Ichiro Takeuchi Named Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics

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Ichiro Takeuchi, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD), was elected a 2020 International Fellow of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) for his study entitled, "For Pioneering Work in Combinatorial Materials Science and Informatics, Extending to Machine Learning and Discovery of Thermoelastic Cooling."

With over 20,000 members, JSAP is the premier organization dedicated to advancement of science and technology at large in Japan. The JSAP Fellow International Award was established in 2012 to recognize significant contributions of scientists who reside outside of Japan. Takeuchi gave a lecture at the annual JSAP meeting on September 10th via zoom entitled, "Combinatorial Experimentation and Machine Learning for Materials Discovery."

"This is a great honor," Takeuchi said. "I have fond memories of regularly attending the JSAP meetings when I worked in Japan long ago. Since then, a focus of my work has been to bridge the applied physics and materials science communities between the U.S. and Japan."

Five former members of the Takeuchi research group are faculty members at Japanese universities, including Hiroyuki Oguchi (Ph.D. '11), who was appointed as a full professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo earlier this year. Takeuchi served as the chair of the Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP) within the American Physical Society (APS) last year. FIAP is the largest unit by membership within APS.

Published September 30, 2020