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Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Senior expert on polymer and fuel cell technologies, head of Bosch Research Japan

“Think globally, act locally”

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

I am an internationally experienced R&D manager (Japan, USA, Sweden, Germany), including OEM (Nissan), Tier 1 (Bosch, presently), Supplier (Solvay) and Research Institute (e.g., Max Planck) positions, in the field of polymer and fuel cell, along an entrepreneurship spirit. Presently, our team works with global colleagues at different organizations, focusing on PEMFC stack technologies, involving external partners, where I am a senior expert and head of Bosch Research Japan.

Curriculum vitae

Solvay Specialty Polymers

2014-2015
Technical Marketing Engineer

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

2013-2014
Laboratory Manager

Nissan Motor

2004-2009
Research Engineer

Selected publications

  • Publications

    S. Takamuku (2017)

    Poly(arylene ether sulfone)s with different positions of pyridyl groups: Synthesis of the basic diphenyl sulfone dihalide monomers in lithiation and the optimal polymerization in condensation
    • Polymer, vol. 131, p. 73-83
  • Publications

    Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (2015)

    Polymerblends with high ion-exchangecapacity and high ion-conductivity as well as methods for preparing the same
    • K. Kreuer, S. Takamuku, G. Titvinidze, A. Wolfahrt, W. Meyer
    • WO2015117740
  • Publications

    S. Takamuku et al. (2015)

    Hypersulfonated polyelectrolytes: preparation, stability and conductivity
    • S. Takamuku, A. Wohlfarth, A. Manhart, P. Raeder, P. Jannasch
    • Polymer Chemistry, issue 8
  • Publications

    A. Wohlfahrth et al. (2015)

    Proton Dissociation of Sulfonated Polysulfones: Influence of Molecular Structure and Conformation
    • A. Wohlfahrth, J. Smiatek, K. Kreuer, S. Takamuku, P. Jannasch, J. Maier
    • Macromolecules, vol. 48, issue 4, p. 1134-1143
  • Publications

    S. Takamuku (2013)

    Polymeric material comprising ortho-positioned acidic groups
    • S. Takamuku, P. Jannasch
    • WO2013085463/ WIPO
  • Publications

    S. Takamuku et al. (2013)

    Segmented Tetrasulfonated Copoly(Arylene Ether Sulfone)s: Improving Proton Transport Properties by Extending the Ionic Sequence
    • S. Takamuku, E. A. Weiber, P. Jannasch
    • ChemSusChem, vol. 6, issue 2, p. 308-319
  • Publications

    S. Takamuku et al. (2012)

    Properties and degradation of hydrocarbon fuel cell membranes: a comparative study of sulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone)s with different positions of the acid groups
    • S. Takamuku, P. Jannasch
    • Polymer Chemistry, issue 5
  • Publications

    S. Takamuku et al. (2011)

    Multiblock Copolymers with Highly Sulfonated Blocks Containing Di‐ and Tetrasulfonated Arylene Sulfone Segments for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications
    • S. Takamuku, P. Jannasch
    • Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 2, issue 1, p. 129-140
  • Publications

    Nissan Motor (2010)

    Polyurea electrolyte and production method therefor
    • T. Hasegawa, S. Takamuku, T. Samura, H. Tabata, T. Yano
    • CN102459388
  • Publications

    S. Takamuku et al. (2009)

    Investigation of through-plane morphologies of multiblock copolymers based on poly(arylene ether sulfone)s
    • Journal of Power Sources, vol. 195, issue 4, p. 1095-1098

Interview

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Senior Expert on Polymer and Fuel Cell and Head of Bosch Research Japan

Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.

Technical challenges and patentable ideas passing through my mind.

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Senior Expert on Polymer and Fuel Cell and Head of Bosch Research Japan

What makes research done at Bosch so special?

International environmental (global diversity) and mega Tier 1 position of Bosch in the field of automotive manufacturing.

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Senior Expert on Polymer and Fuel Cell and Head of Bosch Research Japan

What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?

Stack technologies for FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles).

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Senior Expert on Polymer and Fuel Cell and Head of Bosch Research Japan

What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?

The 1st-step biggest challenges are “how to lively acquire system and technical requirements from OEMs”, as well as “the communalization of technology development of Bosch future products for OEMs”. The next-step biggest challenge is “process innovation” more than “product innovation”, in order to suffice TCO (total cost of ownership).

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Senior Expert on Polymer and Fuel Cell and Head of Bosch Research Japan

How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?

Patent applications and registries, research articles, as well as Bosch’s future product for OEMs.

Dr. Shogo Takamuku

Get in touch with me

Dr. Shogo Takamuku
Senior Manager on Polymer and Fuel Cell, Head of Bosch Research Japan
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