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Masayuki Yamaguchi Professor
School of Materials Science、Materials Chemistry Area


M.Eng Kyoto University (1989),Ph.D.Kyoto University (1999)


polymer physics, rheology, polymer processing

■Research Keywords

rheology, multicomponent polymeric system, polymer processing, biomass-based polymer, self-repairing

■Research Interests

Rheological modification of thermoplastic resins
Improvement of processability and mechanical properties will be carried out by rheology modification.
Material design of high-perfomance and/or functional biomass-based polymers
Enhancement of processability and mechanical properties of biomass-based polymers will be studied by polymer blend technology.
Design of Functional Polymer by Additives
To provide a novel function by additives and fillers.
Material design of self-repairing polymers
Material design of a new type of self-repairing properties will be established.



  • "Manufacturing of High Performance Biomass-Based Polyesters by Rheological Approach" in "Handbook of Composite from Renewable Materials",M. Yamaguchi,Chap. 2, Eds. V. K. Thakur, M. K. Thakur, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2016.
  • "Structure and Properties of Rubbers with Silica Nanoparticles as Petroleum-Free Filler" in "Eco-Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites: Chemistry and Applications",M. Yamaguchi, V.A. Doan, S. Nobukawa,Springer, 2015,2015,563-574
  • "Optical Anisotropy of Cellulose Esters and Its Application to Optical Functional Films" in "Handbook of Sustainable Polymers: Processing and Applications",K. Songsurang, H. Shimada, S. Nobukawa, M. Yamaguchi,Pan Stanford Publishing, Singapore, 2014.

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◇Published Papers

  • Effect of acetylation site on orientation birefringence of cellulose triacetate,S. Nobukawa, Y. Enomoto-Rogers, H. Shimada, T. Iwata, M. Yamaguchi,Cellulose, DOI: 10.1007/s10570-015-0730-z,22,5,3003-3012,2015
  • Selective Localization of Carbon Nanotubes in PC/PET Blends,R. Wiwattananukul, S. Nobukawa, M. Yamaguchi,Polym. Comp., (2017). DOI: 10.1002/pc.23672,38,6,1103-1111,2015
  • Orientation birefringence of cross-linked rubber containing low-mass compound,A. Kiyama, S. Nobukawa, M. Yamaguchi,AIP Conf. Proc.,1664,030004 (1-5),2015

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◇Lectures and Presentations

  • Control of optical anisotropy of cellulose derivatives,Masayuki Yamaguchi   ,Annual Meeting of American Chemical Society, ACS2017,San Francisco,2017.4. 2-6.
  • Rheological properties of polyethylene blend with poor mixing,Masayuki Yamaguchi, Tomoki Itoh, Jiraporn Seemork   ,Annual Meeting of Society of Plastic Engineering, ANTEC2017,,Anaheim, USA,2017.5.8-10
  • Autonomic healing of surface crack for glassy plastics,M. Yamaguchi   ,Frontiers in Materials Processing Applications, Research and Technology (FiMPART2017),Bordeaux, France,2017.7.9-12

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■Extramural Activities

◇Academic Society Affiliations

  • Society of Plastic Engineering,Board member of applied rheology division (2016-),2014-
  • Polymer Processing Society,2004-

◇Other Activities

  • Annual Meeting of Polymer Processing Society, PPS32,Organizing Committee,2016/07/25 - 2016/07/29
  • ThinFilms2016,Organizing Committee,2015/01/01 - 2016/06/30
  • ThinFilms2014,Organizing comittee,2013/08/01 - 2014/07/18

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■Academic Awards Received

  • Best Paper Award, SPE Engineering Properties and Structure Division,Society of Plastics Engineering,2016
  • Best Paper Award, SPE Applied Rheology Session,Society of Plastics Engineering,2015