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1988-1992 Ph.D., Major: Ch.E., Minor: Mater. Sci., Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
1986-1988 M.S., Ch.E., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA
1982-1986 B.S., Ch.E., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA (Honors program)

Employment History

2011-Present Tokyo Tech, Adjunct Prof. in 3 different graduate engineering departments
2008-Present Tokyo Tech, Professor, Dept. Engr. Fundamentals & Strategic Planning
2006-2008 Tokyo Tech, Visiting Professor, Ceramics Science
2002-2005 Tokyo Tech, Visiting Associate Professor, Ceramics Science
2002-2008 Fujitsu Lab Ltd., Senior Researcher, Atsugi, Japan
2002-2005 Tokyo Tech, Visiting Lecturer, Chem. Engr. Dept.
1996-2002 Fujitsu Lab Ltd., Staff Researcher, Atsugi, Japan
1994-1996 US-NSF CGP Postdoctoral Fellowship, Fujitsu Lab. Ltd., Atsugi, Japan
1994 Japan NIRIM-COE Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIRIM (now NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan
1993-1994 Japan STA US-NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIRIM (now NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan

Research Topics

Japan Energy Mix Decision Modeling, Biomass processing, Biosensor of VOCs, International Research Exchange Student Learning Outcomes, on-line learning course development with edX


Technical communications, scientific writing, online course development, introduction to chemical engineering and materials reliability.

Book and Book Chapters

1. Tagaya M, Scott CJ, Ikoma T, Tanaka J. Application of a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation for In Situ Monitoring of Interfacial Phenomena between Bioceramics and Cells. In: Handbook of Advanced Ceramics:Materials, Applications, Processing, and Properties. Academic Press: Elsevier Inc.; 2013. p. 557–75.
2. Advanced Ceramic Technologies & Products, Ed. Ceramic Society of Japan, Springer, 585 p., 2012.
3. Embedded Memory for Nano-Scale VLSI, Ed. K. Zhang, Chapter 8: FeRAM, S. Kawashima and J.S. Cross, Springer USA, 2009.