SMAT Talks - Cyclodextrin-based supramolecular materials

Published 03 December, 2021


Friday, 10 December, 13:00 - 15:00 Beijing time

Supramolecular materials have been designed and prepared using macromolecular recognition by cyclodextrins as host parts. Polyrotaxanes, tubular polymers, supramolecular machines, artificial polymerases have been obtained by main-chain recognition. Macroscopic-self-assembly, self-healing materials, sol-gel transition, muscle-like materials have been achieved by side-chain recognition.


Professor Akira Harada

Distinguished Professor, Osaka University, Japan

Akira Harada has been a professor at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR) at Osaka University since 2019. He earned his academic degrees from Osaka University and has spent most of his career working for the same university. During his career, Dr. Harada worked for IBM Research as a visiting scientist and as a postdoctoral at Colorado State University, and worked for the Scripps Research Institute as a visiting scientist. After working at Graduate School of Science of Osaka University, he assumed his current position as a specially‐appointed professor. Harada's work and research interests include supramolecular science, synthetic polymer chemistry, and biomacromolecules.


Professor Feng Shi

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

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