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Hitoshi Sashiwa

Kaneka Co., Ltd, 5-1-1 Torikai-Nishi, Settsu, Osaka 566-0072 Japan
Hitoshi Sashiwa was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1963. He received his Ph.D. degree from Hokkaido University (Japan) under the supervision of Professor S. Tokura in 1991. He worked at Tottori University (Japan) as Assistant Associated Professor from 1988 to 2000. He worked with Profesor R. Roy at the University of Ottawa (Canada) for 2 years (1998−2000). He worked at AIST Kansai (Japan) as a postdoctoral scholar during 2000−2004. He has been affiliated with Kaneka Co., Ltd. (Japan) since April 2004. His research interests include chemical modification of chitin and chitosan and their biomedical applications. He is a member of The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, and the Japanese Society for Chitin and Chitosan. He is the sole author of 70 publications and co-author of 30 publications.
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