Polymeric Nanocomposites

[Specially Appointed Associate Professor] Masami Okamoto

Basic Information

Masami Okamoto


Dr. Eng.

Date of birth


Laboratory Name

Specially Appointed Associate Professor Okamoto Laboratory

Research Fields

Polymeric Nanocomposites


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



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

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