Professor Yuichi Ikuhara is Professor and Director of Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Engineering Innovation at University of Tokyo since 2003. He received Dr.Eng. from Department of Materials Sciences, Kyushu University. He then joined Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC) in 1988, and was the Microstructure Characterization Division Manager at JFCC from 1993. In 1996, he joined University of Tokyo as an associate professor of Materials Sciences. He was a visiting assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University from 1991 to 1993. His current research interest is in grain boundary and interface phenomena, advanced transmission electron microscopy (STEM, HREM, EDS, EELS), high-temperature ceramics, dislocation technology, phase transformation, theoretical calculations and so on. Dr. Ikuhara is author and coauthor of about 750 scientific original papers in this field, and has more than 360 invited talks at international and domestic conferences. He received “Medal with Purple Ribbon” from the Emperor of Japan (2016), “Humboldt Research Award” from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010), “Honda Frontier Prize” from Honda Foundation (2010), “Sosman Lecture Award” (2015) and “Ross Coffin Purdy Award” (2008) from the American Ceramics Society and so on. He is a fellow of the American Ceramics Society (2011), member of World Ceramic Academy (2014), and an associate member of the Science Council of Japan. He holds a group leader position at JFCC and WPI (World Premier International Research Center Initiative) professor at Tohoku University concurrently.
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