Specific field is tribo-chemistry and lubricant chemistry
Molecular design of task-specific lubricants
Lubrication systems that are conformed to the concept of green chemistry
Investigation of lubrication mechanism based on surface chemistry
Present international activities
Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK).
Fellow of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE, USA).
The editorial board of Lubrication Science (USA).
The international advisory board of International Colloquium Tribology in Esslingen (Germany).
1981 Bachelor of chemical engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT, Japan).
1986 Ph.D. in organic chemistry from TIT.
Title of thesis: New reactions of allylic carbonates catalyzed by noble metal complexes