Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University


Shigeo Sato,Director, Professor

Nobuyuki Sato,Assistant Professor

Tamotsu Suenaga,Technical Staff

Yasuaki Maeda,Technical Staff

Maho Abe,Technical Staff

Hiroyuki Yagyu,Technical Staff

Kento Abe,Technical Staff

Kana Sekiya,Technical Staff

Yuko Maruyama,Technical Staff

Koichi Shoji,Technical Staff

Takenori Tanno,Technical Staff

(Back row from left)Yuko Maruyama ,Maho Abe, Kana Sekiya, Shigeo Sato, Koichi Shoji,
Yasuaki Maeda
(Front row from left)Nobuyuki Sato , Tamotsu Suenaga, Kento Abe, Takenori Tanno,
Hiroyuki Yagyu

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 cryogen. 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 System Center. In addition, this division engages in the collection and management of intellectual property-related information.

  • Providing of technical skills of machining, physical and chemical measurements, material processing, and information management.
  • Maintaining of the in-house network of the institute.
  • Technical supports for safety and security of the institute.

Figure 1 Teflon chamber for artificial cell membranes
Figure 2 X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
Figure 3 Electron Probe X-ray Micro Analyzer (EPMA)