Dr. Shin’ichiro Asai


Title: Technical Advisor
Location: Kawaguchi
-shi, Japan

Shin’ichiro Asai, Technical Advisor at UNIPAC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry and research.

After the retirement of Denki Kagaku (DENKA), Dr. Asai continues to serve as a technical adviser for UNIPAC Co. Ltd., since 2010, acting as the director of Indoor Air Quality research site at Kasumigaseki-building, Tokyo. Dr. Asai spent 40 years in the field as group leader, general manager of the organic department, and general manager for the functional material department for the Research Center of DENKA in Machida, Japan, between the years of 1966 and 1993. He then briefly served as a fellow for the organization for another two years before becoming director from 1995 to 2004, commencing his career again as a fellow with the organization from 2004 to 2006.

A patentee in his field, Dr. Asai developed and commercialized styrene butadiene tapered block copolymer in 1973. He later did the same with metal-based, printed circuit board with copper and aluminum cladded circuit foil in 1985. He was also a visiting scientist at Akron University in Ohio in the U.S. from 1973 to 1974. Dr. Asai has also contributed numerous articles to professional journals throughout his career.

Dr. Asai pursued a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Engineering at Kyoto University between the years of 1966 and 1996. He has been married to Yukiko Fujii since 1967, with whom he has had two children, Yasushi and Makiko. He loves to ski, enjoys amateur radio, and making earthquake predictions as a hobby by observing the frequency shift of D-layer reflected JJY standard waves.

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