| Control of wettability
and friction by immobilization
of polyelectrolyte brushes with
bio-inspired functional groups
Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Prof. Atsushi Takahara earned his D.Eng. (1983) in the field of polymer science. He worked at Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University as an assistant professor and then associate professor from 1983 to 1999. He was a full professor of IFOC, Kyushu University from 1999 to 2003.
Since 2003, he is a full professor of Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University. He is an associate editor of Polymer Journal and has served as Editorial Board Members of several journals, including Progress in Polymer Sicence, Biointerphases.
From 2005 to 2008 and 2011- , he has been elected as a member of Science Council of Japan. His research interests are focused on polymer surface and interfaces, polymer nanocomposites, and development of new technique for polymer surface characterization.