Executive Advisor

International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA)
National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)

1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan,
E-mail: BANDO.Yoshio@nims.go.jp
Webpage: Professor Yoshio Bando | NIMS/MANA

Distinguished Professor

Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM)
University of Wollongong (UOW)

Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500, Australia Google Scholar
E-mail: yoshio@uow.edu.au
Webpage: University of Wollongong (UOW)

PROFESSOR

Institute of Molecular Plus (IOP)
Tianjin University

No. 11 Building, No. 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, 300072, P. R. China
E-mail: bandoyoshio@tju.edu.cn
Webpage: Tianjin University

Biography

Prof. Yoshio Bando has been leading the communities of nanomaterials and electron microscopy for many years. Holding a PhD degree from Osaka University, he joined the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) as a researcher in 1975. He was a visiting scientist at the Arizona State University, USA (1979-1981), and in 1992, he became an adjunct professor at the University of Tsukuba until 2003. He was promoted to be a supervising researcher of Advanced Beam Analysis Station of NIRIM in 1996. In 2001, NIRIM was merged with the National Research Institute for Metals to form the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), and he was appointed as Director of the Advanced Beam Analysis Group, followed by being appointed Director-General of International Center for Young Scientist (ICYS), NIMS. He became a NIMS Fellow in 2004 and Deputy-Director General of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), one of the nine research centers sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) in 2007. From 2008 to March 2017, he was responsible for the operation of MANA with the appointed position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In addition, he was adjunct professor of University of Tokyo (2009-2012) and guest professor of Waseda University (2008-2016). Since 2017, he is an Executive Advisor of WPI-MANA in NIMS, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and also a Professor at Tianjin University, China since 2018.

Prof. Yoshio Bando has received many prestigious awards and fellowships, including the "Sacred Treasure" given from the Emperor in 2017, The 3rd Thomson Reuters Research Front Award in 2012, The Tsukuba Prize in 2005, Academician, World Academy of Ceramics in 2004, The Commendation Award by the Minister of State for Science and Technology in 1998, The Academic Award of the Ceramic Society of Japan in 1997, The Seto Award of Electron Microscopy Society of Japan in 1994, and The Science and Technology Accomplishment Award by the Minister of State for Science and Technology in 1994. In 2002, he was chosen as one of the "Top Thirty Key Persons in Nanotechnology" in Japan by the scientific journal, "Nikkei Science". He was appointed as adjunct member of the Science Council of Japan in 2006. He is also a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Electron Microscopy from 2008-2012, and was an Editorial Board Member of "Small", "Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", and others. He is now an editorial board in "Nanotechnology", "Nano Energy", "Materials Horizon", “Nanomatials”, "Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology" and others.

Professor Yoshio Bando has been selected as ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. To date, he has authored 878 original research papers that have been cited more than 50,341 times with h-index of 117 (Web of Science in January 2020). He has been registered 43 foreign patents and 159 Japanese patents.


Academic Degrees

Osaka University Inorganic Chemistry Ph.D 1975
Kyoto Institute of Technology Materials Science M.S. 1972, B.S 1970

Professional Experience

2019-present Honorary Professor, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Australia
2018-present Guest Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, China
2018-present Professor, Institute of Molecular Plus (IOP), Tianjin University, China
2017-present Distinguished Professor, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia
2017-present Executive Advisor, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
2010-2019 Visiting Professor, University of Toyo
2007-2017 Chief Operating Officer, MANA, NIMS
2004-2017 Fellow, NIMS
2008-2016 Guest Professor, Dept. of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, Waseda University
2009-2012 Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, University of Tokyo
2003-2008 Director-General, International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), NIMS
2001-2005 Group Leader, Advanced Beam Analysis Group, NIMS
2001-2003 Director, Integrated Strategic Office, NIMS
1996-2001 Supervising Researcher, Advanced Beam Analysis Station, NIRIM
1992-2003 Adjunct Professor, Joint Graduate School of Material Science, Tsukuba University
1981-1996 Senior Researcher, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM)
1979-1981 Visiting Researcher, Dept. of Physics, Arizona State University
1975-1981 Researcher, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM)

Academic Honors & Awards

2019 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Clarivate Analysis, in recognition of ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents (Web of Science).
2018 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Clarivate
2017 The "Sacred Treasure" from the Emperor
2017 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Clarivate
2016 Fellow, the Royal Society of Chemistry
2016 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Thomson Reuters
2015 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Thomson Reuters
2014 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Thomson Reuters
2012 The 3rd Thomson Reuters Research Front Award
2012 Highly Cited Researcher Nomination in Materials Science, Thomson Reuters
2008 Fellow, the American Ceramic Society
2005 The 16th Tsukuba Prize
2004 Fellow of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
2004 Academician, World Academy of Ceramics
2002 Top Thirty Key Persons in Nanotechnology in Japan by the scientific journal, "Nikkei Science"
1999 Best Paper Award, Journal of Electron Microscopy (branch: Materials Science)
1998 Commendation Award by the Minister of State for Science and Technology 
1997 Academic Award, the Ceramic Society of Japan
1994 Science and Technology Agency Accomplishment Award
1994 Seto Award, Scientific Award of Electron Microscopy Society of Japan 
1992 Outstanding Paper Award, Transaction JIM