Researcher

Name

Soichiro Yoshimoto

Research field

Nano Material Chemistry

吉本 惣一郎

Assignment

"Design and Control of Supramolecularly Nanostructured Interface Based on Bottom-up Assembly"


Supramolecular organizations based on non-covalent interaction such as hydrogen bonding, dipole coupling, metal-organic coordination, and intermolecular DNA recognition, have been explored to control surface properties and to construct two-dimensional (2D) nanoarchitectures on solid surfaces. The 'bottom-up' supramolecular assembly strategy is an attractive and promising approach for construction of nanoarchitectures. For example, porphyrin-fullerene supramolecular assembly has been investigated because of the interest in photo-induced energy and electron transfer processes for photonics and solar cells.
One attractive 'bottom-up' method is to prepare binary and hybrid nanostructures on a solid surface by supramolecular assembly of organic functional materials and to demonstrate specific functions such as catalysis, photo-induced electron transfer, and conductivity derived from the formation of various nanostructures. Specific optical properties such as light-emission and light absorption of porphyrin tape, nanoprism and nanosheets are expected to result from controlled nanoarchitectures.
In this way, it is focused to design and control a supramolecularly nanostructured interface based on the bottom-up assembly in this research project.

Career

  • 1995.3 Kumamoto University Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry (Bachelor Degree)
  • 1997.3 Kumamoto University Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry (Master Degree)
  • 2000.3 Kumamoto University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Industrial Science (Applied Chemistry of Materials) (Ph.D.)
  • 2000.4 Tohoku University, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry, Assistant Professor
  • 2005.3 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • 2008.2 Kumamoto University Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence Assistant Professor
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