Personal history:

1973-1975: Research Associate, Hokkaido University, Sapporo
1975-1977: Lecturer, Hokkaido University, Sapporo
1977-1985: Associate Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo
1977-1979: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, MPI fuer FKF, Stuttgart
1978: Visiting Fellow, Physics Department, Nottingham University, Nottingham
1983: Visiting Professor, Institute of Solid State Physics at KFA, Juelich
1986-2008: Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Hokkaido University
2000: Visiting Professor, Physics Department, University of Montpellier
2000: Visiting Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge
2002-2003: Guest Professor, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo
2002: Visiting Professor, MPI for PKS, Dresden
2006: Visiting Professor, Physics Department, Sophia University, Tokyo
2006: Visiting Professor, Physics Department, Fudan University, Shanghai
2008: Advanced Scholar, Physics Department, Fudan University, Shanghai
2008: Guest Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne
2008: Research Fellow, Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute, Nagoya

Honors and awards:

1977(Dec): Alexander von Humboldt Research Scholarship,
1995(Nov): Fellow of the American Physical Society, Awarded by the American Physical Society (USA),
"For contributions to our understanding of the dynamics of fractal structures and of the Kapitza resistance at millikelvin temperatures"
1999(Nov): Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Awarded by the Institute of Physics (England)
2002(April): Advanced Scholar, Awarded by Fudan University (China)


Chairman: The 4th International Conference on Phonon Physics, Sapporo, 1995.
Chairman: The 8th International Conference on Phonon Scattering in Condensed Matter, Sapporo, 1995.