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  • April 1st, 2013

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  • April 1st, 2013

  • -Start call for abstracts
  • May 1st, 2013

  • -Deadline for abstracts
  • July 24th, 2013

  • -Start ASPC 2013
  • July 26th, 2013

  • -Closing
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Invited Lecturers

Prof. Satoshi Kawata


   Professor Satoshi Kawata received his BSc, Msc, and PhD all in Applied Physics in 1974, 76, and 79, respectively, from Osaka University. After the experience of postdoctral fellow of JSPS, he spent two years in University of California, at Irvine as a Research Associate. He joined in Osaka University as a faculty member in 1981 and was promoted to a full Professor of Applied Physics in 1993. He joined RIKEN near Tokyo as a Chief Scientist leading Nanophotonics Laboratory from 2002 to 2012. Professor Kawata is a Professor of Departments of Applied Physics and Frontier Bioscience and the Executive Director of Photonics Advanced Research Center of Osaka University. Professor Kawata is a Fellow of OSA, IOP, SPIE, and JSAP. He serves as the Vice-President of JSAP (Japan Society of Applied Physics), ex-President of Spectroscopical Society of Japan, ex-Editor of Optics Communications, General co-chair of SPIE Nano Science and Engineering. He is also Chairman of the board of directors, Nanophoton Corporation since 2003.

   He is one of the pioneers in near field optics (the inventor of tip-enhanced near-field microscopy), three-dimensional microscopy (laser CT microscopy, 3D data storage), plasmoics (SPR sensors, plasmon holography, plasmon laser, plasmonic microscopy), multi-photon engineering (two-photon polymerization, two-photon isomerization, two-photon photorefraction, two-photon SPP, etc), bio-imaging, and signal recovery (image and spectrum restoration based on constrained nonlinear optimization). His research group has recently demonstrated a spatial resolution of 4 nm by tip-enhanced Raman microscopy. His research opens new doors for near field optics, and brings a new breakthrough in nano-imaging and nano-analysis of materials, as it becomes possible to achieve optical image of much higher quality.

   He has authored/edited more than 30 books and published more than 340 papers with h-index 54, and was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan, Japan IBM Science Award, LVMH da Vinci Excellence, Shimadzu Award, OSA fellows, SPIE fellows, JSAP fellows, IOP fellows and many others. The "8-micron bull" fabricated with his invented two-photon technology has been awarded in Guinness World Record Book 2004 Edition.

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