Jun’ichi Sone

After graduating from the master course of the Science Department of Tokyo University in 1975, Jun’ichi Sone joined NEC Corporation as a research staff of the Central Research Laboratories. He engaged in the research of high-speed semiconductor devices and superconducting Josephson junction devices. He got the Doctor degree of Science in 1983. He was promoted to General Manager of Fundamental Research Laboratories and later Fundamental and Environmental Research Laboratories of NEC Corporation where he directed the research and development of nanotechnology, energy and environment technology, and biotechnology. He became Vice President of Central Research Laboratories of NEC Corporation in 2007. In 2008, he obtained concurrent position of Research Supervisor of the CREST program of JST named “Creation of Nanosystems with Novel Function through Process Integration”. In 2010, he joined National Institute for Materials Science as Executive Vice President. He became President of the Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Japan in 2012. He joined Center for Research and Development Strategy of Japan Science and Technology Agency as Principal Fellow in 2015. He became Vice President of Asia Nano Forum in 2016. He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) and obtained an award of JSAP Fellow in 2008.