Ken-ichi Shinohara accomplished his M.S. degree at Niigata University, Japan, in 1994, and received the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in 1996-1997. He received his Ph.D. degree, in 1997, from Niigata University. In 1997, he moved to Tohoku University as a Research Associate. In 2002, he moved to Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as an Associate Professor. He received the Young Researcher Award in materials chemistry from the Japan Institute of Metals, in 1999, and the Young Scientist Lecture Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) and the Kansai Region Branch, in 2005. Shinohara succeeded in direct observation of the long-chain branch (LCB) structure in a low density polyethylene (LDPE) and measured the diffusion coefficient at each part in the polymer chain.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2013