Name: Takao Mori
Affiliation: National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), WPI International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)

Takao Mori received his PhD in 1996 at the University of Tokyo, Dept. of Physics. He is a MANA Principal Investigator and Group Leader at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. He is also an elected Board Member of the International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) and President of the Asian Association of Thermoelectrics (AAT). He is an Editorial Board Member of J. Solid State Chem., Adv. Appl. Ceram., Materials Today Physics, Mater. Renew. Sustain. Energy, J. Materiom., and a Research Director of JST CREST. He has been recipient of a Minister of Science and Technology Agency Award in 2000 and nano tech 2016 Grand Award: Research Project Award (Green Nanotechnology Award). Takao Mori is also a Professor of the University of Tsukuba Graduate School, and serves as JST, A-Step Program Advisor, PRESTO Field Advisor, CREST Field Advisor. His current research interests include synthesis and properties development of inorganic thermoelectric materials, discovery of thermoelectric enhancement principles and also phonon engineering methods to control thermal energy in general, and development of methods to evaluate thermal properties on nanoscale.