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Eminent Scientists at the RBI Lecture Series

Lecture by Professor Masahiro Yoshimura

May 24th 2012

We invite you to attend lectures by the eminent scientist Prof. Masahiro Yoshimura, Ph.D., which will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in the Auditorium of Wing III of the RBI.

Prof. Masahiro Yoshimura (National Cheng Kung University, Tokyo Institute of Technology) will deliver two lectures:

Soft Processing for Sustainable Society – Possibility of Water-Based Processing for Advanced Inorganic Materials

Growing Integration Layer [GIL] Strategy: Direct Fabrication of Compositionally, Structurally and Functionally Graded Ceramic Coatings and/or Films from Mother Materials in Solution

The lectures will be presented in two blocks of 45 minutes each, separated by a 15-minute break. 

Prof. Yoshimura is a world-renowned expert in ceramic materials and their fabrication using soft solution processing from mother materials in solution. He has proposed novel concepts for obtaining them, such as the Polymer Complex Method, Soft Processing and Hydrothermal Carbon. He has developed an original approach to the formation of ceramic coatings on metal substrates, GIL, and recently has been involved with bio-nano materials promising the sustainable development of society.

He earned his doctorate in 1970 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, was a post-doc researcher at the CNRS Labs, Odeillo, Orleans and Vitry-sur-Seine, France (1973–1975), and at M.I.T., U.S.A. (1975–1977). He became an associate professor in 1978 and a full professor in 1985 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) until he became a professor emeritus in 2008. At the TIT, he was the Director of the Center for Materials Design (1996–2003). Prof. Yoshimura has held many national and international offices. He founded and headed the International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association (ISHA) (2006–2008) and is currently the President of the World Academy of Ceramics (WAC), Chair Professor at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and Professor Emeritus at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Prof. Yoshimura is the holder of 30 patents, has published over 700 papers (of which 84 are review papers) in international scientific publications, has written 3 books independently and participated in the writing of 44 books. He has over 11,000 citations and an h-index of 53. He has been a mentor to 56 doctoral students, 16 of whom were outside of Japan, and over 70 master's students.

Prof. Yoshimura has received numerous national and international awards, including the Development Award of the Powder and Powder Metallurgy Society of Japan (1987 and 1994), the Richard M. Fulrath Award of the American Ceramic Society (1987), the Centennial Anniversary Academic Award of the Ceramic Society of Japan (1991), the International ECERS Award of the European Ceramic Society (2001), the Lee Hsun Award of the Institute of Metal Research, China (2008) and the Okazaki Memorial Award of the Fulrath-Okazaki Foundation (2011). Professor Yoshimura is a member of the World Academy of Ceramics, the American Ceramic Society and the Materials Research Society of India.

Lecture by Professor Masahiro Yoshimura

Professor Masahiro Yoshimura

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