Yoichi Uehara,Director, Professor
Nobuyuki Sato,Assistant Professor
Koichi Shoji,Technical Staff
Tamotsu Suenaga,Technical Staff
Maho Abe,Technical Staff
Kento Abe,Technical Staff
Yuko Maruyama,Technical Staff
Takenori Tanno,Technical Staff
Yasuaki Maeda,Technical Staff
Hiroyuki Yagyu,Technical Staff
Katsumi Sagae,Technical Staff
Kana Sekiya,Technical Staff
Pioneering studies in research areas from basic sciences to applied communication technologies have been performed at this institute. Technical staffs have traditionally contributed to these efforts through the use of their well-established skills, experience, and knowledge. To accelerate such contributions in the future, a fundamental technology center encompassing all technical staffs and an assistant professor was established in 2007. This center provides technical skills of machining, physical and chemical measurements, materials processing, and information management though the following four divisions.
The machine shop division focuses on advanced machining techniques and supplies the experimental apparatus (e.g., see Fig. 1.) that are required by different laboratories. This division also provides machining instructions to the students and faculty members who pursue machining independently. The evaluation division offers various evaluation and measurement instruments such as X-ray diffractometer (see Fig. 2) and electron probe X-ray micro analyzer (see Fig. 3). Glass processing techniques can also be provided. In addition, this division is responsible for supplying freezing media. The processing division offers nanometer-scale electron beam lithographic techniques in cooperation with the cooperation section of the Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics. Instruments for accumulating and testing optical multilayered thin films are also available in this division. Finally, the information technology division operates the in-house network of the institute and manages commonly used information equipment in cooperation with the Flexible Information Research Center. In addition, this division engages in the collection and management of intellectual property-related information.