Oil-water separation technologies have been attracting much attention against pollution incidents such as oil spills to ocean. We have developed over-99% oil-water separation tehnologies through controlling the difference of "wettability" among various target liquids.
We are working on transparent anti-blood adhesion coatings. Blood adhesion to optical lens is a major problem that spoils the clear viewduring endoscopic surgeries. We have developed an edible, biocompatible transparent anti-adhesive coatings using a liquid film coating of a plant oil. Animal surgery test showed that our coatings repells blood and body fluids in vivo.
We have developed a both-side generating semi-transparent solar cell. Photo-active layers can be fabricated via wet processes, which lead to thin film solar cells with possible application to "window solar cells". Past researches faced a cost issue from using PVD for fabriacting contact electrodes. Here, we mixed the conductive polymer and the glue layer to laminate the metal nanowire contact electrode and the photoactive layer. This technolgy allows one to make semi-transparent solar cells with further low cost.