Katsunari Oikawa was born in Aomori, Japan, in 1968. He studied materials science at the Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan, and received his Ph.D. degree at the same university in 1996. Oikawa is an Associate Professor of the solidification process at the Department of Metallurgy, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. His current research field is phase diagrams, thermodynamic and microstructure control.
Biography Updated on 16 September 2008