Plenary speaker- Prof. Dr. Keiichi Tomishige

Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Keiichi Tomishige received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Graduate School of Science, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo. During his Ph.D. course in 1994, he moved to Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo as a research associate. In 1998, he became a lecturer, and then he moved to Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba as a lecturer in 2001. Since 2004 he has been an associate professor, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba. Since 2010, he is a professor, School of Engineering, Tohoku University. His research interests are the development of heterogeneous catalysts for production of biomass‐derived chemicals, reforming of hydrocarbons such as biomass tar and methane. In particular, one of his works is non-reductive conversion of CO2 with alcohols/amines to organic carbonates, carbamates, ureas using CeO2 as a heterogeneous catalyst.