Staff

KUROKAWA TakayukiProfessor

Laboratory
Laboratory of Transformational Soft Matter
Research Theme
Characterization of Novel Hydrogels with Superb function
Research Keywords

Hydrogel, Double-Network gel, Functional gel, Substitutes for tissues and organs

Overview of Research

From a material point of view, we notice that living things contain a lot of water and are in soft gel state. Why does not the creature consist of hard materials like machines? In order to understand the nature of living things scientifically I am studying artificial gels systematically, not living things themselves. If gel is a similar substance for understanding living things, it may be possible to make gels artificial tissues applicable to medical treatment. With such things in mind, I strive to understand the nature of soft & wet matter through creating an unbelievably tough gel from conventional gels, elucidating the toughening mechanism, and further evaluating the gel with high functionality such as shock absorption and self-healing.

Charge

Representative Publications

Refer to HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DIRECTORY
(https://researchers.general.hokudai.ac.jp/profile/en.-BH4EflnEQl79Cxj1bepXw==.html)

publons
https://publons.com/researcher/2866032/takayuki-kurokawa/

Note

<Office Hour>
– Time: Anytime during the lecture period
– Place: Frontier-AMLS, 3F
Please contact in advance by E-mail.
E-mail: kurokawa[at]sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Affiliation