University of Tokyo
Aida received the 2018 Japan Academy Prize for developing innovative soft materials such as a hydrogel named ‘aquamaterial’ which is mechanically robust and moldable. (Photo: University of Tokyo)
Each year, Asian Scientist Magazine highlights 100 outstanding thinkers and innovators from Asia who are pushing the envelope with their research.
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