Professor Toyoko Imae (Japan, 2009.4.1 ~) was born in Japan. She joined the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, as honorary chair professor in April 2009, immediately after retiring from Keio University, Japan. She is also professor emeritus of Nagoya University, Japan, since 2006 and a Specially-Appointed professor of Yamagata University (iFront Doctoral Program), Japan. Her major research areas are the fabrication, functionalization, and physicochemical investigation of nanomaterials, including polymers, nanoparticles, carbon materials, minerals and their composites. Her recent research target is a “Nanoarchitecture and Nanotechnology” towards energy, environmental and biomedical sciences. Prof. Imae has published about 310 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 reviews, 20 patents and 27 book chapters. She also edited three books of Advanced Chemistry of Monolayers at Interfaces: Trends in Methodology and Technology (2007), Neutrons in Soft Matter (2011) and Skin Bioscience: A Molecular Approach (2014). She has been conferred several awards as represented by “Promising Scientist Award of The Society of Japanese Women Scientists” (1999). She also contributes to the academic advancement as typified by a president of Asian Society for Colloid and Surface Science from 2013. Prof. Imae was an executive member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy in Japan and a member of International Experts Council (IEC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan and she is now a member of the Science Council of Japan.

i) Postdoctoral research fellows

  1. 張家綺 (Jenny)
  2. Astrid Rahmawati 

ii) Students 

A)  Ph.D.: 

  1. Ton Anh Khoa (Kevin)
  2. Yitayal Admassu Workie (Yite)
  3. Habtamu Fekadu (Habtish)
  4. Shibiru Yadeta (Shibe)
  5. Tesfaye Abebe (Tesfish)
  6. Misganu Chewaka (Misge)
  7. Do Thi Anh Thu (Thu)
  8. Nattinee Krathumkhet (Mint)
  9. Getachew Feyissa (Gecho)

B) Master students:

  1. Strong 
  2. Andy
  3. Benny
  4. Shannon
  5. Joe
  6. Edo
  7. Aron
  8. Andu 
  9. Shambe 

Assistant professors
iii)Former members

– Professor. Fu Han Ho (2010.9.1~2012-07-31)

iv) Postdoctoral research fellow

  1.  Jadab Sharma (2007.10.1-2009.2.28)
  2. Indrajit Shown (2009.4.1~2010.3.31)
  3. Nabakumar Pramanik (2010.3.12-2011.3.11)
  4. Putta Prashanti (2010.6.1-2011.5.31)
  5. Walid Mohamed Rashad Mohamed Daoush (2011.4.8-2011.7.4)
  6. KPO Mahesh (2011.9.30-2012.08.31) 
  7. Prasannan A (2011.11.01-2013.02.4)
  8. Saravanan Chinnusamy(2012.9.30-2013.04.2)
  9. Balu Krishnakumar (2012.10.1-2013.09.30)
  10. Kiran B M (2012.7.15-2013.09-30)
  11. Bendi Ramaraju (2012.11.01-2013.09-30)
  12. Reddy P.Prasad (2012.7.15-2013.12-31)
  13. Ampornphan Siriviriyanun (2009.10.1-2014.9.15)
  14. Kinjal J. Shah (2015.08.1-2016.7.31)
  15.  Dr.Karnthidaporn Wattanakul (Anne) (Feb. 2016 ~ Nov.06~2016)
  16. Dr. Bala (Feb 2015 – Jan 2018)
  17. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed  (Sep. 2016 – Jul. 2018)
  18. Dr. Mekuriaw Assefa (May 2018 -Feb 2019) 
  19. Dr. Mayanglambam Manolata Devi (Mano) ( May 2018- May 2019)                      

1) Prashanta Dhoj Adhikari; PhD student (2007.8.1 ~ 2010.7.31)
2) 李志軒 (Lee); Master student (2010.9.1~ 2012.07-08)
3) Hong-Wei; Master student (2010.9.1~ 2012.07-08)
4) 廖紹宏 (Liao); Master student (2010.9.1~ 2012.07-08)
5) 吳泳翰 (Larry); Master student (2010.9.1~ 2012.07-08)
6) Dang Minh-Nhut; Master student (2010.9.1~ 2012.07-08)
7) Yakub Fam (Jacob); Master student (2010.9.1~ 2012.07-08)
8) 徐敏軒 (Kid); Master student(2011.9.1~ 2013.07-31)
9) 李俊緯
(Frank); Master student (2011.9.1~ 2013.07-31)
10) 蔡雅如
(Patrizia); Master student (2011.9.1~ 2013.07-31)
11) Faiza Maryani; Master student (2011.9.1~ 2013.07-31)
12) M. M. M. Ahmed; Master student (2011.9.1~ 2013.07-31)
13) Marina Popova; Master student (2012.2.1~ 2013.07-31)
李聖儒 (Jack); Master student (2012.9.1~ 2014.01-31)
15) 張家綺 (Jenny); Master student (2012.9.1~ 2014.07-31)
16) 黃正昌 (Jeff) ; Master student (2012.9.1~ 2014.07-31)
17) 李安湘 (Evan) ; Master student (2013.2.1~ 2014.07-31)
18) 黃文育 (Yohan Widjaja) ; Master student (2012.9.1~ 2014.07-31)
19) 陳健輝
(Julius Candrawan); Master student (2012.9.1~ 2014.07-31)
20) 董妮鑫
(Reta) ; Master student (2014.2.1~ 2015.01-31)
21) 黃偉志 (Peter) ; Master student (2014.2.1~ 2015.01-31)
22) Kinjal Shah; PhD student (2012.9.12 ~ 2015.7.31)
23) 謝蕙菱 (Niki); Master student (2013.9.1~2015.7.31)
24) 許宇萱
(Grace); Master student (2013.9.1~2015.7.31)
25) 劉加毅 (Eddy); Master student (2013.9.1~2015.7.31)
26) M. M. M. Ahmed; PhD student (2013.9.1 ~ 2016.7.31)
27) 蘇進豪 (Watson); Master student (2014.9.1~2016.7.31)
28) 郭政諭 (Kyrie); Master student (2014.9.1~2016.7.31)
29)  Ni’matut Tamimah (Atut); Master student (2014.9.1~2016.7.31)
30) Karen Sabrina Asiku; Master student (2015.2.1~2016.7.31)

31) Alen, master student graduated in Jan. 2017

32) Phil, master student graduated in Jan. 2017

33) Jeny, PhD student, graduated in Jan 2017

34) Mekuriaw Assefa PhD student, graduated in Jan 2018

35) Kuku, master student graduated in Jan. 2018

36) Juwita, master student graduated in Jan. 2018

37) James, master student graduated in Jul. 2018

38) Mark, master student graduated in Jul. 2018

39) Derik, master student graduated in Jul. 2018

40) Thirayu Chuesutham (Ohm), master student, graduated in Jul 2018

41) Andree Soendoro, master student, graduated in Jul 2018

42) Mulugeta Tesema, PhD student graduated in Jan 2019

43) Liliana, master student, graduated in Jan 2019

44) Mint, master student, continued PhD as fast tracker in Jan 2019

Student’s activity (2014-2016)


1-March 27-30, 2014 Annual meeting of Chemical Society of Japan, Asian countries symposium, Ampornphan Siriviriyanun and Toyoko Imae, Advanced non-fluorinated coating materials with anti-fingerprint property on solid surfaces (Invited talk by Ampornphan Siriviriyanun).

2-July, 11- 2014, Annual Meeting of the Chinese Colloid and Interface Society, Tainan, Taiwan, Chia-Chi Chang and Toyoko Imae, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering of Confeito-like Gold Nanoparticles on Amine-surface Substrates (Poster presentation by Chia-Chi Chang).


3- August 10-14, 2014, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, held in San Francisco, CA, USA,  Shah, K. J.; Shukla, A. D.; Imae, T.; Shah, D. O., Controlled Water and Oil Penetration of Organically Modified Clays by Choice of Cationic Surfactants with Variety of Substituents. (Poster Presentation by Kinjal Shah).


4-Nov. 23-25, 2014, Nanocatalysis and Nanomaterials for Green Technologies. (ICNNGT) Taipei, Taiwan,  Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed, Masaki Ujihara and Toyoko Imae, Massive exfoliation of Magnetic graphene. (Poster presentation by M. M. M. Ahmed, Best Poster Award (Gold)).



5-June 23-25, 2015, International Conference on Nanospace Materials (ICNM), held at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Shah, K. J.; Shukla, A. D.; Imae, T., Interlayer Swelling and Molecular Packing in Organoclays. (Poster Presentation by Kinjal Shah).


6- July 22-24, 2015, International Conference of Colloids and Interface Science, Taipei, Taiwan, Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed, Masaki Ujihara and Toyoko Imae, Production of Magnetic Graphene with Enhanced Electrochemical Properties. (Poster presentation by M. M. M. Ahmed, Excellent Poster Award).


7- Oct. 04-09, 2015, 66thAnnual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Taipei, Taiwan,  Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed, Masaki Ujihara and Toyoko Imae, Nondestructive exfoliation of magnetic graphene towards energy applications. (Poster presentation by M. M. M. Ahmed, Student Poster Award).


8- Oct. 11-15, 2015, 228thThe Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Toyoko Imae, Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed, and Masaki Ujihara, Nondestructive exfoliation of magnetic graphene towards energy applications. (Oral presentation by M. M. M. Ahmed).

ecs-39- Sept. 21-23, 2016,The 2016 International Conference on Electrochemical Technologies (2016-ICGET), Taipei, Taiwan. Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed and Toyoko Imae, Electrochemical Properties of Thermally Expanded Magnetic Graphene Composites with a Conductive Polymer. The best Oral award was awarded to Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed.


10- Sept. 21-23, 2016,The 2016 International Conference on Electrochemical Technologies (2016-ICGET), Taipei, Taiwan. Bala Murugan and Toyoko Imae “Hydrogen evolution reaction efficiency by carbon material loaded platinum nanoparticles protected by dendrimer” Poster presentationbala

11- Dec 22~25, 2016, Chia-Chi Chang and Mekuriaw Assefa joined GREEN “Global Research efforts on Energy and Nanomaterials” Conference at Taipei Tech 

  • Collaboration research:
  1. Nov. 5, 2015, dispatch for collaboration research at Institut Charles Sadron, France, under MOST PHC ORCHID program with Prof. Marie Pierre Krafft(by 張家綺
  • Summer school program:
  1. July 27-August 8 2015, participation in a class at summer school program in Tokushima University (by Karen Sabrina Asiku)


  • Award: 
  1. Nov. 24-25, 2014, Best Poster Award (Gold)in The International Conference on Nanocatalysts and Nanomaterials for Green Technologies (ICNNGT) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed
  2. July 22-24, 2015, Excellent Poster Award (ICCIS) Conference,Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed
  3. Aug. 7, 2015, Best Oral Presentation at summer school 2015 in Tokushima University, Karen Sabrina Asiku.
  4. Oct. 4-9, 2015 Student Poster Prize in the 66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed
  5. Sept. 21-23, 2016 Best Oral Award in the 2016 International Conference on Electrochemical Technologies (2016-ICGET) was awarded to Mahmoud M. M. Ahmed.