Yasuhiro Hayakawa is a Professor of the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan. He obtained the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Shizuoka University in 1976 and 1978, as well as the Ph.D. degree from University of Tokyo in 1988. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Florida from 1988 to 1990 and a Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1991. His research interests are crystal growth of ternary alloy bulk semiconductors, heteroepitaxial growth of alloy semiconductors, and fabrication of thermoelectric and infra-red devices. He carried out crystal growth under microgravity using a space shuttle, a Chinese recovery satellite, a drop tower, and an aircraft, and he plans to make an experiment at the International Space Station. He has published more than 260 research papers in various journals/proceedings and made more than 730 presentations in national/international conferences. He was awarded Takayanagi Encouragement Prize, Saitou Encouragement Prize, and several awards at the conferences. He is a Member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Japanese Association for Crystal Growth, the Japan Society of Microgravity Application, the Japan Society of Infrared Science and Technology, and JSPS 161 committee. He is a Member and the Director of the Japan Society of Applied Physics.
Biography Updated on 14 April 2013