Ph.D., Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

Research Director, ERATO Akiyoshi Bio-nanotransporter project, JST Japan Kyotodaigaku Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, 615-8510, Japan

Education and Carrier

  • 2011 to present: Research Director, ERATO (Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology) Akiyoshi Bio-nanotransporter project, Japan Science Technology(JST), Japan 
  • 2010 to present: Professor, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2002 - 2010: Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
  • 2005 - 2007: Visiting professor, Biotic Integration Engineering (Guest Chair) Division, Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 1999 - 2002: Research member, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology, 21(PRESTO), JST, Japan
  • 1997: Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Luis Pasteur University, France
  • 1993 - 2002: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 1989 - 1993: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
  • 1987 - 1988: Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • 1985 - 1987: Postodoctral fellow (Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2010), Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, USA
  • 1985: Ph.D, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan
  • 1982: M.Sc., Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan
  • 1980: B.Sc., Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan

Summary and present work

  • Bio-inspired nano-organized system and utilization to biotechnology and nanomedicine,
  • Nanogel engineering for DDS and tissue engineering, Chaperon-inspired materials,
  • Protein delivery system for immunotherapy, Cancer vaccine, Mucosal vaccine, Nanomatrix hydrogel for bone regeneration, Organic–inorganic hybrid materials, Artificial cell by liposome engineering, Membrane protein engineering.

Honors:

  • Young Investigate Lecture Awards of the Chemical Society of Japan (1993)
  • The Poster Awards of Gordon Research Conference (Polymer), USA (1997)
  • The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, 1997 The Society of Polymer Science,  Japan (1998)
  • 2001 Barre Lecturer Awards, the University of Montreal, Canada (2001)
  • MHS2007 Best paper awards IEEE 2007, International Symposium on Micro-Nanomechatronics and Human Science (MHS2007), Japan (2007)
  • 14th Nagai Awards of the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System (2014)

Activities:

  • 2008-2009 Chair of Research Group on Polymers and Biosciences in The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
  • 2010-  Regional Editors, J. Bioactive and Compatible Polymers
  • 2012-  Advisory board, Biomaterials Science, RSC   
  • 2012-  Advisory board, Advance Healthcare Materials, Wiley
  • 2014-  Vice president of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan.