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physical chemist

Shinichi Ichikawa, Japanese physical chemist. Achievements include invention of first fluorescent lamp with a thin film photocatalyst which sterilizes room air to make it free from bacteria and virus; first proof of universal law in heterogeneous catalysis; patents in field. Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Japan Chemical Society, Japan Catalysis Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society.

Background

Ichikawa, Shinichi was born on November 30, 1948 in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan. Son of Hisanao and Harue Ichikawa.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1973. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1983.

Career

Chief of staff Sumitomo Corporation, Tokyo, 1974—1979. Assistant professor engineering University California, Santa Barbara, 1983—1990. Senior researcher Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi, Japan, 1990—1999, group manager Japan, 2000—2002.

Deputy general manager Bio Nanotec Research Institute, Inc., Tokyo, 2002—2004. Professor Tokyo Woman's Christian University, School Arts and Sciences, Department Math and Natural Sciences, since 2004. Director government project Research Institute Innovative Technology for the Earth, Kyoto, 1990—1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of first fluorescent lamp with a thin film photocatalyst which sterilizes room air to make it free from bacteria and virus. First proof of universal law in heterogeneous catalysis. Patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals (Her Majesty Technical award, 1990). Author: Science and Technology Research in Japan's Future, 1990.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Japan Chemical Society, Japan Catalysis Society, New York Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Art, music, poetry.

Connections

Married Chieko Adachi Ichikawa, March 18, 1978. Children: Shogo, Emi.

father:
Hisanao Ichikawa

mother:
Harue Ichikawa

spouse:
Chieko Adachi Ichikawa

child:
Shogo Ichikawa

child:
Emi Ichikawa