• Important Dates

  • April 1st, 2013

  • -Deadline for registration
  • 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. Junichiro Kono


   Junichiro Kono received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied physics from the University of Tokyo in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1995. He was a postdoctoral research associate in condensed matter physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995-1997 and the W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory Fellow in the Department of Physics at Stanford University in 1997-2000. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Rice University in 2000 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. Since 2009, he has been a Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics& Astronomy at Rice University. Kono's current research interests include optical studies of low-dimensional systems; spintronics and quantum information processing; nonlinear, ultrafast, and quantum optics in solids; phenomena in ultrahigh magnetic fields; and terahertz phenomena in semiconductors. Prof. Kono is the founder of the award-winning international program for science and engineering undergraduate students called, NanoJapan Program, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. This nationally-recognized program annually selects students from universities nationwide and places them in 12-week research internships with leading nanoscience research labs in Japan. Since 2006, 106 students have participated in the program, representing 33 different U.S. institutions. 35% of participants are women and 15.1% represent diverse ethnic groups.

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