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Toru Imura

Toru Imura, Japanese physicist, educator. Recipient Yamaji award natural science, 1974; Grand Prix, International Science and Technology Movie Festival, 1978; Chunichi Culture prize, 1983.

Background

  • Imura, Toru was born on September 25, 1924 in Takamatsu City, Japan. Son of Kan-ichiro and Haruko Imura.

  • Education

    • British Columbia, University Tokyo, 1946. D. Science, Osaka University, 1957.

    Career

    • College, 1946-1948, professor, 1948-1954. Associate professor physics University Osaka Prefecture, Japan, 1954-1961. Associate professor physics University Tokyo, 1961-1967.

      Professor metal physics Nagoya (Japan) University, since 1967, chairman department metallurgy, 1969-1970, 73-74, 81-82.

    Works

    • Author: Strength of Crystals (in Japanese), 1968.

    Membership

    Member international advisory committee 10th International Congress on Electron Microscopy, Hamburg, 1982. Member Japan Institute Metals (director 1973-1977, 84–, vice president 1981-1982, 84-85, president 1985-1986, 1st. prize Metallographic Exhibition 1970), Physical Society Japan (director 1970-1975), Japanese Society Electron Microscopy (director 1969-1971, Seto award 1970), Japan Society Promotion of Science (judging committee since 1981, international judge, Acta Metallurgica gold medal, 1983-1986), England Academy of Japan, Iron and Steel Institute Japan, Royal Microscopical Society (England), Metals Society (England), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Rie Imura, November 18, 1950. Children– Ryo, Sho.
    • father: Kan-ichiro Imura
    • mother: Haruko Imura
    • spouse: Rie Imura
    • children: Ryo Imura
    • Sho Imura
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    Born September 25, 1924
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