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Vice President for International Affairs

Hidetoshi SEKIGUCHI, Vice President for International Affairs

Hidetoshi Sekiguchi has been vice president for international affairs at Tokyo Tech since 2014. He also concurrently serves as professor at the School of Materials and Chemical Technology.

Sekiguchi joined Tokyo Tech as assistant professor in 1990 after completing his doctoral degree in chemical engineering at the Institute. He became associate professor in 1996 and professor in 2010.

From 1996 to 1997, Sekiguchi was dispatched to Thammasat University in Thailand as advisor of engineering education under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and from 2000 to 2001, he was visiting professor at McGill University in Canada. He previously chaired the Graduate School of Engineering's International Cooperation Office and led the committee on international engineering research exchanges.

Sekiguchi's research interests include the development of innovative reaction processes for energy and environmental issues using plasma, ultrasound, and molten salts.

Currently, Sekiguchi is chair of the ASEAN committee of the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ).