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Prof Atsushi Goto
Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Nippon Shokubai Professor in Chemistry
Dr. Atsushi Goto is a Professor in School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) since 2022. He received his Bachelor degree (1996), Master degree (1998), and Ph.D (2001) from Department of Polymer Chemistry, School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. He was an instructor (2001), an assistant professor (2002-2010), and an associate professor (2010-2015) in Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan. He was an associate professor (2015-2020) and a full professor (2020-2022) in Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC) School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) in NTU. He was Provost's Chair in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (2019-2021) and is currently Nippon Shokubai Professor in Chemistry (2021-current). He was Deputy Head of CBC SPMS (Graduate Studies and Research) (2017-2021) and Assistant Chair of SPMS (Graduate Studies and Research) (2018-2021). His research interests include polymer chemistry and polymer materials, particularly controlled syntheses of polymers.
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
  • Controlled Syntheses of Polymers and Creation of New Polymer Materials
  • Developing a Toolbox for Next-Gen Circular Plastic Materials
  • Development of dispersants for battery applications and bio-mass dispersants using non-transition metal catalyzed controlled radical polymerization
  • Halogen Bonding-Based Free Radical Solid Phase Polymerization as Novel Polymer Engineering Technique to Create Advanced Polymer Materials
  • IMRE-NTU Joint Research for Sustainable Materials
  • Lignin-Polymer Composites towards Commercialization
  • Nano-enabled Adsorptive Membrane Scaffolds as Harvesting Devices for Precious Lithium Metal Recovery
  • Nippon Shokubai Professor in Chemistry
  • Polymer Design Platform via Organocatalysis for Advanced Polymer Materials
  • Polymers for Coating Additive Applications
  • Ricci curvature based deep learning model for polymer informatics
  • Synthesis and characterization of novel bio-based polyesters
  • Synthesis of natural and unnatural ether lipid libraries
US 2021/0163656 A1: Method Of Manufacturing Graft Polymer, Graft Polymer, And Initiator Of Graft Polymer (2022)
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a graft polymer, that ensures more stable progress of a living radical polymerization by using a monomer structural unit containing an iodine initiating group as an initiator, includes performing a living radical polymerization of a compound with a vinyl monomer by an organic catalyst to manufacture the graft polymer. The compound has a recurring unit represented by a formula (1) below in a main chain:where, R1: linking group (linear, branched, or cyclic alkylene group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms that may contain an ether bond, an amide bond, or an ester bond, an aromatic group), R2, R3, R4, R5, R6: an aromatic group, an aliphatic group, a hydrogen atom, an aliphatic group, and n=1 to 5..

US 2020/0377638 A1: Block Copolymer Composition And Production Method Therefor (2022)
Abstract: Provided is a block copolymer composition which contains a block copolymer having a specific molecular structure and has a molecular weight distribution within an appropriate range. A polymerizable composition containing a macromonomer (A) which has a group having a radical-reactive unsaturated double bond at one terminal of a poly(meth)acrylate segment, a vinyl monomer (B), and an organic iodine compound (C), or a polymerizable composition containing a macromonomer (A), a vinyl monomer (B), an azo-based radical polymerization initiator (E), and iodine is polymerized to obtain a block copolymer composition containing a block copolymer in which constitutional units of all blocks are derived from vinyl monomers and at least one block has a branched structure.

US 2022/0144988 A1: Fouling Prevention Ability-Imparting Agent And Water Treatment Membrane Manufactured Using Same (2024)
Abstract: The present invention provides an antifouling ability-imparting agent that adheres well to a variety of water treatment membranes such as reverse osmosis membranes and imparts excellent antifouling ability to the water treatment membranes.

US 2021/0002408 Al: Heavy Metal- And Odour-Free Nanoparticulate Compositions (2024)
Abstract: The present invention relates to a nanoparticulate composition comprising nanoparticles formed from an amphipathic block copolymer comprising a hydrophilic block and a hydrophobic block, where the nanoparticles are provided in the form of micelles, cylindrical worm structures or vesicles and the size of the nanoparticles is from 25 to 500 nm, wherein: the composition is substantially free of heavy metals and compounds comprising sulfur. Also disclosed herein is a method of forming said nanoparticulate composition by polymerization induced self-assembly (PISA) via non-transition-metal catalysed controlled radical polymerization (NTMC-CRP).
Courses Taught
CBC736 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation

CBC742 Advanced Synthetic & Physical Approaches to Materials Chemistry

CM1041 Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory

CM2041 Physical & Biophysical Chemistry 1

CM4042 Chemical Kinetics & Dynamics

CS6841 Advanced Synthetic & Physical Approaches to Materials Chemistry