TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Summary

Tokyo Institute of Technology is primarily a graduate school with no postdoctoral program. The Research Laboratory of Resources Utilization is headed by Professor Takeshi Endo. The laboratory consists of thirteen divisions, each with an associate professor and two research associates. The research areas in the laboratory include biochemistry, polymer chemistry, organic-metal complexes, catalysts, polymer processing, and other topics. The primary topics covered in the team's discussions included the synthesis of biodegradable polymers, recycling of organic wastes into useful materials, and chemical recycling of polymeric materials. The institute's representatives discussed mechanisms available to obtain research support at the institute. They said that in general, funding was considered difficult to obtain. Some companies send research staff to the institute. However, most of these types of exchange occur based on personnel contacts between the companies and the professor. The company obtains all rights to patents that may derive from the joint research.

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Published: March 1995; WTEC Hyper-Librarian