Atsushi Nagai is associate professor with the Novel Aerospace Materials group at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD in polymerization mechanisms and polymerizable monomer design from Yamagata University, Japan, in 2005. The activities pursued during his postdoctoral fellowship and as project assistant professor in Prof. Yoshiki Chujo’s laboratory at Kyoto University, Japan, gave him the idea of teaching how fundamental scientific discoveries can translate into actual functional materials such as boron-containing conjugated polymers. He joined the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Japan, in 2010 as assistant professor and co-taught many international and postdoctoral students at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies with Prof. Donglin Jiang (professor at the National University of Singapore). In 2015, he was a visiting professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA.
Dr. Nagai has vast experience and knowledge of wide research fields such as living polymerization and boron chemistry, polyaddition, polycondensation, click chemistry, supermolecular self-assembly, and thermal-resistant materials. His research interests include the design and synthesis of organic porous materials containing COFs and conjugated microporous polymers.