Hakaru Masumoto

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Hakaru Masumoto (1895–1987) was a pioneer in metal and alloy research. He discovered numerous superior and unique alloys, and contributed to improving the performance of precision machinery.

A student of Kotaro Honda, Masumoto developed a magnetic metal powder Sendust in 1936,[1] and was the winner of the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy in 1946.


  1. ^ The Japanese Contributions to the English Language: An Historical Dictionary, by Garland Hampton Cannon, Nicholas W. Warren, page 205