Prof Satoshi Imazato, Japan
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Prof Imazato graduated with his DDS from the Osaka University, School of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his PhD in 1992. He has held numerous posts including Assistant Professor at Department of Operative Dentistry and Visiting Researcher, Department of Oral Biology, Newcastle University UK and Associate Professor at Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry. Currently, he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomaterials Science and the Dean at the Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry/School of Dentistry. 

Prof Imazato served as the President of Dental Materials Group of IADR, and Convenor of ISO/TC106 Dentistry, SC1, WG11 and WG15.

Most recently he was awarded the IADR, Distinguished Scientist Award (Wilmer Souder Award), Fellow of International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, and Prize of Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices in 2020. 

Prof Imazato has lectured extensively and shared his expertise in material science with the dental fraternity in Japan and internationally.