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

2022.04.01 Update

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.

Fellow

Takayoshi SASAKI


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, Director of MANA (2016). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2009.

Kenjiro MIYANO


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


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. Director of Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, NIMS (2016). Named NIMS Fellow in February 2013.

Naoto HIROSAKI


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.

Takashi TANIGUCHI


Doctor of Engineering. Completed doctoral course in Dept. of Science and Engineering, Graduate School, Tokyo Institute of Technology (1987). Joined National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) as Researcher, Senior Researcher, Group Leader of the High Pressure Group of NIMS. Named NIMS Fellow in April 2018.

Kazuhiro HONO


Ph.D. in Metals Science and Engineering, Penn State (1988). After working as research associates at Carnegie Mellon and Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, joined National Institute for Materials Science (currently NIMS) as a senior researcher in 1995. Then, Director of Nanostructure Group, NIMS fellow in 2004, Director of Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials, and Executive Vice President in 2018. Reappointed as Fellow in 2019.

Kiyoshi KANAMURA


Doctor of Engineering. Completed doctoral course in Materials Science and Technology, Kyoto University (1987). Associate Professor at Kyoto University. Moved to Tokyo Metropolitan University, Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, joined NIMS (2020). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2021.

Kaneaki TSUZAKI


Doctor of Engineering. Completed doctoral course in Materials Science and Technology, Kyoto University (1983). Associate Professor at Kyoto University. Joined the National Research Institute for Metals as a Unit Director (1997). Appointed Managing Director of the Structural Metals Center in NIMS. Moved to Kyushu University as a Professor (2013), and back to NIMS (2020). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2021.


Distinguished Fellow

Hideo HOSONO


Doctor of engineering. Completed doctoral course, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University(1982). Assistant / Associate Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Visiting Associate professor at Vanderbilt University, Associate Professor at National Institutes of Natural Sciences(Institute for Molecular Science), Associate Professor / Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. Founding Director of Materials Research Center for Element Strategy at Tokyo Institute of Technology(2012). Won the Japan Prize in 2016. Named NIMS Distinguished Fellow and became a team leader at Electro-Active Materials team in MANA in April 2020.


Emeritus Fellow

Yasuhiro HORIIKE

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, and Named Emeritus Fellow in April 2008.

Tetsuya TATEISHI

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, Named Emeritus Fellow in April 2008.

Koichiro INOMATA

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

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.

Sukekatsu USHIODA

Doctor of science. Ph.D. in Physics at Graduate School of Science, University of Pennsylvania. Associate Professor / Professor at the University of California, Irvine, Professor at Tohoku University Electrical Communication Laboratory, President of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Named NIMS Fellow in April 2008, President of NIMS in 2009, and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2017.

Hiroyuki SAKAKI

Doctor of Engineering. Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at the University of Tokyo. Associate Professor / Professor at Production Engineering Research Institute, concurrently serving as a professor at Advanced Science and Technology Research Center. Vice President of Toyota Institute of Technology. Named NIMS Fellow in 2007, and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2017.

Masakazu AONO

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, Director-General of the Nanomaterials Laboratory of NIMS, Director of MANA(2007). Named NIMS Fellow in April 2004, and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2017.

Yoshio BANDO

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 in NIMS, Chief Operating Officer of MANA (2008). Named NIMS Fellow in December 2004,and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2017.

Kiyoyuki TERAKURA

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,and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2017.

Osamu MISHIMA

Doctor of Engineering.Ph.D. in engineering at Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University. Research assistant at the Osaka University Foundation Engineering Ultra High Pressure Laboratory, Researcher at the Science Department of the National National Research Council of Canada, Independent chief scientist at the NIMS Substance Research Institute in 2006. Named NIMS Fellow in October 2007, and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2017.

Yutaka KAGAWA

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,and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2018.

Toyonobu YOSHIDA

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, and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2019.

Eiji MUROMACHI

Doctor of Science. Completed Master's course in Dept. of Engineering Applied chemistry, the Graduate School of the University of Tohoku (1977). Joined the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials as a Researcher. NIMS Superconducting Materials Research Center Managing Director, Director-General of the Material Laboratory, Nanoscale material area coordinator, MANA Deputy Director, NIMS Fellow, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President. Named NIMS Fellow in January 2018, and Named Emeritus fellow in April 2022.


Meister

Takashi KOBAYASHI


Bachelor, Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Osaka University (1992). Director of TV program productionat Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK; Nippon Hoso Kyokai ). Team Manager of Public Outreach Group, Public Relations Office, Planning Division, NIMS. Office Chief of Public Relations Office, Corporate Planning Division, NIMS (2015). Named NIMS Meister in April 2021.