Tadachika Nakayama is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science of Technology Innovation at Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) in Niigata, Japan. He received his Ph.D. (2000) in Applied Chemistry from Osaka University, Japan, and obtained M.S. (1997) and B.S. (1995) degrees in Material Science from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. Tadachika joined the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University as Assistant Professor from 2000-2005. Tadachika was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering and Department of Science of Technology Innovation at the NUT from 2005-2016. Tadachika was a JSPS Fellow at the Department of Physics at the University of York, UK in 2010.
Tadachika is winner of the Advancements in ceramic science and technology from Ceramics Society of Japan (2008), the Global Star Award from ACerS Engineering Ceramic Division (2016), and The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT, Japan) (2016).
Since 1996, Tadachika has published over 195 papers and 5 book chapters. He is a member of the ACerS Engineering Ceramic Division. Tadachika is the pioneer in the Nano Structured Ceramics and its Processing with Nano Pulsed Power Technology. He is the developer of new material design of ceramics/polymer hybrid nanostructured materials for thermal management, sensor and energy harvester application.