University of Toyama | Japan



Professor Hiroyuki Okada's academic journey began with a strong foundation in engineering, leading to his pursuit of advanced studies in electron device engineering. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the prestigious Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1988. This formative period laid the groundwork for his subsequent contributions to the field of materials science and engineering.


Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Prof. Okada embarked on a diverse and enriching professional journey. He commenced his career as a researcher at Sumitomo Electric Industries, Japan, where he honed his skills and gained practical experience in the industry from 1988 to 1991. Subsequently, he transitioned into academia, serving as a lecturer at Toyama University from 1991 to 1994. His role expanded as he progressed to become an associate professor at Toyama University, where he contributed significantly to the academic and research endeavors of the institution from 1994 to 2005. Since 2008, he has held the esteemed position of professor at the University of Toyama, where he continues to inspire and mentor students while making groundbreaking contributions to the field of nano and functional material science.


Prof. Hiroyuki Okada's research interests span a wide range of topics within the realm of materials science and engineering. He is particularly interested in the evaluation of electro-optical properties for organic electronic materials, alignment control of organic molecules, and nano-patterning technology. His research encompasses various applications of electro-optic devices using organic semiconductors, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs), flexible and printable electronic devices, Optical Physics. and liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Additionally, he is actively engaged in the study of photon quantum computing using liquid crystal devices, exploring innovative approaches such as Mach–Zehnder interferometer and numerical quantization of interfering photons using LC retarder. His pioneering work in this area holds immense promise for advancing the field of photon quantum computing and paving the way for novel applications in information technology.


Throughout his illustrious career, Prof. Okada has received numerous accolades and recognition for his outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. His research publications have garnered widespread attention and acclaim within the academic community, earning him a reputation as a leading authority in his field. Additionally, his active involvement in academic societies such as the Society for Information Display Japan Chapter and the Japan Society of Applied Physics underscores his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering collaboration among researchers.


Prof. Hiroyuki Okada's research endeavors have had a profound impact on the field of materials science and engineering, shaping our understanding of organic electronic materials and their potential applications in various technological domains. His innovative research contributions have not only advanced the frontiers of knowledge but also inspired future generations of scientists and engineers to explore new avenues for research and discovery. Moreover, his collaborative efforts with industry partners have facilitated the translation of research findings into real-world applications, driving innovation and economic growth.


As a highly respected figure in the academic community, Prof. Okada's legacy extends far beyond his research achievements. His dedication to excellence, passion for teaching, and commitment to advancing scientific knowledge have left an indelible mark on the field of materials science and engineering. Looking ahead, he remains committed to pushing the boundaries of scientific inquiry and exploring new frontiers in nano and functional material science. His visionary leadership and unwavering pursuit of excellence will continue to inspire future generations of researchers and shape the trajectory of scientific progress for years to come.






fHiroyuki Okada | Optical Physics | Best Researcher Award

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