Ibaraki University's
Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Engineering)
Common Section



  • Birth:1964
  • Tel.0294-38-5070
  • Fax.0294-38-5078


  1. Asahi Chemical Campany, Reseacher 1992/04-1994/03
  2. Ibaraki University, Research Assistant 1994/04-1999/03
  3. Ibaraki University, Assistant Professor 1999/04-Present

Academic background

  1. Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering 有機材料工学科 1987/03 Graduated
  2. Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials Doctor prophase 1989/03 Completed
  3. Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School, Division of Engineering 理工学研究科 Doctor later 1992/03 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. Doctor of Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology 1992/03

Current state of research and teaching activities

Science of Polymer
Synthesis of Condensation Polymers

Research Areas

  1. Polymer Synthesis

Research keywords

  1. Synthesis and properties of high performance polyimide. Synthesis and properties of hyperbranched polymers and dendrimers. Preparation of polyimide-silica hybrid materials.

Subject of research

  1. Synthesis of Condensation Polymer Polyimide Dendrimer Hyperbranched Polymer Sol-gel method Polyimide-silica hybrid materials 1994-Present

Proposed theme of joint or funded research

  1. Synthesis of Polyamide-Imide for Enamel Fiber Wish to undertake joint research with industry and other organizations including private sector. Commisioned research


  1. 樹脂材料の高耐熱性化と設計・開発技術 情報機構 2013/12/20 978-4-86502-050-2
  2. High Performance Polymers and Enginerring Plastics Atsushi Morikawa WILEY 2011
  3. ポリイミド材料の基礎と開発 シーエムシー出版 2011/11/09
  4. 新訂 最新ポリイミド -基礎と応用- 日本ポリイミド・芳香族系高分子研究会編  NTS 2010/08/25
  5. 最新ポリイミド材料と応用技術 シーエムシー出版 2006/08


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Synthesis and properties of polyimides having a hexaphenylbenzene unit Syuta Nabeshima, Atsushi Morikawa High Performance Polymers 27, 772-781 2015/09/15
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Enameled Wire Having Polyimide-silica Hybrid Insulation Layer Prepared by Sol-gel Process Atsushi Morikawa, Kazunori Suzuki, and Kenji Asano Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 28/ 2, 151-155 2015/06/20
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Preparation of Nanopatterned Polyimide by Imprinting and Curing Phenylethynyl- terminated Imide Oligomer Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology 27/ 155-160 2014/06/25
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Synthesis and characterization of novel aromatic polyimides from Z-type sexiphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride and aromatic diamines Takafumi Nakagawa, Atsushi Morikawa Polymer Journal 46/ 5, 255-263 2014/05/15 1349-0540
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Synthesis and properties of conjugated polymers from 3,6-di(4-chlorophenyl)-3,6-dihydrophthalic acid diethyl ester and application to the photo-sensitizer of a solar cell Atsushi Morikawa and Hirotoshi Kakuta Polymer Journal 45/ 8, 790-796 2013/08/15

Research presentations

  1. Poster presentation ヘキサフェニルベンゼン骨格を有するポリイミドの合成とその性質 第21回日本ポリイミド・芳香族高分子会議 2013/12/06
  2. Poster presentation 3,6-ジ(4-クロロフェニル)-3,6-ジヒドロフタル酸ジエチルエステルからの協約高分子の合成とその増感作用による太陽電池への応用 第20回日本ポリイミド・芳香族高分子会議 2012/12/07
  3. Poster presentation 側鎖にアミノ基をゆうするポリイミドを用いたゾルーゲル法によるポリイミドーシリカ複合体の作製 第19回日本ポリイミド・芳香族高分子会議 2011/11/02
  4. Poster presentation ビス(4-アミノ-2-フェニルフェノキシ)構造を有するジアミンからのポリイミドの合成とその性質 第17回日本ポリイミド・芳香族系高分子会議 2009/10/16
  5. Poster presentation 水酸基のエポキシ基への付加反応を利用したポリイミドシリカ複合体の作製とその性質 第16回日本ポリイミド・芳香族系高分子会議 2008/12

Memberships of academic societies

  1. American Chemical Society 1997/04-Present
  2. 高分子学会 1991/04-Present