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After joining the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (currently the Japan Atomic Energy Agency/JAEA) in 2003, Hiroshi Suzuki has been engaged in neutron engineering research for about 15 years. He took the NEDO SSA in 2018. Following the course, he established the Innovation Management Office within JAEA and started services to support the social implementation of research and development results from the field of nuclear energy development. He and Hirochika Naganawa established Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd. as a JAEA-launched startup company with the mission to implement Emulsion Flow Technologies for social use. He leads the development and commercialization utilizing Emulsion Flow Technology.
Osamu Hara graduated from Kanagawa University Graduate School of Engineering (Department of Industrial Engineering and Management) in 1995 and Hult International Business School (MBA) in 2009. For a total of 21 years, he has been engaged in management strategy formulation in the corporate planning department of several listed companies. During his tenure, he has been involved in a number of M&As and alliances, and in addition to the practice of acquisitions, has also participated in increasing the value of acquired businesses. From November 2021, he became the Strategy Director. He leads the corporate management as well as business administration and strategic planning.
1After completing a doctoral course at the Graduate School of Tokyo University of Science in 1989, Hirochika Naganawa joined the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in 1992 after working as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute for Atomic Science and Technology of the French Atomic Energy Agency and as an expert researcher at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute. For more than 30 years, he has been engaged in research on element separation such as solvent extraction. He created an emulsion flow system with Tetsushi Nagano and others, and developed a new extraction system using molecular aggregates with Hideya Suzuki and others. After meeting Hiroshi Suzuki, he decided to introduce emulsion flow to society and established Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd. He leads the development of applications and advanced development of Emulsion Flow Technology.
Since joining the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (now the Japan Atomic Energy Agency) in 1986, Tetsushi Nagano has been engaged in research on the treatment and disposal of radioactive waste and on the migration behavior of radionuclides in the environment. Since around 2010, he has worked with Naganawa, Hideya Suzuki, and others on the development of Emulsion Flow Technology, a new radioactive waste liquid treatment technology. He is a founder of Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd. He leads the development of the extraction process by Emulsion Flow.
Following a career as a high school teacher, after he completed a doctoral course at the Graduate School of Ibaraki University in 2003, Hideya Suzuki engaged in research on element separation using the solvent extraction method as a researcher at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and a fixed-term researcher at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. Since 2010, he has been developing a new solvent extraction technology, the Emulsion Flow Method. He is a founder of Emulsion Flow Technologies Ltd.
Mizuki Komasa graduated from the Keio University with a master degree in Bioinformatics in 2008. He worked for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and SMBC Nikko Securities, after which he joined Real Tech Fund in 2015. He has been supporting a wide range of technology startups from space cargo ships, small satellites, avatar robots, food production technologies and resource recycling technologies which have the potential to expand humanity into deep space.
1Manabu Tanaka joined Ebara Corporation in 1993 and was involved in the design, development, testing and construction of various technologies. After Ebara, he passed the CPA in 2004. In the same year, he joined ShinNihon Audit Corporation (currently Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC) and engaged in accounting audits of listed and unlisted companies. During that time, he was seconded to a startup venture company, and has experience in building a series of operations for the company, including being involved in the launch of operations as a CFO. In 2018, he opened Manabu Tanaka Certified Public Accountant Office and became independent. He has been as an auditor of our company since October 2021 as a certified public accountant with a technical perspective.
After joining a major domestic surfactant chemical company in 1982, until he left the company in 2018, Koichi Takemura was engaged in process development for household and industrial chemicals, as well as scale-up research for plants from lab scale to pilot scale and actual scale. In addition, he was also active as a project manager, engaging in construction, trial operation, production, maintenance, and improvement activities for the same chemical production plants in Japan and overseas. Through these activities, he has received numerous company awards. After joining our company in December 2021, he was appointed as General Manager of Technology Development Department in January 2022.
From 1988, Keiichi Miyao worked for a major material and parts manufacturer for 30 years. In 2010, he obtained an MBA from Bond University, Australia. Focusing on electronics, he developed business with leading companies in a wide variety of industries around the world. After conceiving and launching multiple new businesses and leading the restructuring of existing businesses, he turned to a domestic medium-sized machine manufacturer. He embarked on management reconstruction centered on new businesses. During the drastic change in society due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he greatly sympathized the philosophy of Emulsion Flow Technologies, which centers on the recycling technology of rare metals. After joined EFT in 2022, he is striving to put the business on track, mainly on LIB recycling.