Jinnai, Prof. Hiroshi

Professor Hiroshi Jinnai is a Professor of the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University. He received his D. Eng. in 1993 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Takeji Hashimoto (Kyoto University, Japan). During his thesis study at Kyoto University, he visited National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, as a guest scientist for performing the small angle neutron scattering experiments under the guidance of Dr. Charles C. Han. In 1993, he joined the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST) ERATO (Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology) program, Hashimoto Polymer Phasing Project, as a group leader. He was appointed Lecturer at the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering of Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1998 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002. In 2011, He moved to another ERATO program, Takahara Soft Interfaces Project, as a research manager. He was concurrently a Research Professor at the Institute of Materials Chemistry and Engineering (IMCE), Kyushu University. In 2015, he moved to IMRAM, Tohoku University. His research field includes polymer physics, soft matter physics, and development of characterization methodology. Specifically, he is widely recognized by his development of electron tomography (3D electron microscopy). He was awarded the SPSJ (The Society of Polymer Science, Japan) Wiley Award in 2006. He is the first Japanese to win the prestigious biannual Ernst-Ruska-Prize in 2007 from the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Elektronenmikroskopie (German Society of Electron Microscopy). He is also the recipient of The Japanese Society of Microscopy Society Award, Setoh Prize (2012), The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2017) etc. He is the Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) since 2010.