Akira Nishimura


I have worked in a private firm for a long time and never actually thought about being involved in university operations as an auditor. However, I accepted this position as a member of the private sector that is very grateful for help received from many universities until now, hoping that I may be of some benefit towards NAIST's goals and in further stimulating NAIST's educational and research activities using what I learned about the aims and purpose of the National University Corporation Act when I was offered this position originally.

Academic Degree

1974 :

Master's of Science, Kyoto University

Professional Background

1997 :
Director, Osaka Research Laboratories, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
1999 :
President, First Sumiden Circuits, Inc.
2001 :
Director, Printed Circuit Project, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
2004 :
Executive Officer, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
2005 :
Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
2006 :
Executive Director, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
2012 :
Senior Technical Executive, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
2014 :
Advisor, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Current Position)
2016 :
Auditor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Research Fields

Material Technology

Academic and Social Activities

2008-2010 :
Industrial Property Cooperation Center (Incorporated Foundation)
2008-2012 :
Director, The Japan Research and Development Center for Metals (General Incorporated Foundation)
2008-2012 :
Director (2008-2010), Trustee (2010-2012), Osaka Science & Technology Center (General Incorporated Foundation)
2008-Present :
Vice President (2008-2012), President (2012-Present) International Science Club of Osaka
2009-2012 :
Director, Osaka University Academia-Industry Liaison Consortium for Human Resource Development on Nano Science and Engineering (General Incorporated Foundation)
2009-2015 :
Director, Japan Fine Ceramics Association (General Incorporated Foundation)
2012-2015 :
Trustee, Japan Fine Ceramics Center (General Incorporated Foundation)
2013-Present :
Committee Member in charge of the Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka Local Incorporated Administrative Agency Evaluation Committee
2013-Present :
Director, Innovative Structural Materials Association
2014-2015 :
Committee Member, Program Collaborative Operations Committee, MEXT Post Doctor/ Career Planning Project (Osaka City University, Osaka Prefecture University, Hyogo Prefecture University)
2015-Present :
Council Leader, Osaka Center of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2015-Present :
Visiting Professor, Collaborative Research Lectures, Kumamoto University