Yuichi Ikeda is a Professor of Physics at the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University (2012-present). Previously, he was an Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo in 2011 and a Research Engineer and a Senior Research Engineer at Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd (1990-2010). During this period, he also studied computational plasma physics at the University of California, Berkeley as a Visiting Industrial Fellow in 1997 and studied the global energy issues including smart grid technology as a Consultant at the International Energy Agency in 2010.He received his Ph.D. from Kyushu University in 1989 for his study on nuclear physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a collaborator on the project on quark-hadron phase transition experiment. He also studied high energy physics at the Institute of Nuclear Science, University of Tokyo as a Postdoctoral Fellow in1989. He has published 67 peer-reviewed journal papers, 39 filed patent applications, four publications in professional magazines and seven books.