Recent Group Topics

Front Cover of ChemElectroChem 2020

Jun. 2, 2020

 

Our international collaborative paper with Prof. Jusef Hassoun Group has been accepted and selected as the Front Cover of ChemElectroChem (Volume 7, Issue 11, doi).  Really good job Shuangying and Shoichi!

Congratulations for FY2019 Guraduation

Mar. 25, 2020

 

Unfortunately, the graduation ceremony and dinner 2020 have been canceled in TUAT.  Graduate students of Tominaga Lab. were Iko and Kato (Ms), Aso, Masaki, Bando, Funai and Yuki (Bs).  Congratulations!

Year-End Party 2019

Dec. 13, 2019

 
We were able to finish our lab works safely this year. We had a year-end party with new members of B3 who assigned to our group. We enjoyed together with my temporary return from Australia.

Azlini & Nur Azrini again! in Malaysia

Nov. 8, 2019

 
Attending an international conference (Keynote lecture) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I was able to see Azlini who completed her PhD in Sep. 2018, her husband, and Nur Azrini who completed her PhD in Sep. 2019. Congratulations both of you are pregnant !!

My 47th Birthday

Sep. 3, 2019

 
During my 6-month sabbatical in Australia, I happened to have an opportunity to temporarily return back to Japan at this time. The lab members celebrated my birthday. Thanks a lot!

Award Winners

2020

2019

 
 
Junpei Hashinokuchi, M1

Excellent Poster Award

The Society of Fiber Science and Technology 2019 Annual Meeting, Tawer Hall Funabori, Tokyo

"Synthesis of crosslinked polycarbonates and evaluation of the physical properties of lithium electrolyte" (presented in 5th June)

 
Nur Azrini Binti Ramlee, D3

Best Poster Award

15th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Penang, Malaysia

"Characterization of structural, morphological and physicochemical properties of PEC/PLA blends" (presented in 18th June)

 
 
 
 
Zhenguang LI, D3

Graduated Top of the Dr. Class

Tokyo Univ. A & T

 
 
Kaori KOBAYASHI, M2

Graduated Top of the Ms. Class

BASE (Group 1), Tokyo Univ. A & T

 
 
Haruka SOTOME, M2

Best Presentation Award

Master thesis presentation for BASE (Group 1), Tokyo Univ. A & T

"Characterization of lignin obtained by simultaneous enzymatic saccharification and comminution as heat-tolerant filler for polymer composites" (presented in Mar. 26)

2018

 
Dr. Yuki KUBOTA, 3M Japan

The 69th Paper Award

The Society of Rubber Science and Technology, Japan Annual Meeting, May 30, Saitama

"Development of Novel Conductive Rubber Rollers using NBR/Polyether Electrolyte Blends with Nanoscale Sea-Island Phase Separation" (Nihon Gomu Kyokaishi,
Vol. 90, No. 2, pp. 23-29 (2017)
)

 
Kento KIMURA, D3

Graduated Top of the Dr. Class

Tokyo Univ. A & T

2017

 
 
Kento KIMURA, D3

Best Poster Award

The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan Autumn Meeting, Miyazaki

"Highly concentrated polycarbonate electrolytes for high-voltage solid-state lithium polymer batteries" (presented in Nov. 1)

 
Kento KIMURA, D3

Best Poster Award

35th Summer Seminar of the Electrochemistry Society of Japan, Hachioji, Tokyo

"Electrochemical properties of concentrated ion-conductive electrolytes based on polycarbonate" (presented in Sep. 26)

 
Kento KIMURA, D3

Publicity Award

66th Symposium on Macromolecules, Ehime Univ., Ehime

"Mechanism of fast ion transport and favorable electrochemical properties of highly-concentrated polycarbonate electrolytes" (presented in Sep. 20)

 
Azlini Binti AB AZIZ, D2

Young Poster Award

The Society of Fiber Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Funabori, Tokyo

"Magnesium ion-conductive poly(ethylene carbonate) based solid electrolytes" (presented in Jun. 8)

 
Nur Azrini Binti RAMLEE, D1

Best Poster Award 

The 6th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP2017), Yuan Ze Univ., Taoyuan, Taiwan

"Physicochemical properties of miscible poly(lactic acid) and poly(ethylene carbonate) blends" (presented in May 16) 

 
Haruka SOTOME, M1

Best Poster Award 

The 6th International Conference on Bio-based Polymers (ICBP2017), Yuan Ze Univ., Taoyuan, Taiwan

"Functional composites consisting of poly(ethylene carbonate) and lignin obtained by simultaneous comminution and saccharification of plants" (presented in May 16)

 
Kaori KOBAYASHI, B4

Best Presentation Award 

Undergraduates presentation for the Department of Organic and Polymer Materials Chemistry, Tokyo Univ. A & T

"Effect of polymer structure on dielectric relaxation behavior of polycarbonate-based electrolytes" (presented in Feb. 17)

 
Azlini Binti AB AZIZ, D2

Best Presenter Award

3rd International Conference on Global Sustainability & Chemical Engineering, Putra Jaya, Malaysia

"Ionic conduction of poly(ethylene carbonate) electrolytes with magnesium and lithium salts" (presented in Feb. 15

2016

 
Kaori KOBAYASHI, B4

IPC2016 Young Scientist Poster Award

The 11th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2016), Fukuoka

"Effect of polymer structure on dielectric relaxation behavior of polycarbonate-based electrolytes" (presented in Dec. 16), List

 
Yuki KUBOTA, D3

IRCO Best Student Paper Award

The Internationa Rubber Conference 2016 (IRC2016), Kitakyushu, Kokura

"Electrical Properties and Morphological Analysis of NBR/Polyether Electrolyte Blends for Novel Antistatic Materials" (presented in Oct. 26)

 
Kaori KOBAYASHI, B4

Excellent Poster Award

65th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecues, Kanagawa Univ., Yokohama

"Effect of alkyl side chains on dielectric relaxation behavior of carbonate-based polymer electrolytes" (presented in Sep. 16)

 
Kento KIMURA, D2

Young Oral Presentation Award

The Society of Fiber Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Funabori, Tokyo

"Electrochemical properties and ionic solvation state of concentrated carbonate-based polymer electrolytes" (presented in Jun. 9)

 
Joh MOTOMATSU, M2

Best Presentation Award 

Master thesis presentation for BASE department (Group 1), Tokyo Univ. A & T 

"Analysis of specific ion-conductive behavior for concentrated polycarbonate-based electrolytes" (presented in Feb. 18)

2015

 
Kento KIMURA, M2

Best Presentation Award 

Master thesis presentation for the Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo Univ. A & T

"Electrochemical properties of solid polymer electrolytes containing uonic liquids and silica nanofibers" (presented in Feb. 10)

 

2014

 
Zhenguang LI, M1

Excellent Poster Award 

63rd SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecues, Nagasaki Univ., Nagasaki

"Ion-conductive properties of polycarbonate-based composite electrolytes filled with silica nanofiber" (presented in Sep. 26)

 
Joh MOTOMATSU, M1

Excellent Poster Award 

63rd SPSJ Annual Meeting, Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya

"Broadband dielectric spectroscopy and dynamic viscoelastic measurements of polycarbonate-based electrolytes" (presented in May 29)

 
Yuki KUBOTA, M2

Best Presentation Award 

Master thesis presentation for the Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo Univ. A & T

"Development of ion-conductive elastomer blends with nano-ordered phase separation for antistatic materials" (presented in Feb. 10)

 
Joh MOTOMATSU, B4

Best Presentation Award

Undergraduate presentation for the Department of Organic and Polymer Materials Chemistry, Tokyo Univ. A & T

"Broadband dielectric spectroscopy and dynamic mechanical analysis of polycarbonate-based electrolytes" (presented in Feb. 21)

2012

 
Yuki KUBOTA, M1

Young Oral Presentation Award 

24th Elastomer Symposium, Tokyo Univ. Sci., Tokyo

"Characterization of microphase separated structure and evaluation of antistaticity of ion-conductive elastomer blends" (presented in Nov. 29)

 
Shunsuke KITAJIMA, D3

Poster Award of Honorable Mention 

13th International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-13), Serfoss, Iceland

"Dielectric relaxation behavior of polyether/clay composites in high-pressure carbon dioxide" (presented in Aug. 28)

 
Yuki KUBOTA, B4

Best Presentation Award 

Undergraduate presentation for the Department of Organic and Polymer Materials Chemistry, Tokyo Univ. A & T

"Preparation of ion-conductive elastomer blends with nanoscale sea-island phase separation and evaluation of the antistatic properties" (presented in Feb. 17)

2010

 
Tomoki SHIMOMURA, M1

Student Poster Award 

 The Society of Fiber Science and Technology Annual Meeting, Funabori, Tokyo

"Synthesis and evaluation of ion-conductive polycarbonates having oxyethylene side chains" (presented in Jun. 17)

 
Yoshiyuki OE, M2

Student Poster Award 

21st JSPP Annual Meeting, Funabori, Tokyo

"Ion-conductive behavior and characterization of ionic dissociation in supercritical carbon dioxide-treated polymer electrolytes" (presented in Jun. 1)