B.A.  in Applied Physics,  University of Tokyo, 1970
M.Sc. in Applied Physics,  University of Tokyo  1973
Doctor of Engineering, University of Tokyo 1976


Professional experience

1974/04-1978/09   Assistant Professor in Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.

1978/10-1989/07   Associate Professor in Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.

1989/08-1997/03   Professor in Applied Physics, Nagoya Univ.

1997/04-2004/03   Professor in Computational Science and Engineering, Nagoya Univ

2004/04-2012/03   Professor in Applied Physics, University of Tokyo

2012/04-2013/03   Fellow of Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute

2013/04-                Professor, Beihang University, Beijing, China


1976/10-1978/09    Postdoctor at Imperial College and University of Cambridge, U.K.

1984/05-1985/02    Visiting professor, University of Cambridge, U.K.

1998/08-2002/03    Project Leader of the National Project
"Research and Development of Platform for Designing High Functional Materials"


Academic society:

Physical society of Japan, Polymer society of Japan, Rheological society of Japan, Liquid crystal society of Japan

Institute of physics(IOP),  American institute of physics(AIP) 


1982/05   The Awards of the Society of Polymer Science,Japan

1983/05   Young Awards of the Rheological Society of Japan

1988/11   Japan IBM Awards of Science

1999/02   Honorary Doctor,  Katholic University Leuven,Belgium

2001/03   Polymer Prize(Ford Prize) American Physical Soceity

2001/10   Bingham Medal, The Soceity of Rheology (USA)

2003/05   The Awards of the Rheological Society Japan

2005/01   Honorary Fellow, Institute of Physics (U.K.)

2010/05   Purple Ribbon Medal (Japan)

2012/05   SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology

2014/05   Awards of Society of Rheology, Japan

2014/05    Humboldt Research Award

2015/09   Award for Authorship, Society of Liquid Crystals, Japan

2015/10   Fellow of The Society of Rheology

2016/01   Foreign member of National Academy of Engineering, USA

2019/09  Polymer Physics Group Founders' Prize, Institute of Physics, UK


1989/03       Kurt Wohl Memorial Lectureship, University of Delaware, USA

1991/01       College de France, Paris, France

1994/04-08  Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, USA

1996/04       Dale Pearson Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

2013/11-12@ESPCI Paris Tech-Michelin visiting professor, Paris, France

2014/02-05  Otto Monsted Guest Professor, Denmark Technical University, Copenhagen, Denmark