Takahiro Kondo is Associate professor at Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba. He also holds a Specially-appointed Associate professor position at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from University of Tsukuba at 2003. He spent 4 years (2003-2007) at Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) as Postdoctoral researcher. He then moved to University of Tsukuba from 2007. He is an elected member of council of the Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science. He is an expert in the molecular beam scattering experiment on solid surface, boron and boron compounds, nanomaterials, and surface chemistry including catalytic process. His research focuses on creating new materials, technologies, sciences, and concepts to solve energy, environment and resource problems.