ICC staff

Takayuki TsukegiResearcher

Areas of expertise
material design engineering, green chemistry
Academic background
Graduate school of engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Doctor of Engineering
Previous background/experience
Eco-Town Collaborative R&D Center for the Environment and Recycling, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Operable machines
X-ray photoelectron spectrometer, various spectrophotometers, high-performance liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer, gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, field emission scanning electron microscope analysis system, various thermal analysis equipment, various chemical and separation reactors, gel permeation chromatograph (GPC)

Research theme

Evaluation of functionality and recycling of carbon/biomass fiber composite material

Mixing biomass fibers into plastic does not bring high physical properties so I will solve this problem by adding carbon fibers. Furthermore, I will carry out material design while bearing in mind compatibility and recyclability of the resin and fibers.

My goals

Polymers (plastic fiber) raise environmental issues regarding its separation, processing, and disposal, as well as its production. I aim to establish an environmentally-conscious composite structure design technology with improved mechanical properties, performance, and function.

Previous background/experience

At Kyushu Institute of Technology, I performed research mainly on “Chemical recycling of polyl (actic acid) by thermal degradation” and “Composite materials and functionality of lignocellulose nano fiber/general purpose resin.”

Publications / Academic Awards Received

  1. Selective resource recycling by reactive processing technology and application of agricultural machinery and material of polylactic acid. Koubushi Ronbunshu, Vol. 72, No. 5,(2015)pp.
  2. Examination of polyion complex of Marin Biomass origin by reactive processing. Koubushi Ronbunshu, Vol. 71, No. 1,(2014)pp.17-22
  3. Active Species for Depolymerization of Flame-Resisting Poly(L-lactic acid) Composites Aiming at Their Chemical Recycling Koubushi Ronbunshu, Vol. 70, No. 10, (2013)pp. 596-601
  4. PLA/ABS compounds of pyrolysis simulation analysis and selective resources recycling.
    Koubushi Ronbunshu, Vol. 70, No. 10, (2013)pp. 581-588
  5. Kinetic Simulation Analysis of Thermal Degradation of Poly(lactic acid)/Polycarbonate Blends for Chemical Recycling Koubushi Ronbunshu, Vol. 70, No. 10, (2013) pp. 589-595
  6. Recycling of Biomass-plastic Parts used in Agricultural Machinery and Materials, JOURNAL of the JAPANESE SOCIETY of AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY, Vol. 75 (2013) No. 2 p. 108-111
  7. Effects of poly(l-lactic acid) hydrolysis on attachment of barnacle cypris larvae, Polymer Degradation and Stability 97 (2012) 2170-2176
  8. Characteristic Chain-End Racemization Behavior during Photolysis of Poly(L-lactic acid) Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12 (9), pp 3299-3304
Academic Awards Received
  1. Research Association for Feedstock Recycling of Plastics Japan (FSRJ) Award 2015. “Precise control of chemical recycling with Reactive Processing”
  2. CSJ Presentation Award 2012 “Recycling technology of the polylactic acid”
  3. JSPP Journal Paper Award 2011 Chemical Recycling of Poly(L-lactic acid) Compounds Contained with “Aluminum Hydroxide Type Flame Retardant with a Twin Screw Extruder”
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