Masami Shibukawa was born in 1953 in Morioka. He is a Professor of chemistry at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, M.S. degree from Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, and Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan. He served as a Research Associate and an Associate Professor at St. Marianna University School of Medicine (1981–1992), an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University (1992–1998), and a Professor at College of Industrial Technology, Nihon University (2001–2007). In 2007, he moved to an incumbent affiliation. He stayed at the Department of Chemistry, Edinburgh University, as a Visiting Research Fellow of the Anglo-Japanese Scientific Exchange Program by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Royal Society (1989-1990). His current research interests lie in chemical separations and measurements—especially liquid chromatography and aqueous biphasic extraction. One long-range goal of his research is development of methods for characterization of separation fields using molecules and ions as probes. He was an Associate Editor of Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (2005–2008), an Associate Editor of Analytical Sciences (2006–2009), and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of Journal of Separation Science (2001–2005). He is currently the Vice President of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 22 November 2010