Saulius Juodkazis


Saulius Juodkazis

Specially Appointed Professor

NanomaterialsLaser 3D printingLight-matter interactionLaser tweezersSolar cells

Research Projects

  • 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.


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


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


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.


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


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:


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.