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Engineer , researcher

Katsutoshi Ara, Japanese environmental engineer, researcher.


Ara, Katsutoshi was born on September 22, 1957 in Mito, Japan. Son of Munetoshi and Osako Ara.


Degree, Azabu Veterinary College, 1979. Master of Science in Environmental Science, University Tsukuba, Japan, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hokkaido, Japan, 1996.


Research biologist Kao Corporation, Haga-gun, Japan, 1981—1987, chief research biologist Japan, 1987—1995, sub-group leader Japan, 1995—2001, group leader Japan, 2001—2004, project group leader Japan, since 2004, principal researcher Japan, 2006. Instructor University Utsunomiya, Japan, 2001—2004.


  • Achievements include development of minimum genome factory in Bacillus. Development of hexadecenoic acid production method. Development of Deveropment of body odor-controlling materials.

    Development of oral microorganism coaggregation-inhibitory materials. Development of de-branching enzymes for detergent. Development of alkaline cellulase for detergent.

    Research in elucidation of microorganism distribution map in house. Research in phthalate ester-decomposing bacteria. Research in basic study of rats congenital scoliosis.

    Research in elucidation of the ecotoxic mechanism of LAS. Research in bi-functional amylase. Discovery of taste-improving technique by enzyme treatment of soybeans.

    Design of intestinal environment-improving and stress-reducing materials.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Handbook Of Professional Engineers, 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Food Processing Consultants Center, Tokyo. Member of Japan Bifidus Foundation (associate), Japanese Society for Science and Technology (associate), Japanese Society Applied Glycoscience (associate), Japan Bioindustry Association (associate), Society Biotechnology Japan (associate), Institution Professional Engineers Japan (associate. Certified), Japan Society Bioscience, Biotechn. and Agrochemistry (associate), Japan Society Lactic Acid Bacteria (associate).


Married Yoshiko Endo, December 6, 1987. 1 child Miyuki.

Munetoshi Ara

Osako Ara

Yoshiko Endo

Miyuki Ara