Hiroyuki Fujita, Ph.D. (GRS ‘98, physics), received the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Fujita is a two-time Alumni Award recipient, having also received the Young Alumni Award in 2010. Dr. Fujita is the founder and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics (QED) and also acts as the Chief Technology Officer of the MRI Division of Canon Medical Systems Corporation. His company, QED, made Forbes Magazine’s Top 20 list of America’s Most Promising Companies. He is the author of 17 patents and more than 40 technical papers. Locally, Dr. Fujita serves on many boards, including Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland Orchestra, Global Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Great Lakes Science Center, Hawken School, Ohio State University (trustee), and Hillcrest Hospital.
Dr. Fujita was born in Nara, Japan, and attended Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and received his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Monmouth College in Illinois. After receiving his physics Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and working in the diagnostic imaging equipment industry, in 2006, Dr. Fujita founded QED, a global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of state-of-the-art MRI radiofrequency antennas/coils. Dr. Fujita is also an adjunct professor of physics and radiology at CWRU and electrical engineering at The University of Queensland.