Takuzo Aida

Titels Prof.
Initials T.
Main position Deputy Director at Riken CEMS / Professor at the University of Tokyo
Disciplines Chemistry
  Materials technology
Chair Polymer Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Foreign Member
Since 2020
Employed by The University of Tokyo
Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako
351-0198 Saitama
tel.  +81-3-5841-7251
Personal website

The Academy has elected to make Takuzo Aida a foreign member. He is one of the most creative and influential chemists of our time, mainly because of his work on adaptive materials. He has developed self-healing glass, gels that ‘walk’ across surfaces, light-activated mini-motors and materials that generate electricity as soon as they move. His inventions are rooted in a deep understanding of molecular interactions and innovative management pathways. They can be applied in many areas, for example in medicine or for sustainability purposes.