Yukiya was born in Wakayama, Japan in 1986. He graduated from Kobe University in 2008. He pursued his research in Kobe University under the direction of Prof. Masayoshi Okubo and received his PhD in March 2012. His doctoral study was focused on the Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Dispersed Systems and Synthesis of Functional Polymer Particles. He awarded the Fellowships (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2010. He has started his research in Hawker group since April 2012 as a postdoctoral fellow of JSPS.
Yukiya is working on the synthesis of functional composite polymer particles using Click Chemistry.