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Department of Chemistry

Takashi Ito   

Dr. Takashi Ito

Professor Research Area 
emailito@ksu.edu Chemistry
locationKing Hall 303  Research Specialities
phone785-532-1451 (office) Bioanalytical
Catalysis
Environmental
Materials
Spectroscopy
Supramolecular/Nanochemistry   
785-532-6726 (lab)
Lab Website Link

Biography

2014-Present
2010-2014
2004-2010
2001-2004
1998-2001
1995-1998
1993-1995
1989-1993

Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University (Mentor: Prof. Richard M. Crooks)
Research Associate, Tokyo University of Science (Mentor: Prof. Yuko Hasegawa)
Ph.D., The University of Tokyo (Mentor: Prof. Yoshio Umezawa)
M.S., The University of Tokyo (Mentor: Prof. Yoshio Umezawa)
B.S., The University of Tokyo (Mentor: Prof. Yoshio Umezawa)

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

Positions available for graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in chemical separations, sensing and catalysis with self-assembled nanostructures. Please email Dr. Ito (ito@ksu.edu) for more information.

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/catalysis mechanisms within such nanostructured materials at the molecular level.

 

 

Selected Recent Publications (Complete list of publications)

G. Ghimire, R. Espinoza, H. Xu, S. Nagasaka, N. Kameta, M. Masuda, D. A. Higgins, T. Ito “Diffusion Behavior of Differently Charged Molecules in Self-Assembled Organic Nanotubes Studied Using Imaging Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy” Langmuir 2019, 35, 7783-7790.

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.

 

Recent Reviews

H. Coceancigh, D. A. Higgins, T. Ito “Optical Microscopic Techniques for Synthetic Polymer Characterization”, Anal. Chem. 2019, 91, 405-424.

T. Ito, G. Ghimire “Electrochemical Applications of Microphase-Separated Block Copolymer Thin Films”, ChemElectroChem 2018, 5, 2937-2953. 

 

Funding

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for providing financial support to our research.

• The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences (DE-SC0002362)

• National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry (CHE-1709285)

• American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Funds (ACS PRF #46192-G5)

• NSF Kansas EPSCoR RFP Planning and Innovation Grants (NSF43529)

• KSU (Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research, University Small Research Grant (USRG), Targeted Excellence Funds)