Hisayuki Suematsu is a Professor of Extreme Energy-Density Research Institute and Nuclear System Safety Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. He earned his B.S. in Inorganic Materials from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1986 and M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the same university in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a post doc in 1991 and then moved to National Institute of Inorganic Materials, Japan in 1993.  From 1995, he was a Research Associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology.  Since 2000, he worked at Nagaoka University of Technology.

Dr. Suematsu is a Fellow of the Ceramic Society of Japan.

Dr. Suematsu has been a member of The American Ceramic Society’s Engineering Ceramics Division’s executive committee and is a current Chair-Elect.  He served as a program chair of 45th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2021 Virtual).

Dr. Suematsu has various research interests including synthesis of novel materials under extreme conditions.  His group found eleven novel superconductors which involve water and carbon dioxide absorbed cuprates.  By utilizing pulsed power technologies, he developed titanium, zirconium and magnesium nanosized powder with passivation layers.