ACerS is pleased to announce Kiyoshi Shimamura has been selected for Volunteer Spotlight, a program that recognizes a member who demonstrates outstanding service to The American Ceramic Society through volunteerism.
Shimamura is deputy director of the Research Center for Electronic and Optical Materials at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and CEO of E-Crystal, Inc., which was founded in 2015 as a spinoff from NIMS. He is also a visiting professor in the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering at Waseda University, Japan.
Shimamura received a B.E. in chemical engineering from Waseda University, Japan, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Tohoku University, Japan. His research focuses on the design, growth, and characterization of novel single crystal materials, mainly for optical, piezoelectric, and semiconductor applications.
Shimamura is an ACerS Fellow and member of the Engineering Ceramics Division. As of January 2024, he is now chair of the ACerS International Japan Chapter. We extend our deep appreciation to Shimamura for his service to our Society!