Daisuke Minakata Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering

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

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  • Dow 801, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI. 49931
  • 906-487-1830 (office)
  • 906-487-2943 (fax)


  • Dr. Daisuke Minakata in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University is seeking a highly motivated graduate student (MS/PhD) interested in performing membrane research in the area of water reuse.  Research assistantship will be available from externally funded resources.  The ideal candidate would have knowledge and/or experience in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, and/or membrane research.  The position will be available from summer/fall 2016. Interested candidates should send the following items to Dr. Minakata at 1) curriculum vitae (CV); 2) three potential referees; and 3) a statement of qualifications and research interests. 


  • The International Chemical Congress of PACIFIC BASIN SOCIETIES 2015, UV Photochemistry for Water: Implications for Safe Water Disinfection and Oxidation Treatment Applications.
  • 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Division of Environmental Chemistry, March, 2016. San Diego, CA. 


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