Tohoku University and Dexerials to Launch "Dexerials-Tohoku University Photonic Meta Sensing Co-creation Research Center", Building Strong Collaboration
Tohoku University (Location: Sendai-shi, Miyagi; President: Hideo Ohno) and Dexerials Corporation (Headquarters: Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi; Representative Director and President: Yoshihisa Shinya; hereinafter “Dexerials”) announce that they will establish the Dexerials-Tohoku University Photonic Meta Sensing*1 Co-creation Research Center*2 (hereinafter “the Research Center”) on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The Research Center will carry out next-generation research in unexplored areas of photonics that will help to realize a near-future society based on an integration of optical and information technologies, by creating innovative devices and deploying them in society.
Tohoku University and Dexerials have been conducting joint research in optics, semiconductors and other areas with the aim of developing new technologies that help to address social problems.
The new Research Center will have an operating structure under which highly skilled specialists from both parties will work together to further step up academic-industrial collaboration and expand joint studies. Tohoku University owns science and technology in new materials, high precision measurement, ultra-fine processing and bonding and stacking at the atomic and nanometer levels, while the Dexerials Group holds technologies in materials, micro-nano fabrication and other processing and optical semiconductors. On the basis of these technologies, we will aim to create new technologies, products and solutions in the field of photonics, including high-speed optical communications and sensing, at unprecedented levels or unexplored areas. In addition, we will accelerate the development of personnel that will play central roles in the next generation in these fields.
Tohoku University and Dexerials will continuously strengthen academic-industrial collaboration through activities at the Research Center and will speed up research and personnel development in the photonics fields with a view to offering value for the digitalization of society and helping to resolve social issues.
- *1 This term is coined to refer to a sensing system based on an integration of optical and information technologies to support a near-future society.
- *2 The Research Center will serve as a base of academic-industrial collaboration and exchange, where private organization will enjoy flexible access to academic researchers and knowledge, facilities and equipment in Tohoku University to plan and implement joint studies, personnel development and other academic-industrial co-creation activities.
Hideo Ohno, president of Tohoku University (left) and Yoshihisa Shinya from Dexerials Corporation (right)
Overview of “Dexerials-Tohoku University Photonic Meta Sensing Co-creation Research Center”
Dexerials-Tohoku University Photonic Meta Sensing Co-creation Research Center
Carrying out next-generation research in unexplored areas of photonics that will help realize a near-future society based on an integration of optical and information technologies through the creation of innovative devices and their deployment in society.
Outline of activity
(１)Pursuit and expansion of joint research subjects
We will pursue and expand joint research subjects to create new technologies, products and solutions in the field of photonics, including high-speed optical communications and sensing, at unprecedented levels or unexplored areas.
(２)Human resource development
We will develop next-generation personnel in photonics.
Kazuya Hayashibe, Specially-Appointed Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
(Corporate R&D Division Head, Dexerials Corporation and Board Member, Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd.)
(２)Operation Support Manager
Masaru Nakagawa, Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
(Director, Materials-Measurement Hybrid Research Center)
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM) East Building 2, Tohoku University
From April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2026