KASUYA Kenichi

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KASUYA Kenichi
Gunma University
Graduate School of Science and Technology Domain of Materials and Bioscience
Job title
Master(Engineering)(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Doctor(Engineering)(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Bachelor(Agriculture)(Tohoku University)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Dec 2017
Director, Gunma University Center For Food Science and Wellness
Oct 2003
Sep 2004
Visiting researcher, Departemnt of Physics, UC Santa Barbara
Apr 1995
Mar 1997
JSPS Special researcher DC2
Research fellow of the Japan society for the promotion of science
Special Postdoctoral Researcher
- Visiting chief scientist, RIKEN


Biotechnology, Graduate School, Division of Life Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Graduate School, Division of Integrated Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University

Published Papers

Tachibana, Y.; Kageyama, K.; Suzuki, M.; Koshigumo, H.;, Takeno, H.; Tachibana, Y.; Kasuya, K.-i.
Polymer Degradation and Stability      Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Since the use of biodegradable polymers for food packaging is becoming popular, it is important to investigate the biodegradable-polymer-hydrolyzing potential of microorganisms in fermented foods. Here, we focused on 4 Japanese washed-rind cheeses...
Tachibana, Y.; Yamahata, M.; Kimura, S.; Kasuya, K.-i.
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering   6(8) 10806   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Furfural, a compound easily manufactured from hemicellulose on the global scale, has gained attention as a second-generation biomass resource. The synthesis of oxabicyclodicarboxylic anhydride (OBCA) from furfural alone and its polymerization with...
Tachibana, Y.; Hayashi, S.; Kasuya, K.-i.
ACS Omega   3(5) 5336   May 2018   [Refereed]
In this study, bifurfural, an inedible biobased chemical and a second-generation biomass, was polymerized with several diamines using an environmentally benign process, and the chemical structures of the resulting poly(Schiff base)s were analyzed....
Suzuki, M.; Tachibana, Y.; Oba, K.; Takizawa, R.; Kasuya, K.-i.
Polymer Degradation and Stability   149 1-8   2018   [Refereed]
Biodegradable plastics may be a solution for eliminating large marine plastic debris, such as fishing gear, which causes environmental damage. The biodegradable polyester poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is degraded in various environments; however, no ...
Suzuki, M.; Tachibana, Y.; Kazahaya, J.-i.; Takizawa, R.; Muroi, F.; Kasuya, K.-i.
Journal of Polymer Research   24(12) 217   2017   [Refereed]
A chemosynthetic aliphatic polyester, poly(ethylene succinate) (PESu), was degraded by a poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P(3HB)) depolymerase in vitro. While P(3HB) exhibited good biodegradability in all environments, PESu hardly underwent biodegradation...


Suzuki, M.; Tachibana, Y.; Kasuya, K.-i.
Journal of Japan Waste Management Association   72(347) 33-38   Jan 2019   [Invited]
Tachibana, Y.; Kasuya, K-i.
PETROTECH   39(2) 103-108   2016   [Invited]
Ken-ichi Kasuya
SEN-I GAKKAISHI   72(10) 461-462   2016   [Invited]
Chemical Synthesis of Terephtalic Acid From Inedible Biomass: Towards Fully Biobased PET Synthesis
Yuya Tachibana, Ken-ichi Kasuya
CONVERTECH & e-Print   5(5) 78-81   2015   [Invited]
Yuya Tachibana, Takashi Masuda, Masahiro Funabashi, Ken-ichi Kasuya, Masao Kunioka
ACS Symposium Series   1105(7) 91-110   2012   [Invited]

Books etc

Biodegradation of Biosynthetic and Chemosynthetic Polyhydroxyalkanoates, In Doi Y, Fukuda K (eds) Biodegradable plastics and polymers
Elsevier, Amsterdam,   1994   

Conference Activities & Talks

KASUYA Kenichi
29 Nov 2018   
Differnce in environmental degradability between microbially and chemosynthetically biodegradable polyesters
KASUYA Kenichi
MoDeSt2018   Sep 2018   
Structure and Function of P(3HB) depolymerase
Development of Sastainable Bio-based Polymeric Materials and Their Applications   2006   
Morphological Deformation and Enzymatic Degradation of Biodegradable Polyester
8th SPSJ International Polymer Conference   2005   
Degradation of Poly(ethylene succinate) by Mesophilic Bacteria
1st International Symposium on Advanced Biological Engineering and Science (ISABES-1)   2006   

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