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Prof. Keiko Sasaki | Hydrometallurgy Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof. Keiko Sasaki, Waseda University, Japan

Prof. Keiko Sasaki, h-index 48 with 8617 citations, is a leading researcher in environmental materials and green chemistry. She graduated with a PhD in Engineering from Hokkaido University in 1997. Her career spans roles at Otaru University, the University of Waterloo, and Kyushu University, where she became Professor Emeritus in 2024. Now at Waseda University, she leads innovative projects in hydrogen generation and green materials. With over 400 publications, Prof. Sasaki has received multiple accolades, including being named among Stanford’s World Top 2% Scientists (2020-2023) and winning numerous best paper awards. πŸ“šβœ¨

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Educational Background

Prof. Keiko Sasaki, a distinguished researcher in environmental materials and green chemistry, has an impressive academic background. She graduated from the Department of Chemistry at Hokkaido University in March 1982. Fifteen years later, in March 1997, she earned her PhD in Engineering from the same esteemed institution. Prof. Sasaki’s academic journey laid a strong foundation for her illustrious career, marked by numerous awards and significant contributions to green chemistry and environmental materials. Her dedication to her field is reflected in her extensive research and impactful publications. πŸŽ“βœ¨


Professional Background

Prof. Keiko Sasaki’s esteemed career in academia began in October 1998 as an Associate Professor at Otaru University of Commerce. In March 2003, she expanded her horizons as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada. By April 2004, she joined the Faculty of Engineering at Kyushu University as an Associate Professor, rising to full Professor in January 2010. After becoming Professor Emeritus at Kyushu University in March 2024, she transitioned to Waseda University in April 2024, where she currently serves as a Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. 🏫🌍



Prof. Keiko Sasaki has received numerous accolades throughout her illustrious career. She was named among Stanford University’s World Top 2% Scientists from 2020 to 2023. Her research excellence has been recognized multiple times by the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ) with Best Paper Awards in 2018, 2016, 2015, 2011, and 2009. Additionally, she received the Young Researcher Award from MMIJ in 1998. At Kyushu University, her outstanding research activities were honored with awards in 2013, 2012, and 2011. These achievements highlight her significant contributions to science and engineering. πŸŒŸπŸ“œ


Research Focus

Prof. Keiko Sasaki’s research primarily centers on environmental materials and green chemistry, with a particular emphasis on sustainable and innovative solutions for environmental challenges. Her work includes the selective removal of pollutants from aqueous solutions, development of photocatalysts, hydrothermal treatment of peat and biomass, and flotation of minerals. She has also made significant contributions to understanding the behavior of minerals and metals during chemical and biological processes. Through her extensive publications, Prof. Sasaki explores both fundamental and applied aspects of green chemistry, aiming to develop eco-friendly materials and technologies for a sustainable future. πŸŒπŸ“šβœ¨


Publication Top Notes

  1. Selective removal of phosphate using La-porous carbon composites from aqueous solutions: Batch and column studies
    KS Paulmanickam Koilraj, Chemical Engineering Journal 317, 1059-1068, cited by 213 πŸ“ˆ
  2. Arrayed waveguide grating of 70Γ— 60 Β΅m^sup 2^ size based on Si photonic wire waveguides
    K Sasaki, F Ohno, A Motegi, T Baba, Electronics Letters 41 (14), 1, 2005, cited by 175 πŸ“ˆ
  3. Upgrading and dewatering of raw tropical peat by hydrothermal treatment
    AT Mursito, T Hirajima, K Sasaki, Fuel 89 (3), 635-641, 2010, cited by 172 πŸ“ˆ
    K Sasaki, O Tanaike, H Konno, The Canadian Mineralogist 36, 1225-1235, 1998, cited by 145 πŸ“ˆ
  5. Serum CA19-9 is a significant predictor among preoperative parameters for early recurrence after resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    T Sugiura, K Uesaka, H Kanemoto, T Mizuno, K Sasaki, H Furukawa, et al., Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 16 (5), 977-985, 2012, cited by 141 πŸ“ˆ
  6. Raman characterization of secondary minerals formed during chalcopyrite leaching with Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
    K Sasaki, Y Nakamuta, T Hirajima, OH Tuovinen, Hydrometallurgy 95 (1-2), 153-158, 2009, cited by 141 πŸ“ˆ
  7. Comparison of effectiveness of citric acid and other acids in leaching of low-grade Indonesian saprolitic ores
    W Astuti, T Hirajima, K Sasaki, N Okibe, Minerals Engineering 85, 1-16, 2016, cited by 138 πŸ“ˆ
  8. Morphology of jarosite-group compounds precipitated from biologically and chemically oxidized Fe ions
    K Sasaki, H Konno, Canadian Mineralogist 38 (1), 45-56, 2000, cited by 135 πŸ“ˆ
  9. Effect of Mg2+ and Ca2+ as divalent seawater cations on the floatability of molybdenite and chalcopyrite
    T Hirajima, GPW Suyantara, O Ichikawa, AM Elmahdy, H Miki, K Sasaki, Minerals Engineering 96, 83-93, 2016, cited by 134 πŸ“ˆ
  10. COMET Phase-I technical design report
    COMET collaboration, R Abramishvili, G Adamov, RR Akhmetshin, A Allin, et al., Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics 2020 (3), 033C01, cited by 130 πŸ“ˆ
Keiko Sasaki | Hydrometallurgy Award | Best Researcher Award

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