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Tsutomu Minami, Japanese chemistry professor. Recipient Zachariasen award Journal Non-Crystalline Solids, 1984, Osaka Science Prize, Osaka Prefectural and City Governments, 1988, Supreme award Science and Technology Agency Japan, 2000.


Minami, Tsutomu was born on September 12, 1941 in Misaki-cho, Osaka, Japan. Son of Yoshitaro and Kimiko Minami.


Bachelor Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1964. Master Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1966. Doctor Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1971.


Research associate, Osaka Prefecture U., Sakai, Japan, 1966-1973; assistant professor, Osaka Prefecture U., Sakai, Japan, 1973-1974; associate professor, Osaka Prefecture U., Sakai, Japan, 1974-1986; professor materials science, Osaka Prefecture U., Sakai, Japan, since 1986; dean student bureau, Osaka Prefecture U., Sakai, Japan, 1993-1994; dean College Engineering, Osaka Prefecture U., Sakai, Japan, since 1994. Visiting scholar University of California at Los Angeles, 1974-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction to Glass Science, 1993. Co-author: Inorganic Materials Science, 1989, Solid State Ionics for Batteries, 2005. Member editorial board Chemistry Express, 1985-1991, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 1988-1992.

      Advisory editorial board Journal Non-Crystalline Solids, 1988-1993.


Fellow American Ceramic Society. Member Ceramic Society Japan (chairman Kansai chapter 1998-2000, member council 1998-2002, Young Ceramist award 1975, Academy award 1987), Chemical Society Japan (vice chairman Kinki chapter 1989-1990, chairman Kinki chapter 1995-1996, council member 1997-1999, section academy award 1994), Japanese Society Applied Physics, Solid State Ionics in Japan and International (international vice president 2003-2005, president since 2005, Kinki Chemical Society (council member 1993-2005, president 2003-2005).


Married Hiroko Minami, October 1966. Children: Ken, Mika.

Yoshitaro Minami

Kimiko Minami

Hiroko Minami

Mika Minami

Ken Minami