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Yasuo Shimomura

Yasuo Shimomura, Japanese engineer, researcher.

Background

  • Shimomura, Yasuo was born on February 8, 1944 in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan. Son of Kitaro and Kimiko Shimomura.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Engineering, Osaka University, 1966. Master in Engineering, Osaka University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University, 1971.

    Career

    • Researcher, head JFT2a/DIVA Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Japan, 1971—1979, head JT-60 Experiment Naka, Japan, 1980—1991. Deputy director International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, San Diego, 1992—2002, project leader Garching, Germany, 2003—2006. Retired, 2006.

    Connections

    • Married Nilanara Tongyai, May 25, 1974. Children: Hironobu, Bunjiro, Minoru.
    • father: Kitaro Shimomura
    • mother: Kimiko Shimomura
    • spouse: Nilanara Tongyai
    • children: Hironobu Shimomura
    • Bunjiro Shimomura
    • Minoru Shimomura
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    Born February 8, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Osaka University
    • 1968
      Osaka University
    • 1971
      Osaka University
    • 1971 - 1979
      Researcher, JFT2a/DIVA Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
      Tokai, Western Cape, South Africa
    • 1971 - 1979
      head, JFT2a/DIVA Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute
      Tokai, Western Cape, South Africa
    • 1992 - 2002
      deputy director, International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 2006
      retired
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