Sustainable Materials Design Division
-Design and Control of the Material Recycling Process-

The objective of this division is to develop environmentally benign chemical materials—namely, those with lower energy consumption and pollution over their whole lifecycle (production, use, recycling, and disposal), as required by the Green Chemistry spirit. Development of the methodology for their design and utilization also constitutes the research target.

● Design of light energy conversion systems modeled on the photosynthetic mechanism
● Design/development of environmentally benign battery materials of high energy density
● Design/development of polymers with reduced environmental burden
● Development of chemical technologies for biomass utilization 

Self-Healing Polymer based on Reversible Bond Formation

Main members: Prof. N. Yoshie, Prof. K. Edagawa