Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Atsushi Goto

Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences - Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
Assistant Chair (Research & Graduate Studies), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)
Deputy Head (Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS)

Email: agoto@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Atsushi Goto

Biography
Dr. Atsushi Goto is a Professor in Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC), School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) since 2020, Assistant Chair of School (SPMS) (Graduate Studies and Research) since 2018, and 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. He was appointed to an associate professor (2015-2020) in CBC, SPMS, NTU. 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
  • Development of Adhesives, Flexible Conductive Polymer Compositions for Wearable Devices (Except in the Field of Healthcare Sensor), Electronic Circuit and Devices, Flexible Dielectric Polymer Compositions for Wearable Devices (Except in the Field of Healthcare Sensor), Electronic Circuit and Devices, Quantum Dot Compositions and Hard Coating Compositions Containing No Coloring Material for Mobility by Non-Transition-Metal Catalyzed Living Radical Polymerization
  • Novel Dual Responsive Molecular Switch-based Bio-derived and Biodegradable Polymers Forming Gels or Networks for Personal Care Applications
  • Polymer Design Platform via Organocatalysis
  • Polymer Design Platform via Organocatalysis for Advanced Polymer Materials
  • Provost’s Chair in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (Atsushi Goto)
  • Reinforcement of Resiliency of Concentrated Polymer Brush and Its Tribology Application
  • 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
  • To determine the feasibility of using OCRP to synthesize stimuli responsive polymer additives in liquid resin (ink) for 3D printer
Selected Publications
  • H. T. Le, C. G. Wang, A. Goto. (2020). Solid-Phase Radical Polymerization of Halogen Bonding-Based Crystals and Applications to Pre-Shaped Polymer Materials. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59, 9360-9364.
  • J. Zheng, C. Chen, A. Goto. (2020). Temperature-Directed Micellar Morphological Transformation Using CABC-Block Copolymers and its Applications in Encapsulation and Hidden Segment. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59, 1941-1949.
  • X. Liu, C. G. Wang, A. Goto. (2019). Polymer Dispersity Control via Temperature-Selective Organocatalyzed Living Radical Polymerization. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58, 5598-5603.
  • C. G. Wang, C. Chen, K. Sakakibara, Y. Tsujii, A. Goto. (2018). Facile Fabrication of Concentrated Polymer Brushes and Complex Patterned Surfaces via Photo-Controlled Organocatalyzed Living Radical Polymerization. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57, 13504-13507.
  • 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.

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