Electron/Phonon Band Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Masahiro Nomura received B.E, M.E. and Ph. D. degrees in the applied physics all from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2000, 2002, and 2005, respectively. During 2004-2005, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He joined Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center in 2005 and Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo in 2007, as a Project Research Associate, and investigated laser oscillation and light-matter interactions in semiconductor quantum dot-nanocavity coupled systems. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2010 and has been investigating manipulation of transport of quanta such as photons and phonons in semiconductor nanostructures; especially in photonic and phononic crystal nanostructures. His main interest is now control of heat transport by phononics and its application to thermoelectrics. He is also a Guest Professor of University of Freiburg, Germany since 2013. He investigates thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials in Prof. O. Paul’s group. Prof. Nomura received The Young Scientistsâ€™ Prize, Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2012; and 5 other awards.