Keiichi Tomishige received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, under the guidance of Prof. Yasuhiro Iwasawa. During his Ph.D. course in 1994, he moved to the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, as a research associate and worked with Prof. Kaoru Fujimoto. In 1998, he became a lecturer, and then he moved to the Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, as a lecturer in 2001. Since 2004 he has been an associate professor at the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, and worked with Prof. Kimio Kunimori. Since 2010 he has been a professor at the School of Engineering, Tohoku University. His research interests are the development of heterogeneous catalysts for (1) the production of biomass-derived chemicals, (2) the non-reductive conversion of CO2 with alcohols/amines into organic carbonates, carbamates, and ureas, and (3) the reforming of hydrocarbons such as biomass tar and methane. He received a Catalysis Society of Japan Award (Academic field) in 2021.
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