Shigeru Deguchi

Shigeru Deguchi

Director, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Biomimetics
  • Soft materials under extreme conditions
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Extremophiles

PERSONAL HP

CONTACT

Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
2-15 Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka 237-0061, Japan
TEL: 046-867-9679
E-mail:

EDUCATION

1996
Ph.D., Kyoto University
1994-1995
Sweden Visiting Fellow, Lund University, Sweden (supported by Japan-Sweden Foundation)
1992
MEng, Kyoto University
1990
BEng, Kyoto University

PREFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019-present
Director, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience, JAMSTEC
2019-present
Group Leader, Deep-Sea Nanoscience Research Group, Research Center for Bioscience and Nanoscience, JAMSTEC
2007-present
Adjunct Professor, Yokohama City University
2007-present
Adjunct Professor, Toyo University
2004-present
Visiting Researcher, Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre, Toyo University
2014-2019
Director, R&D Center for Marine Biosciences, JAMSTEC
2014-2019
Group Leader, Frontier Research Group, R&D Center for Marine Biosciences, JAMSTEC
2014-2016
Visiting Researcher, National Institute for Materials Science
2009-2014
Team Leader, Institute of Biogeosciences, JAMSTEC
2005-2009
Group Leader, Extremobiosphere Research Center, JAMSTEC
2001-2005
Sub Leader, Frontier Research System for Extremophiles, JAMSTEC
1999-2001
Research Scientist, Frontier Research Program for Deep-Sea Extremophiles, JAMSTEC
1997-1998
Overseas Research Fellow, Lund University, Sweden (supported by Japan Science and Technology Corporation)

HONORS

2017
Oleo Science Award (Japan Oil Chemists' Society)
2011
Ichimura Prize in Technology – Meritorious Achievement Prize (New Technology Development Foundation)
2008
Takagi Award (Society of Non-Traditional Technology)
2007
Osawa Award (Fullerenes and Nanotubes Research Society)
2006
Young Scientist Award (Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan)
2006
Nano Tech Weekly Award (Society for Nano Science and Technology)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Kinoshita, K., Takano, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Deguchi, S. Free-radical polymerization of acrylic acid under extreme reaction conditions mimicking deep-sea hydrothermal vents. ACS Omega 2, 2765-2769 (2017)
  2. Kubota, T., Kobayashi, T., Nunoura, T., Maruyama, F. & Deguchi, S. Enantioselective utilization of D-amino acids by deep-sea microorganisms. Front. Microbiol. 7:511 (2016).
  3. Deguchi, S. & Ifuku, N. Bottom-up formation of dodecane-in-water nanoemulsions from hydrothermal homogeneous solutions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 6409-6412 (2013).
  4. Deguchi, S., Shimoshige, H., Tsudome, M., Mukai, S., Corkery, R. W., Ito, S. & Horikoshi, K. Microbial growth at hyperaccelerations up to 403,367 × g. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 7997-8002 (2011).
  5. Deguchi, S., Tsudome, M., Shen, Y., Konishi, S., Tsujii, K., Ito, S. & Horikoshi, K. Preparation and characterization of nanofibrous cellulose as a new solid support for microbial culture. Soft Matter 3, 1170-1175 (2007).
  6. Deguchi, S., Mukai, S., Tsudome, M. & Horikoshi, K. Facile generation of fullerene nanoparticles by hand-grinding. Adv. Mater. 18, 729-732 (2006).
  7. Deguchi, S., Tsujii, K. & Horikoshi, K. Cooking cellulose in hot and compressed water. Chem. Commun. 2006, 3293-3295.
  8. Deguchi, S., Alargova, R. G. & Tsujii, K. Stable dispersions of fullerenes, C60 and C70, in water. Preparation and characterization. Langmuir 17, 6013 -6017 (2001).
  9. Deguchi, S. & Lindman, B. Novel approach for the synthesis of hydrophobe modified polyacrylamide. Direct N-alkylation of polyacrylamide in dimethyl sulfoxide. Polymer 40, 7163-7165 (1999).
  10. Akiyoshi, K., Deguchi, S., Moriguchi, N., Yamaguchi, S. & Sunamoto, J. Self-aggregates of hydrophobized polysaccharides in water. Formation and characteristics of nanoparticles. Macromolecules 26, 3062-3068 (1993).

SELECTED PATENTS

  1. Deguchi, S., Ifuku, N., Equipment for Manufacturing Emulsion, Japanese Patent No. 6124485, registered on April 14, 2017 (Application No. 2016-101005, filed on May 20, 2016)
  2. Deguchi, S., Tsudome, M., Nagaki, K., Todaka, N., Kurosawa, Y., Method for assaying enzymatic activity, Japanese Panten No. 6004515, registered on Sept. 16, 2016 (Unexamined Patent Application No. 2013-169163, published on Sept. 2, 2013, Application No. 2012-34045, filed on Feb. 20, 2012)
  3. Deguchi, S., Ifuku, N., Method for Manufacturing Emulsion, Japanese Patent No.5943455, registered on June 3, 2016 (Unexamined Patent Application No. 2013-39547, published on Feb. 28, 2013, Application No. 2011-179679, filed on Aug. 19, 2011)
  4. Deguchi, S., Kinoshita, K.、Radical polymerization process and apparatus for performing the process, Japanese Patent Application No. 2014-174688 (filed on Aug. 29, 2014)
  5. Deguchi, S., Tsudome, M., Ito, S., Horikoshi, K., Solid cellulosic culture mediumu and process for producing the same, Japanese Patent No. 4665184, registered on Jan. 21, 2011 (Application No. 2006-510551, filed on Feb. 28, 2006)

SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • Chemical Society of Japan
  • American Chemical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
  • Society of Polymer Science, Japan
  • Biophysical Society of Japan
  • Cellulose Society of Japan
  • Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene Research Society

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2019-present
Vice President, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Chemical Society of Japan
2019-present
Member, Directive Committee, Asian Society for Colloid and Surface Science
2019-present
Member, Marine Open Innovation Project Strategy Promotion Committee, Shizuoka Prefecture
2018-present
Executive Committee Chair, The Okinawa Colloids 2019
2018-present
Ordinary Member of Council, The International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists
2018-present
Member, IMO Follow Underwater Noise Study Group, Japan Ship Technology Research Association
2017-present
Director, Biomimetics Network Japan
2016-present
Editorial Board, Accounts of Materials and Surface Research
2015-present
Editorial Board, Scientific Reports
2008-present
Editorial Board, Water: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal
2017
International Advisory Board, International Conference on Functional Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (ICFNN-2017)
2015
International Advisory Board, Western Pacific Colloids Meeting 2015
2014-2015
National Advisory Board, 6th Asian Conference on Colloid and Interface Science (ACCIS 2015)
2007-2015
Member, Space Utilization Science Committee, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2012-2013
Member, Contents Committee, Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2011-2012
Vice Secretary, International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists Conference 2012 (IACIS 2012)
2007-2010
Panelist, Nano-Risk-Net-Panel administered by Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2008
Member, Follow-Up Evaluation Committee, Chemotransfiguration Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency