Development of Key Chemical Processes of Extremely High Efficiency with Super-Performance Heterogeneous Catalysts

Research Director

Yasuhiro Uozumi

Yasuhiro Uozumi

(Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences)

1990 Ph.D. Hokkaido University
1988 Research Associate, Hokkaido University
1990 Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University
1994 Research Associate, Columbia University
1995 Lecturer, Kyoto University
1997 Professor, Nagoya City University
2000 Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki National Research Organization
     Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2007-present Research team leader. RIKEN
2014-present Distinguished Professor, China Three Gorges University

Program Manager

Toshiaki Mase

Toshiaki Mase

(ACCEL Program Manager, Japan Science and Technology Agency)

1987 Ph.D. Teikyo University
1987 Post-Doc. University of Michigan
1989 Researcher, Banyu Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
1998 Director, Process Chemisty Lab., Banyu Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
2006 Director, Process Research, Merck Research Laboratories.
2009 Director, Synthetic Chemistry Lab., Pharmaceutical Research Center, Meiji Seika Kaisha
2010 Senior Director, Medicinal Chemistry Lab., Pharmaceutical Research Center,
Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. 
2014 ACCEL Program Manager, JST

Outline of R&D Project

The general objective of this project is to contribute to the development of key chemical processes of extremely high efficiency. This general objective can be broken down to three more specific objectives that would together achieve the overall goal of the project as follows:
i. To study and develop super-performance heterogeneous transition metal catalysts which achieve key chemical transformations at a ppm-ppb loading level with high chemical greenness.
ii. To technologically build particular prototypes of continuous flow chemical processes using easy-hadling and storable cartridges of heterogeneous catalysts.
iii. To study and develop novel catalytic processes with ubiquitous metal and/or non-metal elements.

Toshiaki Mase

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