Invited Speakers



Masahiko Tani
Professor,
University of Fukui

Masahiko Tani received the Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Kyoto University, Japan, in 1992. He is currently a Professor and Director of the Research Center for Development of Far-Infrared Region, University of Fukui, Japan. His primary interests include Terahertz Science and Technology, Nonlinear Optics, and Spectroscopy of Soft Matter.
Keisuke Tominaga
Professor,
Kobe University

Keisuke Tominaga received a B.Sc. (Kyoto University, 1985), M.Sc. (Kyoto University, 1987), and D.Sc. (Kyoto University, 1990). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota (1990), a research associate at the Institute for Molecular Science (1992), an associate professor at Kobe University (1998), and a professor at the Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University (2001). His research focuses on Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Condensed Phases.
Arnel Salvador
Professor,
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Dr. Arnel Salvador earned his bachelor’s degree in Physics, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines in May 1983. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 1993 in the United States. In 1997, he returned to the University of the Philippines and joined the faculty of the National Institute of Physics. He became the Institute Director from 2006 to 2012. He now heads the Condensed Matter Physics Laboratory and continues to work on molecular beam epitaxy-grown (In)GaAs-based semiconductor materials for Optoelectronic Device applications.
Hideaki Kitahara
Professor,
FIR Center, University of Fukui

Hideaki Kitahara received the Ph.D. degree in Physics from Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan, in 2004. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He has worked on Terahertz Technology and Photonic Crystals. Dr. Kitahara is a member of the Physical Society of Japan and the Japan Society of Applied Physics.
Naoki Yamamoto
Project Assistant Professor,
Kobe University

Naoki Yamamoto got his Ph.D on March 2010 at Kobe University, Japan. He then joined to Prof. Tominaga’s group in Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University as a postdoctoral fellow. Since June 2014, he has been a project assistant professor in Kobe University. His specialty is broadband spectroscopy at GHz and THz regions on biomolecules.
Hideyuki Takahashi
Assistant Professor,
Kobe University

Hideyuki Takahashi got his Ph.D on March 2015 at University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a Research Associate at the Organization for Advanced and Integrated Research at Kobe University. His research interest includes Microwave spectroscopy and the microscopy of unconventional superconductors. He is also working on Magnetic resonance for spectroscopy/microscopy in the THz region.