Go Matsuba studied Polymer Chemistry at Kyoto University, Japan. He graduated in 1998 for his Master of Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Keisuke Kaji on a polymer material science. He continued to study structural formation prior to polymer crystallization. In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Kyoto University under the supervision of Prof. Keisuke Kaji on a polymer material science.
In 2001, he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (in Maryland, United States) as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Dr. Charles C. Han. He studied polymer crystallization of polyolefin blends with synchrotron X-ray scattering measurements. In 2003, he joined Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University as a researcher and promoted to Assistant Professor in 2004. Further, he promoted to Associate Professor of Graduate School of Organic Materials Engineering, Yamagata University in 2009, where he was promoted to Professor in 2019. Now his laboratory has 9 graduate- and 10 undergraduate students.
His current research interests are crystallization and phase separation and gelation for crystalline and amorphous polymers, especially for biodegradable polymers. Especially he focused on fundamental research with X-ray scattering, spectroscopy (IR) and microscopy for industrial applications, mechanistic and kinetics. Now he especially focused on the application of food science.