Curriculum Vitae

Tomonari DOTERA
Birth Place
Ueno (Downtown) Tokyo, 1959
1984 BAS. Dept. of Pure & Applied Sciences, University of Tokyo
1989 Ph.D. Dept. of Pure & Applied Sciences, University of Tokyo
1989-1994 Research Associate (Dept. of Pure & Applied Sciences, University of Tokyo)
1990-1992 Post doctor (Dept. of Physics, University of Pennsylvania)
1994- Associate Professor (Saitama Study Center, The Open University of Japan (The University of the Air))
2003- Associate Professor (Dept. of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University)
2009- Professor (Dept. of Physics, Kindai University)
Soft and Complex Condensed Matter Physics
Research Area
Complex Morphology of Multicomponent Block Copolymers
Soft Quasicrystals
Activity & topics:
See also activity-page.
14 May 2007 Physical Review Focus
21 May 2007 Chemical Engineering News
21 March 2010 Spring-8
4 Oct. 2011 Cited in the announcement (No. 38) for the Nobel Prize Chemistry 2011
5 March. 2015 Science News, "Quasicrystals: The third type of solid"
2017 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, Special issue: Soft quasicrystals Guest Editors: P. Ziherl and T. Dotera
The Physical Society of Japan (JPS) member, American Physical Society (APS) member (+DPOLY, GSOFT), The Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) member, American Chemical Society (ACS) member, Materials Research Society (MRS) member, Research Group on Computational Polymer Science (RGCPS) member, Steering committee (-2009),
YITP Workshop "Soft Matter as Structured Materials" 2005 Organizers
Study Group on Labylinth (2009-)
International Advisory Board, AIWQ5 (2009), AIWQ6 (2011)
Program Committee, ICQ11 (2010), ICQ12 (2013)
JST, PRESTO " Hyper-nano-space design toward innovative functionality" Advisor (2013-)
Chair, International Union of Crystallography (IUCr 2014) MS-57 (2014)
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics Prize for 2007
Courses (2004): Thermal Statistical Physics (senior), Fourier Analysis (sophomor)
Courses (2005): Chemical Mathematics (junior), Physics of complex liquids (graduate)
Courses (2006-): Differential and Integral calculaus in Natural Phenomena (freshman)

University of the Air (Japanese Open University) courses on Sky PerfecTV : Heat & Temperature, Motion & Force, Energy & Heat, and Computational Science
(2004) Nagoya University, (2008) Tokyo Institute of Technology, (2011) Chuo University
Selected Papers: 


[1] T. Dotera and P. J. Steinhardt, "Ising-Like Transition and Phason Unlocking in Icosahedral Quasicrystals," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 72 (1994), pp.1670-1673.
[2] T. Dotera, "Cell Crystals: Kelvin's Polyhedra in Block Copolymer Melts," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 82 (1999), pp.105-108.
[3] T. Dotera, "Tricontinuous Cubic Structures in ABC/A/C Copolymer and Homopolymer Blends," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 89 (2002), 205502.
    Fig. 1 was chosen for Nov. 11 (2002) cover illustration.
[4] Tohru Gemma, Akira Hatano and Tomonari Dotera, "Monte Carlo Simulations of the Morphology of ABC Starpolymers using the Diagonal Bond Method," Macromolecules Vol. 35 (2002), pp.3225-3237
[5] A. Takano, W. Kawashima, A. Noro, Y. Isono, N. Tanaka, T. Dotera and Y. Matsushita,  "A Mesoscopic Archimedean Tiling Having a New Complexity in an ABC Star Polymer'' J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. Vol. 43, 2427-2432(2005)
   Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics Prize for 2007
[6] K. Hayashida, T. Dotera, A. Takano, and Y. Matsushita, "Polymeric quasicrystal: Mesoscopic quasicrystalline tiling in ABC star polymers" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, (2007) 195502
    14 May 2007 Physical Review Focus
[7] T.Dotera, "Quasicrystals in Soft Matter" Israel Journal of Chemistry, 51, 1197-1205 (2011)
[8] T. Dotera, T. Oshiro & P. Ziherl "Mosaic two-lengthscale quasicrystals" nature, 506, 208–211 (2014)
[9] T. Dotera, S. Bekku & P. Ziherl "Bronze-mean hexagonal quasicrystal" nature materials, ***, ***–*** (2017) doi:10.1038/nmat4963

Nihongo (Japanese)    Art work