Masami Kamigaito was born in 1965 in Nagoya, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from Kyoto University under the direction of Professor Toshinobu Higashimura in 1993. After conducting postdoctoral research with Professor Mitsuo Sawamoto, he joined the faculty of Kyoto University in 1995. In 2003, he moved to Nagoya University and worked as an Associate Professor with Professor Yoshio Okamoto. In 2004, he was promoted to Professor. From 1997–1998, he worked as a visiting scientist at Stanford University with Professor Robert M. Waymouth. He was the recipient of the 2001 Arthur K. Doolittle Award of the ACS PMSE Division, the 2009 Wiley Polymer Science Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, and the 2010 Japan IBM Science Award (Chemistry). His research interests include controlled radical and cationic polymerizations, the development and application of new polymerizations to precision polymer synthesis, and controlled polymerizations of renewable vinyl monomers.
His recent papers include:
Nanocellular foaming of fluorine containing block copolymers in carbon dioxide: the role of glass transition in carbon dioxide
RSC Adv., 2012,2, 2821-2827
From-syndiotactic-to-isotactic stereogradient methacrylic polymers by RAFT copolymerization of methacrylic acid and its bulky esters
Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 1750-1757
Random copolymer of styrene and diene derivatives via anionic living polymerization followed by intramolecular Friedel–Crafts cyclization for high-performance thermoplastics
Polym. Chem., 2012,3, 190-197
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