Research

Tubular Silicate (Imogolite)

Our group will develop techniques for transforming natural minerals to environmentally friendly materials with a wide variety of high performance applications, and promote research into any materials to contribute to the formation of a sustainable society. Of particular interest are the clay minerals with superior stability/safety in the earth’s regolith and with their unique physicochemical properties including adsorption characteristics, colloidal nature, swelling and sliding friction.

Biotite

Nanocomposite

Clay