Naoya Shibata is a Professor in the Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo. He received a PhD in Materials Science in 2003 at the University of Tokyo. As a JSPS Research Fellow, he spent 2003-2004 in the STEM group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He joined the Institute of Engineering Innovation at the University of Tokyo from 2004 as a research associate. He became an assistant professor (2007-2011) and an associate professor (2011-2017), and now a professor there.
His research focuses on the development of new imaging techniques in scanning transmission electron microscopy and their application to grain boundaries and interfaces in materials and devices. So far, he has authored or co-authored more than 190 papers in peer refereed journals and presented more than 150+ invited talks. His honors include the 5th Nagase Award (2015), the 60th Seto Prize, (2015), the 15th Sir Martin Wood Award (2013), the 6th Kazato Prize (2013).