Analytical Sciences

Totaro IMASAKA − Editorial Board Member

Totaro IMASAKA, Professor of Applied Chemistry in Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, was born in 1950 in Fukuoka. After receiving his Bachelor (1973), Master (1975), and Doctor (1978) degrees, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. He returned to Kyushu University as Assistant Professor (1979), and subsequently promoted to Lecturer (1980), Associate Professor (1981), and Professor (1991). His current interests in research are gas chromatography combined with femtosecond laser ionization/mass spectrometry for the trace analysis of dioxins in the environment, and generating an ultimatelyshort optical pulse and a train of fastest optical pulses based on four-wave Raman mixing, referred to as "Rainbow Stars", which was accidentally found during the process of analytical spectroscopy in his laboratory. He is training himself by swimming and reading novels for relaxation.

from Analytical Sciences, Volume 24, 2008.