Prof. Hiroshi Matsukawa

Aoyama Gakuin University

He was born in Tokyo in 1958.
He took Bachelor's degree of Science from Science of University of Tokyo in 1982.
And then he moved to Hokkaido University and took Doctor's degree of Science by numerical and theoretical study of Charge Density Waves in 1987.
He spent two years as a postdoctral fellowship in the Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo and investigated theoretically the mechanism of high-Tc superconductors.
He also started the study of friction there.
Following an Assistant Professor in Nara Women's University for four years, he joined the theoretical condensed matter physics group in Osaka University as an Associate Professor in 1993.
Then he moved to Aoyama Gakuin University in 2003.
He belongs to the Japanese Society of Tribologist, the Physical Society of Japan, the Surface Science Society of Japan, the American Physical Society and American Geophysical Union.
Now he is one of the administrators in the Physical Society of Japan.
He was studied heretofore the Charge Density Wave Dynamics, the Mechanism of High-Tc Superconductors, Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling, Quantum Ratchet, Vortex Dynamics in Superconductors, Earthquake, and, of course, Tribology, mainly by employing theoretical and numerical techniques.
His main concern at present involves the universality, hierarchy and particularity of various tribological phenomena and bridging the gap between microscopic and macroscopic frictional phenomena.