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Fumio Okada

Fumio Okada, Japanese chemist, educator. Achievements include first to demonstrate tunable Ultraviolet solid state laser; invention of thin films transforming from semiconductor to insulator; patents in field. Named Excellent Boxer of Year, Japan Amature Boxing Federation, 1977; recipient Candidate of Olympic Games in Moscow, Japan Amatur Boxing Federation, 1978; grantee, STARC, since 2005; Graduate scholar, Japan Energy Corporation, 1986-1989.

Background

  • Okada, Fumio was born on December 6, 1954 in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Daughter of Sampei and Kazuko Okada.

  • Education

    • B Engineering, University Tokyo, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1991. Master of Science, University California, Irvine, 1988.

    Career

    • Project manager Japan clean air program Petroleum Energy Center, Minato-ku, Japan, 1999—2002. Associate professor department chemical system engineering University Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, since 2002.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include first to demonstrate tunable Ultraviolet solid state laser. Invention of thin films transforming from semiconductor to insulator. Patents in field.

    Membership

    Member of Japan Applied Physics Association, Japan Chemical Engineering Society.

    Connections

    • Married Mariko Tanaka, April 21, 1999. Children: Tetsuya, Aya, Eri.
    • father: Sampei Okada
    • mother: Kazuko Okada
    • spouse: Mariko Tanaka
    • children: Tetsuya Okada
    • Aya Okada
    • Eri Okada
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    Born December 6, 1954
    (age 62)
    Nationality
    • 1978
      University Tokyo
    • 1991
      University Tokyo
    • 1988
      University California
    • 1999 - 2002
      Project manager, Japan clean air program Petroleum Energy Center
      Japan
    • 2002
      associate, professor department chemical system engineering University Tokyo
      Japan