Kazumi Kato is Prime Senior Research Scientist at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan. She received her Doctor of Engineering from Nagoya University. She was Research Group Leader (2001 to 2015) as well as Deputy Director of Inorganic Functional Research Institute (2014 to present).
Dr. Kato has more than 280 peer-reviewed technical papers; more than 80 patents including 10 US patents. She received the Ministry of Science & Technology-Outstanding Patent Award (2000), Tokai Chemical Industry Association-Academy Achievement Award (2000), Ceramic Society of Japan-Academy Achievement Award (2007), The Japan Society of Applied Physics-JJAP Editing Contribution Award (2008), Ceramic Society of Japan-Best Academic Photograph Award (2009), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry-“Monodukuri” Award (2009), The Japan Society of Applied Physics-Kodate Kashiko Award (2011), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Prizes for Science and Technology in Research Category (2016) and Ceramic Society of Japan-Fellow (2016).
Kazumi Kato’s interests include solution chemistry for integration of nanometer sized functional oxides. She recently focused on nanometer sized single crystal in cubic shape, so-called “nanocube” as a building block, and was able to synthesize BaTiO3 nanocubes with 15 nm in size and assemble to several tens micrometers region at the surface of electrode on various substrates to exhibit ferroelectricity and high permittivity, which would be a leading technology for future ceramic devices. She will serve international conferences including ICCPS-13, ICE2017 and US-Japan Seminar 2019 as a chair or co-chair.