Yoshio Sakka is a Senior Scientist and an advisor of Graduate Program Office at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.
He received his B.E. in 1978, M.E in 1980, and Ph. D. in 1983 from Kyushu University for his work on cationic diffusion of zirconia solid solution systems. After receiving his Ph.D, he joined the National Research Institute for Metals (present NIMS). During 1991-92, he stayed a year in University of Washington. He was director of Nano Ceramics Center (2006-2011) and that of Materials Processing Unit (2011-2016) at NIMS, and Professor of the University of Tsukuba (2009-2016).
He is the author or coauthor of 19 books, above 650 original referee’s papers including 72 papers of The Journal of the American Ceramic Society, above 100 review papers, and above 80 patents (including application). By the above establishment, he received many awards, such as Fulrath award from The American Ceramic Society (2000), academic achievement from the Japanese Ceramic Society (2005), Chinese Ceramic Society Award (2005), Academy member of World Academy of Ceramics (2009), Richard Brook Award from the European Ceramic Society (June, 2011), Phase Equilibria Award from The American Ceramic Society (2014), Fellow of Japanese Ceramic Society (2015).
His current interests are to fabricate innovative ceramics that show novel individual property and/or multi-functional properties among electric, dielectric, thermal, optical, chemical and mechanical properties through the development of nanoparticle processing including novel sintering techniques. In ACerS, he has been a member of the Basic Science Division since 1987.