Speakers' Profile
Day 1 - Wednesday, 8th December 2010
Opening Plenary on 'Nanotechnology: A key tool in attaining developmental goals'
Prof. Yoshio Bando
Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
COO, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Japan
Profile: Professor Yoshio Bando is a Fellow of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and a Chief Operating Officer (COO), International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), NIMS. He received a Ph.D. degree at Osaka University in 1975 and joined the National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (at present NIMS) the same year. From1979 to1981, he has been a visiting scientist at the Arizona State University. He served as Professor of Tsukuba University from 1992 to 2008. He is now Adjunct Professors at University of Tokyo and Waseda University from 2008.

His current research concentrates on synthesis and property of novel inorganic nanotubes/nanowires and TEM analysis. His researches on "discovery of nanothermometer” and "development of large scale synthesis of BN nanotubes, and "creation of various kinds of new nanotubes/nanowires” were internationally accepted.

Professor Bando has received a number of awards including the 16th Tsukuba Prize (2005), Academician, World Academy of Ceramics (2004), Seto Award from the Japanese Society for Electron Microscopy (1994), Academic Awards from Science and Technology Agency of Japan (1994) and Japanese Ceramic Society (1997). He has published over 500 peer-reviewed ISI journal papers and the total number of citations of his papers is over 12,800 with h-index of 61. He is elected as ISI highly-cited researchers in Materials Science. He is a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society. He served now as Editor-in-chief of Journal of Electron Microscopy since 2009.