Dr. Kensaku Matsunami

Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Group

Kensaku Matsunami

Ottergemsesteenweg 460

B-9000 Gent(Belgium)

Email: Kensaku.Matsunami@ugent.be

LinkedIn: Kensaku Matsunami

Education: Chemical Engineering


Kensaku Matsunami is a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University since 2021. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo (Chemical System Engineering) in 2021 after obtaining B.Eng (2016) and M.Eng (2018).

His research focuses on modeling, simulation, and optimization of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, especially oral solid dosage forms, for the sake of process design and control. His expertise lies in mechanistic, data-driven, and hybrid modeling of powder-based processes, e.g., granulation and tableting. In his Ph.D., he proposed a design framework of solid drug product manufacturing processes, which includes the choice of batch vs continuous manufacturing, based on economic and product quality assessments.

As a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, he has been involved in the projects of continuous twin-screw wet granulation, using a population balance model as well as a data-driven model. Now, he is mostly working on mechanistic modeling of dissolution testing of tablets toward real-time release testing.