Yukio Kawano


Yukio Kawano

Associate Professor

Carbon Nano DevicesTerahertz DevicesOptical Metrology


2001: Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2006: Research Scientist, RIKEN
2011: Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Expectations for WRHI

Cross-disciplinary international collaboration

Research Projects

  • Strong enhancement in terahertz field with silicon plasmonic structures and its application to microanalysis

  • Development of flexible terahertz camera and multi-view imaging

  • Nanoscale terahertz imaging and visualization of semiconductor quantum transport


  • Our paper about silicon terahertz plasmonic structures has been published in Applied Physics Letters

  • The flexible terahertz camera and multi-view imaging have been featured in Nature Digest and Nikkei Electronics.

  • Our paper about the flexible terahertz camera has been has been published in Nature Photonics and has been featured in Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Denpa Shimbun, Kagaku Shimbun, IEEE spectrum, Photonics Media, German National Radio and so on

  • Daichi Suzuki (D2 of Kawano Lab) receives “Nippon Broadcasting System Award” of FujiSankei Buisiness I Awards


Assist. Prof., Dept. of Phys., University of Tokyo


Research Scientist, RIKEN


Assoc. Prof., QNERC, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2016 -

Assoc. Prof., FIRST, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Young Scientist Award for the Presentation of an Excellent Paper


Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan


Research Award of the Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology
The Young Scientists’ Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


Tokyo Tech President’s Special Award
Sir Martin Wood Prize
Japan IBM Science Prize


Tokyo Tech Innovative Research Engineering Award


Marubun Research Promotion Foundation Award


JSPS PRIZE 2014 Funai Academic Prize
Gottfried Wagener Prize (German Innovation Award)


14th DOCOMO Mobile Science Award


Y. Kawano and K. Ishibashi, “An on-chip near-field terahertz probe and detector”, Nature Photonics 2, 618-621 (2008).


Y. Kawano, “Chip-Based Near-Field Terahertz Microscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology 6, 356-364 (2016). (Invited paper)


D. Suzuki, S. Oda and Y. Kawano, “A flexible and wearable terahertz scanner”, Nature Photonics 10, 809-814 (2016). Featured in Nature Digest 14, 24-25 (2017).

T. Iguchi, T. Sugaya, and Y. Kawano, “Silicon-immersed terahertz plasmonic structures”, Applied Physics Letters 110, 151105-1-4 (2017).