Makio Naito received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1980, 1982 and 1987, respectively. He was with Hosokawa Micron Corp. from 1982 to 1993 and engaged in the R&D of powder processing technology. He joined Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Nagoya, Japan in 1993, where he has focused on powder characterization and powder processing technology in ceramics manufacturing. He was Vice Director of JFCC from 2000 to 2002, and then became a professor at the Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan in 2002.

Naito continued focusing on important studies on innovative powder and nanoparticle processing to develop advanced materials about energy and environmental issues. He served the Director of Smart Processing Research Center, JWRI from 2007 to 2010, and also served the Vice Director of JWRI from 2009 to 2010. Dr. Naito is a guest professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in P.R. China from 2009, and also was a visiting professor of Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in P.R. China from 2014 to 2016. He was the president of The Society of Powder Technology, Japan from 2015 to 2019. In addition, he has served as director of The Association of Powder Process Industry and Engineering, JAPAN from 2016.

Naito has also served as director of Hosokawa Micron Corp. from 2005 to 2014, and served the director of Institute of Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Kurimoto Ltd., Japan from 2005 to 2007. His publications cover a wide range of studies in the fields related to the advanced materials and nanoparticle processing. Dr. Naito has authored or coauthored more than 600 technical articles, including more than 300 refereed journal articles and has contributed to 75 books with 26 books as an editor. He has received the Richard M. Fulrath Award and ACerS Fellow. He is a Professional Academician Member of “World Academy of Ceramics” from 2012, and the Advisory Board member from 2018.