Professor at Kochi University of Technology
Head of Materials Design Center, Research Institute of KUT
Editorial board member of Ceramic in Modern Technologies
General Chairperson of the 9th International Symposium on Control of Semiconductor Interfaces (ISCSI-IX, 2022)
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.