He received Doctor in Engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1999. After working at Sony Corporation, he became an Assistant Professor at The University of Tokyo in 2003, and an Associate Professor at the Tohoku University in 2007. He was appointed as a full professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2015. From 2022, he is a full professor at The University of Tokyo, Department of Chemistry.
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He specializes in solid-state chemistry and thin film, surface, and interface science. His research interests involve surfaces and interfaces of materials for electronics and energy applications. He has recently succeeded in autonomous materials synthesis by machine learning and robotics, aiming to accelerate materials science research.