Don N. Futaba
Don N. Futaba is the research team leader of the CNT Synthesis Team at the CNT-Application Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan. Shortly after joining the Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, AIST, Japan under Prof. Sumio Iijima, he established a high efficiency synthetic method for vertically aligned single-wall carbon nanotube arrays (water-assisted CVD). For the following years, he developed scale-up technologies in collaboration with Zeon Corporation and developed applications. Currently, he is working on the development of next generation synthesis technology. He has degrees in physics from the University of California (B.A.) and the University of California, Davis (Ph.D.).