Prof. Kenichi L. Ishikawa

About Prof. Kenichi L. Ishikawa

Prof. Kenichi L. Ishikawa received the B.Eng. and M.Eng degrees in nuclear engineering from The University of Tokyo (Japan) in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in physics from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) in 1998. He is currently a Professor at Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Engineering, as well as Research Institute for Photon Science and Laser Technology, The University of Tokyo. He is concurrently Guest Professor at Osaka University since 2019. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at CEA- Saclay from 1998 to 2000, a Special Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN from 2000 to 2002, an Associate Professor at The University of Tokyo from 2002 to 2008, a Senior Researcher at RIKEN from 2008 to 2009, and a Project Associate Professor at The University of Tokyo from 2009 to 2014.

He is internationally renowned for his contributions to numerical calculation and theoretical modeling of laser-matter interaction, ranging from strong-field physics, ultrafast laser science, attosecond science to laser processing. He is currently participating several national projects of Japan to promote smart laser manufacturing and, in particular, leading a nation-wide network project for proposing the optimal processing parameters using artificial intelligence and simulation in cyberspace. He is currently a member of The Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ), The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), The Physical Society of Japan (JPS), The Laser Society of Japan (LSJ), Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ), OSA, APS, and SPIE among others.