Atsuo Yamada

  Atsuo Yamada has been a professor at the University of Tokyo since 2009, directing multidisciplinary research on materials for energy storage and conversion. After 13 years of service as a staff scientist and laboratory head of Sony Research Center from 1990, he was appointed as an associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2002, a full professor of the University of Tokyo in 2009. He is now leading the Japanese national research project called “Elements Strategy Initiative for Catalysts and Batteries” as well as “Specially Promoted Research” in JSPS. He has served the international academic community in numerous ways, including a member of a US DOE panel to chart new direction for electrochemical energy storage, co-organizer of several international conferences such as ICMAT, MRS, ECS, and Pacifichem, as well as an associate editor of several international journals. He has published 100 patents, 20 chapters, and well over 170 refereed journal papers with total citation exceeding 10,000, delivering 110 plenary/keynote/invited presentations. He received the Spriggs Award from the American Ceramic Society in 2010 for his most valuable contribution to the science of phase equilibria.).