Expertise: Packaging, Logistics, Polymer Processing, Material Science,
Chemical Engineering, Thin Films, Food Machinery,
Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
M.S. in Packaging, Michigan State University, U.S.A.
Carrier: Worked as an Scientist at Research and Development Department
of Kirin Brewery Co.Ltd. for 30 years. The fields of research and
development were plastics materials for the application as food and
beverage packaging, including, bio-based polymers, gas and vapor
permeability and barrier improvement of plastics, Diamond like carbon
coating on PET bottles by plasma enhanced CVD process, mechanical
design of container, shock and vibration analysis during transportation.
Secretary of ISO/TC122(Packaging)
Lecturer on Intellectual Property Management of Packaging Academy
Adviser of Japan Packaging Institute
Award: Medal for New Technology from ASME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering
Development of DLC coating process for PET bottles
Papers: 1. Diamond-like carbon films for PET bottles and medical applications.
Thin Solid Films 2005:494:84-91
2. DLC Coating on PET Bottles, Journal of Surface Finishing Society of
Japan, 2001;52;853-854 3.
3. Development of Easy-to-Recycle Coloured Glass Bottles. Proceedings
of EBC Congress 1999:27: