Tokyo Institute of Technology & National Institute for Materials Science
Materials science is a cross-disciplinary subject bridging physics and chemistry, encompassing both fundamental science and application engineering. This unique feature provides a variety of opportunities for social implementation of novel materials created in academia. The most fascinating thing in materials research is its significant impact on society when the research is successful and aligns with societal demands.
We have studied electronic functionality in wide gap oxide-based materials over 20 years, aiming at cultivation of new frontiers with both fundamental importance and practical utility. In this talk, I will introduce three excitements in my materials research., i.e. (1) from basic idea of transparent amorphous oxide semiconductors as a novel class of amorphous semiconductors to their TFT application (IGZO) in flat panel displays (high resolution& energy saving LCDs and large-sized OLED-TVs), (2) from creation of stable electride, a material in which electrons serve anions, to catalyst green ammonia synthesis, and (3) from the discovery of iron-based superconductors to finding of excellent grain boundary nature advantageous for wire and bulk magnet fabrication.
Hideo Hosono received a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from Tokyo Metropolitan University in1982, and became a full professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1999 via associate professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology and Institute for Molecular Science. He is now an honorary and institute professor, and the funding director of materials research center for element strategy (MCES) of Tokyo Tech and a group leader and a distinguished fellow at National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS). His research focus is creation of novel functional materials. The representative achievements are material designing of transparent amorphous oxide semiconductors such as IGZO and their TFT applications for flat panel displays, creation of stable electrides and their application to catalysts for ammonia synthesis, and discovery of high-Tc iron-based superconductors. He is a recipient of various honors including the Japan Prize, von Hippel Prize (MRS), J. McGroddy Prize (APS), Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize (SID), Imperial & Japan Academy Prize, Thomson Reuter Citation Laureate, and a foreign fellow of the Royal Society.
联系人：胡江平 研究员（8264 9818）
陈小龙 研究员（8264 9039）