“Extraordinary function by extraordinary molecular design; this is how we can change the world.” We are all trying to discover solutions to important societal concerns, such as energy storage, as well as medical and environmental problems by utilizing state of the art “Supramolecular Science” and “Materials Science”.
self healable polymer
Supramolecular Polymers for Innovation toward
Sustainable Future and Beyond
AIDA laboratory endeavors to conceive the science and technology of supramolecular polymerization. As in the history of conventional polymers, the research field of supramolecular polymers has progressed based on their "solution behaviors". However, to make a nonlinear jump towards a sustainable future, it is clear that someone must take the helm and steer towards the "solid-state structures and properties" of supramolecular polymers. The change in target from solution properties to solid- state properties is not easy because many new physics and chemistries must be developed. However, this challenge deserves large-scale and long-term support, because the target of 30% replacement of commodity polymers with supramolecular polymers will surely cause a paradigm shift in suppressing the plastic pollution and represent a firm step toward a sustainable future and beyond.