Kazuhito HashimotoProfessor, Institute for Future Initiatives
Kazuhito Hashimoto is currently a professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), the University of Tokyo. He is also a president of National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba. He received his BS (1978) and MS degree (1980) in Chemistry, and his Doctor of Science degree (1985) from the University of Tokyo. Now he is an executive member of Council for Industrial Competitiveness (Cabinet Secretariat of Japan), and a member of Council for Science, Technology Innovation Policy (Cabinet Office of Japan). He is also a member of Science Council of Japan. He received many awards including the 2004 Japan Prime Minister Award, the 2006 Imperial Award/ Japan Invention Award and the 2012 Japan Chemical Society award.