Speaker：Professor Masahiko ARAI
Hokkaido University, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Time：10:00am, October 16, 2017
Venue：The Academic Hall at the Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry
About the speaker：
1979- 986 Tohoku University, Assistant Professor; 1986 - 1999 Institute for Chemical Reaction Science, Tohoku University, Associate Professor; 2000 – 2017 March, Hokkaido University, Professor; 2017 March-present, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS, Guest visiting professor.
2007 to date An Editorial Board Member of The Journal of Supercritical Fluids; 2014 A Guest Editor for “Catalysts” on a Special Issue Metal Catalysts Recycling and Heterogeneous/ Homogeneous Catalysis”; 2014 A Guest Editor for a Springer Book “Transformation and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide”; 2015 Member of International Advisory Committee of International Conference of Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, October 8-9, 2015, Mumbai.
RESEARCH FIELDS: Studies on Green Chemistry multi-functional catalytic systems including: multiphase catalytic reactions using carbon dioxide and water, metal-free nitrogen-doped carbon catalysts, carbon dioxide fixation and utilization, catalytic and photocatalytic hydrogen production, preparation of mesoporous smectite-like acid/base catalysts, activation and transformation of CO2.