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Professor Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

Dr.Kawazoe is a Professor and Professor Emeritus in New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He is the author of over 1,000 ISI journal papers with more than 20,000 citations (h-index 63), over 50 books (including editing), and 10 patents on wide range in science and engineering, mainly computational materials science.  Professor Kawazoe is the founder of ACCMS (Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science) with the history of 20 years, and has served hard/soft computer resources to researchers in developing countries.

He also contributed to start Japan Nano-Science and –Engineering Society 15 years ago and was the President.  These societies are now matured and spread out attracting more members. He has been a Mega-grant Leader (1 Million US$/year) in Russian Academy of Science from 2012 to 2015 on gas hydrate research.  He holds a number of positions in Japan and worldwide; an MRSI honorable member, Advisor Professor of Fudan University, China, President of NPO Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Advisor to Japan Gene Research Laboratory, and more.He has been invited by a number of research/teaching organizations, including Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, University of California in Berkeley, Kuwait Institute of Science and Technology, and The University of Tokyo.

Professor Kawazoe hasstarted his research in nuclear physics as a hard core theoretical physicist. He was one of the first generation to use computers in research in Japan. At that time, his computer skill was very much special and he contributed to start Education Center for Information Processing, Tohoku University in 1982. He was the first implementing bitnet (present Internet) in Japanese National University. Later he was promoted to be the Director of the Computer Center in Tohoku University.  He was invited to be a full professor in 1990 in the Institute for Materials Research, one of the most famous Institute worldwide, and started his carrier by applying his basic physics background and high level computer skill. 

He has been developing his own computer code for materials design, TOMBO=TOhoku Mixed Basis Orbitals ab initio simulation package with his collaborators.  TOMBO includes a number of original tools which other similar codes cannot compute; for example, absolute energy estimation of electronic levels and time course simulation of chemical reaction.  He revealed that the present standard of theoretical modeling such as Hubbard model is incorrect, and showed for example the true origin of magnetism, which should change the standard textbooks in solid state physics, quantum chemistry, and computational materials science.

From Professor Kawazoe’s laboratory 34 PhD (17 from abroad), 45 Master students graduated. They are very international from 10 countries.  They now are working successfully in research/education institutes and companies in many countries.  Some of them have already been promoted as professors and their students call Professor Kawazoe as the Grand-Professor.