Dr. Daisuke Minakata is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He earned B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He earned Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010. Upon completion of his study, Dr. Minakata worked as a research engineer at the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable System at Georgia Institute of Technology for 3 and half years. Dr. Minakata became an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University in 2013.
Dr. Minakata's research interests include development of computational tools for various water and wastewater treatment technologies, innovative water treatment technologies, and sustainable energy harvesting technologies. His teaching interests include principles of physical chemical water and wastewater treatment processes, environmental process and design, computational environmental engineering. Dr. Minakata has published numerous peer-reviewed paper in Environmental Science and Technology, Water Research, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Applied Catalysis, etc.