Hideo Sawada received his M.S. degree in 1980 from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan. He was associated with NOF Corporation from 1980 and received his Ph.D. degree in 1986 from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. In 1993, he accepted a position as an Associate Professor at Nara National College of Technology, and he became a Professor of chemistry at the Nara National College of Technology in 2000. In 2002, he moved to Hirosaki University as a Professor of polymer chemistry. His current research interests concern the synthesis and applications of fluorinated oligomeric nanocomposites by the use of fluoroalkanoyl peroxides. He received the Progress Award of the Japan Oil Chemists’ Society in 1992, the Award of the Japan Society of Colour Materials in 1994, the Award of the Japan Research Institute of Material Technology in 1996 and 2010, and the SPSJ Mitsubishi Chemical Award in 2006. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 29 April 2012