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Fumio Okada

chemist , educator

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.

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