Transparent Ceramics Research Center, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS
New Trends for Optical Ceramics
Dr. Akio Ikesue（池末明生 博士）
World-Lab. Co. Ltd. Japan
联系人：章健 王士维 (6990 6239)
Dr. Akio Ikesue is the president of World-Lab Co.Ltd in Nagoya, Japan. He received his B.E., M.E., and Dr. Eng. degrees in Materials Science and Technology from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, in 1981, 1983 and 1996, respectively. He worked as a research scientist at Kurosaki Refractory Co. (1983-1995), FANUC Co. (1996-1998), Japan Fine Ceramics Center (1999-2006), and was an associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2005-2007). He also holds the positions of executive scientist at SCHOTT AG (Mainz, Germany), and invited professor at Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. His name is inseparably linked with the development of transparent ceramics. In 1991 he developed optical grade transparent polycrystalline Nd:YAG ceramics for the first time in the world. This resulted in an intensive research and development activities that culminated in new ceramic techniques and widespread applications for the materials that were produced using this advanced ceramic process. His achievements are listed in ACerS "Ceramic Innovations" and in the timeline of 20th century laser technology by the Laser Society of Japan. He also developed other important optical ceramics and explored their applications for lens, scintillators, IR-windows etc. He is an author of more than 100 technical publications and total citation is more than 4300 time (H-Index¬45) and holds over 15 patents. He is the recipient of numerous honors including the Progress Award from the Laser Society of Japan (2002, 2005), and the Optical and Quantum Electronics Award from the Applied Physics Society of Japan (2007), the Otto-Schott-Research Award (Germany, 2008). He received the Fulrath Award in 2003. He was elevated as the Fellow of American Ceramic Society in 2009.