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Shoji Tanaka

International Superconductivity Technology Center
Award Recipient

For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community that has had a lasting influence on the advancement of the technology, in particular,

  • for his role in the founding of the International Superconductivity Technology Center (ISTEC) (Tokyo, Japan) under the support of the Government and many industries and for serving, since its founding, as vice president of ISTEC and Director General of the Superconductivity Research Laboratory (SRL) which is one of the largest R&D organizations in the world devoted to applied superconductivity
  • for promoting and directing many national programs in both electronic and large scale applications
  • for organizing many conferences and workshops on all aspects of applied superconductivity
  • and for being a forceful spokesperson for applied superconductivity in Japan and in the international arena.