2016 Special Lecture on Organic and Polymeric Materials IV

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Organic and Polymeric Materials
Miyata Takashi  Sakai Takamasa  Nakajima Ken 
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Course description and aims

This course offers introductory knowledges of polymer gels and its medical applications. It is an intensive lecture provided by Prof. Prof. Takamasa Sakai, University of Tokyo.

Student learning outcomes

Students learn polymer physics on single chains and polymer solutions, further acquiring structural and mechanical properties correlation in polymer gels. Students can also learn the current status of art in the field of basic research of medical application of polymer gels.


single polymer chain, polymer solution, polymer gel, medical application

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The detailed contents of the classes will be shown using blackboards and slides on a projector.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to Physics of Single Polymer Chains and Polymer Solutions Physics of single polymer chains and that of polymer solutions are reviewed.
Class 2 Relationship between Structures and Properties of Polymer Gels Relationship between structures and properties of polymer gels is reviewed.
Class 3 Fundamental Research towards Medical Applications of Polymer Gels The understanding of fundamental research towards medical applications of polymer gels is made.


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Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance and Report submission

Related courses

  • CAP.P221 : Polymer Physics I (Polymer Solutions)
  • CAP.P202 : Statistical Mechanics for Polymers
  • CAP.P521 : Advanced Polymer Physics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

There is no requirement to take this course.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Ken Nakajima (nakajima.k.aa[at]m.titech.ac.jp, ex2939) can transfer any messages to Prof. Takamasa Sakai, University of Tokyo.

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to make an appointment.

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