Masayoshi Muraki graduated in petrochemistry from Kyoto University in 1972. After graduation from the university, he joined Mitsubishi Oil Company, the current JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation, in which he was in charge of R&D of metal working lubricants, engine oils, CVT fluids, and industrial lubricants. He obtained a Ph.D. degree of engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1986. In 2001, he moved from the oil company to Shonan Institute of Technology. His research area has been in boundary lubrication mechanism of oil-soluble polymers as oil film thickness improver and friction reducer and the traction characteristics of lubricants under elastohydrodynamic lubrication. He received the annual best paper awards from the Japanese Society of Tribologists in 1985 and from Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1992, and the annual new technology award from the Japanese Society of Tribologists in 2010. Now, he serves as a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shonan Institute of Technology.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2012