Members

Hokkaido University Group

Makoto Demura Ph.D./Director

Professor
Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Biomembrane, Biomaterials, Biomimicry, NMR

Jian Ping Gong, Ph.D./Group Leader

Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Soft Matter, Polymer Gels, Tough Soft Materials, Fracture, Lubrication, Friction, Adhesion, Biomaterials, Artificial Cartilage, Cell Scaffold, Regenerative Medicine

 

*The following members are listed in alphabetical order.

Tomoyasu Aizawa, Ph.D.

Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Protein Science, Structural Biology, Protein Engineering, NMR, Innate Immunity, Antimicrobial Peptide, Cytokine

Hisashi Haga, Ph.D.

Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Cell Dynamics, Soft Culture Substrate, Collective Migration, Morphogenesis, Cancer Metastasis

Tsutomu Indei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Soft Matter Collaborative Research Unit, Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Theoretical Physics for Condensed Soft Matter, Polymer Rheology, Associating Polymer, Microrheology

Seiichiro Ishihara, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Mechanobiology

KATSUYAMA Yoshinori, Ph.D.

Academic-Specialist
Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Soft Matter Collaborative Research Unit, Hokkaido University

Takashi Kikukawa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Membrane Protein, Microbial Rhodopsin, Ion Pump, Photosensor, Flash Photolysis

Daniel R. King, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Biomaterials, Tough Hydrogels, Hydrogel Composites, Adhesion, Fracture

Hiroyuki Kumeta, Ph.D.

Academic-Specialist
Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Advanced NMR Facility, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
NMR, Protein Structure

Takayuki Kurokawa, Ph.D.

Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Hydrogel, Gel Interface

Xian Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Soft Matter Collaborative Research Unit, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Gels, Self-Assembly, Mechanics

Tasuku Nakajima, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Gels, Self-Assembly, Mechanics

Takayuki Nonoyama, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Hydrogels, Biomineralization, Soft Ceramics, Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Osteointegration, Hydroxyapatite, Biomaterials, Bioceramics, Polypeptides, Molecular Self-Assembly

Takashi Tsukamoto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Division of Functional Life Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Membrane Protein, Microbial Rhodopsin, Ion Pump, Ion Channel, Spectroscopy

Kazunori Yasuda, M. D., Ph.D.

Visiting Professor
Division of Advanced Transdisciplinary Sciences, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University

Research keywords:
Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Joint surgery, Cartilage regeneration, Ligament reconstruction

France Group

Costantino Creton, Ph.D./ Group Leader

Vice President Research of the ESPCI Paris-PSL
ESPCI Paris-PSL

Research keywords:
Adhesion, Fracture, Gels, Elastomers,
Dynamic Bonds, Soft Materials

*The following members are listed in alphabetical order.

Anke Lindner, Ph.D.

Professor
Paris University, Complex suspensions group, PMMH-ESPCI Paris

Research keywords:
Complex Fluids, Active Matter, Microfluidics, Rheology, Fluid-structure Interactions

CĂ©cile Monteux, Ph.D.

Professor
Laboratory Soft Matter Science and Engineering, ESPCI Paris-PSL

Research keywords:
Emulsions, Foams, Encapsulation, Adsorption Dynamics, Interfacial Rheology, Polymers, Collloids

Alba Marcellan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, Sorbonne University

Research keywords:
Macromolecular Design, Fracture, Adhesion, Damage Mechanisms, Physical (reversible) Interactions, Polymer Fibers

Tetsuharu Narita, Ph.D.

CNRS Research Associate
CNRS, ESPCI Paris

Research keywords:
Hydrogel, Nonlinear Rheology, Microrheology, Light Scattering

Thomas Salez, Ph.D.

CNRS Research Associate
Aquitaine Waves and Matter Laboratory (LOMA), University of Bordeaux and CNRS

Research keywords:
Liquids at Interfaces, Glass Transition, Polymers

U.S. Group

Michael Rubinstein, Ph.D. /Group Leader 

Professor
Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

Research keywords:
Polymer Physics, Soft Matter, Polymer Dynamics, Polymer Networks, Polymer Gels, Viscoelasticity

Stephen Craig, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemistry, Duke University

Research keywords:
Polymers, Networks, Mechanochemistry

Jan Genzer, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

Research keywords:
Polymer Surfaces & Interfaces, Surface Patterning, Surface-initiated Polymerization, Polymer Brushes, Silicone Gels, Hydrogels, Responsive Materials, Biofouling

Wei Hong, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

Research keywords:
Continuum Mechanics, Fracture, Multiphysics Modeling, Soft Composites, Structures and Materials

Chung-Yuen Hui, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

Research keywords:
Fracture Mechanics of Soft Materials, Adhesion and Contact Mechanics, Surface Constitutive Behavior of Soft Solids and Mechanical Behavior of Soft Composites