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Department of Chemistry

Dr. Takashi Ito


B.S., University of Tokyo, Japan (1993),
          Mentor: Prof. Yoshio Umezawa
M.S., University of Tokyo, Japan (1995),
          Mentor: Prof. Yoshio Umezawa
Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan (1998),
          Mentor: Prof. Yoshio Umezawa
Research Associate, Tokyo University of Science (1998-2001),
          Mentor: Prof. Yuko Hasegawa
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University (2001-4),
          Mentor: Prof. Richard M. Crooks

Office: KG 303
Email: ito@ksu.edu
Office Phone: 785-532-1451
Fax: 785-532-6666


Website: Ito Group


Analytical Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Electrochemistry, Chemical Recognition, Fluorescence and scanning probe microscopy, and Micro-/Nanofluidics


Research Overview

Our research interests involve development of new separation and sensing techniques based on nanostructured materials for chemical and biological targets of medical and environmental interests.  In addition, we strive to establish novel methods for self-organized fabrication of nanostructured materials of controlled morphologies and chemical properties, and to understand the separation/sensing mechanisms within such nanostructured materials at the molecular level.



Selected Publications

H. Coceancigh, K.-H. Tran-Ba, N. Siepser, L. A. Baker, T. Ito “Longitudinally Controlled Modification of Cylindrical and Conical Track-Etched Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Pores Using Electrochemically-Assisted Click Reaction” Langmuir  2017, 33, 11998-12006.

G. Ghimire,H. Coceancigh, Y. Yi, T. Ito “Electrochemical Characterization and Catalytic Application of Gold-Supported Ferrocene-Containing Diblock Copolymer Thin Films in Ethanol Solution” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  2017, 9, 2906-2913.

K.-H. Tran-Ba, D. A. Higgins, T. Ito "Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching and Single-Molecule Tracking Measurements of Anisotropic Diffusion within Identical Regions of a Cylinder-Forming Diblock Copolymer Film", Anal. Chem2015, 87, 5802-5809.

D. A. Higgins, S. C. Park, K.-H. Tran-Ba, T. Ito "Single-Molecule Investigations of Morphology and Mass Transport Dynamics in Nanostructured Materials", Annu. Rev. Anal. Chem.  2015, 8, 193-216.

T. Ito "Block Copolymer-Derived Monolithic Polymer Films and Membranes Comprising Self-Organized Cylindrical Nanopores for Chemical Sensing and Separations", Chem.–Asian J.2014, 9, 2708-2718.