President, Meijo University
- President___ obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) after finishing the doctoral program in Bioresource Sciences at Kobe University. He worked as an Associate Professor at Meijo University’s Faculty of Agriculture, and was appointed to Professor in 2008. After successively holding the posts of Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and the Graduate School of Agriculture, and being appointed as a member of the University’s Council, he took the office of President in April 2019. His specialty is Nutrition and Food Science.
Honorary Director, Optoelectronic Device Research Center
- Obtained Doctor of Engineering from Nagoya University. Currently a tenured professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meijo University. In 1985, he created the world’s first successful high-quality gallium nitride (GaN) single crystal, and in 1989 he succeeded in the crystallization of p-type GaN, something previously thought impossible. These successes led him to the creation of a GaN p-n junction blue LED. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 for the invention of a highly efficient blue LED.
Director, Optoelectronic Device Research Center
- After finishing his Master’s Degree at Nagoya University in 1992, he entered the research laboratory of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Japan. After graduating from the doctoral course of Meijo University in 1999, he was transferred temporarily to Agilent Technologies in the U.S. He worked at Canon Inc. starting in 2004, and in 2010 he took the office of associate professor at Meijo University. He became a professor in 2015. He has been engaged in crystal growth of III-V semiconductor compounds such as nitride semiconductors and the development of LED and laser diodes for more than 20 years.