Hideya KAWASAKI, Professor of the Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Kansai University, received Bachelor (1993), Master (1995) in Engineering degrees from Mie University, and a Doctor degree (1998) in Science from Kyushu University. Since 1999, he worked as an assistant professor at Kyushu University. In 2006, he moved to be an associate professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Kansai University, and he was promoted to a full professor in 2013. He received Awards for Younger Researchers from Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry from the Chemical Society of Japan (2003) and the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan (2011). His current research topics include the fabrication and characterization of inorganic/carbon nanoparticles, as well their applications for sensing, imaging and mass spectrometry.