Yoshinori Tokura


Yoshinori Tokura (十倉 好紀, Tokura Yoshinori, born March 1, 1954) is a Japanese physicist, Professor at University of Tokyo and Director of Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) at RIKEN. He is a specialist in physics of strongly correlated electron systems and known for his work in high-temperature superconductivity, Mott transition, colossal magnetoresistance, Multiferroics, and magnetic skyrmions.

Yoshinori Tokura
十倉 好紀
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Yoshinori Tokura
Born (1954-03-01) March 1, 1954 (age 68)
Citizenship Japan
Alma materThe University of Tokyo
Known forTokura Rule
AwardsNishina Memorial Prize (1990)
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials (2005)
Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy (2013)
Scientific career
InstitutionsThe University of Tokyo


Tokura was born in Nishiwaki, Hyōgo, Japan. He holds a: B.S. in Applied Physics, the University of Tokyo (1976), and a M.S. (1978) and Ph.D (1981) in that subject from the same university. His subsequent career has also been at the University of Tokyo, rising from Research Associate to Lecturer in the Dept. of Applied Physics, then Assistant Professor and Professor in the Dept. of Physics, and finally, from 1995 on, Professor in Dept. of Applied Physics.

In addition has been

  • 1993 - 2002: Group Leader, Joint Research Center for Atom Technology (JRCAT)
  • 2001 - 2008: Director, Correlated Electron Research Center (CERC), AIST
  • 2001 - 2007: Research Director, Tokura Spin Superstructure, ERATO-JST
  • 2006 - 2012: Research Director, Tokura Multiferroics Project, ERATO-JST
  • 2007 - 2013: Group Director, Cross-Correlated Materials Research Group (CMRG), RIKEN
  • 2008–present: AIST Fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • 2010 - 2013: Center Director, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center (QPEC), School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 2010 - 2013: Director, Emergent Materials Department, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
  • 2010 - 2013: Group Director, Correlated Electron Research Group (CERG), RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
  • 2013–Present: Director of Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)


He is a Member of the Science Council of Japan, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2014 - )



  1. ^ "Hans Rosling one of four new honorary doctors at Faculty of Science and Technology - Uppsala University, Sweden". www.uu.se. Retrieved 2016-02-03.

External linksEdit

  • Tokura Laboratory at University of Tokyo
  • Center for Emergent Matter Science at RIKEN