Kazuhiro Hane received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University in electronics in 1978, 1980, and 1983, respectively. In his Ph.D. thesis, he studied positive column Cd ion lasers. From 1983 to 1990, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronic-Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University. He was engaged in research on laser application to optical sensors, optical testing, interferometers, and plasma diagnostics. He started the researches of electron beam microlithography and photolithography for the fabrication of optical sensors, microprobes, and optical components. From 1985 to 1986, he was a Visiting Researcher of National Research Council Canada, and he worked on optical sensing technique. From 1990 to 1994, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagoya University, and carried out the researches on optical sensing techniques, microlithography, and scanning probe microscopy. Since 1994, he has been a Professor at the Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University. He has been engaged in the research and development of microsensors and optomechanical systems. He has been working on optical MEMS, especially optical microsensors and integrated optical systems for telecommunication. He studied micromirrors for optical switches and scanning laser display, fiber optical switches.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2011