KONA Powder and Particle Journal
Online ISSN : 2187-5537
Print ISSN : 0288-4534
ISSN-L : 0288-4534
About the journal

KONA Powder and Particle Journal is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary and open-access journal that publishes articles on powder and particle science and technology.

   KONA Powder and Particle Journal is a refereed scientific journal that publishes articles on powder and particle science and technology. This journal has been published annually since 1983 and is distributed free of charge to researchers, members of the scientific communities, universities and research libraries throughout the world, by Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation established by Mr. Masuo Hosokawa in 1991.
  The Chinese character “粉” in the cover is pronounced “KONA” in Japanese, and means “Powder”. The calligraphy of it is after the late Mr. Eiichi Hosokawa, founder of the Hosokawa Micron Corporation.

Published by Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation   

Our Editorial team

Editor-in-Chief;       Asian/Oceanian Chairman
Hiroshima Univ., JAPAN

Dr. Kikuo Okuyama is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. His research has touched many aspects of particle science and technology, from fundamental theories into the dynamic behaviors of aerosols and colloids, with a recent focus on the material synthesis using aerosol and colloid techniques. He has been engaged in many national projects including particle contamination control during semiconductor processing, material synthesis via chemical vapor deposition and spray pyrolysis, global impact of atmospheric aerosols, and so on. In particular, he served as the Project Leader of the Japan’s first Nanoparticle Project funded by the Ministry of Economy, International Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) through the NEDO from 2001 to 2006. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Fuchs Memorial Award in 2002. At present, he is the Director of the Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation.


European/African Chairman
Delft Univ. of Technology, Netherlands

Dr Gabriel M. H. Meesters is a senior scientist in formulations and down stream processing at the DSM Biotechnology Center in Delft, The Netherlands. Since 1996 he has a part time assignment at the Product and Process Engineering group of the Delft University of Technology as an associate professor. He received his MSc at the Delft University of Technology in 1987 and got his PhD from Chemical Engineering in the Particle Technology group of Prof Brian Scarlett in 1992. The focus of his work is in solids processing and product design in the broadest sense, covering granulation, particle design, particle strength, dust formation, particle characterization and lately also new bio-based composite materials. He organized many particle technology related meetings, courses and conferences, including the World Congress on Particle Technology (2010) in Germany. He supervised over 60 PhD and MSc students, is member of many scientific committees and holds over 20 patents in particle technology related patents, published over 70 peer reviewed articles and numerous conference contributions. He contributed to several books and is editor of three Particle Technology related books.


American Chairman
Univ. of Florida., USA

Dr. Brij M. Moudgil is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His current research interests are in particulate materials based systems for enhanced performance in bioimaging, nanomedicine, photocatalytic degradation of hazardous microbes, polymer and surfactant adsorption, dispersion and aggregation of fine particles and nanotoxicity. Dr. Moudgil received his B.E from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and his M.S and Eng.Sc.D degrees from Columbia University, New York. He has published more than 400 technical papers and has been awarded 14 patents. He is a member of the U.S National Academy of Engineering.
  • Simon BIGGS

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •colloid and interface engineering •functional particles, capsules •surface coatings]
    Univ. of Western Australia, Australia

  • Xiaoshu CAI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •nanoparticle •sizing •light scattering]
    Univ. of Shanghai for Sci. & Tech., China


    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •carbon nanomaterial •biomass conversion •particulate handling]
    Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand

  • Yunfa CHEN

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •nanoparticle •nanocomposites •environmental materials]
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  • Jusuke HIDAKA

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •powder technology •functional materials •powder simulation]
    Doshisha Univ., Japan

  • Eiji IRITANI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •filtration •membrane separation •solid-liquid separation]
    Nagoya Univ., Japan

  • Hiroyuki KAGE

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •fluidization •granulation •encapsulation]
    Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Yong KANG

    Asian / Oceanian Editor
    Chungnam National Univ., Korea

  • Akira KAWASAKI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •powder technology •functional materials •material characteristics]
    Tohoku Univ., Japan

  • Duu-Jong LEE

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •porous medium •coagulation •sedimentation]
    National Taiwan Univ., Taiwan

  • Jinghai LI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •chemical engineering •multi-scale modeling •energy]
    Chinese Academy of Science, China

  • Hisao MAKINO

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •coal combustion •dust collection •environmental protection ]
    CRIEPI, Japan


    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •powder technology •particle physics •electrostatics]
    Kyoto Univ., Japan

  • Makio NAITO

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •particle design •powder mechanical processing •particle characterization]
    Osaka Univ., Japan

  • Yoshio OTANI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise:•aerosol technology •air filter •dust collection]
    Kanazawa Univ., Japan

  • Pradip

    Asian / Oceanian Editor
    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India

  • Fumio SAITO

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •grinding •mechanochemistry •powder separation]
    Tohoku Univ., Japan

  • Yoshio SAKKA

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •colloidal processing •nanoparticle •ceramics]
    NIMS, Japan

  • Hirofumi TAKEUCHI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •pharmaceutical development •nanoparticle design •biomaterials]
    Gifu Pharmaceutical Univ., Japan


    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •particle technology •process analysis and simulation •reaction engineering]
    Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand

  • Chi-Hwa WANG

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •particle technology •drug delivery systems •waste to energy and resource]
    National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore

  • Satoru WATANO

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •particle Technology •particle processing and numerical simulation •functional materials]
    Osaka Pref. Univ., Japan

  • Florent BOURGEOIS

    European / African Editor
    Univ. Toulouse, France

  • Marc-Olivier COPPENS

    European / African Editor [Expertise: •fluidization •hierarchically structured particles •nature-inspired engineering]
    Univ. College London, UK

  • Leon GRADON

    European / African Editor
    Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland

  • Arno KWADE

    European / African Editor
    TU Braunschweig, Germany

  • Paolo MILANI

    European / African Editor
    Univ. of Milan, Italy

  • Maria da Graca RASTEIRO

    European / African Editor [Expertise: •multiphase flows •aggregation •nanoparticles]
    Univ. Coimbra, Portugal

  • Jose Manuel VALVERDE

    European / African Editor
    Univ. of Seville, Spain

  • Anthony HICKEY

    American Editor
    Univ. of North Carolina, USA

  • Virendra PURI

    American Editor [Expertise: •flow and segregation •compaction •mechanical properties]
    Pennsylvania State Univ., USA


    American Editor
    Univ. of Utah, USA

  • Anthony D. Rosato

    American Editor
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

  • Luís Marcelo TAVARES

    American Editor [Expertise: •comminution •physical concentration •modeling]
    UFRJ, Brazil

  • Ching-Chung HUANG

    Secretariat [Expertise: •powder •processing •characterization]
    Hosokawa Micron Intl. Inc., USA

Subject Area
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Engineering in General
  • Nanosciences and Materials Sciences
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Other relevant information
  • TitleKONA Powder and Particle Journal
  • PublisherHosokawa Powder Technology Foundation
  • Address1-9, Shodaitajika, Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-1132, Japan
  • Contact email addresscontact_zainq(at)hmc.hosokawa.com
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  • FAX+81-72-867-1658
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