Seiichi Furumi serves as a Principal Researcher at the Applied Photonic Materials Group at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT) in 2001. His research included the 3D photocontrol of liquid crystal alignment by polymer thin films. From 1998 to 2001, he was also a Research Fellow for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). After his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) in Japan. From 2004, he held a permanent position of a Researcher at the NIMS. From 2010, he concurrently started a research project as a PRESTO Researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Since 2012, he also served as an Associate Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He received Young Scientist Awards from the Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics (M&BE) of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Japanese Liquid Crystal Society (JLCS), and the Konica Minolta Imaging Science Foundation, the Funai Foundation for Information Technology, and the Inoue Foundation for Science. His current research interests focus on the development of self-organized organic and polymeric materials for photonic applications.
Biography Updated on 9 April 2013