Prof. Dr. Takanori Fukushima


Takanori Fukushima
Professor, Inorganic Resources Division, Chemical Resorces Laboratory, Titech



1988–1992 B.Sc. Tohoku University
1992–1994 M.Sc. Tohoku University
1994–1996 Ph.D. Tohoku University
1999 D.Sci. Tohoku University

Academic Career

1995–1996 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1996–2001 Assistant Professor, Tohoku University
2001–2004 Researcher, ERATO Aida Nanospace Project, Japan Science and Technology Corporation
2004–2011 Group Leader, ERATO Aida Nanospace Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2007–2010 Team Leader, Functional Soft Matter Engineering Team, RIKEN
2010–2013 Team Leader, Energy Conversion Research Team, RIKEN
2010–current Professor, Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology


2005 Wiley Award, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan

2008 The Young Scientists's Prize for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2010 Asian Core Program Lectureship Award in the 5th International Conference Cutting-Edge of Organic Chemistry in Asia, ICCEOCA

Recent Publications

  • A design principle of polymers processable into 2D homeotropic order
    Z. Chen, Y.-T. Chan, D. Miyajima, T. Kajitani, A. Kosaka, T. Fukushima, J. M. Lobez, T. Aida
    Nature Commun. 20167, 13640 (doi:10.1038/ncomms13640).
  • Boron-mediated sequential alkyne insertion and C–C coupling reactions affording extended π-conjugated molecules
    Y. Shoji, N. Tanaka, S. Muranaka, N. Shigeno, H. Sugiyama, K. Takenouchi, F. Hajjaj and T. Fukushima
    Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 12704 (doi: 10.1038/ncomms12704). OPEN ACCESS
  • Rational synthesis of organic thin films with exceptional long-range structural integrity
    N. Seiki, Y. Shoji, T. Kajitani, F. Ishiwari, A. Kosaka, T. Hikima, M. Takata, T. Someya, T. Fukushima
    Science 2015348, 1122-1126. (DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1391).
  • Supramolecular Linear Heterojunction Composed of Graphite-Like Semiconducting Nanotubular Segments
    W. Zhang, W. Jin, T. Fukushima, A. Saeki, S. Seki, T. Aida
  • Science 2011334, 340-343. (DOI: 10.1126/science.1210369)
  • Redox-Responsive Molecular Helices with Highly Condensed π-Clouds
    E. Ohta, H. Sato, S. Ando, A. Kosaka, T. Fukushima, D. Hashizume, M. Yamasaki, K. Hasegawa, A. Muraoka, H. Ushiyama, K. Yamashita, T. Aida
    Nature Chem. 2011, 3, 68-73. (DOI:10.1038/nchem.900)
  • Large-Area Three-Dimensional Molecular Ordering of a Polymer Brush by One-Step Processing
    N. Hosono, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima, K. Ito, S. Sasaki, M. Takata, T. Aida
    Science 2010, 330, 808-811. (DOI: 10.1126/science.1195302)

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Contact Us
Prof. Takanori Fukushima
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science
Institute of Innovative Research

School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology
R1-1, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku,
Yokohama 226-8503 JAPAN
Phone: +81-45-924-5220
Fax: +81-45-924-5220