Welcome to the Quantum Interface Laboratory, TTI

Est. December, 2004

1.Brief CV

   1984, B.Eng., Applied Physics, University of Tokyo
   1986, M.Eng., Applied Physics, University of Tokyo
   1989, Dr.Eng., Applied Physics, University of Tokyo

   1989-1990, RIKEN, Japan
   1990-1992, Bellcore, NJ, U.S.A. (Affiliated with Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne)
   1992-1995, Imperial College, London, U.K. (Affiliated with JRDC)
   1995-1998, RCAST, Univ. of Tokyo (Affiliated with JRDC/JST)
   1999-2004, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. & Mitsubishi Chemical STRC
   2004- Present: Toyota Technological Institute

  Joint Appointments, Visiting Research:
   1987, Visiting Scientist, AT&T Bell Laboratories, NJ, U.S.A.
   1993, Visiting Scientist, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
   2001-2004, Adjunct Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
   2000-2007 Present, Visiting Scientist, RIKEN Frontier Research System, Japan

2.Research Interests
   Surface & Interface Science
   Fabrication and characterization of Quantum Nanostructures
   Bridging gap between Ultrahigh Vacuum and Liquid Phase Processes
   Exploration of novel materials & devices by combining Physics and Chemistry

   I began my career as a surface scientist when I was in my final year as an undergrad
  and have been in the field eversince. When I was a sophomore, I got to learn a little
  about photocatalyst, the "Honda-Fujishima Effect," and without knowing much about
  chemistry nor semiconductor, I got obsessed with the idea of trying to bridge chemistry
  and physics - part of the reason was I did so poorly in chemistry that I had to find a way
  to do something about it.
   Hence, it has been my dream to understand and control surface chemical reactions
  from the physics point of view, and to apply the results to solve environmental or
  energy issues.
   As a student, I started off by studying orthodox UHV surface science on metal and
  semiconductor surfaces. As I moved along to work at various institutions, my interest
  shifted from static surface to dynamic surfaces under crystal growth, and eventually
  to preparing and characterizing