Tokyo Tech boasts top-level research teams in the fields of chemical and materials science and engineering, with some excellent achievements to their name. In the School of Materials and Chemical Technology, students learn how to improve our lives and solve environmental, resource, and energy issues by creating new substances and materials of direct use to society, and creating new methods for their production. The School consists of two departments — Chemical Science and Engineering, with its roots in molecular chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering, with its roots in solid materials. Students will learn a broad range of basic theories related to matter and materials, and how these theories can be applied to better support our lives. We also have affiliated research centers designated as national research hubs for research in chemistry and materials, where students come into contact with and engage in cutting-edge research as they advance through their studies.
Sagara group started in Tokyo Teck in April 2020. We are interested in preparing external stimuli-responsive luminescent materials based on molecular assemblies including organic crystals, liquid crystals, micelles, supramolecular fibers, rotaxanes. Finding their application is also a significant target for us. Recently we have focused on the development of supramolecular mechanophores that can detect and visualize small mechanical stress.
Research Field: Stimuli-responsive Luminescent Materials