Prof. Yukiko Enomoto, Ph.D

  • Tokyo University, Japan

Dr Yukiko Enomoto is an associate professor in Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo She received her Ph D in agricultural science from Kyoto University in 2010 After working as a researcher in The University of Tokyo, and in the national institute, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), she has been working at a current position since 2017. The one of the main topics of her study is chemical syntheses of bio-based plastics derived from polysaccharides such as cellulose or hemicellulose. She has also been studying biodegradation of polysaccharide derivatives and other biodegradable polyesters and synthesis of other sugar based polymers. She is now focusing on synthesis of thermally stable and biodegradable bio-based aromatic polymers derived from lignin. She has received young scientist award from the Japan Wood Society in 2014 and Japan Prize in Agricultural Sciences, Achievement Award for Young Scientists in 2019