About us

Farewell party, March 2019


Takanori NAGASAKI, Professor

Takanori Nagasaki received his M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1983 and 1993, respectively. He was involved in the area of nuclear fusion materials with the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai-mura, Japan, from 1983 to 1995. In 1991, he was with Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K., as a Visiting Scholar. Since 1995, he has been an associate professor and then professor with Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. His current research interests include energy-related materials, especially materials to be used in the hydrogen energy system.
Keyword: Proton conduction, Hydrogen embrittlement

Tomoaki YAMADA, Professor

Tomoaki Yamada received his B.S. degree in Inorganic Materials and Ph.D. degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. In 2004, he joined the Ceramics Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he worked in the field of tunable ferroelectric thin films. In 2008, he became an assistant professor under the Global COE Program in Tokyo Institute of Technology. In 2010, he moved to Nagoya University, Japan, as an associate professor, and was promoted to a full professor in 2021. From 2010 to 2020, he held a concurrent researcher position in the JST-PRESTO program for developing novel piezoelectric nanostructures and energy harvesters. Currently, he is also a visiting professor of Materials Research Center for Element Strategy at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His domains of experience and expertise are functional metal oxide thin films and devices, especially with focus on the manipulation of epitaxial growth, nano-structured interfaces, and characterizations and applications of these hetero-structures. He received the Richard M. Fulrath Award of the American Ceramic Society in 2020 for his achievements so far.
Keyword: Thin film, Nanostructure, Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Dielectric, Electro-optic, Electrocaloric

Masahito YOSHINO, Assistant Professor

Masahito Yoshino earned a B.S. in materials science and engineering in 1998 and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 2003, both from Nagoya University. His research interests are primarily in three areas: phosphors and scintillators, proton conducting oxides, hydrogen embrittlement in steels.
Keyword:  Luminescence, Proton conduction, Hydrogen embrittlement, First principles calculation

  • Office administrator: 1
  • Technical staff: 1

Postdoc / Student

  • Postdoctoral researcher: 1
  • Graduate student: 10
  • Undergraduate student: 5