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Akira HARADA

原田 明(HARADA, Akira)
Researchers of Osaka Univ.

Position Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Director of Institute for NanoScience Design
Head of Project Research Center
E-mail harada<at>chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp <at> Indicates @
Date of Birth 1949, Sep. 8 (Born in Osaka)
Education
1974-1977 PhD. Osaka University
1972-1974 M.S. Osaka University
1968-1972 B.S.  Osaka University
Degree Ph. D from Osaka University, 1977
Professional Career
2012- present Director of Institute for NanoScience Design
2011- present Head of Project Research Center
1998- present Professor, Osaka University, Department of Macromolecular Science
1994-1998 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
1990-1991 The Scripps Institute (Visiting Scientist)
1988-1994 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
1982-1994 Assistant Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
1980-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University
1978-1980 Visiting Scientist, IBM Research (San Jose)
1977-1982 Academic Affairs staff, Faculty of Science, Osaka University
Degree Ph. D from Osaka University, 1977
Membership in Academic ocieties Chemical Society of Japan, Polymer Society of Japan,American Chemical Society, Society of Biochemistry
Field of Speciakization Supramolecular Science, Polymer Synthesis, Biorelated Polymers,Functional Antibody
Research Theme 1)Construction of Supramolecular Structures on the complex formation of Cyclic   compounds with Polymers.
2)Construction of Supramolecular Structures on the binding of Antibody to Antigen.
Editor of Scientific Journal (1) J. Macromolecular Science, Editorial Board
(2) Carbohydrate Polymers, Editorial Board
(3) Bull. Chem. Soc., Japan, Assoc. Editor
(4) Chem. Lett., Adv. Board
Major Publications

"Photoswitchable gel assembly based on molecular recognition"
Yamaguchi, H.;Kobayashi, Y.; Kobayashi, R.; Takashima,Y.; Hashidzume, A.; Harada, A.
 Nature Communications, 2012, 3, 603.

"Switching of macroscopic molecular recognition selectivity using a mixed solvent system"
Zheng, Y.; Hashidzume, A.; Takashima, Y.; Yamaguchi, H.; Harada, A
 Nature Communications 2012, 3, 831.
   (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1841)

"Expansion–contraction of photoresponsive artificial muscle regulated by host–guest interactions"
Takashima, Y.; Hatanaka, S.; Otsubo, M.; Nakahata, M.; Kakuta, T.; Hashidzume, A.; Yamaguchi, H.; Harada, A
 Nature Communications 2012, 3, 1270.

"Macroscopic Self-Assembly through Molecular Recognition"
Harada, A.; Kobayashi, R.; Takashima, Y.; Hashidzume, A.; Yamaguchi, H.
 Nature Chem. 2011, 3, 34-37.
 Cited:130 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

"Redox-responsive self-healing materials formed from host-guest polymers"
Nakahata, M.; Takashima, Y.; Yamaguchi H.;Harada, A.
 Nature Communications 2011, 2, 511.
 Cited:97 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

“Thermal and Photochemical Switching of Conformation of Poly(ethylene glycol)-Substituted Cyclodextrin with an Azobenzene Group at the Chain End”
Y. Inoue, P. Kuad, Y. Okumura, Y. Takashima, H. Yamaguchi, A. Harada
 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(20), 6396-6397.

"Chiral Supramolecular Polymers Formed by Host-Guest Interactions"
M. Miyauchi, T. Hoshino, H. Yamaguchi, S. Kamitori, A. Harada
 J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127(9), 2984-2989.
 Cited:114 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

"Cyclodextrin-Based Molecular Machines"
A. Harada
 Acc. Chem. Res., 2001, 34 (6), 456-464.
 Cited:798 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

 "Double-stranded Inclusion Complexes of Cyclodextrin Threaded on Poly(ethylene glycol)"
A. Harada, J. Li, and M. Kamachi
  Nature,1994, 370 (6485), 126-128.
 Cited:262 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

"Synthesis of a Tubular Polymer from Threaded Cyclodextrins"
A. Harada, J. Li, and M. Kamachi
 Nature, 1993, 364 (6437), 516-518.
 Cited:487 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

"The Molecular Necklace: A Rotaxane Containing Many Threaded α-Cyclodextrins"
A. Harada, J. Li, and M. Kamachi
 Nature, 1992, 356 (6367), 325-327.
 Cited:812 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

"Complex Formation between α-Cyclodextrin and Poly(ethylene glycol)"
A. Harada, and M. Kamachi
 Macromolecules, 1990, 23 (10), 2821-2823.
 Cited:652 (Google Scholar, 2014/01 )

Awards
2012 The Chemical Society of Japan Award
2008 Izatt-Christensen International Award
2008 Osaka University Education and Research Award
2006 Medal with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Government
2004 Cyclodextrin Society Award
1999 Polymer Society Award
1998 Osaka Science Award
1993 IBM Science Award(for Research on “Creation of Supramoleclar Structures by  Molecular Recognition of Polymers")


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