Welcome to Tetsuo Yamaguchi's website!

Last update: 17 Jan 2012
I was born in Kumamoto city, Kumamoto pref., Japan in Dec. 1971.
After working for a company, I started to study soft matter physics at the university.
I got ph.D in 2007, worked as a post-doc in prof. C. Creton's group of ESPCI (Paris), and am now working as an project associate professor in prof. T. Murakami's group.
(My CV is here )


1. Research interest My current interest lies in the physics of adhesion and sliding friction of soft viscoelastic materials like elastomers or gels. My approaches are phenomenology (continuum theory) and experiment (optical observation), trying to understand the dynamical process of local deformation and fracture of such materials. In future, I hope to develop fundamentals of non-equillibrium physics for the above phenomena.

Research topics
- Adesion/debonding and cavitation dymanics in soft viscoelastic materials (experiment, theory).
- Mechanism in adhesion-friction of gecko (theory).
- Pattern formation in sliding friction of sticky gels (experiment, theory).
- Statistical mechanics of slow earthquakes (experiment, theory).
- Buckling phenomena in swelling process of hydrogel particles (experiment).
- Research & development of artificial cartilage.
2. Publication List (English paper only) 21) T. Yamaguchi, C. Creton, and M. Doi, A simple model on debonding of soft adhesives, submitted.
22) M. Morishita, M. Kobayashi, T. Yamaguchi, and M. Doi, Observation of Spatio-temporal Structure in Stick-slip Motion of an Adhesive Gel-sheet, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 22, p.365104-1-6 (2010)
24) H. Muroo, T. Yamaguchi, Y. Sumino, and M. Doi, Asymmetry-symmetry transition of double-sided adhesive tapes, submitted.
25) T. Yamaguchi, M. Morishita, M. Doi, T. Hori, H. Sakaguchi, and J.-P. Ampuero, Gutenberg-Richter's law in sliding friction of gels, submitted.

(My publication list is here.)
3. Award 1) The adhesion society of Japan, Nitto Denko Award, Poster Award, Jun. 2006
2) Elastomer conference, Young researcher presentation award, Dec. 2007
3) Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Papers of Editors' Choice (Collaboration with Mr. Takata and prof. Doi, May 2010)
4) The adhesion society of Japan, Mar. 2011
4. Invited Talk 1) T. Yamaguchi, K. Koike and M. Doi,“Cavitation and Fracture in Soft Adhesives”, 21st COE and Seiken International Conference, Tokyo, 2006.5
2) T. Yamaguchi, ”Non-slip sliding friction of a sticky gel-sheet”, World Tribology Congress, Kyoto, 2009.9
3) T. Yamaguchi, ”Adhesion and sliding friction of soft viscoelastic solids”, JSPS Franco-Japonais Seminar, ENS Lyon, France, 2010.7
4) T. Yamaguchi(Keynote Speaker), ”Non-linear viscoelasticity in debonding of pressure-sensitive adhesives”, WCARP 2010, Arcachon, France, 2010.9

(My presentation list is here.)

744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 Japan
Murakami Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering, Kyushu University
Tel: +81-3-802-3891
Email: yamaguchi at mech.kyushu-u.ac.jp (Please replace "at" by "@" !)