Atsushi Nakajima, Professor 

Atsushi Nakajima, ProfessorDepartment of Chemistry
School of Fundamental Science and Technology

Designer Interfaces of Functional Nanocluster Monolayers

Nanoclusters, consisting of several to several-hundred atoms or molecules, are expected to exhibit novel functionalities. Using model compounds of metal-encapsulating caged and organometallic nanoclusters, we are aiming to provide a new road map for the creation of innovative nanodevices based on the functional nanocluster monolayers through fine arrangements of their assembly interfaces. In order to realize this goal, we focus this project on macro-scale periodic assembly of the functional nanoclusters for the characterizations and functional analyses of the nanocluster-assembled monolayers, establishing the concept of nanocluster material science.


1984 the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Science (BS)
1989 the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Science (Dr. Sc.)
1989 Research associate at Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology.
1994 Assistant professor (ibid), 1997 Associate professor (ibid), 2001 to present Professor at Keio University. 2014 to present Principal Investigator at Keio Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences.