Fiber Science Laboratory (Takahashi Lab.)

Introduction to Takahashi Laboratory

Welcome to “Clothing & Fiber Science Laboratory (Takahashi Lab.)”

Faculty of Education, Shimane University
Professor Tetsuya Takahashi, Ph.D.

Tetsuya Takahashi

Environment around us changed substantially for the last 20 years. The change includes the depletion of the ozone layer entailing increased UV irradiation, increased incidence of infectious diseases represented by avian influenza and SARS, and the exhaustion of natural resources.

Takahashi Laboratory is engaged in research and education with a focus on relations between living environment and fiber materials, matter of everyday life. Efforts are made to conduct most advanced studies in the field of fiber materials. Takahashi myself was a member of a Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition to study UV-cutting fibers in the Antarctic and also attempted the preparation of new functional materials from wasted tea leaves, an industrial waste. These studies and many other studies were conducted with a spirit of romantic adventure. The followings are concrete research themes in which Takahashi Laboratory is engaged.

  • Protective studies of UV protection materials against UV exposure in Antarctica
  • Antibacterial Property of Fabrics Washed by using Zeolite Supported by Metal-ion
  • Preparation of functional Compounded Papers Using Wasted Tea Leaves
  • Functionalization of rayon fiber utilizing titanium oxide photocatalyst
  • Soil-resistant property of polypropylene fiber containing synthetic compounds

Takahashi Laboratory wholeheartedly welcomes those keenly interested in research and those seeking admission to the laboratory at an undergraduate level or a graduate level.

Professor Tetsuya Takahashi’s Profile


1995: Ph.D. in Engineering (Polymer Science) from Shinshu University.

2010: Second Ph.D. in Agriculture (Wood Chemistry) from Kyushu University.

Professional Positions

1988: Showa Denko K.K. Kawasaki Plastics Lab. (~1992). Chief Engineer

2000: Shimane University, Faculty of Education. Associate Professor

2005: Shimane University, Faculty of Education. Professor

At present.

2007-2008: The 49th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition

Lecture at other Universities etc.

Lecturer at Faculty of Education at Tottori University, and The University of shimane Junior College.

Awards and Honors
  • 2004: Award Winner of 2004 for “Kansai Branch, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan”
    Title: “Development of High Performance Polypropylene Fibers”
  • 2003: Award Winner of 2002 for “ The Society of Materials Science, Japan”
    Title: “Application of PET/PE Core/Sheath Fiber Wastes as Raw Materials of Composite”
  • 1997: Award Winner of 1997 for “The Japan Reinforced Plastic Society”
    Title: “Tensile characteristics of polyolefin/glass composites using waste of polyolefin fibers as matrix material in injection molding”

Faculty of Education, Shimane University, 1060, Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue, Shimane, 690-8504, Japan