(Osaka University, Japan)
Tadashi INOUE is a professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science, Graduate School of Science at Osaka University. After getting Ph.D in Kyoto University in 1988, he did postdoctoral work on molecular dynamics of block copolymer solution with T. Hashimoto at Kyoto University (1988-1989). He worked as an assistant professor (1989-2000) for K. Osaki and as an associate professor (2000-2006) for H. Watanabe, at Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University. In 2007, he was promoted as a full professor in Osaka University.
He has extensive experience in rheo-optics, particularly dynamic birefringence, in addition to conventional rheological measurements. His unique technique using simultaneous measurements of stress and birefringence has been utilized for various topics, including viscoelastic properties of polymers around the glass transition zone, molecular dynamics of bottlebrush like poly(macromonomers), rheology of microphase-separated block copolymer solutions, and nanosilica filled rubber.