Masami Okamoto received a Ph.D. degree in 1994 from Tokyo Institute of Technology under the direction of Professor Takashi Inoue. Following Postdoc stay in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Kyushu, he joined the Faculty at Toyota Technological Institute. He is the recipient of the Thomson Scientific Research Front Award in 2004, for biopolymer-based nanocomposites, and he was nominated to an Advisory Committee of The Austrian NANO Initiative. He has received the Morand Lambla Award in 2005 for his outstanding accomplishment in polymer science and engineering from the Polymer Processing Society at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA, and the Royal Society Joint Project Award from the Royal Society, UK, in 2009. Recently, he is a Regional Coordinator for Asia, Oceania & Australia of VAMAS/TWA-33 (Polymeric Nanocomposites) and Associate Editor of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. His research covers aspects of nanostructured materials and processing, publishing over 150 scientific publications with more than 7000 citations, registered numerous patents, and a number of books.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2013