Toshio Ogawa

Toshio Ogawa graduated from the Faculty of Engineering (1971) and conferred the Master of Engineering degree from the Post Graduate Course of Shizuoka University (1973). He joined Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in the fields of piezoelectric ceramics and thin films (1973–1992). He conferred the Doctor of Engineering from Shizuoka University by a Murata’s work (1984). He became a professional engineer (1986). He works at the Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology since 1992. He has authored over 100 journal articles and 170 patents. He received “Award of Engineering Progress” (1985), “Fulrath Pacific Award” (1990), “Takayanagi Memorial Award” (1993), “Distinguished Service Award” (2008), and “7th Okazaki Distinguished Service Award” (2012). He has become Fellow of the American Ceramic Society since 2011.

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The science and technology in the area of piezoelectric ceramics are extremely progressing, especially the materials research, measurement technique, theory and applications, and furthermore, demanded to fit social technical requests such as environmental problems. While they had been concentrated on piezoelectric ceramics composed of lead-containing compositions, such as lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and lead titanate, at the beginning because of the high piezoelectricity, recently lead water pollution by soluble PZT of our environment must be considered. Therefore, different new compositions of lead-free ceramics in order to replace PZT are needed. Until now, there have been many studies on lead-free ceramics looking for new morphotropic phase boundaries, ceramic microstructure control to realize high ceramic density, including composites and texture developments, and applications to new evaluation techniques to search for high piezoelectricity. The purpose of this book is focused on the latest reports in piezoelectric materials such as lead-free ceramics, single crystals, and thin films from viewpoints of piezoelectric materials, piezoelectric science, and piezoelectric applications.

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