Keio Photonics Research Institute
Keio Photonics Research Institute (KPRI) is aiming to realize "high quality display system" based on the photonics polymer technologies such as "ultra-high-speed plastic optical fiber", optical films with novel functions such as "highly scattered optical transmission polymer (HSOT)", "zero birefringence polymer", etc. which we achieved through fundamental studies tracing back to the essence of the interaction between polymer structure and optical function. As of April 2020, KPRI has started its research activities as a project of Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) in a new structure. At KPRI, we hope to make a lot of contribution to IoT society in the next generation with many results achieved through further R&D collaborating with industry, government, and academia based on the academic results born at Keio University.
1982, Ph.D. in Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Keio University
1989 – 1990, Research Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories
1997 – Professor at Keio University
2010 – 2020, Member of Board of Councillors, Keio University
2000 – 2005, Research Director of "Koike Photonics Polymer Project", Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2005 – 2011, Research Director of Koike Photonics Polymer Project, JST ERATO- Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology (SORST)
2010 – 2014, Core Researcher, Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST)
2015 – Number of projects in cooperation with industry, government, and academia are in progress.
2001, The Fujihara Award, 2002
2006, Purple Ribbon Medal from Palace
2009, "Nice Step Scientist" by National Institute of Science and Technology Policy for Distinguished Contribution "Fundamental Research and Realization of High-Speed Plastic Optical Fiber" to the Science and Technology in 2009.
2013, The Mukai Award
2015, SID Special Recognition Award
2019, SPSJ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology