Associate professor Manabu TANAKA
The Chemical Society of Japan, The Polymer Society of Japan, The Electrochemical
Society of Japan, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, The
Membrane Society of Japan, The American Chemical Society (ACS), The Electrochemical
Polymer materials can be used in various applications, from common plastics
to high-performance devices, by designing molecules and controlling their
morphology. The aim of my research is to develop novel functional polymer
materials for environment- and energy-related applications. Based on polymer
synthesis techniques and unique research approaches, we are now studying
1) polymeric gas separation membranes, 2) polymer electrolyte membranes
for fuel cells or secondary batteries, and 3) functional polymer nanofibers.
These functional polymer materials will contribute to building future clean
and sustainable society through the new technologies, such as carbon dioxide
capture and storage (CCS) technology and hydrogen energy system using renewable
energy sources and fuel cells.