is a Distinguished Professor at School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). He was previously a Laboratory Manger of the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL) and Professor of Nanoelectronics at University of Southampton, UK. He currently holds a joint appointment with the HCL as a Visiting Chief Scientist.
He has a strong research interest in silicon- and graphene-based nanoelectronic and nano-electro-mechanical (NEM) devices and has led a number of large research projects in the UK and Japan, including PI of the UKRC EPSRC project SISSQIT (2010-2013) on electron spins in Si quantum dots (SiQDs), the EPSRC-JST UK-Japan project NOVTLOS (2011 - 2014) in which his team developed a new Si-based NEMS nonvolatile switch, and PI of the Japan MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research project, ‘Development of Graphene NEMS hybrid functional devices for autonomous and ultrasensitive integrated sensors’ (2013-2018).
He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers and filed over 50 patents.