Profile: Yasuhiro Koike

Present Position
Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute
Research Interests
Fundamentals of Photonics Polymer Materials and Applications,
Low-loss High-bandwidth Graded-Index Polymer Optical Fiber,
Highly Scattered Optical Transmission Polymer,
Zero-Birefringence Optical Polymer,
High-Power Polymer Optical Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers,
Gradient Refractive Index Polymer Lenses, etc.

Career History
1982 Ph.D. in Engineering from Graduate School of Engineering, Keio University
1989-1990 Research Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories
1997-present Professor at Keio University
2004-2008 Director of Keio Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology
2010-present Director of Keio Photonics Research Institute
2010-present Councillor of Keio University
2007- Honorary Doctorate of Eindhoven University of Technology
2009- Affiliate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering Department, University of Washington

1994-present General Chair of POF Consortium
1995-1998 Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology “High-Speed POF Project", Project Leader
1998-2001 Project Leader of “Plastic Optical Fiber Project, Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (Budget of Posts and Telecommunications)
1998-present General Chair of International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fiber (ICPOF)
2000-2006 Research Director of "Koike Photonics Polymer Project"
Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2002-2007 Project Leader of GigaHouse TownTM Project of Keio Engineering Fundation
2005-2010 Research Director of Koike Photonics Polymer Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) ERATO- Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology (SORST)
2006-2014 Member of Science Council of Japan
2010-present Committee member of NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories
2010-present Core Researcher, Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)
supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
2010-2012 30th Board member, the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2012-present Chairman of the Research Group on Photonics Polymer, the Society of Polymer Science, Japan

Selected Honors and Awards
1989 Society of Plastic Engineers(SPE), Electrical & Electronics Division Best Paper Award, ANTEC 1988,
"Gradient-Index Polymer Materials and Their Optical Devices"
1994 Society of Plastic Enginners(SPE), International Engineering and Technology Award -Fred O. Conley
1995 1995 Nikkei BP Technology Award, Information System Prize
1996 Office of Naval Research 50th Anniversary, Distinguished International Lecturer,
"Polymers for Optical Applications"
1996 Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association, Kenjiro Sakurai Memorial Prize
1997 Society for International Display (SID)
 1996 International Symposium Best Poster Paper Award
1997 The Japan Society of Applied Physics Sponsored International Meeting MOC/GRIN Best Paper Award
2000 Award of the Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan
2001 The Fujihara Award
2003 The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
2005 The Incentive Award of Takayanagi Foundation for Electronics Science and Technology
2006 Purple Ribbon Medal from Palace"Shiju Housho"
2007 The 2007 MOC Award
2009 Selected as "Nice Step Scientist" by National Institute of Science and Technology Policy for distinguished contribution
"Fundamental research and realization of high-speed plastic optical fiber" to the science and technology in 2009.
2010 Best Paper Award of 2009 by the Japan Society of Polymer Processing
"Design of Zero Zero-birefringence Polymers for Injection Molded Products with Low Birefringence,"
Seikei-Kakou, Vol21(7), pp.426-435, 2009.

Research Activities
 Publications  Research Papers 
 International Conference Papers  Invited Papers

Contact Address
Room:26-606A Extension:42538