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Professor Emeritus

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology,1969.
  • M.S., Applied Physics, Waseda University, 1964.
  • B.S., Applied Physics, Waseda University,1962.


Dr. Takao Suzuki was former Director for Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT Center), and Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at University of Alabama.

He received his PhD degree from Department of Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology. He worked at Max Planck Institute, Germany, Tohoku University, Japan, and also at IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California and retired in 2000. He was Vice President and principal professor at Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. He joined UA in 2010 and retired in 2021. He is Professor Emeritus at UA.

His research field includes magnetism and magnetic materials, energy storage materials, spintronics related devices. He has published more than 310 scientific papers in peer review journals, has written 4 books. He holds 17 patents licensed in U.S.A. and other countries.

Dr. Suzuki has received the IEEE Magnetic Society Achievement Award, the Society Award of the Magnetics Society of Japan, IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award, Technical Achievement Award of the Magnetics Society of Japan, and Ogawa Award.

Professor Suzuki was the past president of the IEEE Magnetics Society and is an IEEE Life Fellow. He is also Fellow of the Magnetics Society of Japan. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus of Toyota Technological Institute.

Dr. Suzuki has involved with many international conferences as chairs and program chairs, such Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conferences, International Conferences on Magnetics, and Magneto-optical Recording International Symposium.

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award (2015). (Highest award within the Society)
  • Society Award of the Magnetics Society of Japan (2010). (Highest award within the Society)
  • IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award (2007).
  • Technical Achievement Award of the Magnetics Society of Japan (1999).
  • IEEE Life Fellow and Magnetics Society of Japan Life Fellow

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Zhao,S.,Tanaka, Y,Sato, Y., Kamiya, K., Mankey,G., Suzuki,T., ” Magnetic and structural properties of L10 Mn-Ga epitaxially grown islands” J. Mag. Mag. Materils, 465, pp. 500-507 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2018.06.040,
  • Zhao,S., and Suzuki,T., “Magnetic and Structural Properties of Mn-Ga ThinFilms”, AIP Advances, 6, pp. 056025, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4944655.
  • Chaturvedi,A., Sepehri-Amin,H., Ohkubo,T., Hono,K., and Suzuki,T., “Magnetic and structural properties of MnRh thin films” J.Magn. and Magn. Mater., 401, pp 144-149 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2015.10.027
  • Yamamoto, H.,Suzuki,T., “Unexpectedly Large Magnetic Anisotropy of Fe3Pt Alloy Thin Films with Various Crystallographical Orientations” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol.44, No.11, pp. 2868-2870 (Nov.2008).
  • Suzuki,T.,LeClair,P., and Hozumi,T.,“Mn-Bi Magnetic Material” US Patent (#9,842,678 B2) Issued on 12/12/2017.