Name: Tsuyoshi Hirata

Country: Germany


Technische Universität München

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Technische Universität München

Research Interests:

Superplasticizers for concrete, Additives for concrete, Water soluble polymers, Synthesis of polymers.



  • Nagoya Institute of Technology, Engineering Faculty
  • 1979 Bachelor of Engineering – Synthesis Chemistry
  • 1981 Master of Engineering – Polymer Science
  • Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Engineering
  • 2010 PhD in Engineering - Title of Thesis “Working mechanism and material design of polycarboxylate – ether (PCE) superplasticizers for concrete.” Under Professor Toyoharu Nawa, Dean of Faculty Graduate School, and School and Engineering, and incumbent President of Hokkaido University


  • 2013 Hans Kühl Award from the German Chemical Society for the invention of PCE superplasticizers
  • 2010 Technische Universität München - Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellow at Institute for Advanced Study
  • 2006 Tokyo Institute of Technology - The 3rd Professors Kondo and Daimon Prize for the invention and developments of PCE superplasticizers for concrete.