Kazuo Terashima received his ME and PhD in metallurgy and materials science from the University of Tokyo in 1984 and 1988, respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he was a guest professor at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is now a professor in the Department of Advanced Materials Science, University of Tokyo. His major interest is in plasma materials science. His main research focuses on microplasmas and their application to exotic plasmas, such as supercritical fluid plasmas and cryoplasmas.