Research Fellows and Engineering Fellows

Hiroyuki Sugaya PhD

Department :
Advanced Materials Research Laboratories
Area of expertise :
Design of Separation Materials

My research philosophy

Through research, the researcher tries to create new things and values we didn't have before. This means that the research needs so-called "creativity." The seemingly difficult task of "conceptualizing" something can be done so long as we continue to think and rack our brains by taking interest in everything on a routine basis. In addition, Toray has a vast database of accumulated information and latest know-how on materials, as well as experts who are familiar with them. I believe that, by fully utilizing the accumulated technologies and human resources to dig our "concepts" deeper, we can make and give shape to significant creations that meet the manifest/latent needs.

Key academic papers

1992 Antithrombogenicity of polyacrylonitrile-polyethyleneoxide hollow fiber membrane developed for designing an antithrombogenic continuous ultrafiltration system. Artif. Organs, 16(2), 146-50(1992)
M. Arakawa, I. Aoike, Y. Sizuki, F. Gejyo, R. Terada, H. Sugaya, T. Takeyama, and T. Kunitomo,
1999 Polymethylmethacrylate: from polymer to dialyzer, Contrib. Nephrol. , 125, 1-8 (1999)
H. Sugaya, Y. Sakai,
2004 Nanoscopic behavior of polyvinylpyrrolidone particles on polysulfone/polyvinylpyrrolidone film. Biomaterials, 25(6), 1019-1028 (2004)
M. Hayama, K. Yamamoto, F. Kohori, T. Uesaka, Y. Ueno, H. Sugaya, S. Itagaki, K. Sakai,
2006 A novel approach and protocol for discovering extremely low-abundance proteins in serum, Proteomics, 6, 4845–4855(2006)
Y. Tanaka, H. Akiyama, T. Kuroda, G. Jung, K. Tanahashi, H. Sugaya, J. Utsumi, H. Kawasaki, and H. Hirano,
2007 Preparation of Porous Materials by Microphase Separation,Kobunshi, POLYMERS, vol.56, p.66-69 (2007)
H. Sugaya
2009 Medical Applications of Biointerface, J. Surf. Sci. Soc. Jpn., Vol. 30, No. 4 236-247(2009)
H.Sugaya, Y.Tohotake, H.Umakoshi, R.Kuboi,S. Kizaka-Kondoh, K.Miyata, and K. Kataoka
2011 Creation of Medical Separation Membrane by Controlled Nano Pore Structure and Functionalized Surface,Expected Materials for the Future vol.11(11) 45-51(2011)
H.Sugaya,M. Fujita,Y. Ueno

Third-party awards

2011 Japanese Society for Artificial Organs , The Technical Award of Japanese Society for Artificial Organs, "Novel Antithrombotic Dialyzer"
2014 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki, The Encouragement Prize for Invention "Antithrombotic protein absorption hollow fiber membrane"