Short biography etc

Work History

2013 - present      Lecturer in Electric and Electrical Engineering and London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL.
2012 - present      JST-PRESTO researcher (in Cambridge till 09/2013 and thereafter in UCL). 
2012                        Postdoctoral fellowship funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in Cambridge. 
2009 - 2011           PDRA working with Dr Andrew J. Ferguson, in the Department of Physics. Cambridge, also a Darwin College research fellow between 2010-2013 

2005 - 2009          University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
                                  PhD in Physics. Supervisor: Prof. J. A. C. Bland and Dr Crispin W. Barnes. 

2003 - 2005         Tohoku University,  Japan.
                                 MSci in Materials Science, Supervisor: Prof Inomata, First Class (GPA: 4.0, 4th/100+).
1999 - 2003          Nagoya Institute of Technology,  Japan.
                                 BSci in Materials Science. Supervisor: Prof Sumiyama.


        2012               Royal Society Research Grant - to explore new spin-Hall phenomena.

        2012               JST-PRESTO Funding: for setting up own research.

        2012                Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdotoral fellowship for research abroad

        2011                EPSRC KTS funding

        2011                Royal Society International Travel Grant: for carrying out experiments in Prof. Demokritov group.

        2010                Darwin College Research Fellow: College research fellowshiphighly competitive, in Cambridge.

        2007                Abdus Salam prize runner-up: annual competition for the best PhD research in the Cavendish.

        2006                Overseas Research Studentship: competitive scholarship for excellent overseas students.

        2005                Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship: for overseas PhD students in Cambridge.

        2005                The Nakajima Foundation Scholarship, for Japanese students to study abroad, maximum 5 years.