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Vice President for Global Communication

Satoshi NAKAMURA, Vice President for Communication

Satoshi Nakamura has been vice president for global communication since April 2018.

After earning his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from Tokyo Tech in 1978 and 1980 respectively, Nakamura spent the next decade as a research fellow at Teijin Ltd. During this time, he was also a research associate at the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Agriculture from 1981 to 1983, and earned his doctorate from Tokyo Tech in 1989.

A specialist in protein and genetic engineering, Nakamura returned to Tokyo Tech in 1990, joining the Graduate School of Bioscience and Technology as assistant professor. He became associate professor in 1993 and professor in 2002. He served as director of the Center for Biological Resources and Informatics from 2005 to 2008, and director of both the Health Support Center and Bio-Frontier Research Center from 2011 to 2015. Nakamura was also a member of Tokyo Tech's Education and Research Council from 2011 to 2015.

From 2011 to 2017, Nakamura was technical advisor to the Intellectual Property High Court of Japan. He also joined the Committee for Validation and Examination of Degrees, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education in 2011, where he continues to serve as a member to this today. From 2013 to 2016, Nakamura spent three years with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as program officer at the Research Center of Science Systems.

Before assuming his current post, Nakamura served as associate dean at the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology from 2015 to 2016, and as associate dean and professor at the newly formed School of Life Science and Technology from 2016 to 2018.