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Naohiro Soga

chemistry educator

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).

Interests

  • Other 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