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Tanaka, Koichi

Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Engineers

1959 – Born on the 3rd of August in Toyama City, Japan.

1980 – Tanaka reported a method, called soft laser desorption, in which the sample, in solid or viscous form, is bombarded with a laser pulse.

1983 – Tanaka received an engineering degree from Tohoku University.

2002 – He was appointed fellow of the corporation, a position comparable to executive director.

         – Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

         – Tanaka’s prizewinning work expanded the applications of mass spectrometry, an analytic technique used in many fields of science since the early 20th century.