Associate Professor Taishi Yokoi
Taishi Yokoi is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He completed his master’s and doctoral degrees at Nagoya University’s Graduate School (Division of Engineering). His research areas include biomedical engineering, inorganic compounds and inorganic materials chemistry. Specifically, he works on developing bioceramics and theranostic materials, interfacial phenomena between materials and cells, and incorporating octacalcium phosphate and inorganic layered compounds.
Prior to joining Tokyo Medical and Dental University’s faculty, he also taught at Nagoya University and Tohoku University and worked as a researcher at the Materials Research and Development Laboratory of Japan Fine Ceramics Center.
Some of his research works have received awards from the Japanese Association for Dental Science, the Ceramic Society of Japan and the Japanese Association of Inorganic Phosphorus Chemistry.
- Novel patching material for bone defects - Asia Research News, March 10, 2023
- Bone, heal thyself: Toward ceramics tailored for optimized bone self-repair - Science Daily, June 3, 2022
- Lighting up bone repair- EurekaAlert, March 24, 2021
- In search of a biofriendly fluorescent ceramic: An interview with Prof. Taishi Yokoi about his recent paper in Communications Chemistry - Nature, Jul 14, 2021
- Google Scholar
- Yokoi, T. et al. Transformation behaviour of salts composed of calcium ions and phosphate esters with different linear alkyl chain structures in a simulated body fluid modified with alkaline phosphatase. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials Volume 23 Issue 1 (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2022.2074801
- Yokoi, T., et al. Fluorescent properties of octacalcium phosphate with incorporated isophthalate ions. Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan Volume 130 Issue 5, 337-340 (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.2109/jcersj2.21173
- Yokoi, T., et al. Octacalcium phosphate with incorporated carboxylate ions: a review. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials Volume 23 Issue 1, 434-445 (2022). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2022.2094728