Hamamatsu Chairman Akira Hiruma honoured as VUB Fellow

Akira Hiruma, Hamamatsu Photonics

Akira Hiruma, Representative Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hamamatsu Photonics, has been made a VUB Fellow by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

This recognition was given to recognise Mr Hiruma’s contributions to photonics innovation activities at B-PHOT Brussels Photonics and the global outreach of VUB.

The VUB Fellowship program, which aims to bridge academia, business, and the public,  has created a unique platform for sharing knowledge and expertise across diverse sectors.

Akira Hiruma joins the cohort of VUB Fellows for 2023, including Ilse Ooghe, Ingrid De Jonghe, Koenraad Vermout, and Stefaan Verhulst. Together, they form a network facilitating the exchange of insights and fostering collaboration among different spheres of society.

Hiruma has played a pivotal role in supporting B-PHOT’s innovation endeavours. His extensive network in Japan has not only strengthened ties between VUB and Japanese industry leaders but has also facilitated collaborations with Japanese universities.

Hiruma received theVUB Fellowship during the Entr’Acte ceremony by VUB Crosstalks.

Image: Thierry Geenen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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