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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Akira Toriumi, IEEE Fellow, The University of Tokyo, Japan


Biography: Akira Toriumi received the B.S. degree in physics, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from The University of Tokyo in Japan in 1978, 1980 and 1983, respectively. Then, he joined R&D Center of Toshiba Corporation in Japan, in which he had been engaged in device physics and technology in CMOS miniaturization. He was with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (1988–1990) as a visiting scientist on leave from Toshiba. In May 2000, he moved to Department of Materials Engineering of The University of Tokyo. He had also served as a high-k gate stack group leader in MIRAI Project (a national project for advanced CMOS in Japan) from 2001 to 2007. He retired in March 2019, and he is now an emeritus professor in The University of Tokyo.

Through his professional carrier, his research interests have been on device physics and materials science with regard to semiconductor devices. Particularly, he has investigated gate dielectrics, functional oxides, electron transport and processing science in Si and Ge CMOS, and low-dimensional materials and devices. He has authored and co-authored more than 600 scientific journal papers and conference proceedings, and several book chapters. He received several awards such as IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), Best Paper Award (1997), Solid-State Device and Materials (SSDM), Best Paper Award (2000 & 2003), IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport Award (2004), SSDM Award (2014), IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award (2016) and JSAP (The Japan Society of Applied Physics) Outstanding Achievement Award (2017). He served as several international conference chairs and committees such as Executive Committee in VLSI Symposium (2008-2017), Program Chair (2005) and Organizing Chair (2018) in International SSDM, General Chair in Si-Nanoelectronics Workshop (IEEE/JSAP) (1999), Executive Committee (2004-2006) and Vice President (2012-2013) in JSAP, Vice Chair (2010-2011) and Chapter Chair (2012-2013) in IEEE EDS (Electron Device Society) Japan.


Invited Speakers

Prof. Jun’ichiro MIZUKI, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan


Biography: Jun’ichiro MIZUKI graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University in 1973, and obtained his M. Sc. (1975), and D. Sc. (1980) degrees from Tohoku University in Japan. From 1980 to 1985 he worked at KEK as a JASP fellow, McMaster University as a post doctoral fellow in Canada, and Ames National Laboratory / Iowa State University as a research associate in USA. From 1985 to 1996 he worked at Fundamental Research Laboratory in NEC corp. in Tsukuba, and in 1996 he joined the Spring-8 group as a group leader of Japan Atomic Research Institute (Japan Atomic Energy Agency since 2005) and worked there till 2011. He moved to Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) in 2011 as a Full Professor at School of Science and Technology in KGU, and served as dean from 2017 to 2019. Currently he is a director of Center for Research Initiative as Specially Appointed Professor in KGU . He has been working on materials science using Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays, mostly focusing on a study of dynamics of atoms and electrons affection reactions and functions in materials. Current main activity is being devoted on the strongly correlated electron materials, such as high TC superconductors and the catalysts.
He served as the President of the Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research from 2012 to 2013. He was elected as the Chairman of X-ray Science of the Gordon Research Conference in 2009.


Prof. Pramoch Rangsunvigit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Biography: Pramoch Rangsunvigit is a professor in chemical engineering at The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Sc from Chulalongkorn University before his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, USA. His research interests cover conventional separation processes like adsorption and crystallisation and hybrid separation processes. Photocatalysis is also another area that he has contributed to. In addition, he has extensively worked on gas storage technologies including hydrogen storage via adsorption and metal hydrides and natural gas storage through adsorption and gas hydrates. He was awarded with outstanding teaching and research from a number of organisations.


Dr. Motohiro SUZUKI, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan


Biography: Motohiro Suzuki received his B. Sc. (1991) and M. Sci. (1993) degrees from Tokyo University of Science, and his D. Sc. (2004) degree from The University of Tokyo. He was a postdoctoral researcher (1997–1998) at Coherent X-ray Optics Laboratory, Harima Institute, RIKEN, and a researcher (1998–2006) at Research & Utilization Division, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI). Since 2006 he has been a senior researcher at JASRI. He has worked on developing X-ray magnetic spectroscopy techniques based on synchrotron radiation, in particular, high-sensitivity X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy with efficient control of the polarization of synchrotron X-ray. His recent research focuses on magnetic X-ray imaging of permanent magnets and spintronics materials using a nanofocusing X-ray beam.






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