Associate Professor Takuya Tsuzuki
Dr Tsuzuki received a PhD in condensed matter physics from Kyoto University, Japan, and a Graduate Certificate in Technology Management from La Trobe University. He was Chief Technology Officer of one of the first nanotechnology companies in Australia where he contributed to the successful commercialization of the university patents he co-developed. He played a key role in the large scale production and product development of commercial nanoparticles. The commercialisation effort was internationally recognised as Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Excellence in Technology of the Year Award. For this, he was nominated as a Certified Materials Professional by the Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia Ltd and served as Chair of Materials Australia Nanotechnology Special Interest Group at Materials Australia. He serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Materials Science and Applications, Austin Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology, a guest editor of Bioresource Technology journal and a reviewer of many international academic journals. He is a regular grant reviewer for Australian Research Council, Australian Synchrotron and an invited reviewer of international grants. He serves as a member of Standards Australia Committees and Joint Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand Committees for ISO TC 229 (Nanotechnologies) standards. He is also a participant in the Roundtable Discussions on National Enabling Technologies Strategy consultation by Australian Government's Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research & Tertiary Education. His memberships include Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network, Materials Australia, Australian Institute of Physics, Materials Research Society USA, and American Chemical Society. He has contributed to over 120 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, 10 book chapters and 1 book. He is a co-inventor of 5 patents in the field of nanomaterials.
* Nanoparticle science & engineering * advanced materials for sustainability * UV protection * powder engineering * mechanochemistry * green nanomaterials * nanocomposites * carbon nanofibres * paper-based technology * cellulose nanofibres * photocatalysis * graphene & graphene oxide * bionanomaterials * nano-metrology * nano-safety * environmental nanotechnology * translational nanotechnology including commercialisation * LCA of nanotechnology