Dr. Satoru Watano


Address: 1-1, Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
E-mail: watano@chemeng.  (+ osakafu‐u.ac.jp)


Prof. Satoru Watano, specialized in Chemical Engineering, received his Ph.D. from Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan in 1995. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked at New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A. as a visiting professor. He became professor at OPU in 2005. Currently, he is the dean of the College of Engineering at OPU. He is the board directors of The Society of Powder Technology Japan and the council member of Japan Society of Pharmaceutical Machinery and Engineering. His research area covers (i) measurement, control, optimization of powder handling processes (ii) particle design and modification of surface properties, (iii) design and handling of nano-particles, (iv)numerical modeling and simulation of particulate systems, and (v) development of innovative powder handling processes. He also leads several national research projects related to all solid type Lithium ion secondary battery.


So far, his publication to international scientific journals exceeds over 300 papers. He wrote 21 books including “Powder Technology Handbook” and “Granulation Handbook” and holds 42 patents including domestic and international patents. He receives 15 awards from academic conferences and societies.

Classes (courses)

・Process Control
・Process Systems Engineering
・Chemical Plant Design