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Hideaki Koizumi

Dr. KOIZUMI Hideaki
Honorary Fellow, Hitachi, Ltd.

c/o Hitachi Central Research Laboratory (Hatoyama site)
Hitachi, Ltd.
2520 Akanuma, Hatoyama-machi, Hiki-gun, Saitama 350-0395, JAPAN

Tel: +81-(0)49-296-6111
Fax: +81-(0)49-296-6005
E-mail: hideaki.koizumi (please add "" to complete the address)

Date & Place of Birth:    October 1946 (Tokyo, Japan)

Employment & Professional Activities:

2017.04 - present Honorary Fellow, Hitachi, Ltd.
2009.04 - present Visiting Researcher, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
2006.04 - 2009.03 Visiting Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
2004.04 - 2017.03 Fellow, Hitachi, Ltd.
2003.10 - 2004.04 Corporate Chief Scientist, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
2003.04 - 2003.10 Senior Chief Scientist, Advanced Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
2001.04 - 2003.04 Senior Chief Scientist, Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
2000.05 - 2004.04 Academic Advisor, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
1999.08 - 2001.04 General Manager, Advanced Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
2002.10 - 2003.03 Visiting Lecturer, Ochanomizu University
1998.04 - 2003.03 Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Tokyo
1996.10 - 1997.03 Visiting Lecturer, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1996.03 - 1997.03 Visiting Lecturer, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
1995.08 - 1998.03 Visiting Researcher, Center of Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance Center, University of Tsukuba
1995.04 - 1998.03 Visiting Researcher, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience
1995.04 - 1997.03 Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
1995.04 - 1996.03 Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
1992.08 - 1999.08 Chief Scientist, Medical Electronics Research Department, Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
1983.02 - 1992.08 Senior Engineer, Dept. of Optical Instruments, Naka Works, Hitachi, Ltd.
1979.09 - 1983.02 Engineer, Dept. of Optical Instruments, Naka Works, Hitachi, Ltd.
1977.09 - 1978.10 Guest Research Physicist (faculty), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), University of California
1976.09 - 1977.03 Guest Staff, National Bureau of Standards (NBS), US Department of Commerce
1973.09 Transferred to Hitachi, Ltd. (Naka Works)
1971.07 - 1973.09 Joined Nissei Sangyo Co., Ltd. (current, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation)

Semi-governmental positions:
(study/working group, administrative councils, etc. membership not include)

2005.04 - 2008.03 Auditor, National Institute of Environmental Studies
2004.04 - 2010.03 Director, Brain-Science & Society Division, RISTEX-JST
2004.04 - 2010.03 Director, Japan Children's Study (JCS), RISTEX-JST
2004.04 - 2010.03 Member, Curriculum Committee, Subdivision on Elementary and Lower Secondary Education, Central Council for Education, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT)
2002.04 - 2004.03 Committee Member, Council for Brain-Science & Education Research Initiatives, and Executive Director, Working Group of the Council for Brain-Science & Education Research Initiatives, MEXT
2002.01 - 2008.12 Member, International Advisory Committee on OECD-CERI project on Learning Science and Brain Research (CERI: OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation)
2001.09 - 2004.03 Member, Science and Technology for Society Forum, Japan Science & Technology Corporation, MEXT (present, Japan Science and Technology Agency)
2001.04 - present Member, Specialist Committee, Japan Atomic Energy Commission
2000.04- 2006.03 Review Board, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute

Society & Institutional Affiliations & Activities:

2012.04 - present BoD, Foundation Advanced Technology Institute
2011.04 - present BoD, Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ) & Chair of EAJ Committee on International Affairs
2011.04 - present Member, Science Council of Japan
2010.04 - present Board Member (2nd term), Administrative Council, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2009.04 - present Board Member, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), University of Tokyo
2005.04 - present BoD, The Global Association for the Welfare of Children
2006.03 - 2007.04 55th President, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry (JSAC)
2005.03 - 2006.02 President Elect & BoD, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry (JSAC)
2004.04 - 2007.03 BoD, The Japan Neuroscience Society
2004.10 - 2009.09 BoD Founding Member, International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES)
2004.04 - present BoD, Working Group on Learning Therapy, Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.
2005.04 - present BoD, The Institute of Seizon and Life Sciences
2004.04 - 2006.03 Member, Committee on Science & Technology for the Future Society, Institute of Policy Sciences
2004.01- present Advisor, The Ross Institute
2004.04 - present Chairman, Preschool Education Program for Children, Sony Foundation for Education
2003.08 - 2008.03 Member, Governing Committee, Aprica Kassai, Inc.
2003.05 - present BoD, Sony Foundation for Education
2003.04 - present Member, Selection Committee of The Yamazaki-Teiichi Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan
2002.11 - 2007.03 Member, Brain Century Promotion Conference
2002.04 - 2007.03 Member, Awards Committee, Nakayama Science Promotion Foundation
2002.04 - present Member, Board of Trustees, The Takemi Memorial Foundation for Seizon and Life Sciences
2001.04 - 2008.03 Founding Vice President, The Japanese Society of Baby Science
1997.04 - 2000.03 BoD, Chemical Society of Japan
1987.01 - 1992.12 Member, Steering Committee, International MR Angiography Club


1976.10 D.Sc. University of Tokyo, Faculty of Science (Discovery of the Principle of polarized Zeeman atomic absorption (PZAA))
1971.06 B.Sc. University of Tokyo, Department of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Major Awards & Recognitions:

2013.02 FY2012 Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award
2012.12 Foreign Member, The Chinese Academy of Engineering
2012.03 Honorable Member, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
2009.04 Member, The Engineering Academy of Japan
2008.04 Member, The Science Council of Japan
2010.11 Japan Spectroscopical Society Award: For the application of near-infrared spectroscopy to brain function science
2008.03 Fellow, Chemical Society of Japan
2004.06 National Commendation for Invention: Patent Promotion for the 21st Century Prize [Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII)]
2004.04 Nikkei BP Technology Awards - Grand Prize: Development of Optical Topography and its practical applications for the measurement of brain functions [Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.]
2004.03 50th Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize: Development of optical topography and its practical applications [Okochi Memorial Foundation]
2002.10 Local Commendation for Invention of Kanto - The Invention Encouragement Prize of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry [JIII]
2002.10 R&D 100 Award: The Optical Topography® System, ETG-100 [R&D Magazine]
2000.03 46th Okochi Memorial Technology Prize: Development of the sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry and its practical applications [Okochi Memorial Foundation]
1999.04 58th Noteworthy Invention Prize: Mass spectrometry and ion source [Science and Technology Agency (STA)]
1998.07 SICE Technology Prize: Development of non-invasive brain function imaging technique using near-infra-red light [The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, Japan (SICE)]
1995.07 JAMIT MIT Paper Award: Human brain function imaging during imagined movement using high-speed MRI [Japanese Society of Medical Imaging Technology (JAMIT)]
1995.05 JSMBE Awards - Kagaku Shinbun Prize [New Technology Development): Imaging of the human somato-sensory area using high-speed MRI [Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (JSMBE)]
1994.07 12th JAMIT Encouragement Prize: Human brain function imaging with high-speed MRI [JAMIT]
1992.07 SICE Technology Prize: Development of super-conducting magnet type magnetic resonance imaging system [SICE]
1988.12 Certificate of Merit, The Radiological Society of North America
1985.04 Fifty best patents of Japan, Centennial Anniversary of the Patent System, Ministry of International Trade and Industry: Double beam atomic absorption spectrophotometer: Patent 1030510
1983.06 National Invention Awards - The Prize of the Minister of State for Science & Technology: Polarized Zeeman Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (PZAA) and its instrumentation [JIII]
1977.10 IR-100 Award: Development of the polarized Zeeman atomic absorption spectrometer [Industrial Research Magazine]
1977.03 23rd Okochi Memorial Technology Prize: Development of the polarized Zeeman atomic absorption spectrometry [Okochi Memorial Foundation]
1976.04 Commendation by the Minister of State for Science & Technology - Person of scientific and technological research merit: Research on atomic absorption spectrometry using the Zeeman effect [Science & Technology Agency, Japan (STA)]

Patents & Papers:
Dr. Koizumi's work has contributed to over 594 patent applications. He currently holds 117 patents (56 in Japan and 61 overseas). He has published over 150 papers, and has authored/co-authored/edited 20 books.

Research Interests:

  • Mind-Brain Science and Education
  • Measurement of the Brain and Mental Activity
  • Measurement of Chemicals in the Environment
  • Systemization of Integrated Science

(Updated February 2013)