Masaya NOTOMI received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 1986, 1988, and 1997, respectively. He joined NTT Optoelectronics Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1988 and moved to NTT Basic Research Laboratories in 1999. Since then, his research interest has been to control the optical properties of materials and devices by using artificial nanostructures, and engaged in research on quantum wires/dots and photonic crystal structures. In 1996-1997, he was a visiting researcher of Linköping University, Sweden. He was a guest associate professor of Applied Electronics in 2003-2009 and is currently a guest professor of Physics in Tokyo Institute of Technology. He was appointed as Senior Distinguished Researcher of NTT since 2010. He is currently a director of NTT Nanophotonics Center and a group leader of Photonic Nanostructure Research Group. He received IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2006, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) prize in 2009, Japan Academy Medal in 2009, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prize for Science and Technology, Research Category) in 2010, and IEEE Fellow grade in 2013. He is serving as a member of National University Corporation Evaluation Committee in the Japanese government. He is also a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, APS, IEEE, and OSA.
Hiroshi YAMAGUCHI received his B.E., M.S. in physics and Ph.D. degrees in engineering from Osaka University in 1984, 1986, and 1993, respectively. He joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1986 and has been engaged in the study of compound semiconductor surfaces using electron diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy. His current interests are micro/nanomechanical devices using semiconductor heterostructures. He was a visiting research fellow in Imperial College, University of London, U.K. during 1995-1996 and a visiting research staff in Paul Drude Institute, Germany in 2003. He is a guest professor in Tohoku University from 2006 and a director of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) in 2008 and 2009. He served as more than 40 committee members of academic societies and international conferences. He was appointed as Senior Distinguished Researcher of NTT since 2011. He is currently an executive manager of Quantum and Nano Device Research and a group leader of Hybrid Nano-Structure Physics Research Group. He received the Paper Awards of Japan Society of Applied Physics in 1989, 2004, and 2010, MNC2008 Outstanding Paper Award in 2009, SSDM2009 Paper Award in 2010, Inoue Prize for Science in 2012, and Commendation for Science and Technology by MEXT in 2013. He was made a Fellowship of Institute of Physics (IOP) in 2011 and JSAP in 2013. He is a member of JSAP, the Physical Society of Japan, Institute of Physics (IOP), American Physical Society (APS), and IEEE.
Koji MURAKI received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively. He joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1994. Since then, he has been engaged in the growth of high-mobility heterostructures and the study of highly correlated electronic states realized in such structures. He was a guest researcher at Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart, Germany during 2001-2002. He served as a program committee/chair of international conferences on High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics (HMF) and Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (EP2DS). He was a leader of physics research and epitaxy group of ERATO Nuclear Spin Electronics Project, Japan Science and Technology, during 2008-2015. He was appointed as Distinguished Researcher of NTT in 2009 and Senior Distinguished Researcher of NTT in 2013. He is currently a group leader of Quantum Solid State Physics Research Group. He is a member of the Physical Society of Japan and Japan Society of Applied Physics.
Shingo TSUKADA received his M.D. degrees from Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan and his medical license in 1990. He received the Ph.D. degrees in medicine from Tsukuba University, Japan in 2003 respectively. He was a visiting researcher at University of California at San Diego, U.S.A. during 2003-2005. He joined NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 2010 as a Research Specialist, and from 2013 as a Senior Research Scientist. Since then, he has been engaged in the study of mechanism and activity control of signal transduction of brain cell. His current interests are the detection of biomedical signals using novel wearable-type and implant-type bioelectrodes based on the composites of conductive polymers with various fibers and textiles. He was appointed as Senior Distinguished Researcher of NTT in 2014. He is currently a member of Molecular and Bio Science Research Group. He is a member of Society for Neuroscience, The Physiological Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Japan Neuroscience Society, the Japanese Circulation Society, and the Japanese Orthopaedic Association.