Shinjiroh Hara, Ph. D.


He was born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, in 1969. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees of electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree of electronics and information engineering from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 1993, 1995, and 1998, respectively. The theme of his doctoral thesis is gFabrication of self-organized quantum wires using multi-atomic steps and their application to semiconductor lasersh. He investigated step-bunching phenomena of GaAs and related materials grown by Metal-Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE) on vicinal GaAs (001) substrates, formation and characterizations of quantum wires on GaAs multi-atomic steps, and their application to quantum wire lasers.

From April, 1995 to March, 1998, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in order to engage in research on formation and semiconductor laser application of quantum wires utilizing multi-atomic steps grown by MOVPE.

From April, 1998, he joined Optical Semiconductor Devices Laboratory of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, Atsugi, Japan, as a Research Scientist, and engaged in research and development of MOVPE growth technologies of compound semiconductor and magnetic semiconductor materials, which are based on InP and GaAs, and fabrication of photonic devices for optical communication systems by the MOVPE growth technologies (to March, 2004).

From September, 2002 to September, 2003, he stayed in Materials Science Center of Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, as a Visiting Research Scientist. He engaged in research on MOVPE growth and characterizations of magnetic semiconductor materials.

From April, 2004, he joined Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics (RCIQE) of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, as a Research Associate. He has been investigating MOVPE growth technologies, characterization and device application of semiconductor and magnetic nano-structures based on InP and GaAs materials.

In April, 2007, he became an Assistant Professor in Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University.

From May, 2007, he joins Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics (RCIQE), Hokkaido University, as an Associate Professor.

From October, 2007, he is concurrently a Research Scientist in the basic research programs of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): the Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), gSearch for Nanomanufacturing Technology and Its Developmenth. His research topic in the JST-PRESTO project is gSelective-Area Formation of Nano-Scale Spin Valve Structures for Spin-Logic Applicationsh.

He is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Japanese Association for Crystal Growth (JACG), the IEEE Laser and Electronic Optical Society (IEEE/LEOS), the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Magnetics Society of Japan (MSJ).

He received Young Scientist Award for the Presentation of an Excellent Paper from the Japanese Association for Crystal Growth in 2004.