The research in our lab focuses on applying the biological concepts to the synthetic and hybrid macromolecules, for development of new functional materials with desired collective properties. Current projects include:
(1) Cooperative Polymerization Mechanisms in Covalent and Non-covalent Systems,
(2) Material Properties of Complex Macromolecules Containing Synthetic Polyamino Acids,
(3) 1- or 2-Dimensional Latices of Catalytic Units with or without Explicit Interactive Cooperativity,
(4) Highly Functional Protein-Polymer Hybrid Materials.