Prof Masafumi YAMAGUCHI

Prof Masafumi YAMAGUCHI

Director, Research Center for Smart Energy Technology
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan


Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi was born in Hokkaido, Japan and received the Ph.D. degrees from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan in 1978.

 He is presently a Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Research Center for Smart Energy Technology at the Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. He is leading Japanese National PV Programs as the Supervisor of the “Creative Clean Energy Generation using Solar Energy” of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Dr. Yamaguchi has received several awards such as the Becquerel Prize from the European Commission in 2004, the William Cherry Award from the IEEE in 2008, the WCPEC Award in 2014 for his outstanding contributions to the development of science and technology of photovoltaics such as high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, space solar cells, concentrator solar cells and as one of the world leaders of the development of photovoltaics and as one of the driving forces for international co-operation