Theoretical Modeling of Soft Matter and Living Systems

Soft Matter Engineering Lab., Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University


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Research Outline

We have been working on various transport phenomena of complex fluids and soft matters (complex fluids, polymers, colloids, etc) by mainly using methods of computer simulations. Microscopic simulations, known as molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, have widely been used for material simulations in general. Such microscopic simulations, however, tend to require enormous computation time for performing meaningful simulations of complex fluids and soft matters because meso- or macro-scale phenomena are of particular interest often for them. Alternative strategies based on new ideas are definitely needed to achieve meaningful simulations for those complex systems. We thus aim to develop unique and new methodologies useful in chemical engineering by using recent progress of several theoretical approaches, while empirical methods have mainly been used to analyze transport phenomena in chemical engineering so far.

  • Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) for colloidal dispersions
  • Multi-scale simulations for soft matters
  • Modeling of biological tissues including cell division and death


Department of Chemical Engineering
Kyoto University
Kyoto University-Katsura, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan
Chemical Engineering Fundamentals Research Area
Soft Matter Engineering Lab. (Yamamoto Gr.)
TEL: +81-75-753-7531 (Kyoto University General Reception)