Prof. Katsuhiko Ariga

Associate Editor

International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA)
National Institute for Materials Science

Scientific career

2017 - present Professor (University of Tokyo), Cross-appointment
2007 - present Principal Investigator, WPI-MANA, NIMS, Japan
2004 - present Group Leader of Supermolecules Group, NIMS, Japan
2001 - 2003 JST Group Leader (Nanospace Project), Japan
1998 - 2001 Associate Professor (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Japan
1992 - 1998 JST Group Leader (Supermolecules Project) and CREST Researcher, Japan
1990 - 1992 Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
1987 - 1992 Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
1990 PhD in Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Research areas

His research field is based on supramolecular chemistry and surface science, including the boundary research areas of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and materials chemistry. His major interests are the fabrication of novel functional nanostructures with nanoarchitectonics based on molecular recognition and self-assembly including Langmuir–Blodgett films, layer-by-layer films, and mesoporous materials.


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Thematic issues

Prof. Ariga is the guest editor responsible for the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:

Nanoarchitectonics for advanced applications in energy, environment and biology

He also edited the thematic issue in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:

Nanoarchitectonics: bottom-up creation of functional materials and systems

Other Beilstein-Institut Open Science Activities