Ken Tasaki, PhD | VP
As the VP of Business Development, Dr. Ken Tasaki is responsible for identifying and expanding new business channels to deliver unprecedented values to BKT customers.
Prior to joining BKT, Dr. Tasaki received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science at Tokyo Institute of Technology followed by a Postdoc at MIT. He then served as the Director of Computational Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis for five years before being recruited by Mitsubishi Chemical as Director of Technology Research. There, he spent the last 20 years working on a variety of research areas including energy storage and fuel cells for automobiles, biofuels, waste managements, and more.
During his career, Dr. Tasaki has published 60+ articles, received three US patents, and given many invited talks at conferences. Furthermore, he successfully obtained a DOE grant on fuel cell projects and further demonstration funding from the Ministry of Agriculture in Japan on a new manure management process.
He hopes to prepare BKT for the biotech industry’s next growth period by integrating his cutting-edge research with existing company processes to provide solutions not only for environmental problems, but also to address global issues associated with limited supply of food and natural resources.
Postdoc in Polymer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
PhD in Polymer Science
Tokyo Institute of Technology