Kun'ichi Miyazawa was born in Nagano City, Japan, in 1955. He received his B.S. degree in agriculture in 1979, his B.A. degree in liberal arts in 1981, and his M.A. degree in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1983. He was promoted to the position of a Research Associate at the Department of Precision Engineering in 1986 and a Received Doctor of engineering in 1987, the University of Tokyo. In 1989, he became a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, and was promoted to the position of a Senior Researcher of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 2002. He has been a Group Leader of Fullerene Engineering Group of NIMS since 2007. He has experienced a variety of research fields of electron microscopy, forest soil science, metallurgy, structural and electronic ceramics, carbon nanomaterials, electronics packaging technology, joint technology, mechanical engineering, composite materials, sol-gel processing of ceramic thin films, and so forth. He is now engaged in the synthesis, characterization, and application of low-dimensional fullerene nanomaterials such as fullerene nanowhiskers, fullerene nanotubes, and fullerene nanosheets. He is also engaged in the social acceptance study of carbon nanomaterials, mainly focusing on fullerene nanofibers and carbon nanotubes and the preparation of standard fullerene nanofibers for their safety evaluation.
Biography Updated on 28 February 2011