Welcome to the Shigeto Group
We are an interdisciplinary research group working on a wide array of molecular systems such as nanoconfined water, amyloid fibrils, organic–inorganic hybrid materials, single microbial cells, and biofilms. We develop and apply advanced vibrational spectroscopies to understand the structure and dynamic behaviors of molecules in these systems and how they are associated with the functions. The techniques we use include confocal Raman microspectroscopy and imaging, tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS), and infrared electroabsorption spectroscopy. A particular focus is placed on Raman microspectroscopy and imaging studies of microbial communities. In close collaboration with microbiologists, we aim at unraveling the interactions and heterogeneities in microbial communities from a physicochemical viewpoint toward the control of microbial functions in medical and environmental sciences as well as food industry.
What's New List is here
|Prof. Shigeto gives an invited talk and Momoka Nakatsukasa a poster presentation at the 11th International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS 11) (online). NEW|
|Prof. Shigeto delivers an invited talk at Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2021 (online).|
|Our work on the electric field effect on the Raman spectra of ionic liquids is accepted for publication in Langmuir! This is a collaboration with Prof. Tom Welton's group at Imperial College London.|