Institute of Engineering Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Kato Group

People:Yuichiro Kato


I received my B.E. in applied physics from Keio University, and my M. A. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During my Ph.D. study, I worked for Prof. David D. Awschalom in the Physics Department, focusing on electrical manipulation of electron spins in semiconductors. I did my postdoc with Hongjie Dai in the Chemistry Department at Stanford University, studying optoelectronic properties of carbon nanotubes. In 2007, I joined the Institute of Engineering Innovation at the University of Tokyo as an Associate Professor.


2005 Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Advisor: Professor David D. Awschalom
Dissertation: "Electrical Manipulation of Electron Spin Coherence in Nonmagnetic Semiconductors"
2003 M.A., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
2000 B.E., Applied Physics, Keio University

Professional Employment

2007- Associate Professor: Institute of Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo
2005-2007 Postdoctoral Scholar: Stanford University
2000-2005 Graduate Student Researcher: The University of California at Santa Barbara