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SpeakerTakashi Taniguchi

 Takashi Taniguchi received his B.Sc. from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology 1982, M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) in 1987. He joined the faculty of Engineering at TIT in 1987 as a research associate. He moved to National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) in 1989 as a researcher of high pressure group. From 2004, NIRIM was reorganized as National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). He is a group leader of high pressure group of NIMS since 2008.

 His research interests involve materials synthesis under high pressure and development of high pressure apparatus for the materials science. The subject of his research so far is mainly synthesis of super-hard materials such as diamond and cubic boron nitride. After some discoveries of the scheme for obtaining high purity single crystals of boron nitride, one of his major subjects of study is to obtain high purity hexagonal boron nitride and to realize their properties as a wide bandgap materials and also a substrate for 2D materials.

From 2015 to 2017 he is a chair of the Japan Society High Pressure Science and Technology (JSHPST). abstract