This is the website of Kazunari Yoshida’s laboratory in Department of Systems Innovation, Faculty of Engineering/Department of Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering/Department of Advanced Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University.

We are physically and chemically studying the soft matter, such as colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, and amphiphilic molecules. Till date, we have studied the physical properties of lipid bilayer membranes, the optical properties of insect wings, and polymer hydrogels. These are expected to be applied to Drug Delivery Systems (DDS) and cosmetics, functional films, and bodies and actuators of soft robots. We are trying to study for such applications.