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materials science educator

Koichi Kitazawa, Japanese materials science educator. Achievements include world's first patent on high temperature superconductor. Recipient Grand Prize, Japan Ceramic Society, 1987, Paper of Year award Applied Physics Society Japan, 1988, prize in physics International Business Machines Corporation Japan, 1988. Member American Ceramic Society (Fulrath award 1988), American Physical Society, Chemical Society Japan, Materials Research Society.

Background

Kitazawa, Koichi was born on April 17, 1943 in Nagano, Japan. Son of Yoshimi and Shigeko (Murakami) Kitazawa.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Tokyo, 1966. Doctor of Science in Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.

Career

Research associate in chemistry, U. Tokyo, 1973-1979; lecturer in physics, U. Tokyo, 1979-1981; associate professor physics, U. Tokyo, 1981-1987; professor of chemistry, U. Tokyo, since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include world's first patent on high temperature superconductor.

Membership

Member American Ceramic Society (Fulrath award 1988), American Physical Society, Chemical Society Japan, Materials Research Society.

Connections

Married Kuniko Tajima, August 31, 1969. Children: Tetsuya, Kay.

father:
Yoshimi Kitazawa

mother:
Shigeko (Murakami) Kitazawa

spouse:
Kuniko Tajima

child:
Kay Kitazawa

child:
Tetsuya Kitazawa