Scenary

Bio

Education

  • 2010
  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2005
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering
  • Kyoto University, Japan
  • 2002
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering
  • Kyoto University, Japan
 

Appointment

  • 2013 August—Present
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Michigan Technological University
  • 2010 August—2013 July
  • Research Engineer I
  • Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2009 January—2010 July
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2005 August—2008 December
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Arizona State University

Biography

Dr. Daisuke Minakata earned B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He earned Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. Upon completion of his study, Dr. Minakata worked as a research engineer at the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable System at Georgia Institute of Technology for 3 and half years. Dr. Minakata became an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University in 2013.

Dr. Minakata's research interests include development of computational tools for various water and wastewater treatment technologies, innovative water treatment technologies, and sustainable energy harvesting technologies. His teaching interests include principles of physical chemical water and wastewater treatment processes, environmental process and design, computational environmental engineering. Dr. Minakata has published numerous peer-reviewed paper in Environmental Science and Technology, Water Research, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Applied Catalysis, etc.

 

Thesis and Dissertation Topics

Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Development of Aqueous Phase Hydroxyl Radical Reaction Rate Constants Predictors for Advanced Oxidation Processes. Thesis Supervisor: Professor. John, C. Crittenden (Georgia Tech)

Master Thesis Title: Mechanisms of Ozone and Hydroxyl Radical Reaction with Dissolved Organic Matter in Water and Wastewater.  Thesis Supervisor: Professor. Hiroshi Tsuno (Kyoto University)

Bachelor Thesis Title: Effective Formation of Hydroxyl Radical by Electrochemical Oxidation. Thesis Supervisor: Professor Isao Somiya (Kyoto University)

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