Dr. Satoru Suzuki earned an MS degree from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1992, and joined the Research and Development Center, NTT Corporation. Since 1998, he has worked for Basic Research Laboratories, NTT. He obtained a PhD degree in Science from Tohoku University in 1999. Dr. Suzuki has mainly studied the electronic structures of electrode materials for rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the electronic structures of pristine and doped carbon nanotubes, and low-energy irradiation damage specific to single-walled carbon nanotubes. He is currently also studying the synthesis and electric device applications of large-area graphene and hexagonal boron nitride.