Magnetic effects on aqueous solutions
Water conference 2010
Professor Ko Higashitani graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan in 1968. He worked on Hole Pressure Error Viscoelastic Fluids as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Professor A. S. Lodge in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. After he received his Ph.D. degree in 1973, he moved to the Department of Applied Chemistry, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan, as an assistant professor, and then became a full professor in 1983. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, Kyoto University in 1992.
Professor Higashitani's major research interests are in the kinetic stability of colloidal particles in solutions, such as coagulation, breakup, adhesion, detachment of particles in fluids, slurry kinetics, etc. His current research topics include: Characterization of interfaces (solid/liquid, gas/liquid, solid/living cell) by atomic force microscope and inter-surface forces; Simulation of molecular behavior at solid-liquid interface and experimental investigation; Dynamic simulation of colloidal suspension and emulsion systems; Fundamental studies on chemical mechanical polishing.