Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University
Associate ProfessorIn my area of expertise, I focus on plastics (polymers). I engage in producing plastics, evaluating their properties, and studying their decomposition. In my current research, I am working towards the realization of a recycling system that transforms post-consumer plastics into plant fertilizers. By effectively utilizing waste plastics as fertilizers, we can achieve efficient resource recycling. Moreover, fertilizers synthesized from waste plastics have the potential to address the food crisis associated with the world's population growth. Inspired by the concept of "making bread from plastic" depicted in the TV anime series Future Boy Conan (directed by Hayao Miyazaki, 1978), I aim to develop a novel technology that can bring this dream to reality.
Recent Topics of Interest: Plastic issues, agriculture
Motto in Research or in Life: Where there is a will, there is a way.
Hobby / Holiday: Reading books, including manga (My recent favorite is the Kosaku Shima series)