Mitsutoshi Jikei was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. He received his B.S. degree in 1988, an M.S. degree in 1990, and a Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Waseda University under the guidance of Professor E. Tsuchida on the subject of oxidative polymerization for aromatic thioether polymers. In 1993, he joined the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology and started his academic carrier with Professor M. Kakimoto. Meanwhile, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow for Professor Joseph M. DeSimone at University of North Carolina from 1995 to 1996. In 2003, he moved to Akita University and worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Material-process Engineering & Applied Chemistry. Since 2008, he has worked as a Full Professor at the Department of Engineering in Applied Chemistry, Akita University. He has published about 100 original publications and review articles. He has received an Award for the Outstanding Paper published in the Polymer Journal in 2002. His current research interests include design, preparation, and properties of functional organic materials.
Biography Updated on 14 February 2011