Masanori Ishigaki received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of technology in 2007. From 2007, he is employed at Toyota Central R&D inc., in Aichi, Japan. During this period, he was a Researcher with power electronics for automotive application.
He is a technical lead in high power vehicle electronics, especially for 1kW – 100kW DC system. He covers the technical area from semiconductor device structures to system-level control, and batteries and its utilization as system level.
Since 2014 to 2017, he has been with Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan as a Senior Principal Engineer. After returning to Japan, he is now working as the bridge of worldwide power electronics researchers for Toyota.
He received IPEC paper presentation award 2010, APEC outstanding presentation Award 2012 and 2017, and 4 of technical award from IEEJ. He is an author or coauthor of 20 technical papers, more than 50 patents issued or pending.