Y. Wakabayashi


  • March 2001 PhD, Keio Univ., Japan

  • April 2001 Research associate, Chiba Univ. (Sawa lab.)

  • March 2002 Research associate, Photon Factory, KEK

    • In charge of two beamlines, BL-4C and BL-16A2, which was transferred to BL-3A in 2006. They have four-circle diffractometers and are used to make structural materials science study. These beamlines are significant beamlines in the Photon Factory, which is a second generation synchrotron facility that produces about 600 publications a year.

  • April 2005-March 2006 Visiting Scientist, Brookhaven National Lab, USA

  • April 2007 Assistant professor, Photon Factory, KEK

  • December 2008 Associate professor, Osaka Univ.

  • April 2019 Professor, Tohoku Univ.

  • Councilor, The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research (2018-2020,2021-2023)

  • Editor in chief, Journal of the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research (2021-2023)

  • some others for the user group of the Photon Factory and SPring-8.


  • March 2001 Fujiwara award of Keio Univ. (significant graduate student award)

  • January 2008 Young Scientist Award of Japanese Society of Synchrotron Radiation Research

  • March 2011 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan

  • April 2013 The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

  • March 2017, The 22nd Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan

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