Shu Yamaguchi is a Professor at Dept. of Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He graduated in 1978 from Tokyo Institute of Technology, earning Dr. Engg., in Metallurgy on Thermodynamic activity measurements in sodium silicate and phosphate melts using Na beta-alumina as a solid electrolyte in 1983 under the guidance of Professor K. S. Goto. He then worked with Professor Wayne L. Worrell at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, and returned to Japan as Assistant Professor at Nagoya Inst. of Tech. in 1985. He moved to The University of Tokyo as Professor in 2002.
His expertise in solid state chemistry has initiated from the research on tracer diffusivity measurements of 18O in Fe1-xO and Co1-xO using SIMS in 1980, engaged in the interdisciplinary area between chemical thermodynamics and solid state chemistry, such as the electronic structure in oxide protonics materials, atomic switch, surface protonics, etc.
He has been serving as President of international (ISSI: 2013-2015) and local community (SSIJ: 2010-2016) of Solid State Ionics. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM) published by Taylor and Francis and continuing the challenge to develop a high visibility journal in the materials science area from Asia.