Masakazu Yoshikawa received his bachelor and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof. Takeo Shimidzu, who is the former President of the Membrane Society of Japan. He then joined Prof. Naoya Ogata’s research group in Sophia University in Tokyo as an Assistant Professor. In 1986, he moved to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kyoto University, where he worked as an Assistant Professor. In 1991, he joined the Department of Biomolecular Engineering at Kyoto Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor. From 1988 to 1990 he was a visiting scientist at National Research Council of Canada and worked with Dr. Takeshi Matsuura. His interests focus on molecular recognition, application of molecular imprinting to membrane preparation, membrane materials chemistry, and membrane transport phenomena. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chemical Engineering Research Updates. He published more than 200 articles including Chemical Reviews.
Fields of interest
Specialty polymers, Molecular recognition, Membrane separation