About Photochemistry and Biomass Section

Photochemistry and Biomass section of Japan Solar Energy Society (JSES) is focusing on chemical and biological phenomena provoked on the earth by the solar radiation among the basic and applied scientific activities on solar energy utilization. Although it lacks strong specialty comparing to the other sections of JSES such as Photovoltaic and Solar heat sections and so on, we believe unprecedented boundary scientific research fields are very important toward the future low carbon society so we are confident that Photochemistry and Biomass section of JSES will be much more important.

Our scientific subjects are mainly the following three scientific research fields that could contribute to the prevention of the earth worming by using the gifts of the sun.

  1. Photochemical reaction applying sciences such as artificial photosynthesis, photo-catalysts and non-silicon photovoltaic cells including photosensitizing, organic thin film and perovskite photovoltaic cells.
  2. Electrochemical reaction applying sciences such as secondary battery, fuel cell, and production of energy molecules that store the electricity generated from solar radiation.
  3. Solar energy applying technologies for biomass and agricultural products production, technologies for cultivation of fuel crops and microbes, biomass utilization as fuel and materials as alternative materials that consume fossil energy in their production.     

We welcome your concern and joining to Photochemistry and Biomass section of JSES.

Organization of Photochemistry and Biomass section

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SUZUKI, Takahiro/Organizer, JSES director
Department of Biotechnological Science
Facultry of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology
Kindai University
E-mail: tksuzuki*waka.kindai.ac.jp

SHIROISHI, Hidenobu Dr. Sci/Organizer
National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College
E-mail: h-shiroishi*tokyo-ct.ac.jp

TAJIMA, Yusuke /Organizer
E-mail: tajima*riken.jp

HANAWA, Fujinori PhD/(2014.05 – 2020.05, former head),  JSES director 
Department of Forest Resource Chemistry
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Forest research and management organization
E-mail: fujinori*ffpri.affrc.go.jp

HORIBATA, Akira/Organizer, JSES director
Department of Biotechnological Science,
Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology,
Kindai University
E-mail: horibata*waka.kindai.ac.jp

MATSUBARA, Hironao Dr. Eng. / Organizer, JSES director
Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
Board Member, Chief Researcher
E-mail: matsubara_hironao*isep.or.jp

YOSHIDA, Yoshikuni/Organizer
Department of Technology Management for Inovation, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

WATANABE, Yasuyuki / Head (2020.06 –), JSES director
Suwa University of Science
E-mail: watanbey*rs.sus.ac.jp