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They have exceptional knowledge, experience and research achievements in materials science

NIMS designates Fellows in recognition of outstanding NIMS researchers as well as individuals from outside the organization for their exceptional knowledge, experience and research achievements in materials science. These Fellows play a key role in NIMS’ specialized fields of research by leading and advising other researchers, with the aim of promoting our research activities.

Emeritus Fellow

Yasuhiro HORIIKE

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Doctor of Engineering. Graduated from the Dept. of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, Waseda University (1968). Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (current Toshiba Corporation). Professor of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hiroshima. Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo. Joined NIMS and named NIMS Fellow as of April 2003.

Hiromoto NAKAZAWA

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Doctor of Science. Completed doctoral course at Osaka University Graduate School of Science (1969). Served as Researcher in the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Special Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) of the Science and Technology Agency, and Professor at Tohoku University Graduate School of Science. Named NIMS Fellow in April 2004.

Tetsuya TATEISHI

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Doctor of Engineering. Completed doctoral course at the University of Tokyo School of Engineering. Served as Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research (NAIR), Professor at University of Tokyo School of Engineering, and Professor at Tokyo Denki University. Named NIMS Fellow in April 2004.

Koichiro INOMATA

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Doctor of Science. Completed doctoral course in Dept. of Physics, Graduate School of Science at Tokyo Metropolitan University (1970). Joined R&D Center, Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (current Toshiba Corporation)(1970). Professor of Dept. of Materials Science, Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University (2000). NIMS Fellow (2006). Named NIMS Emeritus Fellow in April 2009.

Akiji YAMAMOTO

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Doctor of Science. Completed master's course in Dept. of Science and Engineering, Graduate School, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1971). Joined the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM). Appointed Director of Crystal Structure Analysis Group, Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML; 2002), NIMS. NIMS Fellow (2004). Named NIMS Emeritus Fellow in April 2010.


Fellow

Masakazu AONO

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Doctor of Engineering. Completed doctoral course at the University of Tokyo School of Engineering (1972). Joined National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) as Researcher, RIKEN as Chief Researcher, Professor at Osaka University Graduate School of Engineering, and Director-General of the Nanomaterials Laboratory of NIMS in 2002. Named NIMS Fellow in April 2004.

Yoshio BANDO

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Doctor of Science. Completed doctoral course in Dept. of Science, Graduate School, Osaka University (1975). Researcher at National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials. Named Director of Advanced Beam Analysis Group, Advanced Materials Laboratory, Director-General of the International Center for Young Scientists (2003), NIMS. Named NIMS Fellow in December 2004.

Kazuhiro HONO

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Ph.D. in Metals Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (1988). Research Associate at Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. Senior Researcher, Group Head at National Research Institute for Metals, Director of the Metallic Nanostructure Group, Materials Engineering Laboratory in NIMS(2002). Named NIMS Fellow in December 2004.

Takayoshi SASAKI

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Doctor of Science. Completed the Master's Course in Dept. of Chemistry, the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo (1980). Joined the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials as a Researcher. Appointed Director of Soft Chemistry Group in NIMS, Managing Director of the Nanoscale Materials Center, Coordinator of Nanomaterials Field of MANA (2008). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2009.

Yutaka KAGAWA

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Doctor of Engineering. Completed doctoral course at the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Center for Collaboration Research, the University of Tokyo. Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo and Coordinating Director, Materials Research for Reliability and Safety Field of NIMS. Named NIMS Fellow in April 2010.

Toyonobu YOSHIDA

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Received doctoral degree in metallurgy and materials science from The University of Tokyo (1977). Appointed as Research Associate (1977), Lecturer (1982), Associate Professor (1984), and promoted to full Professor (1989) at the Department of metallurgy and materials science, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He became a NIMS Fellow in January 2012. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan.


Kenjiro MIYANO

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Ph.D. in Physics at the Northwestern University (1974). Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Associate Professor at Tohoku Univ., Associate Professor at Univ. of Tokyo (UT), Professor at UT. Professor at RCAST, UT. Director of RCAST, UT (2007). He became a NIMS Fellow in April 2012.

Kohei UOSAKI

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Doctor of Science. Completed doctoral course at Graduate School of Physical Science, Flinders University at Australia (1976). Served as Researcher at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at the University of Oxford. Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Professor of the Dept. of Chemistry, Assistant of President, Director of Catalysis Research Center at the Hokkaido University. Coordinating Director of MANA, NIMS. Director of GREEN, NIMS (2013). Named NIMS Fellow in February 2013.

Kiyoyuki TERAKURA

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Doctor of Science. Getting credit and quit school of doctoral course at Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University (1969). Served as Assistant at the School of Science, Osaka University. Researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Professor at the Institute for Solid State Physics, the University of Tokyo. Chief Researcher at NAIR (current AIST). Professor at the Hokkaido University. Special Visiting Professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Director at the Center for Materials Research by Information Integration, NIMS (2015). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2015.

Naoto HIROSAKI

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Doctor of Engineering. Completed master's course in Dept. of Industrial Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University (1980). Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Senior Researcher at NIRIM (current NIMS) of the Science and Technology Agency. Group Leader at the Nitride Particle Group of NIMS. Unit Director at the Sialon Unit of NIMS (2011). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2015.


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