Director of Instrumentation

As the Director of Instrumentation, Dr. Fumiya Watanabe has overseen the construction of the Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences’ clean room. He also is heavily involved in the maintenance, policies, rules and regulations of the CINS Facility Equipment and Instruments. Dr. Watanabe earned his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering in 1990 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked as an undergraduate, a graduate student, and as a Post-doctoral Research Assistant/Associate. Afterwards, Dr. Watanabe worked as a Visiting Scientist for IBM Research Division at the Almaden Research Center, as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan, as a Visiting Scientist at Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab, and for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He has collaborated in publishing 40 articles, and has conducted presentations in both English and Japanese. Dr. Watanabe’s expertise includes material and surface science as well as instrumentation use and development.

Honors and Activities:

Tau Beta Pi National Honor Society

1982-1983 Exxon Fellow

1983-1990 ARCO Fellow


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