National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Friday, June 23, 2017
Abstract: The major Research and Development (R&D) projects relating to superconducting technology in Japan will be reviewed. At the moment, three major projects are in progress, and a new R&D consortium in private funds has been started.
AIST, succeeded ISTEC, would make our best endeavors to promote radical innovation by developing advanced HTS technology. We believe international collaboration is required for realizing radical innovation of industry. In FY2017, ASCOT will be open for international industry & institutes with active potential for superconductivity. Human Resource Development is the most urgent issue for enabling sustainable growth in Superconductivity in Japan. 2nd Superconductivity School would be organized 10-12 Dec. 2017, in Tokyo. Just after the school, we will organize 30th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2017) on 13 – 15 Dec. 2017 at IINO HALL & CONFERENCE CENTER in Tokyo.
Bio: Michiya OKADA is Project Leader, “Project for the Promotion to the Commercialization of High-Temperature Superconductivity Technology”, Deputy Director, TIA Central Office of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Managing Director of the Applied Superconductivity Constellations of Tsukuba(ASCOT). Dr. Okada received his Dr. Eng. at Kyushu Univ. (1996, in HTS Wire and the Magnet Technology), and his M.D. (School of Engineering) from the Kyushu University(1984). In 1984, He Joined Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd, heavily involved in HTS since just after 1986.
1987- Joined in Superconducting Technology Development
2003-2004 Director, Department of Material Research for Energy System
2005-2007 Project Leader, R&D Project for advanced NMR System
2008-2009 Chief Research Scientist:
Oct. 2009 Transferred Permanent Position from Hitachi to AIST
He was received 2nd Superconductivity Science and Technology Award (1998), Hitachi President Intellectual Property Award, Gold (2004), Hitachi Medical President Award for Profitable Technology Development, Grand Prize (2008), 14th Superconductivity Science and Technology Award (2010), FY2012 AIST President Prize (2013), 11th Industry, academia and government Meritorious Service Award, Keidanren Chairman's Award (2013)