Masayuki Yagi received his Ph.D. from Saitama University. He joined the faculty of Niigata University (Japan) in 1996 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Chemistry in the following year. He has been Professor of Materials Science and Technology since 2009. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University with support from the JSPS program. From 2009 to 2013, he worked as a PRESTO fellow at JST.