Researcher Database

Daniel R. King
Faculty of Advanced Life Science Advanced Transdisciplinary Science Soft & Wet Matter Science
Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Faculty of Advanced Life Science Advanced Transdisciplinary Science Soft & Wet Matter Science

Job Title

    Assistant Professor

E-mail

  • dking@sci.hokudai.ac.jp

ORCID ID

  • 0000-0002-1377-5556

Profile

  • The goal of my research is to develop hydrogel composite materials which look and feel like traditional gels, but exhibit an enhanced range of functions. We also are interested in the inverse problem: can we give materials which are vastly different from hydrogels (stiff, dry, metallic, or ceramic) gel-like properties? By creating hydrogel composites, we have a platform for solving both of these problems. Our laboratory works on pioneering research across the entire spectrum of science, from chemical synthesis and fabrication, to mechanical and physical characterization, to practical application. Our ultimate goal of developing these materials is for real-life applications, ranging from synthetic biomaterials such as ligaments or cartilage, to materials for bulletproof, puncture-resistant, and fire-proof clothing.

Research Interests

  • Rheology   Adhesion   3D Printing   Composites   Hydrogels   

Research Areas

  • Applied chemistry / Polymer chemistry
  • Material engineering / Composite materials/Surface and interface engineering
  • Materials chemistry / Polymer/Textile materials

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2015/11 - Today    Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido UniversityTenure Track Assistant Professor
  • 2015/06 - 2015/10    Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow

Education

  • 2010/09 - 2015/05  University of Massachusetts Amherst  College of Natural Sciences  Ph.D., in Polymer Science and Engineering
  • 2006/09 - 2010/05  Pennsylvania State University  College of Earth and Mineral Sciences  B.S., Materials Science and Engineering

Research Activities

Published Papers

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Double Networks: From Molecular-scale to Macro-scale  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    34th Summer University in Hokkaido  2019/08
  • Macroscale Double Networks: Expanding the ‘Sacrificial Bond Concept’ to Large Length-scales  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    Colloidal, Macromolecular & Biological Gels II  2019/07
  • Double Network Hydrogels Based on Semi-Rigid Polyelectrolyte Physical Networks  [Invited]
    King, D. R.; Takahashi, R.; Ikai, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    2nd Dr. Clark Research Symposium  2019/07
  • Macroscale Double Networks: Expanding the ‘Sacrificial Bond Concept’ to Large Length-scales  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    Special Seminar at Tokyo University  2019/07
  • Macroscale Double Networks: A Universal Method for Improving the Strength and Toughness of Soft Materials  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    Special Seminar at South China University of Technology  2019/07
  • Macroscale Double Networks: Design Criteria for Optimizing Strength and Toughness  [Invited]
    King, D. R. Okumura, T.; Takahashi, R.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The 5th International Symposium on Flexible and Stretchable Electronics, and the 5th International Workshop on Soft Machines and Mechanics 2019  2019/06
  • Design Criteria of Macroscale Double Network Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Okumura, T.; Takahashi, R.; Gong, J. P.
    The 68th SPSJ Annual Meeting  2019/05
  • Synergistic Toughening in Fabric Reinforced Hydrogel Systems and their Applications  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Hubbard, A.; Cui, W.; Huang, Y.; Takahashi, R.; Dickey, M.; Genzer, J.; Gong, J.P.
    The Adhesion Society 2019 Annual Meeting  2019/02
  • Fabric Reinforced Hydrogel/Elastomer Composites for Stimuli-Responsive Actuators.” Presentation  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Hubbard, A.; Cui, W.; Huang, Y.; Takahashi, R.; Genzer, J.; Dickey, M.; Gong, J.P.
    The MRS Fall 2018 Meeting  2018/11
  • Embracing Internationality: Becoming a Faculty Member Abroad  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    MRS Fall 2018 Meeting  2018/11
  • Creating “double network” composites via macroscale reinforcement  [Invited]
    King, D. R. Okumura, T.; Takahashi, R.; Gong, J. P.
    First International Conference on 4D Materials and Systems  2018/08
  • Applying the Double Network Principle on the Macroscale  [Invited]
    King, D. R. Okumura, T.; Takahashi, R.; Sun, T. L.; Gong, J. P.
    International Symposium on Soft Matter: Interface and Active Materials  2018/07
  • Applying the Double Network Concept on the Macroscale  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King, Riku Takahashi, Taolin Sun, Tsuyoshi Okumura, Jian Ping Gong
    Special Seminar at North Carolina State University  2018/06
  • Dissipating Energy At large Length Scales in Polymeric Systems  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Okumura, T.; Takahashi, R.; Gong, J. P.
    The 67th SPSJ Annual Meeting  2018/05
  • Creating Tough and Healable Macroscale “Double Network” Hydrogels.  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King, Riku Takahashi, Taolin Sun, Tsuyoshi Okumura, Jian Ping Gong
    American Chemical Society Spring Meeting  2018/03
  • Scaling Toughness with Macroscale Double Network Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Takahashi, R.; Okumura, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The 6th World Congress on Adhesion and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society  2018/02
  • Scaling Toughness with Macroscale Double Network Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Takahashi, R.; Okumura, T.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The 2017 MRS Fall Meeting  2017/11
  • Scaling Hydrogel Toughness through Composite Designs  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The 66th Symposium on Macromolecules  2017/09
  • Scaling Hydrogel Toughness through Composite Designs  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The 66th SPSJ Annual Meeting  2017/03
  • The Role of Reinforcement Geometry in Toughening Hydrogel Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T. L.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The American Physical Society March Meeting 2017  2017/03
  • Taking Inspirations from Nature to Design “Green” Composites  [Invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T. L.; Gong, J. P.
    Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference 2017  2017/02
  • Taking Inspirations from Nature to Design Functional Composite Materials  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    Beijing University of Chemical Technology  2017/05
  • Developing Extremely Tough Hydrogel Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T. L.; Kurokawa, T.; Gong, J. P.
    11th SPSJ International Polymer Conference  2016/12
  • Taking Inspirations from Nature to Design Cutting-Edge Research Projects  [Invited]
    Daniel R. King
    4th International Life Science Symposium  2016/11
  • The Parameters Influencing the Toughness of Hydrogel Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T. L.; Kurokawa, T.; Nakajima, T.; Nonoyama, T.; Gong, J. P.
    The 67th Divisional Meeting on Colloid and Interface Chemistry  2016/09
  • Developing Extremely Tough Soft Composites  [Invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Takahashi, R.; Okamura, T.; Sun, T. L.; Gong, J. P.
    University of Massachusetts: Special Seminar  2016/07
  • Developing Extremely Tough Soft Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Roy, C. K.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Nonoyama, T.; Crosby, A. J.; Gong, J. P.
    The First International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter  2016/06
  • The Role of Adhesion in Developing Robust Hydrogel/Fabric Soft Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Roy, C. K.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Crosby, A. J.; Gong, J. P.
    The Adhesion Society 2016 Annual Meeting  2016/05
  • Extremely Tough Composites from Fabric-reinforced Polyampholyte Hydrogels  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Crosby, A. J.; Gong, J. P.
    The 65th SPSJ Annual Meeting  2016/05
  • Developing Mechanically Robust Hydrogel Composites  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Roy, C. K.; Sun, T.; Kurokawa, T.; Crosby, A. J.; Gong, J. P.
    ” Séminaire du Laboratoire de Science et Ingénierie de la Matière Molle (SIMM)  2016/03
  • Fabric Reinforced Hydrogel/Elastomer Composites for Stimuli-Responsive Actuators.” Presentation  [Invited]
    King, D. R.; Hubbard, A.; Cui, W.; Huang, Y.; Takahashi, R.; Genzer, J.; Dickey, M.; Gong, J.P.
    Invited Lecture at Villanova University  2018/12
  • Extremely Tough Composites from Fabric Reinforced Polyampholyte Hydrogels  [Not invited]
    King, D. R.; Huang, Y.; Sun, T. L.; Kurokawa, T.; Crosby, A. J.; and Gong, J.P.
    The 2015 MRS Fall Meeting  2015/12
  • Designing High Capacity, Easy Release Adhesives for “Real World” Surfaces  [Invited]
    King, D. R.; Irschick, D. J.; and Crosby, A. J.
    The Adhesion Society 2014 Annual Meeting  2014/02

Patents

  • US2017/0258571 A1:Composite Comprising Fabric and Polyampholyte Hydrogel and Preparation Method Thereof  2017年/09/14
    Gong, J.P.; King, D.R.; Sun, T.L.; Kurokawa, T.; Crosby, A.J.
  • US Patent 9,182,075:Devices for Application and Load Bearing of Flexible Adhesive and Method of Using the Same.    2015/11/10
    Crosby, A. J.; Bartlett, M. D.; Irschick, D. J.; King, D. R.
  • US Patent 9,440,416:Weight Bearing Adhesives with Adjustable Angles.    2016/09/13
    Crosby, A. J.; King, D. R.; Bartlett, Michael D.; Irschick, D. J.
  • US Patent 9,603,419:High Capacity Easy Release Extended Use Adhesive Closure Device.    2017/03/28
    Crosby, A. J.; Bartlett, M. D.; King, D. R.; Irschick, D. J.
  • US Patent 9,574,113:High Capacity Easy Release Extended Use Adhesives.    2017/02/21
    Crosby, A. J.; Bartlett, M. D.; Croll, A. B.; King, D. R.
  • US Patent 10,144,195:Weight-Bearing Adhesives with Adjustable Angles.  
    Crosby, A. J.; King, D. R.; Bartlett, Michael D.; Irschick, D. J.
  • US Patent 10,150,892:High Capacity Easy Release Extended Use Adhesive Devices.    2018/12/11
    Crosby, A. J.; Bartlett, M. D.; Croll, A. B.; King, D. R.

Research Grants & Projects

  • Utilizing the Sacrificial Bonding Principle to Create Soft-Hard Composites with Toughness that Surpasses Metals and Novel Functions
    JSPS:Kakenhi Kiban S
    Date (from‐to) : 2017 -2021 
    Author : Gong, J. P.; Kurokawa, T.; Nakajima, T.; Nonoyama, T.; King, D.R.
  • Resisting Composite Rupture through Macroscale Double Networks
    Hokkaido University:Research Fund Program for Early Career Scientists
    Date (from‐to) : 2019/06 -2020/03 
    Author : Daniel R. King
  • Research on adhesive materials with controlled adhesion with drape-ability suitable for complicated shapes
    Honda Engineering:Academic Consulting Agreement
    Date (from‐to) : 2018 -2018 
    Author : Kurokawa, T.; King, D.R.

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Physical Properties of Bio-macromolecules
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 理学部
  • Physical Properties of Bio-macromolecules II
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 理学部
  • Experimental Biological Science
    開講年度 : 2017
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 理学部
    キーワード : 遺伝子解析法、タンパク質解析法、細胞解析法、個体解析法、顕微観察法


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