Yuichiro Kato
Carbon nanotube electroluminescence

Institute of Engineering Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor

2005 Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
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
Research Supervisor:Professor Hongjie Dai
2000-2005 Graduate Student Researcher: The University of California as Santa Barbara
Thesis Advisor: Professor David D. Awschalom

2005 Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The electroluminescence of carbon nanotubes has interesting properties that result from their one dimensionality and nanoscale structure, which brings up the possibility of their applications in optoelectronics.
This project aims at elucidating the underlying physical mechanism of electroluminescence in carbon nanotubes, thereby assessing their potential for optoelectronics.
Furthermore, establishing device structures that cause light emission from carrier injection as in conventional semiconductors may open pathways to novel nanoscale optoelectronics.