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Naohiro Soga

Naohiro Soga, Japanese, American chemistry educator.

Background

  • Soga, Naohiro was born on August 24, 1934 in Osaka, Japan. Son of Satoru and Hisa (Nagata) Soga.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1957. Master of Science in Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1962.

    Career

    • Research scientist American-Std. Company, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1962-1964. Research associate Columbia University, Palisades, New York, 1964-1967.

      Assistant professor Rice University, Houston, 1967-1970. Associate professor Kyoto (Japan) University, 1970-1979, professor, 1979-1998, dean Faculty Engineering, 1995-1997. Professor University Shiga Prefecture, Tokyo, 1998-2001.

      Council member Kyoto (Japan) University, 1993-1997. President International Commission on Glass, Charleroi, Belgium, 1994-1997.

    Works

    • Author: Chemistry of Inorganic Fine Materials, 1988, Elementary Ceramic Science, 1992. Advisory editorial board Journal Non-Crystalline Solids, since 1993.

    Membership

    Vice president Science and Technology Committee, Kyoto Prefecture, since 1992. Trustee, National Institute Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, since 2001. Fellow American Ceramic Society (Ross-Coffin-Purdy award 1968).

    Member Chemical Society Japan (Science award 1978, vice president 1994— Society award 1994), Ceramic Society Japan, Society Powder Metallurgy Japan (Research Merits award 1994, vice president since 1995).

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Kuniko Kodama, May 27, 1962. Children: Kenichi, Youji.
    • father: Satoru Soga
    • mother: Hisa (Nagata) Soga
    • spouse: Kuniko Kodama
    • children: Kenichi Soga
    • Youji Soga
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    Born August 24, 1934
    Nationality
    • 1957
      Kyoto (Japan) University
    • 1959
      Kyoto (Japan) University
    • 1962
      Kyoto (Japan) University
    • 1962 - 1964
      Research scientist, American-Std. Company
      Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
    • 1964 - 1967
      research associate, Columbia University
      Palisades, New York, United States
    • 1967 - 1970
      assistant, professor Rice University
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1998 - 2001
      professor, University Shiga Prefecture
      Tokyo, Japan
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