Members

Yasuhiro Koike

Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute
  
Biography
1982  
Ph.D. in Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Keio University
1989 - 1990
Research Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories
1997 - present
Professor at Keio University
2010 - present
Member of Board of Councillors, Keio University
Research Activities

1995 - 1998 
Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology "High-Speed POF Project", Project Leader
1998 - 2001
Project Leader of "Plastic Optical Fiber Project, Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan   (Budget of Posts and Telecommunications)
1998 - present 
General Chair of International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fiber (ICPOF)
2000 - 2005 September

Research Director of "Koike Photonics Polymer Project", Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2005 October - 2011March

Research Director of Koike Photonics Polymer Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ERATO- Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology (SORST) 
2010 March-2014 March

Core Researcher, Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)   
Awards
1994
Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE), International Technology       Award -Fred O. Conley
1996
Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association, Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Prize
1995
Nikkei BP Technology Award, Information System Prize
1996
Office of Naval Research 50th Anniversary, Distinguished International Lecture
2000
Award of Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
2001
The Fujihara Award, 2002 The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2004
The Incentive Award of Takayanagi Foundation for Electronics Science and Technology
2006
Purple Ribbon Medal from Palace
2007
The 2007 MOC Award
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 Awards


Akihiro Tagaya

Project Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
Deputy Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute

Biography
1996
Ph.D. in Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
1996 - 1998
Researcher at Corporate Research & Technology, Hoechst Industry Limited
1998 - 1999
Researcher at Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
1999 - 2000
Instructor at Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
2000 - 2005
Leader, The New Functional Material System Group, ERATO Koike Photonics Polymer Project, Japan Science and Technology Corporation
2005 - 2010
Leader, The New Functional Material System Group, ERATO-SORST Koike Photonics Polymer Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2010 - 2011
Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
2011 - present
Project Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
2010 - present
Deputy Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute
Research Achievements

Journal papers: 52 
International conferences with review: 20
Presentations at international conferences: 99
Books: 13

Awards
1998
The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Young Scientist Award
2001
Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ)
2010
The Japan Society of Polymer Processing (JSPP) Best Paper Award 2009
2015
SID Special Recognition Awards
Research about

Responsible for KPRI's Sub-theme2 "Developing Photonics Polymer for High Resolution, Large-size Display"
Research Interests

Fundamentals of Photonics Polymer Materials and their Applications
Zero-zero-birefringence polymers for LCD and optical disk system
Light-scattering polymers for displays
Optical amplifier and polymer fiber laser

Activities

・Member of Steering Committee of Research Group on Photonics Polymers, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ)
・Program Committee Member for Society for Information Display (SID) 2010-2013
・Editor for "Kobunshi", SPSJ 
・Committee Member of Laser Display Technology Research Group, Optical Society Japan
(OSJ)
・Deputy of SPSJ

Membership of Societies

American Chemical Society (ACS)
The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) 
The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP
The Japan Society of Polymer Processing (JSPP)



Tetsuya Toma

Deputy Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute
Associate Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University

Biography
1963
Born in Tokyo
1988
Master of Science in Engineering, Keio University     
Joined Sumitomo 3M Limited
2001
Transferred to 3M Company (the headquarter) in the United States
2007
Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2008
Associate Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University
2010
Deputy Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute
Researching about

Prof. Toma has been researching on "Face-to-Face Communication System" at KPRI.  As its representative applications, telemedicine and medical education are the major themes to co-work with medical doctors in School of Medicine, Keio University, and some of our systems are moving forward to practical uses; such as a large-sized 3D rear projection system for medical education.  He also researches on designing a system of high speed optical home network using GI-POF developed by KPRI.  He is working closely together with industrial experts, including optical connector and peripheral device manufacturers.
Research Field

Market creation by developing advanced communication systems for broadband society
Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Committee Member

International Committee Member, ICPOF
Deputy Chairman, POF Consortium
Director, PMI Japan Chapter
Laser Lighting Display Committee, Laser Society of Japan
Belonging Academic Society

Japanese Telemedicine and Telecare Association (JTTA)
Japan Society for Medical Education (JSME)
Japan Association of Medical Informatics (JAMI)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Hobby
Sign Dance (Gospel Hula with sign language)


Azusa Inoue
Project Senior Assistant Professor

Biography
1979
Born in Kyoto
2008
Ph.D. in Engineering, Keio University
2008 - 2010
Postdoctoral fellow, Kyushu University
2010 -
Project assistant professor, Graduate School of Keio University
2014 May -
Project Senior Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Keio University
Research about

My current research interests include analyses, designs, and controls of random and disordered perturbations in polymer optical fibers and waveguides.
Research field

Optical fiber, Light scattering, Near infrared spectroscopy, Organic photonics, Solid-state laser