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CURRICULUM VITAE Of Dr. Hiroyuki Matsunami

June 5th, 1939

1962: Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
1964: Master’s Degree, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
1964: Research Associate, Kyoto University
1970: Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
1971: Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
1976–1977: Visiting Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
1983: Professor, Kyoto University
2003: Mandatory retirement from Kyoto University and appointed as Professor Emeritus
2004–2012: Director, Innovation Plaza Kyoto, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Academic Society/Association Activities
President, SiC Alliance, General Incorporated Association (2015–)
The Japan Society of Applied Physics; The Institute of Electronics, Information Science and Communication Engineers; The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan; The Japanese Association for Crystal Growth; IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.)

Selected Publications
Silicon Carbide Vol. I, II (Akademie Verlag, 1997)
Silicon Carbide—Recent Major Advances— (Springer, 2003)
Semiconductor SiC Technology and Applications (Nikkan Kogyo Shimbunsha, 2003)
Semiconductor SiC Technology and Applications Second Edition (Nikkan Kogyo Shimbunsha, 2011)
Wide Gap Semiconductors—From Dawn to the Frontlines—(Baifukan, 2013)

Awards and Honors
2001: The 1st Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize (in the field of semiconductors and semiconductor devices),
Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan
2002: The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education,
Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2002 (Research Contribution Award)
2004: The 4th (2003) Research Achievement Award, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
2004: The 41st (2003) Research Achievement Award, The Institute of Electronics, Information Science and Communication Engineers
2005: The SSDM Award-2005
2013: The 2012 Asahi Prize (pioneering research of power semiconductor silicon carbides)
2016: The IEEE David Sarnoff Award
2017: The Academia Prize

Also, appointed to Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, and Life Fellow of the IEEE

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