Research Interests

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.