ZHANG, Han, PhD CEO
After receiving his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2002, he went on to the University of North Carolina in the United States, where he received his M.S. and PhD. During his doctoral studies, he succeeded in synthesizing LaB6 nanowires for the first time in the world.
He then joined the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 2006, where he has collaborated with JEOL, Hitachi High-Tech, and FEI, the world’s largest electron microscope manufacturers, throughout his 16 years of developing nanowire electron sources and electron guns for electron microscopy.
He was the first in the world to incorporate LaB6 nanowire emitters into transmission and scanning electron microscopes and to demonstrate their performance.
YAMAUCHI, Yasushi, PhD CTO
After graduating from the Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University in 1979, he obtained a doctorate in engineering from the university.
After working at Osaka Electro-Communication University, he was hired by the National Research Institute for Metals in 1985, which reorganized to the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), and he served as group leader. He has also held positions at the Fusion Institute of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA, the Technology Promotion Division of the Nuclear Energy Bureau of the Science and Technology Agency, Rice University, USA, and the Faculty of Engineering at Mie University.
For 37 years, he has been involved in beam optics-related research such as scanning focused ion microscopy, 3D X-ray microtomography, quantum state-selective particle beams, spin-polarized low-energy electron microscopy, and the development of LaB6 nano-emitters.