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  • Personnel Change in April, 2005

    New Members

    • Post doctoral fellows
    • Dr. Miroru Kobayashi

    • PhD course students
      Yuko Yamamoto Almar Palonpon

    • master course students
      Hidemasa Suzuki Tsunemi Hiramatsu

    • Undergraduate Students
      Sawako Ishitobi Satoshi Kawaguchi
      Yasuaki Kumamoto Daigo Hiraga
      Masahito Yamanaka

    Graduation
      Koshiro Kaneko (PhD) Minoru Kobayashi (PhD)
      Toru Suwa (Master) Masatoshi Futatsuya (Master)
      Kohei Yamada (Master) Yoshimichi Yamada(Master)
      Toshinori Kawasaki(Bachelor)

    Positions after graduation
      Dentsu Co., Ltd.Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
      Kyocera Co., Ltd.Seiko Epson Co., Ltd.
      Osaka University

  • Almar Palonpon from the Philippines
    Almar will stay with us as a Monbukagakusho-scholorship student from the Philippines. He will be enrolled in a PhD course of Graduated School of Engineering, Osaka University after a half-year intensive Japanese language course. (4/19/2005)

  • The 4th AWAJI Conference
    The 4th AWAJI conference was held on 5 -6 April, 2005. We have enjoyed the conference with members from LaSIE, CoCoNo Seminar, RIKEN Nanophotonics Lab, and Nanophoton. (4/19/2005)

  • Dr. Enzo Di Fabrizio and Dr. Stefano Cabrini stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Fabrizio and Dr. Cabrini stay in LaSIE for research collaboration between Osaka University and ELETTRA, Italy for about 3 weeks from 3 March 2005. They gave a lecture, "Cross beam lithography from nanometric structures," in LaSIE seminar on 11 April 2005. (4/19/2005)

  • Prof. Yung Doug Suh and Ki-Seok Joen stayed in LaSIE
    Prof. Suh and Joen stayed in LaSIE for research collaboration on nearfield optics. Prof. Suh gave a lecture, "Nano Raman Spectroscopy," in LaSIE Seminar on 28 March 2005. Joen stayed with us to do experiments on nearfield optics for about 4 weeks from 7 March 2005. (4/19/2005)

  • Sad news
    Professor Osamu Nakamura has passed away at 5:07 on 23 January 2005 at Handai hospital. His funeral was held at Senri Kaikan Osaka on 25 January.
    Link: Prof. Nakamura's HP

  • Mr. Sun Zhengbin's and Ms. Dong Xianzi's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Sun Zhengbin and Ms. Dong Xianzi from Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences have stayed from February 24. They study about photo-fabrication methods in LaSIE. (2/28/2005)

  • Dr. Maitreyee Roy's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Maitreyee Roy from University of Sydney stayed from November 19 to January 20. She studied about microscopy in LaSIE. She talked about "Low coherence geometric phase technique for mapping complex microsurfaces" in a LaSIE seminar on December 6th. (1/04/2005)

  • Dr. Andrey Sukhorukov's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Andrey Sukhorukov from Australian National University stayed in LaSIE. He talked about "Nonlinear photonics in optically-induced lattices" in a LaSIE seminar on October 26. (10/30/2004)

  • Joint seminar with Prof. Matsumoto's lab
    We held a joint seminar with Prof. Matsumoto's lab in the institute of scientific and industrial research, Osaka University on September 28, 2004. We discussed about carbon nanotubes and imaging. (9/30/2004)

  • Mr. Michael Schwertner's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Michael Schwertner from University of Oxford stayed in LaSIE. He studied at Riken from August 31 to October 28 as a research student. (9/10/2004)

  • The 8th International Conference on Near-Field nano Optics
    We attended The 8th International Conference on Near-Field nano Optics. The schedule and the titles of our presentation are as below.
    9/6 14:30
    Sub-Micron Near Field IR Imaging and Spectroscopy
    Utilizing a Free Electron Laser and an Apertured Cantilever in Figerprint Region
    Y. Inouye, T. Masaki, S. Kawata
    9/6 17:45
    Tip-pressurized near-field Raman spectroscopy of DNA base molecule using apertureless metallic probe tip
    H. Watanabe, N. Hayazawa, Y. Inouye, S. Kawata
    9/8 10:30
    Molecular nano-imaging with plasmon-enhanced coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering
    T. Ichimura,N. Hayazawa, M. Hashimoto, Y. Inouye, S. Kawata
    9/9 11:00
    Nano-scale characterization of single wall carbon nanotubes using nano plasmonic light source
    Taka-aki Yano, Norihiko Hayazawa, Yasushi Inouye, Satoshi Kawata
    (09/03/2004)

  • 2nd International Nanophotonics Symposium Handai
    2nd International Nanophotonics Symposium Handai was held on July 26-28, 2004 at Ichyo Kaikan, Osaka University. [photo album] The schedule and the titles of our presentation are as below.
    qdJuly 26 11:30-12:00;Satoshi Kawataqɮetallic Nano-Probe for Nonlinear and Near-Field Molecular Imagingq˝br> (06/29/2004)

  • AWAJI CONFERENCE
    From April 27 to April 28, Kawata Lab., Nakamura Lab., CoCoNo Group in information Science & Technology, Nanophotonics group in RIKEN, Handai FRC and Nanophoton Co., Ltd. held the 3rd Awaji conference in Awaji Westin Hotel. Photograph(05/10/2004)

  • Prof. Colin J.R. Sheppard's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Colin J.R. Sheppard from National University of Singapore stayed from February 14 to February 28. He talked about "Fundamentals of laser scanning microscopy" and "Phase microscopy using the transport of intensity equation" at a COE21 seminar. (02/16/2004)

  • Dr. Martin J. Booth, Mr. Michael Schwertner, Mr. Harald Baumann stayed in LaSIE
    Dr. Martin J. Booth, Mr. Michael Schwertner and Mr. Harald Baumann from Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford stayed in LaSIE for research discussion about adaptive optics. (01/20/2004)

  • Dr. G.P.Wang visited in LaSIE
    Dr. G.P.Wang from Department of physics, Wuhan University visited LaSIE for research discussion about local plasmon resonance of metallic particle . (01/20/2004)

  • International Conferene on Nanophotonics 2004
    International conference on Nanophotonics was held on Jan. 10-12, 2004 at Hakone Prince Hotel. (01/20/2004)


  • Japan-France conference
    Japan-France conference will be held on Oct. 26-29, 2003 at Awaji Yumebutai International Convention Center. The topic is "Molecular Photonics and Biophotonics at Micro and Nano-scale". For more information, please visit the site: http://lasie.ap.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/JFC2003/. (08/05/2003)

  • Dr. JunHo Kim's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. JunHo Kim from Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, in Korea will stay from September 8 to September 30. He worked on evaluation of self-assemble monolayer using near field raman spectroscopy. (09/16/2003)

  • Prof. Din-Ping Tsai's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Din-Ping Tsai from National Taiwan University, Taipei will stay from August 18 for one month. He conducted research collaboration with us on development of multi-photon laser nanofabrication using novel composite material systems. (09/01/2003)

  • Dr. Remo Proietti Zaccaria's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Remo Proietti Zaccaria from INFM (National Institute For Matter Physics), Italy will stay as a JSPS research fellow for one year from August 18. He will work on two-photon laser nanofabrication based on the quantum interferometric mechanism. (09/01/2003)

  • The Internationa Nanophotonics Symposium Handai
    The Internationa Nanophotonics Symposium Handai was held from July 24 to 26 at Icho-Kaikan in Suita Campus, Osaka University. (7/26/2003)

  • LaSIE Summer School in Shirahama
    LaSIE Summer School was held from July 20 to 22 in Shirahama. In the Summer School, progress review of M1 students was held. (7/23/2003)

  • Personnel change on July 16, 2003
    Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences: Dr. Nicholas Smith (7/16/2003)

  • Mr. Yang and Mr. Kim's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Hyun-Kwan Yang and Mr. Moon-Soo Kim from Hannam University, Korea stayed for two months. They worked on micro-photofabrication. (06/25/2003)

  • Mr. Michael Ventura's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Michael Ventura from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, will stay for three months from June 23. He worked on fabrication and evaluation of photonic crystal devices. (06/24/2003)

  • Mr. Ono's stay in Australia
    Atsushi Ono, a Ph. D course student stayed at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia from June 16 to September 13. He worked on design and fabrication of 2D, 3D photonic crystals. (06/23/2003)

  • Dr. Jin-Yu Shao's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Jin-Yu Shao from Washington University stayed in LaSIE for one month for reseach collaboration. He worked on femto-pico newton measurement. (05/15/2003)

  • AWAJI CONFERENCE
    From May 9 to May 10, Kawata Lab., Nakamura Lab., CoCoNo Group in information Science & Technology, and Nanophotonics group in RIKEN held the 2nd Awaji conference in Awaji Westin Hotel. (05/12/2003)

  • New LaSIE members from April, 2003
    Undergraduate Student

    Taro Beppu
    Ryoichi Kitahara
    Hirohiko Niioka
    Mamoru Tanabe
    Masanobu Umemoto
    Kazuo Yamamoto

  • Focus on Microscopy
    We attend Focus on Microscopy held at Genoa, Italy in April 13-16. (4/14/2003)

  • SENSOR EXPO JAPAN 2003
    We attended SENSOR EXPO JAPAN 2003 held by Japan industrial journalat Tokyo big sight in April 9-11. (4/10/2003)

  • New LaSIE members from April, 2003
    New members
    Masatoshi Futatsuya (Master course) Yuuki Kanayama (Master course)
    Tomoya Uchiyama (Master course) Yoshimichi Yamada (Master course)
    Leavers
    Kentaro Kato (Hitachi, Ltd.) Yoshifumi Mizuhara
    (Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.)

  • 2003 Spring JSAP annual meeting
    We have attended 2003 Spring JSAP annual meeting. The schedule and the titles of our presentation are as below.

    March 27, 10:45-11:00; Shigeki Iwanaga, Katsumasa Fujita, Nicholas Smith, Tomoyuki Kaneko, Masahito Oyamada, Tetsuro Takamatsu, Satoshi Kawata, Osamu Nakamura
    "Investigation of intracellular calcium wave generation induced by femtoseconds near-infrared laser pulses"
    March 27, 14:15-14:30; Hidekazu Ishitobi, Zouheir Sekkat, Satoshi Kawata,
    "Two-Photon Induced Isomerization and Orientation of Diarylethene derivatives in films of PMMA"
    March 27, 14:40-15:25; Osamu Nakamura and Katsumasa Fujita,
    "Nonlinear optical imaging of living cells"
    March 27, 15:00-15:15; T. Suwa, K. Takada, H.-B. Sun, S. Kawata
    "Micro-nanofa brication and characterization of two-photon photopolymerized 3D logpile ph otonic crystals"
    March 28, 10:35-10:40(short presentation) & 13:00-15:00(poster session);Taro Ichimura, Norihiko Hayazawa, Mamoru Hashimoto, Yasushi Inouye, Satoshi Kawata,
    "Local enhancement of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering by metallic nanoparticles"
    March 28, 10:35-10:40(short presentation) & 13:00-15:00(poster session); Hiroyuki Watanabe, Norihiko Hayazawa, Yasushi Inouye, Satoshi Kawata
    "Vibrational analysis for adsorbed species observed in metallic tip-enhanced near field Raman spectroscopy" March 29, 9:30-11:30(poster session); K. Kaneko, X.-M. Duan, H.-B. Sun, S. Kawata
    "Patterning of Gold nanoparticles in Polymer Matrix by Two-photon process"
    March 30, 9:30-1130(poster session); Kenji Takada, Hong-Bo Sun, Satoshi Kawata,
    "Improvement of spatial resolution in photopolymerization based 3D micro/nano fabrication"
    March 30, 9:30-11:30; Xuan-Ming Duan, Hong-Bo Sun, Koshiro Kaneko, Satoshi Kawata
    "Fabrication of Polymeric Structures Containing Titanium Oxide by Two-Photon Polymerization"(3/26/2003)

  • Prof. Tony Wilson, Dr. Martin Booth's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Tony Wilson and Dr. Martin Booth from University of Oxford, UK stayed in LaSIE for research collaboration. Dr. Martin Booth worked on 3D nano-fabrication for two weeks. (03/25/2003)

  • The 3rd Handai Frontier Symposium
    The 3rd Handai Frontier Symposium/Exhibition was held from March 3 to 4 in Nakanoshima, Osaka. Panels were exhibited at Chu-ou kokaido(March 3 -4). Symposiums titled "Fusion of universities and industries" (March 3) and "Fusion of science areas" (March 4) were held at Chu-ou kokaido. (09/20/2002)

  • nano tech 2003 + Future
    We attended nano tech 2003 + Future held by NEDO, JETRO, AIST in February 26-28 at Makuhari, Chiba.(03/02/25)

  • Dr.Fekhra D'hili in LaSIE
    Dr. Fekhra D'hili from Riken visited in LaSIE for research discussion. She presented her research about near-field microscopy and lithography.(02/25/2003)

  • Dr.Yuika Saito in LaSIE
    Dr. Yuika Saito from Riken stayed in LaSIE for collaboration for two months. She worked on near-field microscopy. (02/25/2003)

  • Prof. Kawata won the Shimadzu prize
    Prof. Kawata was awarded Shimadzu prize for his development of near-field spectroscopy and nano-photonics on February 3. (02/25/2003)

  • Dr.Gilbert Walker in LaSIE
    Dr. Gilbert Walker from University of Pittsburgh, USA visited LaSIE for research discussion. (01/15/2003)

  • University Science Symposium on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Using Light
    The 17th University Science Symposium, "Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Using Light," was held at International Conference Center Kobe on Dec. 14 and 15, 2002. (10/18/2002)

  • Personnel change on October 16, 2002
    Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Engineering: Dr. Katsumasa Fujita (10/16/2002)

  • Personnel changes on October 1, 2002
    CREST Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Nicholas Smith
    FRC Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Prabhat Verma
    FRC Associate Professor: Takahiro Ode
    PRESTO Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Satoru Shoji (10/01/2002)

  • Nikkei Nanotech Fair and Exhibition Micromachine 2002
    In November 2002, we presented our research activities at Nikkei Nanotech Fair (Nov. 6-8, Tokyo) and Exhibition Micromachine 2002 (Nov. 13-15, Tokyo). (09/27/2002)

  • Japan-Taiwan Symposium on Nanophotonics Technology
    A Japan-Taiwan bilateral symposium named "Nanophotonics Technology" was held at Osaka University Convention Center from Nov. 5 to 6. Twenty papers on state-of-the-art photonics technologies were presented at the symposium.Photograph (10/12/2002)

  • Opening ceremony for Handai Museum
    The opening ceremony for Handai Museum was held from Oct. 12 through 20 at the atrium of NHK Osaka. Posters were exhibited which showed research activities of 20 laboratories in our university. Posters by LaSIE included those concerning micro-photofabrication, external control of implanted devices, and near-field microscopy. (08/13/2002)

  • The 2nd Handai Frontier Symposium
    The 2nd Handai Frontier Symposium/Exhibition was held form Sept. 17 to 19 in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Panels were exhibited at the west exit of the Shinjuku Station (Sept. 17 -19). A symposium titled "Creation of new industries" was held at Yasuda Seimei Hall (Sept. 18). (09/20/2002)

  • Mr Yang and Mr Park's stay in LaSIE
    Mr Hyun-Kwan Yang of Hannam University, Korea, and Mr Yong-Hak Park of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, stayed with us for the three months. They studied micro-photofabrication. (08/01/2002)

  • LaSIE Summer School
    From July 23th to July 25th, LaSIE Summer School was held in Shirahama. Program and Picture(07/30/2002)

  • Benjamin Levine's stay in LaSIE
    Benjamin Levine from University of Paul Sabatier, France, stayed in LaSIE for about 2 months for research on near-field optics.(07/02/2002)

  • New Trends and Future in 3D Multilayer Memory
    From May 22 to May 23, Handai FRC and OPTOELECTRONIC INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION held the New Trends and Future in 3D Multilayer Memory at Koku-kaikan(04/22/2002)

  • AWAJI CONFERENCE
    From May 9 to May 10, Kawata Lab., Nakamura Lab., CoCoNo Group in information Science & Technology, and Nanophotonics group in RIKEN held the 1st Awaji conference in Awaji Westin Hotel. (04/15/2002)

  • Personnel changes on April 1, 2002
    • Professor of CoCoNo Group in Information Science, Graduate School of Osaka University.(Prof Satoshi Kawata)
    • Director of Nanophotonics Group, RIKEN. (Prof. Satoshi Kawata)
    • Professor of Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences. (Dr. Osamu Nakamura)
    • Associate Professor of Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences. (Dr. Yasushi Inouye)
    • CREST Postdoctoral Fellows. (Drs. Xuan-Ming Duan, Norihiko Hayazawa)
    • FRC Postdoctoral Fellows (Drs. Katsumasa Fujita, Hidekazu Ishitobi)
    (04/015/2002)

  • Dr. Martin Booth's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Martin Booth from University of Oxford, UK stayed in LaSIE as a research fellow for 2 weeks. (04/15/2002)

  • Personnel changes on March 1, 2002
    • Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Engineering(Dr. Hongbo Sun)(04/015/2002)
    • Assistant Professor of Department of Multi-Disciplinary Sciences - Basic Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo(Dr. Tomoyuki Kaneko)(04/15/2002)

  • CREST "Nonlinear Nanophotonics"
    Prof. Kawata's 5-year research project, "Nonlinear Nanophotonics," has been adopted by JST as a Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) project. The project has been under way since December 2001.(04/15/2002)

  • PRESTO "Fabrication and applications of the photonic crystals by two photon photopolymerization."
    Dr. Sun's 3-year research project, "Fabrication and an application of the photonic crystals by two photon photopolymerization," has been adopted by PRESTO. The project has been under way since December 2001.(01/17/2002)

  • Prof. Kawata becomes the Director of FRC
    Prof. Kawata has been appointed to as a Director of Handai Frontier Research CenterFRC(04/15/2002)

  • Dr. Wunshain Fann's stay in LaSIE
    Dr. Wunshain Fann from Academia Sinica, Taiwan stays in LaSIE as a research fellow for 3 months. He will be working on near-field nonlinear microscopy.(01/16/2002)

  • Prof. Min Gu and Dr. Xiaoyuan Deng's visit
    Prof. Min Gu and Dr. Xiaoyuan Deng from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia visited LaSIE for research discussion on 23rd July.(07/31/2001)

  • Andreas Nicol's stay in LaSIE
    Andreas Nichol from Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research, Germany will stay in LaSIE for the reasearch collaboration between Prof. Knoll's lab in the institute and our lab. He will work with us for about a year.(07/31/2001)

  • The 4th Japanese-Finnish Joint Symposium: Optics in Engineering (OIE'01)
    OIE'01, the 4th Japanese-Finnish Joint Symposium: Optics in Engineering will be held on October 25-27, 2001 at Osaka University Convention Center,Osaka, Japan. Prof. Kawata was appointed as the general chair to organizethe symposium. For more details, please visit the OIE'01. (06/06/2001)

  • New LaSIE members from April, 2001
    Undergraduate Student

    Ms. Akiko Fujita
    Mr. Makoto Maeda
    Mr. Atsushi Nakamura
    Mr. Shinichi Takimoto
    Mr. Yasuhito Ui
    Mr. Takaaki Yano

  • The 1st ARC-JSPS symposium in Melbourne, Australia
    LaSIE and CMP(the Centre for Micro-Photonics, Prof. Min Gu), Swinburne University of Technology held the 1st ARC(Australian Research Council)-JSPS(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) symposium at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia on Mar. 5, 2001.(4/16/2001)

  • Prof. Vasu's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Vasu from Indian Institute of Science, India stays in LaSIE for 3 months from Dec 6, 2000 as a guest professor with the JSPS support.

  • The 1st Students International Symposium on Advanced Engineering
    The 1st SIS will be held on December 7-10, 2000 at Osaka University Convention Center, Osaka, Japan. The theme of this first symposium is "Nanophotonics for the 21st century". Prof. Kawata was appointed as a general chair to organize the symposium. For more details, please visit the SIS Website. (10/27/2000)

  • LaSIE Research Result reported on Yomiuri Newspaper
    The 10 micrometer bull made by two-photon femto-second laser technology was reported on Yomiuri Newspaper.(9/7/2000)

  • Alvarado B. Tarun's stay in LaSIE
    Mr.Alvarado B. Tarun (University of the Philippines) stays in LaSIE for 10 months from August 5th under the International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka University, Japan, and University of Philippines. (8/11/2000)

  • New LaSIE member Dr. Sun Hongbo
    Dr. Sun Hongbo becomes a member of LaSIE from June, 2000 as a research associate. (6/1/2000)

  • Prof. Sainov's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Simeon C. Sainov of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria). He stays for 6 months from May 30, 2000 under the JSPS Japan-Bulgaria Research Collaboration Program. (5/30/2000)

  • Research Collaboration with UP Diliman
    Prof. Caesar Saloma, Drs. Carlo Blanca and May Lim (University of the Philippines) visit to LaSIE from April 8-15, 2000 for research collaboration.

  • Dr.Zumbusch in LaSIE
    Dr. Andreas Zumbusch (Munchen University, Germany) visited LaSIE on April 15, 2000.

  • Shoji-kun in Australia
    Satoru Shoji, a Ph.D course student, departed for Australia. He stayed for 2 months at Swinburn University of Technology under the JSPS Japan-Australia Research Collaboration Program to research on "Nano-metric Optical Measurement with Laser-trapped Particle Probe".

  • Ichimura-kun in UP Diliman
    Taruo Ichimura, a Ph.D course student, departed for Philippines. He stayed for 6 months and studied at the University of the Philippines under the International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka University, Japan, and University of Philippines. Katsumasa Fujita, Norihiko Hayazawa, Taisuke Ohta of LaSIE, and Vincent Daria and Jose Omar of UP had the same program.

  • FOM 2000 in Shirahama
    Focus on Microscopy 2000 (FOM 2000), the largest conference on advance microscope was held on April 9-13, 2000 Shirahama, Japan. Prof. Kawata as a general chair organized the conference. The conference photos are now available.

  • New LaSIE members from April, 2000
    Graduate Student

    Mr. Koshiro Kaneko (from Science University of Tokyo)
    Undergraduate Student
    Mr. Shigeki Iwanaga
    Mr. Kentaro Kato
    Mr. Yoshifumi Mizuhara
    Mr. Atsushi Ono
    Mr. Kenji Takada

  • Prof. Min Gu's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Min Gu of Swinburn University of Technology (Australia). He stays for 6 months from April, 2000 under the JSPS Japan-Australia Research Collaboration Program.

  • Research Collaboration with Oxford Univ.
    Prof. Tony Wilson, Drs. Rimas Juskaitis, Mark Neil, and Martin Booth (University of Oxford) visit to LaSIE from April 8-15, 2000 for research collaboration.

  • JSPS-Mirai open symposium
    The JSPS open symposium was held on Jan. 21, 2000.

  • Annual Report 1999
    LaSIE Annual Report 1999 is now available in Publication Page

  • Vincent Daria's stay in LaSIE
    Vincent Daria (University of the Philippines) will stay in LaSIE from Jan. 2000 as a guest researcher, and work with us for six months.

  • Optics Japan '99 in OSAKA
    Optics Japan '99, an annual conference on optics and applied optics by the Optical Society of Japan, was held on November 23-25, 1999 at Convention Center, Osaka University. Prof. Kawata was appointed as a chair of the conference.

  • Daniel Day's stay in LaSIE
    Daniel Day (Victoria University of Technology, Australia) stays in LaSIE from Nov. 1999 to Apl. 2000 under the International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka University, Japan, and Victoria University.

  • Symposium on Near-field Nano-optics
    Symposium on "Near-field Nano-optics; Future Progress toward the 21st Century" was held on November 10, 1999 at Senri Life Science Center, Osaka under NFNO project. Prof. Kawata and Dr. Nakamura will give a talk.

  • Jose Omar Amistoso's stay in LaSIE
    Mr.Jose Omar Amistoso (University of the Philippines) stays in LaSIE from July 28 to Dec. 1999 under the International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka University, Japan, and University of Philippines.

  • Prof. Gordon Kino's visit
    Emeritus professor Gordon Kino (Stanford Univ.) was visited LaSIE to have a lecture and discussion with us on June 13-14, 1999 .

  • International Symposium on Photonic Biomedical Project
    The International Symposium on Photonic Biomedical Project was held on June 8, 1999 at Osaka University Convention Center.

  • Prof. James Fujimoto's visit
    Prof. James Fujimoto (MIT) was invited to give a talk at the International Symposium on Photonic Biomedical Project on June 7-10.

  • Prof. Min Gu's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Min Gu of Victoria University of Technology (Australia). He stays from June 6-12, 1999 under the International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka University and Victoria University of Technology.

  • New LaSIE members from April, 1999
    Research Associate

    Dr. Kazuya Goto
    Dr. Tomoyuki Kaneko
    Graduate Student
    Mr. Nick Smith (from Sydney Univ.)
    Mr. Tatsuhiro Masaki (from Osaka Univ.)
    Mr. Daisuke Ueda (from Ritsumei Univ.)
    Mr. Tomokazu Tanaka (from Osaka Univ.)
    Undergraduate Student
    Mr. Tetsuya Nakagawa
    Mr. Yosuke Kanasima
    Mr. Minoru Kobayashi
    Mr. Yasuhito Ishida

  • 1998 LaSIE Annual Report published
    1998 LaSIE Annual Report includes an overview of research progress in our laboratory from January to December 1998. The Annual Report database is also available.

  • Change of Fax Number and Phone Number
    New numbers
    Tel&Fax:+81-6-6879-7846


  • Dr. Fischer's visit
    Dr. Ulrich Fischer (University of Muenster, Germany) visited LaSIE with His leading works on the near-field optical microscope. He presented recent activities at Kyoto Symposium of NFNO project on Jan 21, 1999.

  • JSPS-Mirai open symposium
    The JSPS open symposium was held on Jan. 18, 1999.

  • Nick Smith's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Nick Smith (The University of Sydney) stayed in LaSIE from Sep to Dec, 1998. He made experiments related to nano-fabrications with optical method.

  • Vincent Ricardo Daria's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Vincent Ricardo Daria (University of Philippines) stayed at LaSIE from Sep 1998 under Ronpaku program supported by JSPS.

  • Pu-Chun Ke's stay in LaSIE
    Mr. Pu-Chun Ke (Victoria University of Technology) visited LaSIE from Oct 1998 and stayed for 2 months. He made some good experiments on laser trapping.

  • Prof Zhu Xing visited LaSIE
    Prof Zhu Xing (Peking University) visited for the NFO-5 conference as an invited speaker. After the conference he visited LaSIE on Dec.12 and joined to exciting discussions on near-field optics.

  • NFO-5 was held in Shirahama!
    NFO-5 (The 5th International Conference on Near Field Optics and Related Techniques) was held at Coganoi Bay Hotel in Shirahama, Wakayama prefecture. Prof. Satoshi Kawata is the general chair of this conference. This conference was mainly organized by LaSIE members. 365 participants (including 139 from overseas) attended the NFO-5.

  • Prof Ming Hai's stay in LaSIE
    Prof. Ming Hai visited LaSIE on Nov 13, 1998 and stayed until Dec 12. During his stay, he gave a talk entitled 'Several types of novel fiber probes for scanning near-field optical microscopy' in LaSIE seminar.

  • JSPS and DFG International Workshop was held.
    "JSPS and DFG International Workshop by Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research" was held on September 2-3, 1998.

  • Prof. Knoll and his group members visited
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany) and 4 members (Dr. Silvia Mitter-Neher, Mr. Gerd Kleideiter, Mr. Stefan Busse, Mr. Maximilian Kreiter) visited LaSIE on Sep. 2-3 for the International Joint Workshop.

  • Hayazawa-kun in UP Diliman
    Norihiko Hayazawa, a Ph.D course student, departed for Philippines. He stayed for 10 months and studied at the University of the Philippines under the International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka University, Japan, and University of Philippines. Katsumasa Fujita of LaSIE and Vince of UP had the same program in 1997.

  • Prof. Booth in LaSIE
    Prof. David Booth (Victoria University of Technology, Australia) visited LaSIE from July 26- 28, 1997.

  • pbp home page is now on the web!
    Information about JSPS Research for the Future Program "Photonic Sensing and Control for Biology and Medicine" can be seen on the web.

  • Dr. Xie's visit to LaSIE
    Dr. Sunny Xie (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA) visited LaSIE. He had a lecture entitled "Imaging , Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Single Protein , Single Cells and Biological Membrane," in the Photonic Biomedical Seminar.

  • LaSIE Seminar was held
    3 guest speakers visited LaSIE for Seminar on January 21. Prof. Michael Paesler from North Carolina State University, USA, Prof.Robert Dunn from University of Kansas, USA, and Prof.Guido Tarrach from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile.

  • Dr.Gu's stay in LaSIE
    Dr.Min Gu came to LaSIE from Victoria University of Technology, Australia.
    He made research with us for 1 month.
    He gave us a lecture titled 'Microscopic imaging through turbid media' at LaSIE Seminar on Jan. 9.

  • 10 / 08 / 97 (LaSIE)
    NFO5 Information
    Information about
    NFO5(5th International conference on Near Field Optics) is now available.

  • 10 / 01 / 97 (LaSIE)
    We have new comers.
    We have new members of postdoctral researchers from this October.
    Dr.Zouheir SEKKAT came from Morocco. He will make research with us for 2 years.
    Dr.Koji MURAKAWA was a member of LaSIE. He got master degree in LaSIE.
    Dr.Guo ping WANG came from China. He has made research on holographic materials.

  • 07 / 27 / 97 (LaSIE)
    Good Luck Katchan!
    Fujita (he is called 'Katchan') departed for Philippines. He will stay for 10 months and study at University of the Philippines. He is supported by International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka Universiy, Japan, and University of Philippines. Vince has taken place in LaSIE by same program.

  • 07 / 07 / 97 (LaSIE WWW)
    Photos Page was Renewed.
    New pictures at
    Photos Page are now available!

  • 07 / 03 / 97 (LaSIE)
    JNFO6 was held.
    6th Domestic Meeting of Near Field Optics was held on 3rd July by Optical Society of Japan.
    Prof. D. Courjon from CNRS, France, and Prof. S. Morita from Osaka University, Japan, were invited to give lectures.
    Information of JNFO6 is still available
    here (I'm Sorry, only Japanese).

  • 06 / 30 / 97 (LaSIE)
    Welcome, Prof. Courjon!
    Prof. Daniel Courjon came to LaSIE from CNRS, France.
    He is the pioneer in the research of NSOM (Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy).
    He will give us lecture in LaSIE Seminar on July 2nd. He is also invited to JNFO6 on July 3rd as a special speaker.
    He will stay in Osaka until 7th July.

  • 06 / 25 / 97 (LaSIE)
    NFNO page is completed.
    Home page of 'Near Field Nano Optics', which is sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas, is now available.
    LaSIE takes part in this project. Please try to visit there, if you are interested in our works.
    Excuse me, NFNO page is available only in Japanese.
    URL : http://www.tuat.ac.jp/~nfno/
      
  • 06 / 09 / 97 (LaSIE)
    3000 Hit on LaSIE Optcs Web!
    Since we opened our home pages to the public, totally 3000 people have visited us. We are greatly thankful.
    If you have any questions, comments, or requests on our home pages, please let us know it, by either
    Guestbook page, or e-mail.

  • 04 / 28 / 97 (LaSIE)
    Welcome Freshmen!
    5 undergraduate course students has taken place in LaSIE today.
    All guys of new comers are listed in
    people page.

  • 04 / 21 / 97 (LaSIE)
    LaSIE Seminar was held on April 21.
    The 1st LaSIE Seminar in 1997, was held on April 21.
    Prof. L. Lading and Dr. S. G. Hanson from
    Riso National Laboratory, Optics and Fluid Dynamics Dept., Denmark, lectured on optics for sensors in the seminar.

  • 04 / 01 / 97 (LaSIE)
    LaSIE members changed.
    In the season of graduation, 5 students (2 Ph.D students, 1 Master student, and 2 Bachelor students) graduated this year. In addition, both of 2 assistant professors got positions out of LaSIE. Their new positions are the following:
    Name Previous Position New Position
    Y. Kawata Assistant Professor Associate Professor in Shizuoka University
    Shigeoka Assistant Professor Chief of Laboratory in UNISOKU Co., Inc.
    Furukawa Ph.D Course Student Post Doctoral Research Fellow in The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research(RIKEN)
    Maruo Ph.D Course Student Research Associate in Ikuta Lab., Nagoya University
    Yamazaki Master Course Student FUJIKURA Co., Inc.
    Mizuguchi Undergraduate Course Student Toyoda Lab. in Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (SANKEN), Osaka University
    Nishino Undergraduate Course Student Minolta Co., Ltd.
    We wish all they have a good luck.
    And we have a new comer.
    Osamu Miyazaki, who is 1st grade student of master course, has taken place in LaSIE. He had belonged to Itoh Lab., which is neighbor laboratory to LaSIE, until this March.
    We are now looking for new comers of undergraduate course student. They will join us in May.

  • 03 / 30 / 97 (LaSIE WWW)
    Home Page is Renewed.
    This is the second major version-up of our title page. We are trying model-change of whole our pages.
    Please give us any comments either by
    e-mail or guestbook.

  • 01 / 20 / 97 (LaSIE)
    Welcome, Dr. Juskaitis !
    Dr. Rimas Juskaitis came to LaSIE from University of Oxford, UK.
    He gave us a lecture titled 'Confocal Polarization Microscopy' in LaSIE Seminar on 6th February.

  • 12 / 11 / 96 (LaSIE)
    Seminar of SPR was held.
    Seminar on SPR - Surface Plasmon Resonance, was held by the Japanese Society of Microscopic Spectroscopy, which is a part of Japan Society of Spectroscopy.
    Prof. S. Kawata and Dr. Kano of LaSIE lectured in the Seminar.

  • 12 / 01 / 96 (LaSIE)
    Welcome, Dr. Gluckstad !
    Dr. Jesper Gluckstad came to LaSIE from Riso National Laboratory, Optics and Fluid Dynamics Dept., Denmark.
    Before coming here, he worked for 1 year at Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Central Research Laboratories, Japan.
    He will do research with Prof. S. Kawata until 31th Oct., 1997.

  • 11 / 23 / 96 (LaSIE)
    Dr. W. Denk visited LaSIE.
    Dr. W. Denk, who is a researcher of AT&T, USA, visited LaSIE. He lectured on 2-Photon Absorption Microscopy in LaSIE Seminar.

  • 11 / 23 / 96 (LaSIE WWW)
    Home Page is Renewed.
    This is the first major version-up of our title page.

  • 11 / 07 / 96 (LaSIE)
    Prof. C. J. R. Sheppard came to LaSIE.
    Prof. C. J. R. Sheppard from Sydney University, visited us and stayed in Japan for 2 weeks.
    On 15th November, he lectured in SLM-18 ( 18th Meeting of Japan Society of Laser Microscopy, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo ).

  • 11 / 01 / 96 (LaSIE)
    Welcome, Vince !
    By International Exchange Program of Students between Osaka Universiy, Japan, and University of Philippines, Vincent Daria has taken place in LaSIE.
    You can visit the laboratory he where belongs in Philippines, from here.
    He will make research with us, while he stay in Japan for 10 months.

  • 10 / 08 / 96 (LaSIE)
    Prof. S. Kawata won the Japan IBM Award of Science.

  • 09 / 24 / 96 (LaSIE WWW)
    "Word Search" is available in 'Annual Reports' page.
    "Word Search" is now included in 'Annual Reports' page. It will help to find articles with 'Keyword' or with restriction of published year, from our previous works in 1994 ~ 1996.



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