International Research Conference on 
Structure and Thermodynamics of Oxides 
at High Temperature 
October 21-22, 2016
 Davis, California
Dr. Akio Nakamura 1948 - 2015
Born in Niigata Japan 
1976 PhD, University of Tokyo 
1976-78 Research staff, TDK Electronics Co, Tokyo, Japan
1978-81 Faculty Research Associate, Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University, USA 
1981-83 Humboldt Research Fellow, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany 
1984-2015 Senior / Principle Researcher, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
Much to the regret of his many friends and colleagues, Dr. Akio Nakamura passed away December 7, 2015. A leader in high temperature solid state chemistry, he authored several patents and more than 100 publications on magnetic properties of  complex actinide and lanthanide containing oxides, defect-perovskite superconductors, thermodynamic modeling of actinides and lanthanides defect fluorite oxides and their solid solutions,  experimental thermodynamic studies by solid state EMF technique and structural studies by Mössbauer spectroscopy. One of his recent research accomplishments is a  comprehensive model linking macroscopic (lattice parameter) and microscopic (Mössbauer) studies on for defect fluorite oxides  M1–yLnyO2–y/2 (Ln = lanthanide; M = Hf, Zr, Ce, U, Th). This work is in open access at IUPAC website.  He was actively involved in organizing many  international research conferences and also helped to pick the dates for our STOHT16 meeting.  Many international researchers enjoyed his hospitality. He worked until ten days before his death.

Below are the links to Akio Nakamura presentation on defect crystal chemistry model for highly-defective fluorite oxide solid solutions and to his 2014 book on fluorite-based oxides materials.