Prize Recipient

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Takashi Taniguchi
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics


"For seminal contributions to the synthesis and assembly of high-quality 2D materials and their heterostructures."


Dr. Takashi Taniguchi received his B.Sc. from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 1982 and earned his Ph.D. in 1987 at Tokyo Institute of technology in materials science under K.Kondo and A.B.Sawaoka. Since 1987 to 1989, he worked as a research associate at faculty of engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He moved to National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) in 1989. After NIRIM unified to National Institute for Materials Science in 2001, he worked at NIMS a group leader of high-pressure research group. He was promoted as a Fellow of NIMS in 2018. His research activity concern materials science under high pressure and high temperature, especially studies for diamond and boron nitride crystals as superhard and wideband gap materials. He was a former president of the Japan society of High Pressure Science and Technology. Since 2019, he is a vice president of International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology. His honors include Thomson Reuters Research Frontier Award (2016), Commendation for Science and Technology by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology Japan(2017), The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology Award, (2018), CerSJ Awards for academic achievement in ceramic science and technology at The Ceram. Soc. Japan (2018) , elected as an Academician of World Academy of Ceramics(2019) and Citation Laureate for 2022 by Clarivate(2022).