Ken Nakajima Junior Principal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Junior Principal Investigator, AIMR
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Group Soft Materials Group
Laboratory K.Nakajima Laboratory
Address Room 115,AIMR Annex Building, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1,Katahira,Aoba-ku,Sendai 980-8577)
Tel 022-217-5927
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Research Interests

  • Polymer Physics on single polymer chain
  • Rubber elasticity
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Physics on filler reinforsement & interface
  • Fracture mechanics

Main Publication List

  • Characterization of morphology and mechanical properties of block copolymers using atomic force microscopy: Effects of processing conditions,J.Polymer.2012.02.046(2012) Wang, Dong; Nakajima, Ken; Fujinami, So; et al.
  • Length scale of mechanical heterogeneity in a glassy polymer determined by atomic force microscopy,Applied Physics Letters,Volume: 100 Issue: 25 (2012): Wang, Dong; Liu, Yanhui; Nishi, Toshio; Nakajima,Ken
  • Characterization of Nanoscale Mechanical Heterogeneity in a Metallic Glass by Dynamic Force Microscopy,PhysRevLett.106.125504:Liu, Y. H.; Wang, D.; Nakajima, K.; et al.
  • Characterization of Surface Viscoelasticity and Energy Dissipation in a Polymer Film by Atomic Force Microscopy,Macromolecules Vol.44,Issue:21(2012) :Wang, D; Liang, XB; Liu, YH; Fujinami, S; Nishi, T; Nakajima, K
  • Nanomechanical Mapping on the Deformed Poly(epsilon-caprolactone),Macromolecules,Vol.44,Issue.7(2012):Liu, H (Liu, Hao)1; Fujinami, S (Fujinami, So)1; Wang, D; Nakajima, K; Nishi, T


  • Award of Technology, The Surface Science Society of Japan (2000)
  • CERI Young Scientist Incentive Award, The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan (2008)
  • Bridgestone Young Scientist Incentive Award, The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan (2010)
  • 2011 JSCM Most Accessed Paper Award, Japan Society of Colour Material, Japan (2012)
  • 11th CERI Best Paper Award, The Society of Rubber Industry, Japan (2012)