Akon Higuchi

Chair Professor
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering
National Central University
E-mail: higuchi@ncu.edu.tw
Page: http://www.facebook.com/Akon-Higuchi-lab-1831735410403353/

Prof. Higuchi received his Ph.D. in Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1985. He was a Professor in Seikei University (Tokyo, Japan) from 1993 to 2007. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and Chemical Institute of Engineers (Taiwan). He received Sofue Memorial Award from Society of Fiber Science, Japan in 1994, Seikei Academic Award from Seikei Alumni Association in 2003, Outstanding Award of Nanotechnology of Science and Engineering from Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan) in 2013, and Biomaterials Science (RSC) Presentation Prize in 2016. He is an Advisor Board of Journal of Materials Chemistry B (RSC) and an editor of Open Physics. He is interesting in the development of materials for stem cell research. He established purification method of hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord blood and adipose tissue, respectively by filtration method through polymeric porous membranes. He is also developing culture materials for stem cell culture and differentiation. He published more than 200 SCI articles including Chemical Reviews and Progress in Polymer Science.

Fields of interest

Bioengineering, Stem cell culture and differentiation on biomaterials, Bioseparation