Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Atsushi Goto

Assistant Chair (Research & Graduate Studies), School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Phone: (+65)63168900
Office: SPMS-CBC-05-05

  • PhD Eng Kyoto University 2001
  • MEng Kyoto University 1998
  • BEng Kyoto University 1996
Dr. Atsushi Goto is an Associate Professor in Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) since 2015 and the Deputy Head of Division (CBC) (Graduate Studies and Research) since 2017. He received his Bachelor degree (1996), Master degree (1998), and Ph.D degree (2001) from Department of Polymer Chemistry, School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. He was appointed to an instructor (2001), an assistant professor (2002-2010), and an associate professor (2010-2015) in Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests include polymer chemistry and polymer materials, particularly controlled syntheses of polymers.
Research Interests
Polymer Chemistry and Polymer Materials

1) Controlled syntheses of polymers
2) Development of new living radical polymerization via organic catalysis
3) Creation of new advance polymer materials using structurally controlled polymers
Current Projects
  • Acoustically Induced Gelation from Ultrasound-ResponsiveMaterials
  • Controlled Syntheses of Polymers and Creation of New Polymer Materials
  • Novel Dual Responsive Molecular Switch-based Bio-derived and Biodegradable Polymers Forming Gels or Networks for Personal Care Applications
  • Polymer Design Platform via Organocatalysis
  • Reinforcement of Resiliency of Concentrated Polymer Brush and Its Tribology Application
  • Specialty Polymers for Lubricant Additives and Oilfield Chemicals via Low-Cost Metal-Free Controlled Polymerization Technique
  • Synthesis of Metal and Odor-Free Capsules for Personal Care Applications via Iodide-Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization
  • Synthesis of Metal- and Odor-Free Nanoparticles and Capsules for Personal Care Applications
  • Thermal conductivity coating, its performance evaluation and application development
Selected Publications
  • J. Zheng, C. G. Wang, Y. Yamaguchi, M. Miyamoto, A. Goto. (2018). Temperature-Selective Dual Radical Generation from Alkyl Diiodide: Applications to Synthesis of Asymmetric CABC Multi-Block Copolymers and Their Unique Assembly Structures. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57, 1552-1556.
  • C. G. Wang, A. Goto. (2017). Solvent-Selective Reactions of Alkyl Iodide with Sodium Azide for Radical Generation and Azide Substitution and Their Application to One-Pot Synthesis of Chain-End Functionalized Polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, 10551-10560.
  • C. Chen, L. Xiao, A. Goto. (2016). Comprehensive Study on Chain-End Transformation of Polymer-Iodides with Amines for Synthesizing Various Chain-End Functionalized Polymer. Macromolecules, 49, 9425-9440.
  • A. Ohtsuki, L. Lei, M. Tanishima, A. Goto, H. Kaji. (2015). Photo-Controlled Organocatalyzed Living Radical Polymerization Feasible over a Wide Range of Wavelengths. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, 5610-5617.
  • A. Goto, A. Ohtsuki, H. Ohfuji, M. Tanishima, H. Kaji. (2013). Reversible Generation of a Carbon-Centered Radical from Alkyl Iodide Using Organic Salts and Their Application as Organic Catalysts in Living Radical Polymerization. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 11131-11139.

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