Various creatures coexist on earth. Individual creatures make their own living activities according with their environments. Human beings had accorded with the earth environments until the Industrial Revolution, as other beings did. Since the revolution, the human beings have found the methods to control their environments as they liked. One day, the environment control ran wild to break the earth environments, and now they destroy their own environments for their lives.
Global warming, extraordinal living systems, ozone hole, desertification,extreme event, endocrine disrupters, salt damage, red tide, photochemicalsmog. etc. have been getting serious year by year. These problems are exterminatingweak creatures, and in future may be going to exterminate all the creatureson the earth, containing ourselves. In the last period of 20th century,scientists stood up and took action to solve the problems. However, theenvironmental problems were much more serious than predicted. Extremely high and thick walls interfered with their actions. Nevertheless we Kaneko Lab. members develop the biomass-derived materials for the protection of the earth environmentby racking their brains. We are now developing novel organic ecomaterialshaving electronical, photonic, and structural functions.
Collaborative research with Prof. E. Hitzky (CSIC, Madrid) on Nanohybrid of sacran with sepiolite has been accepted in J. Mater. Chem. A
Phruetchika Suvannasara, the third-year doctoral student, has won the Poster Award in IUPAC 9th International Conference on Novel Materials and Synthesis (NMS-IX).
Photo-controlled shape-memory film of polycoumarate bioplastics were accepted in Angew. Chem.Int. Ed.
Collaborative reseaches with Prof. K. Ohki on Cyanothece cyanobacterial EPS were accepted in J. Appl. Phycol.
A research on the photomechanics of the polycoumarates has just been published in J Photopolym Sci Tech.