Chemical Reaction Engineering, High-Temperature Materials, Nano-sized Materials Synthesis, Bio-Ceramics, Electroceramics, and Catalysis. Currently working on mass-production of carbon nanotubes as well as nanofibers and silicon carbide nanotubes and nanofibers, generation of hydrogen without carbon dioxide formation, and synthesis of silicon nitride nanopowder in a microchannel reactor. Also working on integration of nanotechnology education into the OSU Chemical Engineering undergraduate program with emphasis on material and energy balances.
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering - Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 1982.M.S. Chemical Engineering - Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1976.B.S. Chemical Engineering - Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, 1967.