Graduate School Human and Environmental Studies/Materials Science
Undergraduate School Materials Science (Division of Natural Sciences)
Other Affiliation Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
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Until 2023, the undergraduate school had five divisions. 'Division' provided above refers to the faculty member's former affiliation.
Research areas Inorganic Material Chemistry, Solid State Physics, Optical Property, Luminescence, Phosphor
Keywords Inorganic material, Ceramics, Glass, Luminescence, Rare earth, Photonic materials, Solid-state Lighting, LED
Themes We study the fabrication and characterization of optically functional inorganic materials like ceramics and glasses, which construct the photonic devices. Special attention is paid to the structural analysis and characterization of various properties of solids, and relationship between structure and optical properties, which are directed to design of novel photonic functional materials for the fiber telecommunication, the solid-state lighting and efficient photovoltaic generation.
Major publications "Solar Cells and Light Management: Materials, Strategies and Sustainability" (Elsevier, 2019)
"Optical Amplified WDM Networks" (Elsevier, 2011); "Optical Fibers Research Advances", (Nova Science Pub, 2007)
"Advances in Glass and Optical Materials" (The American Ceramic Society, 2006) ,
"Glass Science and Technology on the Threshold of the 3rd Millennium", (Deutschen Glastechn.Gesellschaft, 2001)
"Photonics Based on Wavelength Integration and Manipulation", (IPAP vol.2, Tokyo, 2004) , "Advances in Photonic Materials and Devices", (The American Ceramic Society, 2005)
"Properties of Glasses and Rare-earth Doped Glasses for Optical Fibers", (Institue for Electrical Engineers(IEE),London, 1998)
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Fellow, The American Ceramic Society, Fellow of SPIE, Member: The Optical Society of America, The Ceramic Society of Japan, The Rare Earth Society of Japan, Japan Society of Applied Physics:
Steering Committee, International Commission of Glass, ICG (2013-2020),
Member, Technical Committee 20 of ICG (TC20; Glasses for Photonics and Optical Fibers), (2002~) (Chair: 2003-2011).
Steering committee, UN International Year of Glass 2022 (2021~)
International Conference on Luminescence, International Advisory Board (2018~)
CerSJ-GOMD International Symposium on Glass Science & Technologies (Kyoto, Nov. 2016), Organizing Chair
International Workshop on Luminescent Materials 2013, 2015 (Kyoto, 2013) (Kyoto, 2015) Organizing Chair
International Conf. on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA) (Nara, June 2012) Co-chair
Int'l Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices, PRE'12 (Kyoto, March 2012) Chair
Int'l Sympo. on Non-Oxide Glasses and New Optical Glasses (2002-2018) International Advisory Board
International Conf. Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, (June 2012), International Advisory Board
Photonics West, SPIE's Int'l Symposium on Optoelectronics, "Optical Components and Materials", (San Francisco, Jan 2017) Program committee.
Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Glasses for Opto-Electronics and Photonics(2016, 2009, 2007) organizer
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics of Quantum Electronics ; Guest Editor of Special Issue "Organic and Inorganic Photonic Materials" (Autumn 2008)
Glass Division, The Ceramics Society of Japan, Committee(2013-)
Core Member, "Research committee of Nano-Materials Science", The Kansai Promotion Committee of the Nano-Technology (2001-2005)
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background 1986 BS, Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
1988 MS, Kyoto University
1993 Dr.Eng., Kyoto University
1990-2001 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Integrated Studies, Kyoto University
1996-1997 Visiting scientist, Rutgers University
2001 Associate Professor, Kyoto University
2008- Professor, Kyoto University
2010 Visiting Professor, Rennes University I (France)
2016 Visiting Professor, Chimie ParisTech (CNRS)
2019 Invited Professor, Gdansk University (Poland)

1988 Material Research Society: Young Scientists and Engineers Awards  
1994 Research Award of Inoue Foundation for Science
1995 Research Award by Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology
1996 Young Scientists Award, The Ceramic Society of Japan
1998 Young Scientists Award, The Chemical Society of Japan
2002 G.Adachi Award, The Rare Earth Society of Japan
2003 Marubun Research Award
2009 Academic Award, The Ceramic Society of Japan
2012 W.E.S.Turner Award (International Commission on Glass)
2012 2011JCerS Best Paper Award (The Ceramic Society of Japan)
2018 J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2017 Best Paper Award
2018 Varshneya Frontier of Glass Science Award (The American Ceramic Society)
2020 Fellow, SPIE
2021 Fellow, The American Ceramic Society

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