Nomura Laboratory, The University of Tokyo

Integrated Quantum Electronics: Integration of Photonics, Electronics, and Mechanics

日本語 / English

Research Direction

Integrated Quantum Electronics

  Nomura group investigates optical, electrical, and thermal transport properties in semiconductor nanostructures at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan. We investigate characteristic quantum phenomena in nanoscale systems and application to new functional devices.

  Photonics, electronics, and mechanics have been highly developed and these integrated fields also have been highly developed. Our research target is integration of three technologies to develop novel devices that function in quantum levels. We named this integrated field as Integrated Quantum Electronics.

  Energy harvesting and energy recycling technologies are essential for energy sustainable society. We mainly investigate thermal conduction in semiconductor nanostructures for thermoelectrics by using semiconductor nanoprocessing technology. This research leads to monitoring infrastructures and building up smart society. Details are shown in Reseach topics.

We have staffs and studens from America, France, Russia, Germany, and China. Thereofre, our common language is automatically English in a meeting and daily life. We enjoy a lab trip onece in a year. Please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Nomura.

Keywords: Phononics, thermal phononics, phonon engineering, phononic crystal, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics, nanoscale heat transfer.

Masahiro NOMURA

   Institute of Industrial Science, The Univ. of Tokyo  /  Associate Professor

We wellcome master and doctor course students

 Nomula laboratory belongs to the Institute of Industrial Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course of the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. We welcome students with variety of background including applied physics, mechanical engineering, information science, chemistry, and so on. Information on the entrans examination can be found here. If you have any questions or want to visit our laboratory, please contact Prof. Nomura.

What's New

  • Paper on heat transfer control based on wave nature of phonons was accepted by Science Advances.
  • Paper on heat guiding and focusing was published in Nature Communications.
  • Prof. Nomura won The Young Scientist Award in the 44th International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (Berlin).
  • Paper on pillar-base PnC is publication in Phys. Rev. B.
  • Paper on phonon transport in 1D PnC is published in Appl. Phys. Lett.
  • Prof. Nomura got Marubun Young Scientist Award.
  • Paper on ballistic phonon transport in Si nanowires was published inScientific Reports.
  • Prof. Nomura sets up Phonon Engineering Research Gropu (JSAP).
  • Prof. Volz gave a plenary talk, Dr. Anufrev, Dr. Ramiere, and Mr. Yanagisawa gave talks in IS-MNST.
  • 2016 Year-end party of Hirakawa-Nomura lab.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in Trinity Collage Dublin.
  • Prof. Nomura got PCOS2016 Best Paper Award.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in the 28th Symposium on Phase Change Oriented Science.
  • Our article on thermal conduction in SiGe PnC nanostructures was published in Appl. Phys. Lett.
  • Prof. Nomura, Mr. Nakagawa, Dr. Maire, and Dr. Anufrieve got Best Paper Award from The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in ICPS2016 (Beijing).
  • Prof. Nomura's News & Views was published in Nature Nanotechnology.
  • Collaborative paper was published in Physical Review Letters.
  • Mr. Yanagisawa gave a talk in Heat Transfer symposium (Osaka).
  • Mr. Hata (M1) and Mr. Zimmermann (internship) joined our group.
  • Mr. Nakagawa was graduated.
  • Phonon Engineering Symposium 応用物理学会の特別シンポ「フォノンエンジニアリングの広がり」was held in Tokyo Tech and Prof. Nomura gave a closing remarks.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in Japan Physics Society meeting (Sendai).
  • Dr. Maire, Mr. Nakagawa, and Mr. Yanagisawa gave talks in JSAP conference (Tokyo).
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in PRTEC (USA).
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in EMN Spring Meeting (Taiwan).
  • Springer Nature selected Prof. Nomura as one of the Best Referees of Nature journals in 2015.
  • Invited paper "Heat conduction in nanostructured materials" was published in J. of Thermal Science and Technology.
  • Our article on Reduction of thermal conductance by coherent phonon scattering in in PnCs was published in Phys. Rev. B.
  • Our article on Reduction of thermal conductivity by surface scattering of phonons in PnCs was published in Phys. Rev. B.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk at The Physical Society of Japan meeting (Sendai).
  • Prof. Nomura gave a talk at PRTEC (USA)。
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk at EMN Spring Meeting (Taiwan).
  • Dr. Maire gave an invited talk at TM2016 (USA)。
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk about thermal phononics in the 35th Conference on Surface Science (Tsukuba).
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk about phonon engineering in the applied electronic property subsectional meeting, The Japan Society of Applied Physics (Tokyo).
  • We enjoyed autumn leaves along Oigawa river in Shizuoka prefecture (see photo gallery).
  • Prof. Nomura gave a talk in a Hybrid quantum science seminar (Tokyo University of Science).
  • Tutorial paper on phonon transport control by phononic crystals and its application to thermoelectric materials was published in J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater.
  • Book “Design and application of energy harvesting” was published from CMC.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in the KRI Cliant Conference (Kyoto).
  • Mr. Maire presented in MicroNano Engineering Symposium(Niigata).
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in 12th International Conference on Flow Dynamics (Sendai).
  • Mr. Anthony George(M1)joiined our group!
  • Prof. Nomura presented in LIMMS evaluation meeting at CNRS(France)。
  • Prof. Nomura won The 31st Mazda Research Grant Encouragement Prize.
  • Prof. Nomura, Mr. Maire, Mr. Nakagawa, and Mr. Yanagisawa will present their researches in the 76th JSAP Autumn Meeting in Nagoya.
  • Mr. Maire gave a talk in Phonons in UK.
  • Our article on crystal structure dependent thermal conductance was published in Applied Physics Letters.
  • Prof. Nomura presented in ICT2015 (Germany).
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in CMCEE international conference (Canada).
  • Our article on thermal conductance control by phononics was published in Physical Review B.
  • Mr. Maire gave a talk in the 52th Japanese Heat Transfer Symposium in Fukuoka.
  • Dr. Anufriev gave a talk in Phononics 2015 (France)
  • Our article on polycrystalline Si thermoelectric material was published in Applied Physics Letters.
  • Our article on thermal conduction control by multiscale hierarchical Si structures was published in Phys. Rev. B.
  • Our article on Phononic band engineering was published in Journal of Microsystem Technoloties.
  • Our collaborative work was published by Prof. Shiomi's group in Nano Energy.
  • Prof. Nomura and Mr. Maire presented in MRS Spring Meeting in San Fransisco.
  • Our work on phonon transport in Si nanowires and 2D PnC was published in Applied Physics Letters.
  • Dr. Aymeric Ramiere joined as a Project Rsearcher.
  • Prof. Nomura, Dr. Anufriev, Maire, Kage, and Nakagawa presented at JSAP spring meeting.
  • Our collaborative work was published by Prof. Shiomi's group in Applied Physics Letters.
  • Our work on controlling heat transfer using PnC was published in Thermal Science Engineering.
  • Prof. Nomura presented at a workshop of Heat Transfer Society of Japan.
  • Prof. Nomura presented at Eurotherm 103 (Lyon, France)
  • Our article on coherent control of thermal conduction was published and a figure was on its cover page.
  • Jeremie and Yuta presented their researches in the 75th JSAP Autumn Meeting in Sapporo.
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  • Our research on mechanism of reduced thermal conductivity of 1D phononic crystal was published.
  • Roman's welcome party in Shimokitazawa.
  • Dr. Roman Anufriev joined as a Project Rsearch Associate.
  • Prof. Nomura present at Japan Science and Technology Agency about phonon engineering.
  • Prof. Nomura gave a keynote lecture in 8th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena (USA).
  • Our activity appeared in a news paper; Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun.
  • Prof. Nomura will give an invited talk in International Conference on Thermoelectrics in USA.
  • Call for a post doctral researcher was closed.
  • Prof. Nomura gave an invited talk in Photonic North 2014 in Canada.
  • Prof. Nomura will give an invited talk in Japanese Symposium on Heat Conduction.
  • Our work on thermal conductivity measurement for PnC was published.
  • Prof. Nomura presented in IEEE-NEMS conference in USA.
  • Prof. Nomura gave a Plenary invited talk in DTIP in France.
  • Jeremie presented in JSAP conference in Tokyo.
  • Collaboration with Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg in Germany started.
  • All the lab memebers participated in the 3rd phonon electron transport seminar in the Tokyo Univ.
  • Prof. Nomura presented in Micro and Nano engineering symposium.
  • Jeremie presented in 26th International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference.
  • Kuroda-san joined us as a secretary.
  • Prof. Nomura and Jeremie presented in JSAP conference.
  • Our research on Optomechanics was published in Optics Express.
  • Our research photo was on the coverpage of the journal of JSAP.
  • The 2nd Nomura lab. seminorwas held in Yamanaka lake seminor house.
  • Dr. Alexandre Bazin joined our group.
  • Prof. Nomura and Jeremie presented in The 18th International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, Optoelectronics and Nanostructures (EDISON18)
  • Prof. Nomura presented in The 11th NAMIS Workshop (Seattle)
  • Prof. Nomura presented in The 10th Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR, Kyoto).
  • Prof. Nomura presented at JST workshop on innovative thermal technologies.
  • The 38th Optics Symposium was held at Institute of Industrial Science
  • Second Seminar on Phonon & Electron Transport was held at IIS.
  • Open Lab. in Open campus
  • Invited talk was given by Prof. Nomura in EUJO-LIMMS Workshop(CNRS, Paris).
  • Ms. Ikeuchi(secretary) and Mr. Kage(M1) joined our group
  • Mr. Shimizu presented in JSAP conference.
  • Invited talk was given by Prof. Nomura in The Physical Society of Japan (Hiroshima).
  • Seminar in Tokyo Univ. of Science with Yamamoto and Shiomi labs.
  • Prof. Nomura presented in EUJO-LIMMS InfoDay (Switzerland)
  • Mr. Shimizu presented in The 2nd International Symposium on Photonics and Electronics Convergence
  • Prof. Nomura presented in Joint Workshop on Advances in Nanophotonics (Germany)
  • Prof. Nomura presented in International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference(Kobe)
  • Invited talk was given by Prof. Nomura in International Conference on Photonics(Malaysia)
  • Lecture was given by Prof. Nomura at NAMIS Autumn School 2012(Tokyo)
  • Prof. Nomura presented in JSPS conference (Matsuyama)
  • Mr. Shimizu and Mr.Maire presented at AMIS Autumn School 2012(Tokyo)
  • Invited talk was given by Prof. Nomura in DYCE International Workshop(Hokkaido)
  • We enjoyed The 1st Seminor tripin Yamanaka-lake
  • Prof. Nomura joined the ceremony for The Murata Science Foundation
  • Open Lab. in Open campus
  • The Young Scientists' Prize of The Commendation for Science and Technology by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, was awarded.
  • Mr. Tanabe and Mr. Jeremie joined us
  • Mr. Shimizu presented in JSPS conference(Tokyo)
  • Article on Optomechanics was published in Optics Express.
  • Article was published in News and Views in Nature Photonics.
  • Presentation in The 3rd Japan-German Workshop on Quantum Dot Nanolasers.
  • Presentation in International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference.
  • Speech in my old junior-high and high schools.
  • Presentation in International Workshop on Quantum Nanostructures and Nanoelectronics.
  • Attended presentation ceremony for Research Grants in the Natural Science by the Mitsubisi Foundation.
  • Article is published in "Forefront of semiconductor light source" was published
  • Message to students is added
  • Mr. Shimizu joined us
  • A book entitled by "Forefront of Quantum Dot Electronics" was published.
  • My Laboratory was born at The University of Tokyo.
  • Introduced in "budding scientist" in The Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun
  • Articles about Single Quantum Dot Laser appeared in 6 News papers.
  • Letter was published in Nature Physics.