Multilayer ceramic capacitors, or MLCCs, are at the heart of almost every electronic device today. Yoshiki Iwazaki, senior principal scientist and general manager at Taiyo Yuden in Japan, describes his research on MLCCs using first-principles calculations, discusses the changes that come with transitioning into a managerial role at work, and shares where he sees electroceramics research at Taiyo Yuden headed in the future.
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About the guest
Yoshiki Iwazaki is senior principal scientist and general manager at Japanese materials and electronics company Taiyo Yuden. He uses simulations based on first-principles calculations to study materials and processing of multilayer ceramic capacitors. He is a previous recipient of The American Ceramic Society’s Richard M. Fulrath Award, which promotes technical and personal friendships between professional Japanese and U.S. ceramic engineers and scientists.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.