Kaz was born in 1981, and grew up in Kumamoto, Japan. In 2001, he moved to Kyoto to study Chemistry. Kaz worked with Prof. Yoshiki Chujo investigating the synthesis of novel polymers/macrocycles having chiral phosphorus atoms. After receiving his M.S. degree from Kyoto University, he joined Ajinomoto. Co. Inc. He had worked on research and development of insulation materials for printed-circuit board. Kaz has started his research study in Hawker group since October 2012 as a visiting researcher.
Synthesis and Properties of Novel Conjugated Polymers Based on Azulenes