Dr. Takumi Chikada
Prof. Takumi Chikada is a Lecturer in Faculty of Science at Shizuoka University, Japan. He received a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2011. After working as an assistant professor in the University of Tokyo, he started his career as a principal investigator in Shizuoka University in 2014. He has been dedicated to research on multi-functional coatings for the applications to hydrogen-related technology for more than 15 years and gained international recognition in the field of fusion technology. He was awarded the eighth Miya-Abdou Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to the Field of Nuclear Technology (MA-FNT Award) in 2019. He is currently a Guest Editor of Special Issue “Advances in Ceramic Coatings” in an international journal “Coatings”.