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Hirofumi Yamasaki

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.

Background

  • Yamasaki, Hirofumi was born on January 12, 1955 in Fukuoka, Japan. Son of Hisaichi and Yoh Yamasaki.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Tokyo University, 1980. Doctor of Science, Tokyo University, 1988.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in high temperature superconductors. Patents pending for fabrication of superconducting fault-current limiting elements.

    Connections

    • Married Yayoi Iwasaki, March 8, 1960.
    • father: Hisaichi Yamasaki
    • mother: Yoh Yamasaki
    • spouse: Yayoi Iwasaki
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    Born January 12, 1955
    (age 62)
    Nationality
    • 1980
      Tokyo University
    • 1988
      Tokyo University
    • 1980 - 2001
      From researcher, to senior researcher Electrotechnical Laboratory
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    • 1988 - 1989
      visiting scientist, University Wisconsin
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 2001
      group leader, National Institute Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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