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CURRICULUM VITAE Of Dr. Hiroyuki Yano

Born
February 6, 1959

Academic Qualification
1982: Bachelor of Agriculture (Wood Science and Technology), Kyoto University
1984: Master of Agriculture (Wood Science and Technology), Kyoto University
1986: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forestry, Kyoto Prefectural University
1989: Doctor of Agriculture, Kyoto University
1992: Lecturer, Dept. of Forestry, Kyoto Prefectural University
1997-1998: Visiting Scientist, Forest Products Laboratories, CSIRO, Australia 
1998: Associate Professor, Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University
2002: Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Wood Technology, Akita Prefectural University 
2004-present: Professor, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University

Membership
Nanocellulose Forum: President (2014-2016)
Fellow of International Academy of Wood Science (2008- )
Japan Wood Research Society: Board (2014- )
Society of Polymer Science Japan, Society of Materials Science Japan, Cellulose Society of Japan, Japan Society of Polymer Processing, Society of Rubber Science and Technology Japan, etc.: Member 

Research Achievement and Publications
Review articles, books & book chapters: 101(A. N. Nakagaito, H. Yano: The effect of morphological changes from pulp fiber towards nano-scale fibrillated cellulose on the mechanical properties of high-strength plant fiber based composites, Applied Physics A,78,547-552(2004)., H.Yano, J.Sugiyama, A. N. Nakagaito, M.Nogi, T.Matsuura, M. Hikita, K. Handa: Optically Transparent Composites Reinforced with Networks of Bacterial Nanofibers, Advanced Materials, 17(2), 153-155(2005), A. N. Nakagaito, M. Nogi, H. Yano: Displays from transparent films of natural nanofibers MRS Bulletin, 35(3) (2010) 214-218, and others)
Patents & patent applications: 82

Awards
Young Scientist Award, Japan Wood Research Society (1989)
Hayashi Jisuke Award, The Cellulose Society of Japan (2005)
Japan Wood Research Society Award, Japan Wood Research Society (2009)

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