Doctor of Agriculture
Specially appointed Assistant professor
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
Laboratory of Cellulose Nanofiber Materials
CORE Lab Project PI
Hirotaka Koga received his PhD from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. Takuya Kitaoka for paper-structured nanocatalyst composites for energy and environmental applications. He received Dean Awards for his sophisticated PhD thesis from Kyushu University in 2009. After JSPS postdoctoral study with Prof. Akira Isogai at the University of Tokyo, Japan, for cellulose-based composite materials for catalytic and electronic applications, he moved to Osaka University, Japan, as a specially-appointed assistant professor in 2012. In recent, he has played active roles in the advanced fields of cellulose nanofibers and papers, e.g. inorganic/organic hybrid materials based on nanocellulose for catalytic applications, flexible and wearable paper electronics. In 2012 and 2014, he was awarded Best Paper Award by The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan, and Young Investigator Award by The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging, Japan, respectively.