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Iwami Kentaro

Affiliation Institute of Engineering
Division Division of Advanced Mechanical Systems Engineering
Research field Mechanical Information Engineering
Keyword(S) MEMS,NEMS,Plasmonics,microfabrication,microsystems
Research experience

・Apr.2005-Mar.2008:JSPS research fellow
・Apr.2008:Postdoctoral fellow at MNC, Tohoku University
・May.2008-Dec.2011:Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
・Jan.2012-Dec.2016:Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
・Jan.2017-Present:Associate Professor (Tenured), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Educational background

・ in Mechatronics and Precision Engineering, Tohoku University
・ in Mechatronics and Precision Engineering, Tohoku University
・ in Nanomechanics, Tohoku University


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(At Apr. 2019)
・APEX/JJAP Editorial Contribution Award, 2018
・President's Award, Tohoku Univeristy, 2005
・AP-NFO award, 2004

Selected papers and publications

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(At Jan. 2012)

・H. Nagasaki, S. Kaneko, K. Iwami, and N. Umeda, “Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Dew Sensor for Use Under Low Humidity Conditions”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 51 (2) 027301 (2012)
・K Iwami, A. Iizuka, and N. Umeda, “Electron Field Emission from the Gold Tip Under Laser Irradiation at the Plasmon-Resonant Wavelength”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 29 (2) 02B103 (2011)
・K. Iwami, T. Ono, and M. Esashi, “Design and fabrication of a scanning near-field microscopy probe with integrated zinc oxide photoconductive antennas for local terahertz spectroscopy”, Sensors and Materials, 22 (3) pp.135-142 (2010)
・K. Iwami, T. Noda, K. Ishida, K. Morishima, and N. Umeda, “Bio rapid prototyping by extruding/aspirating/refilling thermoreversible hydrogel”, Biofabrication 2 (1) 014108 (2010)
・K. Iwami, T. Ono, and M. Esashi, “A New Approach for Terahertz Local Spectroscopy using Microfabricated Scanning Near-field Probe”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., 47 (10) 8095 (2008)
・K. Iwami, T. Ono, and M. Esashi, “Optical Near-Field Probe Integrated With Self-Aligned Bow-Tie Antenna and Electrostatic Actuator for Local Field Enhancement”, J. Microelectromech. Syst. 15 (5) 1201

Research Description

Based on recent advancements of nanofabrication technologies, plasmon resonance, which is involved by light irradiation to metal nanostructures, has attracted much interest. Plasmon resonance is a collective oscillation of free electrons excited by electric field of incident light. This phenomenon has been applied to biosensors, nanosensing methods, highly efficient solar power converters, nanolenses, nanooptical switches, and so on. Recently, this research field is called as “Plasmonics”, and has been broadened among the world.
We have been focused on the relationship between plasmon resonance and electron field emission. We found so-called “Plasmon assisted field emission”, which is expected as a novel photocathode. We are pursuing this principle in depth and applying it to the novel massively-parallel optically-controlled filed emitter arrays.

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About TUAT's tenure-track program

I’m so attracted by tenure-truck system because an adopter can advance his/her study independently as a self-driven PI. It is a novel environment for young researchers in Japan. Especially, TUAT offers great treatment for tenure-truck employees as sufficient budget and enough amounts of tenure posts, which makes collaboration between tenure-truck employees possible. I’m also encouraged by senior associate professors tenured through the past MEXT project “Improvement of Research Environement for Young Researchers”. I’m looking forward to open up a new research frontier in this tenure-truck term.

Future aspirations

Tenure truck term is not only for my research but also for education of group students. Since I’m going to have my group, I’d like to tell my principle for my students and would like to sublate it through fruitful discussions. I would like to ask my students to be people who take his/her pleasure in contributing anyone else. I shall study not only with my group but also other groups through open-collaborations such as sharing facilities.