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The Past and the Future of Science and Technology


Type of Seminar:
New Vistas
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Mizuno
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd., Jp
Dec 01, 1997   17:15

ETH Zentrum ETF E 1
Contact Person:

Prof. M.Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Mizuno currently serves in the post of Advisor at the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI) [Panasonic/National/Technics/Quasar] in Osaka, Japan. He serves as Executive Vice President and a seniorMember of the Board of Directors of MEI from June 28, 1990until June 29, 1994. In addition to various other duties, he was in charge of all Corporate Engineering and R&D issues for the company. Dr. Mizuno has worked for Matsushita since 1952, specializing initially in the research and development of silicon and GaAs devices. During his career at Matsushita, he has held a variety of high-level management positions in both the Matsushita Electronics Corporation (MEC), a subsidiary company which produces active electronic components (such as semiconductors), and the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (MEI). Dr. Mizuno received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Kyoto University. He also attended the University of Illinois for two years as a Research Associate. From June of 1989 to June of 1990, he served as Chairman of the "Foreign Semiconductor Users' Committee" of the Electronics Industry Association of Japan. In this position, he was responsible for increasing U.S. market share in the Japanese semiconductor market. He also served formerly as Director of the New Media Development Association (April 1991- March 1993), as Chairman of the Institute of Television Engineers of Japan (June 1992- May 1993), a specialized Committee Member on the Ministry of Education's Committee on Scientific research Grants; and Councilor of the New Energy Foundation's New Energy Industrial Forum. Dr. Mizuno currently holds important positions at a large number of professional societies and governmental bodies. For example, he is: a Trustee of the Japan Society of Applied Physics; Vice Chairman of the Osaka Science and Technology Center; Osaka Branch Director of the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation; Chairman of the Electrochemical Society of Japan; a Member of the Steering Committee of the Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association; a Membe of the Steering Committee of the Institute for New Generation Computer Technology; Director of the Laser Society of Japan and a Member of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications' Networking Advancement Conference. Additionally, Dr. Mizuno serves as an Outside Advisor at the National Semiconductor Japan Ltd. company and a Member of the Board of Directors of Plasma & Materials Technologies, Inc. of Chatsworth, California. Dr. Mizuno is the author of numerous scientific papers and publications and was awarded the "Persons of Scientific and Technological Merits" Commendation by the Minister of the Science and Technology Agency (Ministry) in 1989 for his work on the development of transferred BUMP-TAB Assembly Technology. In June 1996, he was awarded the prestigious "Honorary IEEE Member" title by the institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). He is a Professor at Ryukoku University and a visiting scholar at several prominent universities in Japan, such as the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University and Osaka University. In addition, he currently is a Consulting Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and "Distinguished Visiting Lecturer" in the Karl F. Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy at Georgetown University.