Shinshu University, Interdisciplinary Cluster of Cutting-Edge Research, Japan
Dr. K. Hamada obtained his B. Eng., M. Eng., and D. Eng. degree in the field of polymer chemistry from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. In 1987, he joined Research Institute for Polymers and Textiles, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan, as a Research Associate. Then, in 1988, he moved to Faculty of Textile Science & Technology, Shinshu University, Japan, as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to a Full Professor in 2002 by way of an Associate Professor. He has been a Dean at Faculty of Textile Science & Technology, Shinshu University, Japan since April, 2010 and is currently a Vice President. In addition, he had been a Visiting Scholar at College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, U.S.A. His main research field is dyeing chemistry, for example, the application of bolaform electrolytes as dyeing auxiliaries, the elucidation of binding mechanism of dyes with fibers, and so on. He is also the vice president of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan and the chairperson of the 120th Committee (processing for functionality of fibers and polymers), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Dr. Hamada has authored or co-authored about 80 journal articles and he has won research awards from the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan.
Device related chemistry