Polymeric Nanocomposites

[Associate Professor] Masami Okamoto

Basic Information

Masami Okamoto

Degree

Dr. Eng.

Date of birth

1961/3/4

Laboratory Name

Polymeric Nanocomposites Laboratory

Research Fields

Polymeric Nanocomposites

Keywords

Polymeric nano-composites, Biopolymer-related materials for tissue engineering, DNA/RNA chemistry, Hydrogels

Website

http://www.toyota-ti.ac.jp/Lab/Zairyo/5z50/okamoto.htm

E-mail Address

Academic Background

Ph. D. (Material Science) Tokyo Institute of Technology (1994/12)

Work History

Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Torino (2011/4-)
Reaearch Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute(2009/04-)
Assosiate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute(2009/01-)
Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute(1996/1-2008/12)
Post Doctoral Fellow, Inorganic Materials Department, Kyushu National Industrial research Institute  (1995/8-1995/10)
Research Student, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1990/4-1991/5)
Research Associate, Toyobo Research Center, Polymer Div.(1986/4-1995/12)

Membership of Academic Societies

Advisory Board:
・ The Society of Rheology, Japan, Board & Polymer Processing Committee Chair (2001- till data)
・ International Advisory Board of Nanocomposite in Canada (2001- till data)
・ The Austrian NANO Initiative Advisory Committee(2004- till data)
・ VAMAS -TWA-PNC Regional Coordinator for Asia, Oceania & Australia (2007- till data)
・ Research Advisory Board of CSIR, Pretoria, Rep. of South Africa (2007- till data)
・ Advisory Board of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Environmental Department (2012-till data)
Associate Editor:
Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (2011- till data)

Editorial Board:
J. Nanotechnology (2011- till data)
J. Materials Science and Engineering with Advanced Technology
Professional Associations:
・ American Chemical Society (ACS)
・ Polymer Processing Society (PPS)
・ Society of Plastics Engineers, USA (SPE)
・ Japan Society of Polymer Processing (JSPP)
・ The Society of Rheology, Japan (SRJ)
・ The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ)
・ The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan (SRIJ)

Research Themes

Preparation and Characterization of Polymeric Nanocomposites
Delamination of organically modified layered filler via solid-state processing
Bio-based Polymeric Nanocomposites
Order-Disorder Phase Transition of Alkylammonium Ions in Nanoconfined Space
Fabrication of Polylactide based Biodegradable Thermoset Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications
Synthesis and Adsorption Characteristics of Hollow Spherule Allophane Nano-particles
Polymeric Nanocomposite Foams via supercritical CO2
DNA-based Nanocomposite Gels

Original Papers

[Academic Year]2013
[Articles]“Fabrication of Polylactide based Biodegradable Thermoset Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications”
[Author]R. Sakai, J. Baiju, Masami Okamoto, J.V. Seppälä
[Date of Issue]2013
[journal]Macromole. Mater. Engg., 298 (1) 45-52, DOI 10.1002/mame.201100436

[Academic Year]2012
[Articles]“Synthesis and Adsorption Characteristics of Hollow Spherule Allophane Nano-particles”
[Author]Fumitoshi Iyoda, Shuhei Hayashi, Shuichi Arakawa, John Baiju, Masami Okamoto, Hidetomo Hayashi, Guodong Yuan
[Date of Issue]2012
[journal]Apply. Clay Sci, 56, 77-83

[Academic Year]2012
[Articles]“Isothermal melt crystallization behavior of neat poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) and PLLA / Organically Modified Layered Silicate (OMLS) nanocomposite studied by Two-dimensional (2D) Correlation Spectroscopy”
[Author]Yohei Ando, Harumi Sato, Hideyuki Shinzawa, Masami Okamoto, Isao Noda, Yukihiro Ozaki
[Date of Issue]2012
[journal]Vib. Spectrosc., 60, 158-162

[Academic Year]2012
[Articles]“Percolated network structure formation and rheological properties in nylon 6/clay nanocomposites”
[Author]C. Mizuno, J. Baiju, Masami Okamoto,
[Date of Issue]2012
[journal]Macromole. Mater. Engg., 297, DOI 10.1002/mame.201200065

Reviews

[Academic Year]2011
[Articles]Novel Preparation of Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites
[Author]Tomotaka Saito, Masami Okamoto
[Date of Issue]2011/3


[Academic Year]2009
[Articles]PPS-25: Report-2
[Author]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Issue]2009


[Academic Year]2009
[Articles]PPS-25: Report-1
[Author]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Issue]2009


[Academic Year]2008
[Articles]Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites
[Author]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Issue]2008


[Academic Year]2006
[Articles]Mechanics of Polymer-based Nanocomposites
[Author]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Issue]2006

Books

[Academic Year]2012
[Books]"PLA-based Bio-Nanocomposites" in Environmental Silicate Nano-biocomposites, Springer-Verlag, in press
[Author/Editor]Masami Okamoto, L. Averous editor
[Date of Issue]2012


[Academic Year]2009
[Books]“Rheology in polymer/clay nano-composites: Mesoscale structure development and soft glassy dynamics” in Emerging technologies: Nano and Nano/Bio Composites, Taylor and Francis, pp 57-78
[Author/Editor]Masami Okamoto, F. Hussain Eds.
[Date of Issue]2009


[Academic Year]2008
[Books]“Biodegradable Polymer-based Nanocomposites: Nanostructure control and Nanocomposite Foaming with the Aim of Producing Nano-cellular Plastics” in Bio-inorganic hybrid Nanomaterials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, pp 271-312
[Author/Editor]Masami Okamoto, E.Ruiz-Hitzky, K. Ariga, Y.M. Lvov Eds.
[Date of Issue]2008


[Academic Year]2008
[Books]“Nano-structure Development and Foam Processing in Polymer/Layered Silicate Nano-composites” in Polymeric Foams: Recent Development in Technology and Regulation S.T., Taylor and Francis pp 175-218
[Author/Editor]Masami Okamoto, Lee Eds.
[Date of Issue]2008


[Academic Year]2007
[Books]“Recent Advances in Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology” in Processing and Properties of Nanocomposites, World Scientific & Imperial College Press, pp 247-305
[Author/Editor]Masami Okamoto., S. G. Advani Ed.
[Date of Issue]2007


[Academic Year]2007
[Books]“Polymer/Layered Filler Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology” in Macromolecular Engineering. Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, pp 2071-2134
[Author/Editor]Masami Okamoto, K. Matyjaszewski, Y. Gnanou, L. Leibler Eds.
[Date of Issue]2007

Conference Presentations

[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]PPS Americans Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. “Hollow spherical allophane nanoparticles in soil and their environmental applications”
[Speakers]M. Okamoto
[Date of Presentation]2012/5


[Academic Year]2012
[Academic Society]PPS Americans Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. “Fabrication of Polylactide based Biodegradable Thermoset Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications”
[Speakers]R. Sakai, B. John, M. Okamoto, J.V Seppälä, J. Vaithilingam, H. Hussein, R. Goodridge
[Date of Presentation]2012/5


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]XX Italian Conference of Macromolecular Science and Technology, Terni, Italy. “Polymer Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology”
[Speakers]M. Okamoto
[Date of Presentation]2011/9


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]13th European Meeting of Fire Retardant Polymers, Alessandria, Italy. “Polymer Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology”
[Speakers]M. Okamoto
[Date of Presentation]2011/6


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]PPS-27, Marrakech, Morocco. “Polymer Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology”
[Speakers]M. Okamoto
[Date of Presentation]2011/5


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]European Polymer Federation 5th Summer School, Palazzo feltrinelli-Gargnano, Italy. “Polymer Nanocomposites Processing”
[Speakers]M. Okamoto
[Date of Presentation]2011/5

Invited Lectures

[Academic Year]2012
[Lecture]PPS Americans Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Plenary “Hollow spherical allophane nanoparticles in soil and their environmental applications”
[Speakers]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Lecture]2012/5


[Academic Year]2011
[Lecture]XX Italian Conference of Macromolecular Science and Technology, 2011, Terni, Italy, Plenary “Polymer Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology”
[Speakers]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Lecture]2011/9


[Academic Year]2011
[Lecture]13th European Meeting of Fire Retardant Polymers, 2011, Alessandria, Italy, Plenary “Polymer Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology”
[Speakers]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Lecture]2011/6


[Academic Year]2011
[Lecture]European Polymer Federation 5th Summer School, 2011, Palazzo feltrinelli-Gargnano, Italy, Plenary“Polymer Nanocomposites Processing”
[Speakers]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Lecture]2011/5


[Academic Year]2011
[Lecture]PPS-27, 2011, Marrakech, Morocco, Plenary “Polymer Nanocomposites: An overview from science to technology”
[Speakers]Masami Okamoto
[Date of Lecture]2011/5

Awards

[Academic Year]2012
[prize]ISAEM BEST PEPAR Award 2012
[Prize Winner]Masami Okamoto
[Award-Winning Date]2012/11


[Academic Year]2009
[prize]Royal Society Joint Project Award 2009
[Prize Winner]Masami Okamoto
[Award-Winning Date]2009/6


[Academic Year]2009
[prize]PFAM18 Best Poster Award
[Prize Winner]Hidetomo Hayashi, Masami Okamoto
[Award-Winning Date]2009/12/13


[Academic Year]2005
[prize]Polymer Processing Society BEST POSTER AWARD: 2009
[Prize Winner]Hidetomo Hayashi, Masami Okamoto
[Award-Winning Date]2005/6/19


[Academic Year]2005
[prize]MORAND LAMBLA AWARD
[Prize Winner]Masami Okamoto
[Award-Winning Date]2005/6/19


[Academic Year]2004
[prize]Thomson Scientific Research Front Award 2004
[Prize Winner]Masami Okamoto
[Award-Winning Date]2004/11/2


Miscellaneous

[Academic Year]2011
[Invited seminars in Academia]University of Genova (September 2011)
[Date of Issue]2011/9


[Academic Year]2011
[Invited seminars in Academia]University of Mons (August 2011)
[Date of Issue]2011/8


[Academic Year]2011
[Invited seminars in Academia]University of Napoli (July, 2011)
[Date of Issue]2011/7


[Academic Year]2011
[Invited seminars in Academia]Politecnico di Torino (June, 2011)
[Date of Issue]2011/6


[Academic Year]2010
[Invited seminars in Academia]Landcare Research (March 2010)
[Date of Issue]2010/3


[Academic Year]2009
[Invited seminars in Academia]Federal University of São Carlos (September, 2009)
[Date of Issue]2009/9


[Academic Year]2009
[Invited seminars in Academia]Politecnico di Torino (June, 2009)
[Date of Issue]2009/6


[Academic Year]2009
[Invited seminars in Academia]Loughborough University (June, 2009)
[Date of Issue]2009/6


[Academic Year]2009
[Invited seminars in Academia]Landcare Research (May 2009)
[Date of Issue]2009/5


[Academic Year]2007
[Invited seminars in Academia]Loughborough University (August, 2007)
[Date of Issue]2007/8


[Academic Year]2007
[Invited seminars in Academia]The University of Oxford (August, 2007)
[Date of Issue]2007/8


[Academic Year]2007
[Invited seminars in Academia]PLAPIQUI (June, 2007)
[Date of Issue]2007/6


[Academic Year]2005
[Invited seminars in Academia]Chung Yuan Christian University (Oct. 2005)
[Date of Issue]2005/10


[Academic Year]2005
[Invited seminars in Academia]The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engg. (Aug. 2005)
[Date of Issue]2005/8


[Academic Year]2005
[Invited seminars in Academia]Scholl of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engg., The University of Sydney, Australia (May 2005)
[Date of Issue]2005/5


[Academic Year]2004
[Invited seminars in Academia]Instituto de Investigaciones en Materials, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico (Aug. 2004)
[Date of Issue]2004/8


[Academic Year]2004
[Invited seminars in Academia]Department of Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Mar. 2004)
[Date of Issue]2004/3


[Academic Year]2004
[Invited seminars in Academia]Department of Polymer and Composite Materials, University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium (Mar. 2004)
[Date of Issue]2004/3


[Academic Year]2004
[Invited seminars in Academia]University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (Jan. 2004)
[Date of Issue]2004/1


[Academic Year]2000
[Invited seminars in Academia]Martin-Luther University, Germany (Aug. 2000)
[Date of Issue]2000/8


[Academic Year]2000
[Invited seminars in Academia]Institute of Polymers, ETH-Zentrum, Switzerland (Aug. 2000)
[Date of Issue]2000/8


[Academic Year]1999
[Invited seminars in Academia]Martin-Luther University, Germany (Jun. 1999)
[Date of Issue]1999/6


[Academic Year]1999
[Invited seminars in Academia]Friedrich-Alexande University, Germany (May. 1999)
[Date of Issue]1999/5


[Academic Year]1999
[Invited seminars in Academia]Chemical Engg. and Material Science, University of Minnesota MN/USA (Jun.1999)
[Date of Issue]1999/1


[Academic Year]2012
[Media featuring our research]Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun: DNA and Cu cation adsorption characteristics of allophane nano-perticles: For Water Treatment(Feb 24th 2012)
[Date of Issue]2012/2/24


[Academic Year]2008
[Media featuring our research]Science News: Kagaku Shinbun: Papers described by Japanese researchers (front page)(Jun 20th 2008)
[Date of Issue]2008/6/20


[Academic Year]2005
[Media featuring our research]Nanotechnology in Paper and Packaging News (Pira International, UK): Focus on Research (March 2005)
[Date of Issue]2005/3


[Academic Year]2004
[Media featuring our research]Japanmetalnews: Thomson Scientific Research Fronts Award 2004 (Sep 28th 2004)
[Date of Issue]2004/9/28


[Academic Year]2001
[Media featuring our research]The Nishinippon Shimbun: Focus on Research (Dec 21th 2004)
[Date of Issue]2004/12/21


[Academic Year]2001
[Media featuring our research]Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun: Creative Technology (May 17th 2001)
[Date of Issue]2001/5/17


[Academic Year]2001
[Media featuring our research]Nihon Keizai Shimbun: Biopolymer Nanocomposites (Sep 14th 2001)
[Date of Issue]2001/9/14


[Academic Year]2000
[Patent]Polyseter resin composition containing nano- clay filler EPC 128(5) , 03018615.9 to Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd.
[Date of Issue]2000


[Academic Year]2000
[Patent]Polyseter resin composition containing nano- clay filler EPC 128(5) , 03021673.3 to Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd.
[Date of Issue]2000


[Academic Year]2000
[Patent]Thermoplastic resin composition EPC 128(5) , 02747702.5 to Teijin Chemicals, Ltd.
[Date of Issue]2000

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