Honorary Professor, Fukui University, Japan
and Xi’an University of Technology, China
Fukui, Japan

Dr. Masaki Tan Dr. Keiji Taniguchi was born on November 20, 1934 in Tuyama, Okayama, Japan. After he graduated from the mechanical course of the Tuyama Industrial High School in 1953, he worked at Osaka Gear Works as a mechanical design engineer from 1953 to 1956. He received his license as a First Class professional wireless communication engineer, as authorized by the Ministry of the Japanese Government. As a result, he enlisted in the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) in 1956, and graduated from the officer candidate school of JASDF in 1958; he then was an Instructor of Electronics and Communication Engineering from 1958 to 1964 in this school. His advanced grade was First Lieutenant, which he reached in1962. At the same time, Dr. Taniguchi studied Electrical Engineering at the night school of Kinki University in Japan, and received his B.E. degree in 1964.

After resigning from JASDF, Dr. Taniguchi served at Osaka University in Japan as a Research Associate from 1964 to 1973; during this period, in 1972, he received his D.E. degree from Osaka University. He joined the Faculty of Engineering at Fukui University in Japan in 1973 as an Associate Professor, and was promoted to a Professor of Electronics Engineering in 1976. Since 1996, Dr. Taniguchi has been an Honorary Professor of Xi’an University of Technology in China, and also an Honorary Professor of Fukui University since 2000. Additionally, he was a part-time professor of Tokyo Medical and Dentist University, Fukui Medical School, and a technical advisor for Fukui Prefecture Government in Japan. Moreover, he was a consultant for Noda Electric Co. in Japan from 2000 to 2004.

Dr. Taniguchi is the editor, author and/or co-author of 22 books. His recent publications are Digital Color Engineering (2012), How to write Technical Reports in English -100 Basic and Effective Practical Sentences (2011), Microwave Circuits and Smith Chart (2010), Fundamentals and Practices of Sensing Technologies (2009), Practical Sensing Technologies (2008), Discharge Phenomena and Their Applications (2007), Antennas and Radio-Wave Propagation (2006), Image Processing for Practical Application (2005), and Microwave Electronic Circuit Design (2004). He is also the author or co-author of more than 150 technical papers; additionally, he is an inventor of 25 patents.

An active athlete, Dr. Taniguchi is licensed as an Instructor of Skiing authorized by the Ski Association of Japan, and is also licensed as a Coach of Swimming as authorized by the Japan Swimming Federation. He has been profiled in Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Asia, Who’s Who in America, and he has also been a member of 500 Great Asians of the Early 21st Century, 500 Great Minds of the Early 21st Century, Profiles in Excellence: 500 Biographies of Inspiration, Dedication and Accomplishment, and 500 Distinguished Professors and Scholars of the BWW Society/IAGPS.

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