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Champions corner: Dr. Yoshiki Takagiwa believes that innovating new and better materials can improve society

Yoshiki Takagiwa, Japan’s 2020 MI champion, is a principal researcher and independent scientist at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). In 2009, he received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Tokyo. From 2009 to 2015, he was an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. He joined as permanent researcher at NIMS in 2015. Yoshiki’s current research focus is investigating non-toxic, low-cost thermoelectric materials. He’s developed environmentally friendly thermoelectric materials using iron, aluminum and silicon. Dubbed the FAST project, this line of research is using experiments, theoretical calculations and machine learning to help develop autonomous power supplies for sensors and devices. Tell us more about your…
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