Doctor of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
Professor, Associate Professor, UTokyo
Director General, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, UTokyo (-1997)
Director General, National Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, MITI
Emeritus Professor, UTokyo
President, National Institute for Materials Science (-2009)
Vice President, Science Council of Japan (-2005)
President of Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (-2011)
President, The Japanese Society for Strength and Fracture of Materials
President, Innovative Structural Materials Association
Program Director, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
The quantitative evaluation of cracks by solving the inverse problem of acoustic emission signals is of interest. Research achievements have been applied to the development of tough and strong materials.
Recent activities include research on scientific and technical administration.