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Andrew Mark Spring Last modified date:2019.07.23

Associate Professor / Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES)
Department of Internationalization and Future Conception
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Department of Internationalization and Future Conception (IFC) .
Department of Molecular and Material Sciences (MMS) .
Academic Degree
Master of Chemistry (MChem), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Materials Chemistry
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Polymer Chemistry / Organic Synthesis / Electro-optics
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Research Overview
Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) is a well-controlled living polymerization mechanism, that requires a strained cyclic alkene monomer. The polymers can be used as electro-optic (EO) materials by the incorporation of a chromophore. This molecule is responsible for the EO effect which allows the material to exhibit a refractive index change upon application of an external electric field. Organic EO materials have the ability to deliver a high EO coefficient, fast EO response times, a low dispersion of up to 250GHz and widespread compatibility therefore are desirable candidates for utilization in telecommunications technologies as a means to enlarge the bandwidth.
• Organic Synthesis, Purification and Characterization
• Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP)
• Electro-optic (EO) Materials and Devices

Research Interests
  • EO polymeric materials synthesis and applications
    keyword : EO Polymers
  • Macromolecular Materials and Applications.
    keyword : Polymer Chemistry
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Society of Polymer Science, Japan. (SPSJ)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)