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Dr. Masayoshi TAKAHASHI

Dr. Masayoshi TAKAHASHI

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Dr. Masayoshi TAKAHASHI - Chief researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

During studying Master degree in Mining Engineering in Kyushu University, he studied mineralization relating to granite activities in north Kyushu region, Japan. In 1985 he joined to National Institute for Pollution and Resources as a researcher. The purpose of his research activity was relating to mining safety, especially breathing protection from oxygen deficit and smoke. He received the Ph.D. degree in safety engineering from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2001

His scientific approach was based on physiology and he also interested in breathing protection of divers. And he needed to find out the mechanism of Benz, decompression sickness. That is a problem arising from underwater diving decompression and relating to bubble generation in muscles and veins. Moreover, he would like to know more about the mechanism of bubble generation in human body, especially the phenomenon of bubble nucleation. It was very fortunate for him, because it was the time when some prototypes of Microbubble generator were developed in Japan.

Area of research interests includes the mechanism of the generation of tiny bubbles in aqueous solution. He started the research work of tiny bubbles around 2000 at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, as the result of reorganization.


Prof. Pan Li

College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Pan Li – Professor at the College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

She studied the Bachelor degree and Master degree in civil and environmental engineering from Harbin Institute of technology, China during 1996-2002, and received the Ph.d. degree from school of Science for Open and Environment System, Keio University, Japan, in 2006.

She had been the postdoctoral researcher of Research Institute for Environmental Management Technology and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology for 3 years. Also she was with Asahi Group Holdings LTD, as a research in R&D center during 2009 – 2011.

During her postdoctoral period, she focused on the gas-liquid mass transfer analysis in a bubble column using Microbubble and performances of Microbubble ozonation reactors. Now, based on her chemical engineering expertise, she is expanding her research area to such as, water treatment systems, water recycling systems, phytoremediation, fermentation, and bioremediation. Her main research interests involve the studies of gas-liquid reaction processes and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) in the field of water treatment. She is also interested in studies of characteristics and applications of Microbubble.

The goal of her research is to advance understanding of the link between heterogeneous reaction kinetics and performances of environmental engineering systems, which ultimately will provide stable treatments and better design strategies of the systems.


Prof.Eun Ha CHOI

Department of Electrical & Biological Physics / Plasma Bioscience Research Center (PBRC) /Applied Plasma Medicine Center(APMC), Kwangwoon University, Seoul, Korea

He received his Ph.D. degree from Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1987.

He has participated to high power pulsedplasmas, high power microwave (HPM) generation, focused and gas filled ion sources, plasma display panels as well as nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma field with more than 400 SCI journal publications. During these research works, he developed many useful nonthermal atmospheric pressure plasma sources, which inevitably leads to new research area called plasma bioscience, medicine and agricultures. In this regard, he organized the Plasma Bioscience Research Center (PBRC) and the Applied Plasma Medicine Center (APMC) for Global Research and Development Center with INP of Leibniz Institute at 2016, which both centers was selected as a Center of Global Excellency and supported by Korea Government.

His current research fields are plasma biosciences and medicineson fundamental interactions of nonthermal bioplasma and biological cells developing various plasma sources and producing about 300 SCI papers in the plasma bioscience area.

His plasma bioscience works in last 7years are (1) Bioplasma source development and analysis; Micro-DBD, and Plasma jetsfor plasma medicine and agricultures, (2) Bioplasma interactions with biological cells and cancer cells, (3) OH measurement in bioplasma at atmospheric pressure, (4) Plasma density and temperature measurement in bioplasma at atmospheric pressure, (5) OH generation mechanism in liquids induced by bioplasma at atmospheric pressure, and (6) Interactions between plasmas and biomaterials for dental applications.

Organizing world-wide networking of scientists, he is actively working on plasma bioscience, medicineand agricultures. He has been also co-organizing the international workshops and symposiums. In fact, as the director of the Plasma Bioscience Research Center, last 7years he organized about 20times the international symposium for plasma biosciences and related international conferences. Also currently he is working as a chairperson of Asian Joint Committee Member, Applied Plasma Science and Engineering, for plasma science networking and development.


Prof. Koichi TAKAKI

Koichi Takaki - Professor of Iwate University, Japan. He is expert in agricultural application of atmospheric-pressure plasma using pulsed power technology.

He received the Dr. Eng. Degree for his study on high-voltage and electrical discharge characteristic from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1995. During studying, he was an Associate researcher and lecturer at Oita National College of Technology. During this time, he clarified the characteristics of glow discharge in the gas flow such as rotational- and vibrational temperatures. He also developed a water jet machine to trigger the winter lightning and carried out the triggering lightning at Hokuriku sea coast area. He joined the Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan and received a full professorship in October 2011.

His main research interests include pulsed power technologies such as plasma generation based on solid materials, environmental and agricultural applications. Typically, he has experienced studies of pulsed-ion technology such as high-power magnetron sputtering, exhaust gas processing in atmospheric pressure such as decomposition, water remediation by discharge under water, high-voltage stimulation on mushroom for improvement of harvest yield.

Prof. Takaki is co-authors of 15 books and 176 papers are published in journals. He is a senior member of IEEE and is very active in reach out for energy, environment and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to contribute the sustainable society. He collaborate with many institutions such as elementary and high-schools, science museums, NPO groups and prefectural boards of education and Environmental Protection on the STEM education. He received Prizes for Science and Technology (Public Understanding Promotion Category) in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in April 2016. He appeared for thirty-four TV and radio programs including NHK (Ohayo-Nippon, Asa-Ichi, NHK world), TBS (Yumeno-Tobira+, Evening-wide) etc.



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