Prof. Dr. Yamamoto’s area of expertise is in Condensed matter physics, film growth technology, solid state crystallization, characterization, and first-principles calculation of wideband-gap semiconductors such as ZnO, In2O3, GaN, AlN, and ZnS.
He proposed a concept for the governing factors that induce oxide-specific function generation and developed his own idea to achieve tailored functional oxide (T-FOX) films. The applications include light emitting diodes (LEDs) in the ultraviolet wavelength region, highly transparent conductive oxides (TCO) electrodes for use in flat panel display; LCD TV and in solar cells; IR-plasmonic applications; gas (H2, CO) sensors; antibacterial materials.
He is author or co-author of more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-developed with companies in different business types, many products and apparatus with patents that have been already commercial. He has more than 50 oxide-semiconductors-related patent applications and many registered international patents.
He has been the supervisor of many National Projects in Japan.
ICMCTF, 2009–2012; IUMRS-ICA 2011, JSAP-MRS-USA Joint Symposia, 2013; MRS-USA Spring Meeting, 2015; E-MRS Spring Meeting, 2015.
Co-Chair: 29th ICDS, 2017; E-MRS: MRS-J Bilateral Symposium, 2018 and 2019.
Honors & Awards
Prize by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for
his work on ZnO-based Transparent Conductive Oxides (TCO) films for use in Liquid
Crystal Display (LCD)-TV and thin-film solar cells in 2011.
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