Ichiro Takeuchi


Ichiro Takeuchi is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and an Affiliate Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland. He obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Maryland in 1996. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1996-1999. Takeuchi has also worked for NEC Corporation in Japan as a technical research staff for 4 years. He joined the University of Maryland faculty in 1999. Takeuchi has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Ruhr University, Bochum. He was a fellow of the Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2007 to 2008. Takeuchi won the Invention of the Year Award from the University of Maryland in 2010 for his invention of thermoelastic cooling, a novel alternative cooling technology. Since 2009, Takeuchi has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies, LLC, a start-up dedicated to commercializing the thermoelastic cooling technology. Takeuchi is a fellow of the American Physical Society.