Matsuura Takeshi, D.-Ing
Professor, Chemical Engineering
B.Sc. (Eng.): University of Tokyo (1961)
M.Sc. (Eng.): University of Tokyo (1963)
D.-Ing.: Technical University of Berlin (1965)
Professor Matsuura was born in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1936. He received his B.Sc. (1961) and M.Sc. (1963) degrees from the Department of Applied Chemistry at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo. He went to Germany to pursue his doctoral studies at the Institute of Chemical Technology of the Technical University of Berlin and received Doktor-Ingenieur in 1965.
After working at the Department of Synthetic Chemistry of University of Tokyo as a staff assistant and at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of California as a postdoctorate research associate, he joined the National Research Council of Canada in 1969. He came to the University of Ottawa in 1992 as a professor and the chairholder of British (Consumers) Gas/ NSERC Industrial Research Chair. Currently, he is professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the director of the Industrial Membrane Research Institute (IMRI).
The Industrial Membrane Institute headed by Dr. Matsuura has received, or is receiving, financial supports from a number of industries and governments. Some examples are: Air Products, AQUASEP Purification, Inc., British Gas, Esso Petroleum Canada, Environmental Science and Technology Alliance of Canada, Fielding Chemicals, Ion Exchange India, Materials and Manufacturing Ontario, National Research Council of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education and Training (URIF Grant), Nippon D.
Dr. Matsuura's research interest covers all aspects of Membrane Science and Technology. In particular,
the following subjects are currently being studied at his laboratory:
- Polymer surface modification
- Membrane surface modification
- Development of composite membranes
- Development of hollow fibers and hollow fiber modules
- Development of inorganic membranes
- Development of heat and pH resistant membranes
- Membrane characterization by Plasma ablation
- SEM, AFM, ESR and Raman Spectroscopy
- Membrane transport
- Reverse Osmosis
- Membrane gas and vapour separation
- Membrane Battery Separation
Selected Recent Publications
- Effect of Gelation Conditions on Gas Separation Performance for Asymmetric Polysulfone Membranes, A. Yamasaki, R.K. Tyagi, A.E. Fouda, T. Matsuura and K. Jonasson, J. Membrane Sci., 123, 89-93 (1997).
- Sulfonated Poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide)-Polyether Sulfone Composite Membranes, Effect of Composition of Solvent Systems Used for Preparing Casting Solution on Membrane Surface Structure and Reverse Osmosis Performance, A. Hamza, G. Chowdhury, T. Matsuura and S. Sourirajan, J. Membrane Sci., 129, 55-64 (1997).
- The Morphology Characterization and Performance of Dense PPO Membranes for Gas Separation , K.C. Khulbe, T. Matsuura, G. Lamarche and H.J. Kim, J. Membrane Sci., 135, 211-223 (1997).
- Preparation of Hollow Fibers for the Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Air, S. Deng, A. Tremblay and T. Matsuura, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 69, 371-379 (1998).
- Effect of Thickness of the PPO Membranes on the Morphology of the Skin Layer, K.C. Khulbe, T. Matsuura and H. Noh, J. Membrane Sci., 145, 243-251 (1998).
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