Tetsuya Yamamoto obtained a Ph.D. degree (Theoretical physics, OSAKA University, Japan, 1997). He has been a Professor, and also Director, Materials Design Center, Research Institute, Kochi University of Technology, 1999 – Present (23 years). Major research concerns materials design and device developments based on oxide semiconductors. Many products with patents co-developed with industries have been already commercial. Google scholar: h-index 35, i10-index 170 since 1991. He won the prize by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for his work on ZnO-based TCO films for use in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)-TV and thin-film solar cells in 2011.