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Hirotsugu Kikuchi Last modified date:2016.10.26



Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Homepage
http://kikuchi-lab.cm.kyushu-u.ac.jp
Kikuchi Lab. .
Academic Degree
Dr of Eng
Field of Specialization
Soft Matter (Polymer and Liquid Crystal) Chemistry and Physics
Outline Activities
Professor Kikuchi is a pioneer of polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phase, which has a large temperature range of blue phase and sub-millisecond electro-optical response and therefore is emerging as the next-generation display material. He is the recipient of the Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science from the Japanese Society of Polymer Science in 1995, the Outstanding Paper Award in the Polymer Journal in 1995, the Outstanding Paper Award of the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society in 2003, and the Special Recognition Awards from the Society for Information Display in 2009. In 2011, he received the Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan and in 2014, he received the Award of the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society for Outstanding Achievement for his leading contributions to the research of the polymer-stabilized liquid crystal blue phase.
Research
Academic Activities
Awards
  • Control of Phase Behavior and Application to Fast Electro-optics of Polymer/Liquid Crystal Composites
  • For his leading contributions to the research and development of optically isotropic liquid crystal materials for the Blue Phase mode that exhibits fast electro-optical response and requires no surface treatment for device fabrication