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, receiving his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees from Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked at New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A. as a visiting professor. Currently, he is the Chairperson of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the chief director of the Production Technology Center in OPU. He is also leading an active particle technology research group in OPU. He is now on the board of directors of The Society of Powder Technology Japan and a council member of Japan Society of Pharmaceutical Machinery and Engineering. He is serving as organizing committee members of many domestic and international associations and conferences. He also leads important several national and industrial projects.
His research area covers (i) measurement, control, optimization and scale-up of powder handling processes such as mixing, granulation, kneading, coating, grinding and tabletting, (ii) particle design and modification of surface properties, (iii) synthesis and handling of nano-particles, (iv) numerical modeling and simulation (DEM, CFD, FEM, MD) of particulate systems, and (v) development of innovative powder handling processes.


So far, his publication to international scientific journals exceeds over 260 papers. He wrote 15 books including “Powder Technology Handbook” and “Granulation Handbook” and holds 29 patents including domestic and international patents. He receives 12 awards from academic conferences and societies.

Classes (courses)

・Process Control
・Process Systems Engineering
・Chemical Plant Design