Yasumasa Nishiura


Specially Appointed Professor, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University,

Research Advisor of AIST-Tohoku University Mathematics for Advanced Materials –Open Innovation Laboratory (MathAM-OIL)


WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8577, Japan

E-mail: nishiura“AT”

Professional Experience

1978-1982 Lecturer, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
1982-1989 Associate Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
1989-1991 Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University, Japan
1991-1995 Professor, Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Integrates Arts and Science, Hiroshima University, Japan
2003-2005 Director, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
1995-2012 Professor, Leader of Research Group for Nonlinear Studies and Computation, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Japan
2012-2017 Professor/Principal Investigator, AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan
2007-2016 Program director of JST Math Program from 2007 to 2016:
2017-Present Specially Appointed Professor, AIMR, Tohoku University
2017-Present Research Adviser, AIST-TohokuU Mathematics for Advanced Materials-OIL


  • The 2002 MSJ Autumn Prize, The Mathematical Society of Japan (2002)
  • Plenary Speaker, SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May22-25, 2005 "Dynamics of Particle Patterns in Dissipative Systems"
  • Lecturer for Distinguished Colloquium Series of IAM-PIMS-MITACS2007/08, The Institute of Applied Mathematics (2008)
  • Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2012)
  • Fellow of Japan SIAM (2014)
  • Invited Talk at ICIAM2015, Beijing 2015 "On the interplay between intrinsic and extrinsic instabilities of spatially localized patterns", 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2015)
  • The Best Paper Award (JJAIM), Japan SIAM (2016)
  • MIMS Mimura Award, Meiji University (2017)

Current Research

  • Modeling and Analysis for the Problems arising Materials Science
  • Global Bifurcation Approach to Infinite Dimensional Dynamical Systems
  • Pattern Formation in Dissipative Systems


  1. Physica D (2002 – 2019)
  2. Physica D Advisory Board (2020 – present)
  3. European J. of Appl. Math.(2008 – 2011)
  4. Chaos (2008 – 2013)
  5. SIADS (SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems) (2010 – 2021)
  6. SIAM DS Advisory board (1/1/2020 – 12/31/2021)
  7. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation: A SIAM Interdisciplinary Journal (2015 – 2020)
  8. Mathematics of Planet Earth, Springer:
  9. CSIAM Transaction on Applied Mathematics (CSIAM-AM) (2020 – present),
  10. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, AIMS Press (2020 – present),