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Conference speaker

Tadahisa Iwata


Tadahisa Iwata

University of Tokyo, Japan

Presentation title: Polymer technology for solving societal challenges

Tadahisa Iwata graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1989. He studied in CERMAV-CNRS (Grenoble) as a French Government scholarship foreign student in 1992-93 and obtained his PhD degree in Wood Science & Technology from Kyoto University in 1994.

He obtained JSPS and RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Fellow in 1995. He spent 10 years in RIKEN Institute, Japan, as a researcher and then vice-head of Polymer Chemistry Laboratory. In 2006, He became Associate Professor in The University of Tokyo, where he was promoted to Professor in 2012. Since 2013, He has been the Head of Department of Biomaterial Sciences. From 2018, he is an advisor to the President. His major interest and specialty are in polymeric materials, bio-based polymers, biodegradable plastics, polymer crystallography, and polymer physics. He has published more than 200 original papers, 60 reviews, 23 books, and 30 patents. He received The Award of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan (2006) and German Innovation Award, Gottfried Wagener Prize, Germany (2009). He also serves as Editor in Polymer Degradation and Stability journal (Elsevier).