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Materials Systems and Dynamics

Kobayashi, Hirokazu
Associate Professor
Ph. D.
Heterogeneous catalysis Lab
TEL: +81-3-5452-6616

Research Interests

Our research interest is in the catalysis for efficiently using natural resources and plastic waste.

We focus on the hydrolysis of cellulose, the most abundant biomass, over carbon-based catalysts with weak acid sites. Moreover, our study includes the catalytic conversion of chitin, which is marine biomass, as a feedstock for nitrogen-containing organic compounds. Additionally, our research covers the chemical recycling of plastic waste. We also investigate the oxidation of alkane to fundamental chemicals, the reaction selectively putting one oxygen atom into a saturated hydrocarbon. It is a simple, prominent but one of the most formidable challenges.

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