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Faculty members

President

Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Information science, information communication networks, multimedia information processing
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University.

Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioscience

Department Chair, Norihisa Tanio, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Transparent polymer materials, Polymer optics
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Keio University

Dean of the Graduate School

Kento Okoshi, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Synthetic organic chemistry, polymer physical chemistry, liquid crystal physical chemistry, X-ray structure analysis, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Polymer Chemistry, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Completed the Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Olaf Karthaus, Professor, Doctor of Science

Fields of Specialization
Polymer science, thin film production, dissipative structure, nanotechnology, natural polymers, hybrid materials, microplastics
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany)
Completed the Doctoral Program in Organic Chemistry, Graduate School of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Johannes Gutenberg University

Yutaka Kawabe, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Applied physics (optical properties, nonlinear optics, organic electronics)
Academic background
Graduated from the First Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Hiromi Kimura-Suda, Professor, Doctor of Fisheries

Fields of Specialization
material characterization, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular spectroscopy, surface chemistry, medical engineering, food chemistry
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, School of Agriculture, Meiji University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Food Science and Technology, Graduate School of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries

Masatsugu Shimomura, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Biomimetics, self-organization, interfacial chemistry, nanotechnology
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Synthetic Chemistry, School of Engineering, Kyushu University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University

Liming Li, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Biomedical photonics, photodynamic cancer diagnosis/treatment, generation and measurement of femtosecond optical pulses
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Physics, Fudan University (China)
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Jun’ichiro Ide, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Agriculture)

Fields of Specialization
Hydrology, Water chemistry, Stable isotope analysis, Environmental analysis by ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Forest and Forest Products Sciences, Graduate School of Bioresources and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Forest and Forest Products Sciences, Graduate School of Bioresources and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University

Nobuhiro Umemura, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Laser engineering, Nonlinear Optics (Frequency conversion)
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Osaka City University (University of Osaka)
Completed the Master Program in condensed matter physics, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Institute of Technology

Ken-ichi Sakai, Associate Professor, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fields of Specialization
Photochemistry, Physical chemistry, Coordination chemistry
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Toho University
Completed the Doctoral Program in School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Tomoya Takada, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Chemistry and engineering of carbon materials, reaction physical chemistry, computational chemistry
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Completed the Doctoral Course in Molecular Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Yuji Hirai, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Self-organization, biomimetics, nanotechnology, interfacial chemistry, colloidal chemistry
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Biomolecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering

Department Chair Naoto Yoshimoto, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Knowledge distribution networks, optical communication systems, broadband ubiquitous access systems, optical function devices
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Earned a Ph.D. From the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Naoki Oda, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Motion control of various robots (including bipedal walking robots and robot arms), assist control of robot wheelchairs based on image recognition
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Naoki Karasawa, Professor, Ph.D.

Fields of Specialization
Ultrashort optical pulse technology, nonlinear optics, nonlinear fiber optics, photonic crystal fibers
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (USA)

Shinya Sasaki, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Communication engineering, optoelectronics, optical communication, optical networks
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Makoto Hasegawa, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Applied optical measurement, Electro-mechanical-device engineering, development of science experiment materials and investigation on their effective application schemes
Academic background
Graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Makoto Fukuda, Professor, Doctor of Science

Fields of Specialization
High frequency electronics, laser engineering
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science, Tokai University

Vice President/Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dean Akio Yamanaka, Professor, Doctor of Science

Fields of Specialization
Fluorescent materials, magnetooptics, wide-gap semiconductors
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Physics, School of Science, Hokkaido University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Division of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University

Hirooki Aoki, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Imaging engineering, biomedical engineering, measurement engineering, welfare engineering, sports engineering
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Resources Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Masashi Eguchi, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Light wave/electromagnetic wave propagation analysis, simulation engineering, development of highly birefringent photonic crystal optical fibers, development of remote electromagnetic wave propagation analysis systems
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Gongjian Zhang, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, optical waveguide theory
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Physics, Basic Course School, Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Hisaya Oda, Associate Professor, Doctor of Science and Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Optical characteristics of 2D photonic crystal slabs
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Materials and Photonics Science, Faculty of Photonics Science, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology,
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Photonics Science, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Department of Information Systems Engineering

Department Chair Toshioki Soga, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Communication informatics, media design, service science, educational technology
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Metal Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Division of Production and Information Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology

Junichi Imai, Professor, Doctor of Science and Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Educational technology, mathematics education
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Education, Hokkaido University of Education Completed the Master’s Program in School Education, Graduate School of Education, Hokkaido University of Education
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Photonics Science, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Hiroshi Komatsugawa, Professor, Doctor of Science

Fields of Specialization
Knowledge engineering (intelligent algorithm) and distributed processing, ICT education systems
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Completed the Doctoral Program in Physics, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Hiroshi Fukuda, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Photonic integrated circuits, IoT devices/networks
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

Akira Misawa, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Communication engineering, information communication systems (IP networks, optical switching systems)
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Division of Media and Network Technologies, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University

Tetsuya Murai, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
mathematical Modal logic, rough sets, granular computing, fuzzy sets
Academic background
Graduated from Department of Mathematics, School of Science, Hokkaido University
Graduated the Master's Program at Division of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Yoshiaki Yamabayashi, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Laser Measurement, Optical Communication
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Earned a Doctor of Engineering from Hokkaido University

Daiji Kobayashi, Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Human Factors & Ergonomics
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Engineering I, Chiba Institute of Technology
Earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Yukiya Ishida, Associate Professor, Doctor of Science and Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Educational technology (university education, career education, information education)
Academic background
Graduated from the Information Science Course, Comprehensive Science Program, Faculty of Education, Kagawa University
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Graduate School of Photonics Science, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Shigeki Hagihara, Associate Professor, Doctor of Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Formal methods, software engineering, information security, applied logic
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Kenichi Fukamachi, Full-time Lecturer, Doctor of Science

Fields of Specialization
Internet operating systems
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Physics, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Hiroto Yamakawa, Full-time Lecturer, Doctor of Science and Engineering

Fields of Specialization
Educational Technology, Software Engineering
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Optical Application Systems, Faculty of Optical Science, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Photonics Science, Graduate School of Photonics Science, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology

Teacher-Training Course

Eiji Miyajima, Professor

Fields of Specialization
Educational training, practical teaching training, science education, geoscience education
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Geophysics, School of Science, Hokkaido University
Completed the Master's Program at the Division of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University

Collaborative Education

Masahiro Ogawa, Associate Professor

Fields of Specialization
Cultural history
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Hokusei Gakuen University
Completed the Master’s Program at the Division of Regional Culture, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hirosaki University

Saika Kanai, Full-time Lecturer, Doctor of Philosophy

Fields of Specialization
English literature
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, Fuji Women's University
Completed the Doctoral Program in the field of linguistics and literature at the Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University

Randy L. Evans, Full-time Lecturer

Fields of Specialization
ESP (English for special purposes) education, TBL (task-based learning) education, bilingualism
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Applied Linguistics, Portland State University (USA)
Completed the Master’s Program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Graduate School of Applied Linguistics, Portland State University

Aya Yamashita, Full-time Lecturer, Doctor of Literature

Fields of Specialization
Waka (thirty-one syllable Japanese poem) literature, Japanese language education
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Japanese and Chinese Literature, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University
Earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, after leaving the school

Shun'ichi Honda, Assistant Professor, Doctor of Philosophy

Fields of Specialization
Differential Geometry, Singularity theory
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology
Completed the Master’s Program at the Division of System Engineering for Mathematics, Graduate School, Muroran Institute of Technology
Completed the Doctoral Program at the Department of Mathematics, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University

Norihito Kawana, Specially Appointed Professor

Fields of Specialization
English teaching methods, tourism ICT
Academic background
Graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, Dokkyo University
Completed the Master’s Program in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Languages), Graduate School of English, Northern Arizona University
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