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Bioplastics for Electronic Equipment


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Masatoshi Iji (Male)
Research Fellow,
Smart Energy Research Laboratories
NEC Corporation


  • 1978Received a bachelor degree from Chiba University
    (Engineering Department)
  • 1980Received a master degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology
    (Environmental Chemistry and Engineering Department)
  • 2002Received a doctor degree of Tokyo Institute of Technology

Professional Record

  • 1980-1990Joined Denki Kagaku Kogyo KK. and worked in the central research laboratories and the development department in the Oomuta factory
  • 1990-Joined NEC
    Assistant Manager, Environmental Technology Laboratories
  • 1994-1998Principal Researcher
  • 1998-2002Research Manager
  • 2002-2006Senior Manager
    (changed to Fundamental and Environmental Research Laboratories, 2004)
  • 2006Senior Manager
  • 2006-2009Research Fellow, Nano Electronics Research Laboratories
  • 2010-2011Research Fellow, Green Innovation Research Laboratories
  • 2012-PresentResearch Fellow, Smart Energy Research Laboratories

Guest Positions

  • 2003-2010Part-time instructor, the graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • 2011-PresentPart-time instructor, Gakushuin University, Meijou University, Kanagawa University
  • 2014-PresentProfessor (Cooperative Graduate School), Department of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba
  • 2015-PresentProfessor, Future Applied Conventional Technology Center. Kyoto, Institute of Technology

Honors, Awards

  • 199724th Environmental Protection Award (Nikkan Kogyo News paper, etc)
  • 1999Outstanding Technical Paper Award (The 3rd 1999 IEMT/IMC Symposium)
  • 2002Researcher Award of Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in Japan
  • 2004Green & Sustainable Chemistry Aword Minister's Prize, the Ministry of Environment
  • 2004Nikkei BP Technology Award: Ecology Division
  • 2004Technology Award of Japan Institute Electronics Packaging
  • 2006Nikkei BP Technology Award: Ecology Division
  • 2008Nikkei BP Technology Award: Electronics Division
  • 2009Kantou Area Innovation Award
  • 20122012 Frost & Sullivan Japan Excellence Awards (Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in the Bioplastics Market)

Research Fields

Polymer Science, Environmental Science


Eco-Material Forum (a member of management committee), Flame Retardant Material Research Forum (a member of management committee), The Society of Material, Japan (Observer), The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (a member)

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