Saulius Juodkazis

1998- Postdoc / Assistant Professor, University of Tokushima, Japan
2004- Associate Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan
2009- Professor of Physics and Director of Nanotechnology facility at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
2019- Specially Appointed Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Nanomaterials, Laser 3D printing, Light-matter interaction, Laser tweezers, Solar cells

School of Materials and Chemical Technology(Tokyo Tech)
Swinburne University of Technology(Australia)

Research Hub Group :Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Material contrast and surface charge removal in electron and ion microscopy. By adding a short wavelength UV LED illumination during a scanning electron microscopy (SEM), distortions of an image caused by surface charging are canceled when UV wavelength is close to the electron work function of the sample. Samples without conductive (metal) coating can be imaged by SEM without charging under UV illumination.
  • Nano-textured surfaces of Si and Ti made by plasma treatment show bactericidal action – “mechanical antibiotics”.
  • Ultra-short laser modification of material create new phases (including high-pressure and temperature phases) of materials with different chemical and optical properties used for fabrication micro-optical, opto-mechanical, and micro-fluidic applications.


Selected Awards

  • 2017: The Eureka Prize for Scientific Research with Prof. E. P. Ivanova the team “Bacteria busters”. Australian award established by the University New South wales with the Australian Museum

Selected Publications

  • S. Juodkazis, K. Nishimura, S. Tanaka, H. Misawa, E. E. Gamaly, B. Luther-Davies, L. Hallo, P. Nicolai, V. Tikhonchuk, Laser-induced microexplosion confined in the bulk of a sapphire crystal: Evidence of multimegabar pressures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 166101, 2006.
    Highlighted in Nature News
    and Physical Review Focus
  • A. Vailionis, E. G. Gamaly, V. Mizeikis, W. Yang, A. V. Rode, S. Juodkazis, Evidence of superdense aluminium synthesized by ultrafast microexplosion, Nature Communications 2, 445, 2011.
  • S. Juodkazis, N. Mukai, R. Wakaki, A. Yamaguchi, and H. Misawa, Reversible phase transitions in polymer gels induced by radiation forces, Nature 408(68099), 178-181, 2000.
  • K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, V. Mizeikis, H. Misawa, Clusters of closely spaced gold nanoparticles as a source of two-photon photoluminescence at visible wavelengths, Adv. Mat. 20, 26 – 29 2008. Highlighted in NPG Asia Materials
  • E. Brasselet, N. Murazawa, H. Misawa, and S. Juodkazis, Optical vortices from liquid crystal droplets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 103903, 2009. Highlighted in Nature: