KONA Powder and Particle Journal
KONA Powder and Particle Journal is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary and Diamond 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.
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(updated on June 25, 2022)
Online ISSN : 2187-5537
Print ISSN : 0288-4534
ISSN-L : 0288-4534
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About the journal

KONA Powder and Particle Journal is a peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary and Diamond 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
Makio NAITO

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

Dr. Makio Naito received Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1987. He joined Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Nagoya, Japan in 1993, and was the Vice Director from 2000 to 2002. Then, he became a professor at the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan in 2002. He focused on the studies on innovative powder and nanoparticle processing to develop advanced materials. He served the Director of Smart Processing Research Center, JWRI from 2007 to 2010, and also served the Vice Director of JWRI from 2009 to 2010. He was the President of The Society of Powder Technology, Japan from 2015 to 2019. He has also served a director of Hosokawa Micron Corp. from 2005 to 2014. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 refereed journal papers and more than 120 review articles. He has contributed to 81 books, edited 28 books and holds more than 80 patents. He has received several prestigious awards including Richard M. Fulrath Award (2002) and Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award (2021) from The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). He is a Fellow of the ACerS, and serves on the ACerS Board of Directors from 2020. He is a Professional Academy Member of the World Academy of Ceramics, and has served on the Academy’s Advisory Board since 2018.

Gabriel MEESTERS

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.

Brij M. MOUDGIL

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.
  • Xiaoshu CAI

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

  • Tawatchai CHARINPANITKUL

    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

  • Heekyu CHOI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •grinding •powder metallurgy •nano composite]
    Changwon National Univ., Korea

  • Siddhartha DAS

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •nano technology •characterization of materials •energy materials]
    Indian Institute of Technology, India

  • Masayoshi FUJI

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •surface science •nanomaterials •ceramics]
    Nagoya Institute of Technology, 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

  • 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

  • Shuji MATSUSAKA

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

  • Kikuo OKUYAMA

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •particle design •particle science and technology •aerosols and colloids]
    Hiroshima Univ., Japan

  • Yoshio OTANI

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

  • Yoshio SAKKA

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

  • Yansong SHEN

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •simulation •DEM •CFD]
    Univ. of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

  • Yoshiyuki SHIRAKAWA

    Asian / Oceanian Editor [Expertise: •crystallization •composite particle design •molecular simulation]
    Doshisha Univ., Japan

  • Hirofumi TAKEUCHI

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

  • Wiwut TANTHAPANICHAKOON

    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 Metropolitan Univ., Japan

  • George BISKOS

    European / African Editor [Expertise: •aerosol science and technology •atmospheric aerosols •aerosol-based nanotechnology]
    Delft Univ. of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Florent BOURGEOIS

    European / African Editor [Expertise: •separation & classification in liquids •slurry •milling]
    Univ. Toulouse, France

  • Marc-Olivier COPPENS

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

  • Arno KWADE

    European / African Editor [Expertise: •dry powders & granules •DEM •milling]
    TU Braunschweig, Germany

  • Maria da Graca RASTEIRO

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

  • Jose Manuel VALVERDE

    European / African Editor [Expertise: •dry powders & granules •aerosols •fluidization]
    Univ. of Seville, Spain

  • Anthony HICKEY

    American Editor [Expertise: •dry powders & granules •aerosols •pharmaceuticals]
    Univ. of North Carolina, USA

  • Anthony D. ROSATO

    American Editor [Expertise: •granular physics •discrete dynamical systems •DEM]
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

  • Luís Marcelo TAVARES

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

  • Reinhard VEHRING

    American Editor [Expertise: •particle engineering •respiratory drug delivery •spray drying]
    Univ. of Alberta, Canada

  • Qiang ZHANG

    American Editor [Expertise: •bulk solids handling •bulk solids storage]
    Univ. of Manitoba, Canada

  • Ching-Chung HUANG

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

Subject areas
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Engineering in General
  • Nanosciences and Materials Sciences
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
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  • TitleKONA Powder and Particle Journal
  • PublisherHosokawa Powder Technology Foundation
  • Address1-9, Shodaitajika, Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-1132, Japan
  • Contact email address
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  • Tel+81-72-867-1686
  • Fax+81-72-867-1658
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