Kobayashi, Kumpei

Executive Fellow, Toshiba Materials

Kobayashi, Kumpei

Executive Fellow, Toshiba Materials
Toshiba Materials

Biography

Kumpei Kobayashi got his bachelor’s and master’s degree in metallurgy from Kyoto University in Japan.
He started his career in TOSHIBA CORPORATION as an material engineer in 1983 and has been involved in several projects of R&D and industrial science regarding magnetic materials, refractory alloys, engineering ceramics and light-emitting materials. Since 2008, he and his team started to develop new human-centric LED devices which had the same spectrum as that of sunlight from the viewpoints of bio-function and culture of human-being, called “TRI-R”. For these 10 years, as a Technology Executive and then CEO of TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO.,LTD., he has focused on the demonstration of the value of “TRI-R” sunlight spectrum in the fields of art and health under cooperative projects with home and abroad partners such as artists, architects, biologists and medical scientists.

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