Bioplastic Research Team

Team Leader

Hideki Abe

Ph.D.

Hideki Abe

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1993
Junior Research Scientist, Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN
1996
Ph.D., Tokyo Institute of Technology
1996
Research Scientist, Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN
2002
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Innovative and Engineered Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2005
Senior Research Scientist, Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN
2006
Senior Research Scientist, Chemical Analysis Team, Advanced Development and Supporting Center, RIKEN
2010
Team Leader, Bioplastic Research Team, RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program
2012
Visiting Professor, Department of Innovative and Engineered Materials, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (-current)
2013
Team Leader, Bioplastic Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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Bioplastic Research Team,
Biomass Engineering Research Division,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#520 5F Main Research Building,
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
TEL: +81-(0)48-467-9394
FAX: +81-(0)48-462-4664
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Outline

Bioplastic Research Team
Our team aims to provide high-performance and specific functional bioplastic materials as environmental conscious polymeric materials. Particularly, paying attention to the biopolyesters produced by microorganisms, the advanced technology enable to bring out their potential and use as a practical plastic materials has been developed. We also employ various biomass substances to create novel polymeric materials, followed with biopolyesters. We achieve to construct the methodology of molecular design for bioplastics to predict their properties and functions, and new technology of efficient and precise bioplastic synthesis.

Subjects

  1. Design of Biopolyesters for Advanced Materials
  2. Synthesis and Molecular Design of Novel Biomass-Polymers
  3. New Advanced Methods for Biomass-Polymer Synthesis
To provide high-performance and specific functional bioplastic materials