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Jun Kamada

Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
March 1998

M.S. Chemistry


Polymer science
Physical organic chemistry
Polymeric materials for electronic applications
Environmentally responsive materials


Senior Researcher, Mitsui Chemicals, Material Science Laboratory, Japan
July 2006Present
    • Developed the copper nanoparticle - polysilane composite film

Researcher, Mitsui Chemicals, Material Science Laboratory, Japan
July 1999—June 2006
    • Developed photopolymers
Plant Staff Person, Iwakuni-Otake Factory, Japan
April 1998—June 1999


“Hydrosilanes as Reducing Reagents of Copper Salts into Copper Metal Particles under Remarkably Mild Conditions” Masaki Takahashi, Jun Kamada*, Kenji Iwata, Kenichi Goto, Hiroshi Watanabe and Shoji Tamai, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, 2008 , 81(1),
“Preparation and structure of copper nanoparticles - polysilane composite film” Jun Kamada*, Masaki Takahashi, Kenji Iwata, Kenichi Goto, Hiroshi Watanabe and Shoji Tamai, Polymer Jourmal, 2007, 39(11), 1118.
“A new photoreactive poly(aryl ether ketone) with a low dielectric constant” Ken-ichi Goto, Jun Kamada, Jotaro Kida, Shoji Tamai, Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 2004, 17(2), 215.
“Synthesis of photoreactive polyimide having indan structure” Shoji Tamai, Jun Kamada, Takashi, Ono, Takashi Kuroki, Kenichi Goto and Akihiro Yamaguch, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2001, 40(3), 423.
“Acid-catalyzed conversion of 7-ethynyl- and 7-vinylcyclohepta-1,3,5-trienes to substituted benzene derivatives” Shinya Minegishi, Jun Kamada, Ken'ichi Takeuchi, Koichi Komatsu, and Toshikazu Kitagawa, European Journal of Organic Chemistry , 2003, (18), 3497.
“Acid-Catalyzed Rearrangement of Ethynylcycloheptatriene to Phenylallene” Toshikazu Kitagawa, Jun Kamada, Shinya Minegishi, and Ken'ichi Takeuchi, Organic Letters, 2000, 2(19), 3011.