Hirofumi Yamasaki, Japanese materials scientist. Achievements include research in high temperature superconductors; patents pending for fabrication of superconducting fault-current limiting elements. Recipient Excellent Research Achievement award, Electrotechnical Laboratory, 1994.
Yamasaki, Hirofumi was born on January 12, 1955 in Fukuoka, Japan. Son of Hisaichi and Yoh Yamasaki.
Master of Science, Tokyo University, 1980. Doctor of Science, Tokyo University, 1988.
From researcher to senior researcher Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan, 1980—2001. Visiting scientist University Wisconsin, Madison, 1988—1989. Group leader National Institute Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, since 2001.
Achievements include research in high temperature superconductors. Patents pending for fabrication of superconducting fault-current limiting elements.