Uzbekistan-Japan Innovation Center of Youth
Dr. Mirabbos Hojamberdiev received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Tashkent Institute of Chemical Technology, Uzbekistan, where his research was particularly oriented towards the utilization of local ceramic raw materials and industrial wastes in whiteware production. After completing his Ph.D. studies, he has made several short- and long-term research visits to Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology (China), Alfred University (USA), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany), Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Peru) to develop various advanced materials. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Department of Natural and Mathematic Sciences, Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. His main research activity centers on the fabrication, characterization, and application of visible-light-responsive photocatalytic materials for energy and environmental applications. He has published over 125 research papers in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals and given talks at various international conferences, symposiums, and workshops. As one of the five top young scientists of the year (2004), he was awarded with the President’s Stipendium of the Republic of Uzbekistan. For his outstanding research, he has later received TWAS Prize for Young Scientists in Developing Countries (in Chemistry) in 2010 and Atta-ur-Rahman Prize in Chemistry for Young Scientists in 2015. Also, he is the recipient of Alexander von Humboldt (AvH), J. William Fulbright, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Erasmus-Mundus, TOKYO TECH/UNESCO, TWAS/UNESCO Associateship, TWAS Visiting Expert Programme, and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Presidents International Fellowships. He is the member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales, International Sol-Gel Society, Materials Research Society, European Ceramic Society, American Ceramic Society, Ceramic Society of Japan, Japan Society for Flux Growth, World Association of Young Scientist, Association des Professionels de la Céramique, and New York Academy of Sciences.