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chemist , educator , scientist

Tsutomu Miyasaka is a Japanese chemist, educator and scientist. He is a Professor in Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Toin University of Yokohama.

Background

Miyasaka was born on September 10, 1953 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; the son of Teruo and Teiko (Soda) Miyasaka.

Education

Miyasaka received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Waseda University in 1976. Two years later he was given a Master of Science degree in Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1981.

Career

Miyasaka began his career as a researcher at Ashigara Research Laboratories of Fuji Photo Film Company in Kanagawa in 1981. Ten years later he became a manager at the same company.

In 2001, Tsutomu joined the Toin University of Yokohama in Japan as professor in Graduate School of Engineering. In 2004, he has established a TUY-based company, Peccell Technologies and served as Chief Executive Officer.

Two years later Miyasaka took a position of the dean of the Graduate School at the Toin University of Yokohamaand and held it for three years. He also worked as a guest professor at The University of Tokyo in 2005-2010.

Nowadays Tsutomu is a professor of the Toin University of Yokohama and a fellow of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of The University of Tokyo.

Achievements

  • Miyasaka is known for his research in organic solar cells and design of artificial retina. He has contributed to the design of low-temperature solution-printing process for fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells and solid-state hybrid photovoltaic (PV) cells.

    Tsutomu is a founder of Peccell Technologies. He received Chemical Society of Japan Award and Clarivate (Thomson Reuter) Citation Laureate in 2017 on his research of perovskite photovoltaics.

Membership

Miyasaka is a member of Japan Chemical Society, American Electrochemical Society, Japan Electrochemical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    violin

Connections

On April 18, 1985 Tsutomu Miyasaka married Yayoi Kiyota. They have 2 children.

father:
Teruo Miyasaka

mother:
Teiko (Soda) Miyasaka

spouse:
Yayoi Kiyota

child:
Kotaro Miyasaka

child:
Tohru Miyasaka