Division of Integrated Materials
Design of Nano-systems
Molecular self-assembly, which is an interdisciplinary subject extending over chemistry, physics and biology, derives the spontaneous nano-ordering being able to contribute much to key technologies of the bottom-up type electric and photonic devices. The focus of our studies is creating novel soft-matter with unique photonic structures and functionality through chemical and physical programming of topological frustration for the molecular assembling geometry of liquid crystals and polymers. We have developed novel functional materials showing fast electro-optics and photo-controllable photonic band.