Activity 2014-present

I. Political activity

I.1 Political commission
1. 2006~2014 Field advisor of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2. 2010~2014 Member of National University Cooperation Evaluation Committee in
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
3. 2011/10-present Member of Science Council (CMSC) of Japan

II. Academic Activity

II.1 Academic title
1. 2013-2014 Academic Icon Visiting Professor : the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia
2. 2013-2015 Visiting Professor under Research Platform Center Program : Tokyo University of Science, Japan
3. 2015-present Specially-Appointed Professor of iFront Doctoral Program : Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Japan

II.2 Academic commission

1. 2004~present Committee member, Asian Society for Colloid and Surface Science
2. 2006~present Life membership of Society of Polymer Science, Japan
3. 2006~present Life member, Chemical Society of Japan
4. 2006~present Committee member, Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials
5. 2009~present Committee member, World Federation of Engineering                      Organization (WFEO) Woman in Engineering and Technology (WiE)
6. 2013-2015 President, Asian Society for Colloid and Surface Science
7. 2014~present Fellow, Japan Oil Chemists’ Society, Japan

II.3 Organizing of international conference

1.  2014 Nov 24-25 The International Conference on Nanocatalysts and Nanomaterials for Green Technologies, Taipei, Taiwan, Co-Chairperson of Organizing Committee
2. 2015 July 22-25 International Conference of Colloids and Interface Science 2015, Taipei, Taiwan, Chairperson of Organizing Committee

II.4 International reviewing board of grant

  1. Reviewer of research grants of scientific community of Kazakhstan, National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2014

III Research Activity

III.1 Invited lecture

  1. May 12, 2014, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Toyoko Imae, New generation drug delivery systems for therapy
  2. May 23, 2014, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Fabrication of Smart Nanomaterials and Their Possible Applications: Carbon, Metal, Mineral and Polymer Materials and Their Composites
  3. October 20, 2015, Institut Charles Sadron (CNRS), Strasbourg, France, Toyoko Imae, Investigation of dendrimers and dendrimer/graphene oxide hybrids for therapies
  4. November 30, 2015, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan, Toyoko Imae, Carbon materials-based energy and biomedical sciences

III.2 Conference (International)

  1. International conference on “Innovations in Energy, Polymer and Environmental Sciences”, Maharashtra, India, 2014/1/10-12, Toyoko Imae, Smart Materials for Sensing, Removal and Degradation of Pollutants (Invited talk)

  2. International Workshop on Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Nanospace Materials, Fukuoka, Japan, 2014/03/11-12, Toyoko Imae, Fabrication of Nanospace in Calcium Phosphate Matrices (Invited talk)

  3. International Symposium on Advanced Polymeric Materials, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2014/05/14-15, Toyoko Imae and Sheng-Ru Lee, Functionalization of Graphene Oxide by Hydrophilic Dendrimer (Invited talk)

  4. 20th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS2014), Coimbra, Portugal, 2014/06/22-27, Toyoko Imae, Kazuki Osawa, Shin-ichi Yusa and Ampornphan Siriviriyanun, Self-assembling of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers with Dendritic Side Chains in Water (International advisory committee)

  5. Colloids and Nanotechnologies in Industry 2014/10/22-23, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Toyoko Imae, Fabrication of Nanocomposite Materials for Green and Environmental sciences (Invited talk)

  6. International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2014/11/4-6, Toyoko Imae, Catalyst-incorporated Nanocomposite Materials for Green and Environmental sciences (Keynote talk, International Advisory Board)

  7. 4th International Mini-Workshop, Chiba, Japan, Nov. 15, 2014, Toyoko Imae, Look back to “Principles of Solution and Solubility” to honor the late Prof. K. Shinoda
  8. The International Conference on Nanocatalysts and Nanomaterials for Green technologies, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014/11/24-25, Mahmoud Mohamed Mahmoud Ahmed, Masaki Ujihara and Toyoko Imae, Massive Exfoliation of Magnetic Graphene from Acceptor-type GIC (Chair persons)

  9. The 8th Conference of the Asian Consortium on Computational Materials, Science (ACCMS-8), June 16-18, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan, Toyoko Imae, Roles of Amine and Iron Oxide on Exfoliation of Graphite (invited talk)
  10. 2015 International Conference on Nanospace Materials, June 23-25, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan, Kinjal J. Shah and Toyoko Imae, Selective capture of CO2 by poly(amido amine) dendrimer-loaded organoclays (invited talk, committee member)
  11. International Conference of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (ICWSTEM), June 25-26, 2015, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Toyoko Imae, What is the evolution of science and technology in 21 century toward the progress of our life? (keynote talk, board member)

  12. International Symposium of Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research (ISAMR), August 16-20, 2015, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan, Toyoko Imae, Self-assembling of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers with Dendritic Side Chains and Their Drug-carrying Ability (Invited talk)

  13. 5th Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials: Chemistry, Physics & Biomedicine of Functional and Novel Materials, Busan Korea, November 1-4, 2015, Toyoko Imae, Advanced Synthesis and Application of Carbon Materials (Plenary talk, international Advisory Committee)
  14. 6th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science, November 24−27, 2015, Nagasaki, Japan, Toyoko Imae, Drug-carrying Ability of Self-assemblies consisting of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers with Dendritic Side Chains (invited talk, International Advisory Committee)

III.3 Conference (domestic)

  1. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, May 28-30, 2014, Nagoya, Japan, Toyoko Imae, Functionality of Dendrimer-immobilized Graphene Oxide
  2. 53rd Annual Meeting of Japan Oil Chemists’ Society, September 9-11, 2015, Sapporo Japan, Toyoko Imae, 炭素ナノ材料を用いた新規治療薬剤の開発 (invited talk)
  3. 64th Annual Meeting of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, May 27-29, 2015, Sapporo, Japan, Toyoko Imae, Hybridization and Application of Dendrimer and Inorganic Materials
  4. 54th Annual Meeting of Japan Oil Chemists’ Society, September 8-10, 2015, Nagoya Japan, Toyoko Imae, Innovation on Oil Chemistry – Smart Science (Plenary talk)

III.4 International collaboration project for research (with and without grant)

  1. PI (Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI (Spain): Conxita Solans and Jordi Esquena, professor, IQNC-CSIC and CIBER-BBN, Spain, (2010-present) without grant.
    Outcome: 1) Synthesis and Azo Dye Photodegradation Activity of ZrS2-ZnO Nano-composites, Balu Krishnakumar, Toyoko Imae*, Jonathan Miras and Jordi Esquena, Separation and Purification Technology, 132, 281-288 (2014).

  1. Synthesis of functional amphiphilic block-copolymers with dendron side chain PI (Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI (Japan): Shin-ichi Yusa, Professor, Hyogo University, Japan, (2010-present) without grant

  2. Characterization of clay-polymer hybrids, PI(Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI(India): Atindra D. Shukla, professor, Shah-Schulman Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology, Dharmsinh Desai University, India, (2012-present) without grant
    Outcome: 1) Selective capture of CO2 by poly(amido amine) dendrimer-loaded organoclays, Kinjal J. Shah, Atindra D. Shukla, and Toyoko Imae, RSC Advances (2015) 5, 35985-35992.

  1. The development and evaluation of nano-graphene-oxide-anticancer drug conjugates PI(Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI(Malaysia): Lip Yong Chung, professor, and Lik Voon Kiew, Lecturer, University of Malaya, Malaysia, (2013-2016) supported by High Impact Research Grant (under collaborative research agreement (MOA) between Taiwan Tec and UM)
    Outcome: 1) Preparation of graphene oxide/dendrim er hybrid carriers for delivery of doxorubicin, Ampornphan Siriviriyanun, Marina Popova, Toyoko Imae, Lik Voon Kiew, Chung Yeng Looi, Won Fen Wong, Hong Boon Lee and Lip Yong Chung, Chem. Eng. J. 281, 2015, 771-781.

  1. The characterization of carbon-based energy-saving systems, PI(Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI(Japan): Yusuke Yamauchi, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan (2013-present) without grant

  2. Preparation of magnetic hybrids and their thermotherapeutic application, PI(Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI(Japan): Takeshi Kobayashi, professor, and Kaname Tsutsumiuchi, professor, Chubu University, Japan, (2014-present) without grant

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorinated graphene-oxides for biomedical applications, PI(Taiwan): Toyoko Imae, PI(France): Marie Pierre Kraft, Professor, Institut Charles Sadron, CNRS, France, (2015-2016) supported by France-Taiwan Cooperative Research Project under MOST PHC ORCHID program