Presentation: In Situ Real-Time Observation of Polymer Folded-Chain Crystallization by Atomic Force Microscopy at the Molecular Level
Jiro Kumaki received his BS (1980) and MS degrees (1982) from Kyoto University and PhD from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (1992). While working for Toray Industries, Inc. (1982–2003), he joined the Ogata Fine Polymer Project (1984–1986) and the Hashimoto Polymer Phasing Project (1993–1995) of the Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). After working for the Yashima Super-Structured Helix Project (ERATO, JST) as a group leader (2003–2008), he moved to Yamagata University as a full professor in 2008. He received the Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan in 2014 for “Observation of Polymer Chain Structures by Atomic Force Microscopy”. His research interests include polymer physics, ultra-thin films, and atomic force microscopy of polymers at a molecular level.