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.
Ms. Kittima Amornwachirabodee from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) has just joined as a PhD student.
Collaborative research with Mitsumata lab (Yamagata univ) on dielectric properties of sacran solution has been accepted in Phys Rev E.
Mr. M. Ali's research on high-performance biopolyamides derived from itaconic acid has been accepted in Macromolecules.
Amit Kumar (D2) was accepted to win Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships for Foreign Students.
Prof. T. Kaneko made a plenary lecture in CPM2012 International Conference on Corrosion and Protection of Materials held at VAST (Hanoi)