Hideo Hosono

Director, Materials Research Center for Element Strategy

Tokyo Institute of Technology


Materials Sciences

Hosono has pioneered new realms in materials science with the development of energy-efficient liquid crystal displays and large organic light-emitting diode displays used in tablets and televisions. Based on his discovery of iron-based superconductors, Hosono developed transparent oxide semiconductors that are widely used in the computer monitors and flat-screen TVs of today. In 2015, Hosono was awarded the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy, and in 2016, the Japan Prize and Ceramics Grand Prize.

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  • 2016 Japan Prize, Ceramics Grand Prize

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