Sadoway60 Symposium

The international “Sadoway60 Symposium” was held from June 9 to 11, 2010, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This symposium commemorated the 60th birthday and past academic achievements of Prof. Donald R. Sadoway. From IRCSM, Prof. Masafumi Maeda, managing director and executive vice president of the University of Tokyo, and Prof. Toru H. Okabe (former deputy director of IRCMS), both of whom have been close to Prof. Sadoway since early times, attended the symposium. The two-day-long conference consisted of oral presentations and posters. The presentations covered Prof. Sadoway’s specializations such as electrochemistry, material physical chemistry, advanced material processing for batteries, and innovative educational methods. Additionally, active discussions were held by the alumni of the Sadoway group and people familiar with Prof. Sadoway. During the celebration party, the complimentary speech was made by Prof. Maeda. Prof. Okabe, a former postdoctoral associate of the Sadoway group, who performed the role of master of ceremonies.

Prof. Donald R. Sadoway

Prof. Donald R. Sadoway and Prof. Masafumi Maeda

Prof. Donald R. Sadoway,
Prof. Georges J. Kipouros and Prof. Toru H. Okabe