Masayoshi Okubo-CV

Prof. Dr. Masayoshi Okubo


Address: 2-1-214-122, Koyo-Naka, Higashi-Nada, Kobe, 658-0032, JAPAN

Phone: +81-78-858-2204

Mobile phone: +81-80-1505-0216


Present Position: Professor Emeritus of Kobe University; Adjunct Professor of RMUTT; COE, Smart Spheres Workshop Co., Ltd.

Date of Birth:  February 16, 1947


1969: B. S. Eng.   (Kobe Univ.)

1971: M. S. Eng.   (Kobe Univ.)

1976: Dr. of Eng.   (Kyoto Univ.)


1971-1985: Research Associate (Kobe Univ.)

1976-1977: Post-doctoral fellow (Fritz-Haber-Institute in Berlin)

1985-1994: Associate Professor (Kobe Univ.)

1995-2010: Professor (Kobe Univ.)

2000-2002: Director of the Instilment Center (Kobe Univ.)

2006.7: Set up Venture Company (Smart Spheres Workshop Co., Ltd.)Board Member,

2010.4: Professor Emeritus (Kobe Univ.)

2010.7: CEO, Smart Spheres Workshop Co., Ltd.


1975: Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)

1981: Award for Young Chemists (The Adhesion Society of Japan)

2003: Society Award (The Adhesion Society of Japan)

2005: Science Award in Hyogo Prefecture

2009: ASJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Adhesion Science and Technology (The Adhesion Society of Japan)

2011: SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology(The Society of Polymer Science, Japan)

Professional Societies:

1998-2002: Vice president, The Adhesion Society of Japan

2008-2010: Vice president, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan

Main Research Areas:

  1. Radical polymerization in aqueous and supercritical CO2 dispersed  systems (Emulsion Polymerization; Miniemulsion Polymerization, Dispersion Polymerization; Suspension Polymerization; Seeded Polymerization, etc)
  2. Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in aqueous and supercritical CO2 Dispersed Systems.
  3. Synthesis of functional polymer particles (Hollow particles, Nonspherical particles, Capsule particles, etc) and their applications

Over 360 original papers in the field of polymer colloids, above 80 patents

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