Board member at the University of Tokyo
Hideaki Koizumi is a Hitachi Fellow at Hitachi, Ltd. He also serves as a Board member at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo and others. He has led Japan’s national programs for “Brain-Science & Education” since 2000. He served as the director of the Research and Development Division of “Brain-Science & Society” in 2004–2010 to promote the “Brain-Science & Education” initiative at the Center of Science and Technology for Society of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); he conducted the division that included three major programs consisting of 19 projects (seven projects were cohort studies). He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1971, and joined Hitachi, Ltd. In 1976, he earned his Ph.D. (Dr. Sc.) for the creation of Polarized Zeeman-Effect Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, which is widely used worldwide. He also worked for the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; shipping the first product in 1984), MR angiography (1986), functional MRI (1992) and NIRS optical topography (1995), all of which have contributed to brain-science research and human well-being. He served as the 55th president of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, was a founding vice president of the Japanese Society of Baby Science and was a founding Board member of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society. He is a Board member of the Engineering Academy of Japan and a member of the Science Council of Japan.