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
2010–2016 Professor, Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2016–Present Professor, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2024–Present Director, Research Center for Autonomous Systems Materialogy, Institute of Innovative Research, 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

2012 Nagase Award

2015 Seiichi Tejima Paper Award

2016 38th JSAP Outstanding Paper Award

2020 Seiichi Tejima Paper Award

2020 The Award for Science and Technology, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and TechnologyThe Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2020 42th JSAP Outstanding Paper Award

2021 The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan

Recent Publications

  • Single-Molecule Observation of Redox Reactions Enabled by Rigid and Isolated Tripodal Molecules
    Y. Kobayashi, Y. Yokota, R. A. Wong, M. Hong, J. Takeya, S. Osawa, F. Ishiwari, Y. Shoji, T. Harimoto, K. Sugimoto, Y. Ishigaki, T. Suzuki, T. Fukushima, Y. Kim
    J. Phys. Chem. C  2022, in press (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c07362).
  • Synthesis, physical properties, and OFET characteristics of a propeller-shaped molecule with a dithiarubicene blade
    K. Tsukamoto, K. Takagi, S. Jinnai, Y. Ie, M. Hara, T. Fukushima
    Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. 20227, 1639–1649 (DOI:10.1039/d2me00168c).
  • Design of discotic liquid crystal enabling complete switching between and memory of two alignment states over a large area
    Y. Shoji, M. Kobayashi, A. Kosaka, R. Haruki, R. Kumai, S. Adachi, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima
    Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 9891–9901 (DOI:10.1039/D2SC03677K).
  • Ultrafast Singlet Fission and Efficient Carrier Transport in a Lamellar Assembly of Bis[(trialkoxyphenyl)ethynyl]pentacene
    H. Sakai, K. Yoshino, Y. Shoji, T. Kajitani, J. Pu, T. Fukushima, T. Takenobu, N. V. Tkachenko, T. Hasobe
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2022, 126, 9396–9406 (DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c00864).
  • Dielectric response of 1,1-difluorosumanene caused by an in-plane motion
    M. Li, J. Y. Wu, K. Sambe, Y. Yakiyama, T. Akutagawa, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima, K. Matsuda, H. Sakurai
    Mater. Chem. Front. 2022, 6, 1752–1758 (DOI: 10.1039/D2QM00134A).
  • Chalcogen Bond versus Halogen Bond: Changing Contributions in Determining the Crystal Packing of Dihalobenzochalcogenadiazoles
    Y. Ishigaki, K. Shimomura, K. Asai, T. Shimajiri, T. Akutagawa, T. Fukushima, T. Suzuki
    Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2022, 95, 522–531 (DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20220008).
  • Capturing the Trajectory of Metal-Ion-Cluster Formation: Stepwise Accumulation of Zn(II) Ions in a Robust Coordination Space Formed by a Rigid Tridentate Carboxylate Ligand
    M. Kato, T. Fukui, H. Sato, Y. Shoji, T. Fukushima
    Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 3649–3654 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c03758).
  • Selected as Supplementary Cover
  • Photoactuating Artificial Muscles of Motor Amphiphiles as an Extracellular Matrix Mimetic Scaffold for Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    S. Chen, L. Yang, F. King-Chi Leung, T. Kajitani, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Fukushima, P. v. Rijn, B. L. Feringa
    J. Am. Chem. Soc2022, in press, (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c12318).
  • Understanding the evolution of the Raman spectra of molecularly p-doped poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl): signatures of polarons and bipolarons
    A. E. Mansour, A. Valencia, D. Lungwitz, B. Wegner, N. Tanaka, Y. Shoji, T. Fukushima, A. Opitz, C. Cocchi, N. Koch
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022, 24,  3109–3118 (DOI: 10.1039/D1CP04985B).
  • Tetraaryldiborane(4) Can Emit Dual Fluorescence Responding to the Structural Change around the B–B Bond
    Y. Shoji, N. Tanaka, Y. Ikabata, H. Sakai, T. Hasobe, N. Koch, H. Nakai, T. Fukushima
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202261, e202113549 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202113549).
  • Selected as "Very Important Paper (VIP)" and Front Cover
  • Introduction of Triptycene with a Particular Substitution Pattern into Polymer Chains Can Dramatically Improve the Structural and Rheological Properties
    F. Ishiwari, G. Okabe, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima
    ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 1529-1534 (DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00660).
  • Visualization of Thermal Transport Properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Au(111) by Contact and Noncontact Scanning Thermal Microscopy
    S. Fujii, Y. Shoji, T. Fukushima, T. Nishino
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 18777–18783 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c09757).
  • Structure-Preserving Solid-State Thermal Huisgen Cycloaddition Polymerization of a Self-Assembled Triptycene-Based AB3-Type Monomer
    F. Ishiwari, S. Kawahara, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima
    Chem. Lett. 2021, 50, 2006–2010 (DOI: 10.1246/cl.210476).
  • A single-molecule conductance study on the rotational isomers of a hexaarylbenzene derivative carrying dipolar rotating units
    T. Miyazaki, Y. Shoji, S. Fujii, T. Fukushima
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 202160, 108002 (DOI: 10.35848/1347-4065/ac26a9).
  • An Air- and Water-Stable B4N4-Heteropentalene Serving as a Host Material for a Phosphorescent OLED
    J. Kashida, Y. Shoji, Y. Ikabata, H. Taka, H. Sakai, T. Hasobe, H. Nakai, T. Fukushima
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 23812–23818 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202110050).
  • Cyano-Substituted Triptycene-Based Monolayers on Au(111): Tripodal Adsorption, Dipole Engineering, and Charge Transfer
    S. Das, A. Asyuda, Y. Shoji, A. Kosaka, T. Fukushima, M. Zharnikov
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2021125, 18968–18978 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c05618).
  • Mobility enhancement of DNTT and BTBT derivative organic thin-film transistors by triptycene molecule modification
    M. Sugiyama, S. Jancke, T. Uemura, M. Kondo, Y. Inoue, N. Namba, T. Araki, T. Fukushima, T. Sekitani
    Organic Electronics 2021, 96, 106219 (DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2021.106219).
  • Porous Honeycomb Self-Assembled Monolayers: Tripodal Adsorption and Hidden Chirality of Carboxylate Anchored Triptycenes on Ag
    S. Das, G. Nascimbeni, R. Ortiz de la Morena, F. Ishiwari, Y. Shoji, T. Fukushima, M. Buck, E. Zojer, and M. Zharnikov 
    ACS Nano 202115, 11168–11179 (DOI:10.1021/acsnano.1c03626).
  • An Element-Substituted Cyclobutadiene Exhibiting High-Energy Blue Phosphorescence
    Y. Shoji, Y. Ikabata, I. Ryzhii, R. Ayub, O. El Bakouri, T. Sato, Q. Wang, T. Miura, B. S. B. Karunathilaka, Y. Tsuchiya, C. Adachi, H. Ottosson, H. Nakai, T. Ikoma, T. Fukushima
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021,60, 21817–21823 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202106490).
  • Selected as "Very Important Paper (VIP)" and Inside Cover
  • Manipulation of Dual Fluorescence Behavior in Aggregation-induced Emission Enhancement of a Tetraphenylethene-appended Polymer by Optical Tweezers
    S.-F. Wang, B.-W. Chen, A. Itagaki, F. Ishiwari, T. Fukushima, H. Masuhara, T. Sugiyama 
    J. Mater. Chem. C 20219, 7545–7554 (DOI: 10.1039/D1TC01631H). 
  • Thermal and Gas Adsorption Properties of Tröger's base/Diazacyclooctane Hybrid Ladder Polymers
    K. Inoue, R. Selyanchyn, S. Fujikawa, F. Ishiwari, T. Fukushima 
    ChemNanoMat 20217, 824–830 (DOI: 10.1002/cnma.202100151).
  • Observation of Borane–Olefin Proximity Interaction Governing the Structure and Reactivity of Boron‐Containing Macrocycles
  • Y. Murata, K. Matsunagi, J. Kashida, Y. Shoji, C. Özen, S. Maeda, T. Fukushima
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202160, 14630–14635 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.202103512).
  • Perchlorinated Triptycene Tribenzoquinone
  • Y. Shoji, S. Yamamoto, T. Fukushima
    Chem. Lett. 2021, 50, 1240–1243 (DOI:10.1246/cl.210219).  
  • End-functionalization of dithiarubicene: Modulation of optoelectronic properties by metal-catalyzed coupling reactions and device application
  • K. Tsukamoto, K. Takagi, K. Yamamoto, Y. Ie, T. Fukushima
    J. Mater. Chem. C 2021, 9, 5920–5929 (DOI:10.1039/D1TC01169C).
  • Two‐step Conformational Control of a Dibenzo Diazacyclooctane Derivative by Stepwise Protonation
  • F. Ishiwari, S. Miyake, K. Inoue, K. Hirose, T. Fukushima, A. Saeki 
    Asian J. Org. Chem. 2021, 10, 1–6 (DOI:10.1002/ajoc.202100154).
  • Chalcogen Bond versus Weak Hydrogen Bond: Changing Contributions in Determining the Crystal Packing of [1,2,5]-Chalcogenadiazole-Fused Tetracyanonaphthoquinodimethanes
  • Y. Ishigaki, K. Asai, T. Shimajiri, T. Akutagawa, T. Fukushima, T. Suzuki
    Org. Mater. 20213, 90–96 (DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725046).
  • Changing the structural and physical properties of 3-arm star poly(δ-valerolactone)s by a branch-point design
  • H. Ogiwara, F. Ishiwari, T. Kimura, Y. Yamashita, T. Kajitani, A. Sugimoto, M. Tokita, M. Takata, T. Fukushima
    Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 3901–3904 (DOI: 10.1039/D1CC01092A).
  • Thermal transport properties of an oriented thin film of a paraffinic tripodal triptycene
  • T. Imaizumi, R. Takehara, Y. Yamashita, T. Yagi, F. Ishiwari, Y. Shoji, X. Wang, Y. Murakami, T. Nishino, T. Fukushima
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 202160, 038002 (DOI: 10.35848/1347-4065/abe340).
  • Highly Sensitive Humidity Sensor Based on Aggregation-induced Emission Luminogen-Appended Hygroscopic Polymer Microresonator
  • A. Qiagedeer, H. Yamagishi, M. Sakamoto, H. Hasebe, F. Ishiwari, T. Fukushima, Y. Yamamoto
    Mater. Chem. Front. 2021, 5, 799–803 (DOI: 10.1039/D0QM00722F).
  • Room-Temperature Pentacene Fluids: Oligoethylene Glycol Substituent-Controlled Morphologies and Singlet Fission
  • K. Yoshino, H. Sakai, Y. Shoji, T. Kajitani, H. Anetai, T. Akutagawa, T. Fukushima, N. V. Tkachenko, T. Hasobe
    J. Phys. Chem. B 2020, 124, 52, 11910–11918 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c09754).
  • Selective Synthesis of Diazacyclooctane -Containing Flexible Ladder Polymers with Symmetrically or Unsymmetrically Substituted Side Chains
    K. Inoue, F. Ishiwari, T. Fukushima
    Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 3690–3694 (DOI: 10.1039/D0PY00603C).
  • Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Aggregation-Induced Emission Enhancement Controlled by Optical Manipulation
    S-F. Wang,J.-R. Lin, F. Ishiwari, T. Fukushima, H. Masuhara, and T. Sugiyama
    Angew. Chem. 2020, 59, 7063–7068 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201916240).
  • Electric-Field-Controllable Conductance Switching of an Overcrowded Ethylene Self-Assembled Monolayer
    S. Fujii, M. Koike, T. Nishino, Y. Shoji, T. Suzuki, T. Fukushima, M. Kiguchi
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 46, 18544–18550 ( DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b09233).
  • Dual‐Controlled Macroscopic Motions in A Supramolecular Hierarchical Assembly of Motor Amphiphiles
    F. K.-C. Leung, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima, B. L. Feringa
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 10985–10989 (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201905445).
  • Chiral Crystal-Lke Droplets Displaying Unidirectional Rotational Sliding
    T. Kajitani, K. Motokawa, A. Kosaka, Y. Shoji, R. Haruki, D. Hashizume, T. Hikima, M. Takata, K. Yazawa, K. Morishima, M. Shibayama, T. Fukushima
    Nature Mater. 201918, 266–272 (DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0270-7).
  • Highlighted in Chemistry World(2019. 1. 22)
  • First-Principles Study of the Adsorption Behavior of Triptycene Molecular Tripods on Au(111): Site-Selectivity and Unambiguous Molecular Orientation
    T. Tada, F. Ishiwari, Y. Shoji, T. Fukushima
    J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123, 4401–4406 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b00869).
  • Synthesis and Reactivity of Cyclic Borane‐Amidine Conjugated Molecules Formed by Direct 1,2‐Carboboration of Carbodiimides with 9‐Borafluorenes
    J. Kashida, Y. Shoji, T. Fukushima
    Chem. Asian J. 2019, 14, 1879–1885 (DOI: 10.1002/asia.201900047).
  • Highlighted in Chemistry Views(2019. 3. 25)
  • A Versatile Scaffold for Facile Synthesis of Fluorescent Cyano- Substituted Stilbenes
    S. Hayashi, M. Sakamoto b, F. Ishiwari b, T. Fukushima b, S. Yamamoto a, T. Koizumi
    Tetrahedron 2019, 75, 1079–1084, (DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2019.01.012).
  • Heat-Triggered Crystallization of Liquid Crystalline Macrocycles Allowing for Conductance Switching through Hysteretic Thermal Phase Transitions
    T. Muraoka, T. Shima, T. Kajitani, N. Hoshino, E. Morvan, A. Grélard, E. J. Dufourc, T. Fukushima, T. Akutagawa, K. Nabeya, and K. Kiinbara
    Chem. Asian J. , 2019, 14, 141–148 (DOI: 10.1002/asia.201801372).
  • Supramolecular Packing and Macroscopic Alignment Controls Actuation Speed in Macroscopic Strings of Molecular Motor Amphiphiles
    F. K.-C. Leung, T. van den Enk, T. Kajitani, J. Chen, M. C. A. Stuart, J. Kuipers, T. Fukushima, B. L. Feringa
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, pp 17724–17733 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10778).
  • A few-layer molecular film on polymer substrates to enhance the performance of organic devices
    T. Yokota, T. Kajitani, R. Shidachi, T. Tokuhara, M. Kaltenbrunner, Y. Shoji, F. Ishiwari, T. Sekitani, T. Fukushima, T. Someya
    Nature Nanotech. 2018, 13, 139–144 (doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0018-6).
  • Artificial muscle-like function from hierarchical supramolecular assembly of photoresponsive molecular motors
    J. Chen, F. K.-C. Leung, M. C. A. Stuart, T. Kajitani, T. Fukushima, E. van der Giessen, B. L. Feringa
    Nature Chem. 2018, 10, 132–138 (DOI:10.1038/nchem.2887).
    Highlighted in Chemical Engineering News
  • Unveiling a new aspect of simple arylboronic esters: long-lived room-temperature phosphorescence from heavy-atom-free molecules
    Y. Shoji, Y. Ikabata, Q. Wang, D. Nemoto, A. Sakamoto, N. Tanaka, J. Seino, H. Nakai, T. Fukushima
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 2728–2733 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b11984).
  • 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. 2016, 7, 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 2015, 348,1122–1126 (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 2011, 334, 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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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
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