hitoshi Washizu, *Goran Ungar, and *Takashi Kato
    ChemPhysChem, 24, e202200927 (2023).
  8. Bioinspired Macromolecular Templates for Crystallographic Orientation Control of ZnO Thin Films through Zinc Hydroxide Carbonate
    Takahiro Mikami, Shunichi Matsumura, Rino Ichikawa, Riki Kato, Junya Uchida, Tatsuya Nishimura, and *Takashi Kato
    Polym. J., 54, 1119-1126 (2022).
  9. Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of Emerging Ciprofloxacin under Visible Light Irradiation Using BiOBr/Carbon Quantum Dot/Saponite Composite
    *Chitiphon Chuaicham, Karthikeyan Sekar, Vellaichamy Balakumar, Junya Uchida, Takumi Katsurao, Hiroshi Sakabe, Bunsho Ohtani, and *Keiko Sasaki
    Environ. Res., 212, 113635 (2022).
  10. Advanced Functional Liquid Crystals
    Junya Uchida, Bartolome Soberats, Monika Gupta, and *Takashi Kato
    Adv. Mater., 34, 2109063 (2022).
  11. One-Step Solvent-Free Synthesis of Carbon Dot-Based Layered Composites Exhibiting Color-Tunable Photoluminescence
    *Junya Uchida, Yuka Takahashi, Takumi Katsurao, and Hiroshi Sakabe
    RSC Adv., 12, 8283-8289 (2022).
  12. Air/Water Interfacial Monolayer Assembly of Peptide-Conjugated Liquid-Crystalline Molecules
    *Rie Makiura, Anna Niwa, Hiroki Eimura, *Junya Uchida, and *Takashi Kato
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 94, 2060-2067 (2021).
  13. Self-Healing and Shape Memory Functions Exhibited by Supramolecular Liquid-Crystalline Networks Formed by Combination of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions and Coordination Bonding
    *Junya Uchida, Masafumi Yoshio, and *Takashi Kato
    Chem. Sci., 12, 6091-6098 (2021).
  14. Self-Assembly of Peptide-Containing Mesogens: Thermotropic Liquid-Crystalline Properties and Macroscopic Alignment of Amphiphilic Bioconjugates
    Hiroki Eimura, Anna Niwa, Junya Uchida, and *Takashi Kato
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 94, 1588-1593 (2021).
  15. Self-Assembly of Liquid-Crystalline Squaramides
    Soyoung Park, Junya Uchida, Ko Urushibara, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Takashi Kato, and *Aya Tanatani
    Chem. Lett., 47, 601-604 (2018).
  16. Functional Liquid Crystals towards the Next Generation of Materials
    *Takashi Kato, Junya Uchida, Takahiro Ichikawa, and Takeshi Sakamoto
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 4355-4371 (2018).
  17. Functional Liquid-Crystalline Polymers and Supramolecular Liquid Crystals
    *Takashi Kato, Junya Uchida, Takahiro Ichikawa, and Bartolome Soberats
    Polym. J., 50, 149-166 (2018).
  18. Self-Assembly of Giant Spherical Liquid-Crystalline Complexes and Formation of Nanostructured Dynamic Gels that Exhibit Self-Healing Properties
    Junya Uchida, *Masafumi Yoshio, *Sota Sato, Hiroyuki Yokoyama, *Makoto Fujita, and *Takashi Kato
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 14085-14089 (2017).
  19. Liquid-Crystalline Fork-like Dendrons
    Junya Uchida and *Takashi Kato
    Liq. Cryst., 44, 1816-1829 (2017).