Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Eiji Saitoh is a pioneer of spin-current physics. By discovering many major phenomena in the field, such as the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE) and the spin Seebeck effect (SSE), he forged the foundations of spin-current science and what is now called spin-caloritronics. Eiji Saitoh is committed to dissemination activities of spin current science: together with his colleagues he published one of the standard text books in the field of spin current science: “Spin current" (Oxford university press). Amongst many other awards, he has been chosen by the IEEE Magnetic Society to be the 2017 Distinguished Lecturer to give outreach talks highlighting the high quality of his presentations.