Bachelor of Science, Okayama (Japan) U. Science, 1987; Master of Science, Okayama (Japan) U. Science, 1989; Doctor of Philosophy, Okayama (Japan) U. Science, 1992.
Fellow Japan Society Promotion of Science, Okayama, Japan, 1991-1993. Postdoctoral fellow department materials, visiting fellow St. Cross College, Oxford University, England, 1993-1995. Fellow center of excellence National Research Institute for Metals, Tsukuba, Japan, 1995-1997.
Lecturer Research Center for Ultra-High Voltage Electron Microscopy Osaka University, 1997-1998. Researcher Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Laboratory, Harima, since 1998.
Fellow The Royal Microscopical Society. Member Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research.
Married Yukiko Gotou, January 29, 2003.