Department of Engineering Science, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering,
The University of Electro-Communications


Our research includes the development of biodevices (optical sensor with the visual function、optical memories) applying photosynthetic protein that resembles visual pigments. We also apply the protein to quantum optics. AAnother research interest is to analyze the structure of cell membrane of a living bacterium using nonlinear spectroscopy technique.
We perform joint research projects with: Advancet ICT Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology; Near-field NanoPhotonics Research Team, Advanced Science Institute, RIKEN; and Departmet of Applied Physics, Osaka University.


Ms. Kawahara (M2) received "the OSA student prize" at Optics & Photonics Japan 2019
Prof. Jean-Michel Nunzi (Queen's Univ., Canada) came oue lab. and gave a research seminar, "Molecular glass and antenna photovoltaics"
A patent on "Protein-based optical filters" has been released (2017-044526)
"Protein-based optical filters" was published in Nikkan Kogyo Shinbun
"Protein-based optical filters for image processing" was published in SPIE Newsroom
Kazuma Miyashita, fourth-year undergraduate student, attended an international workshop in France to present his research. "Protein-Based Photosensor for Biomimetic Sensing," Proc. of International Workshop on Nano and Bio-Photonics (IWNBP), Biarritz, France

Members 2019

Faculty Members
 ProfessorYoshiko Okada-Shudo
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Graduate Students
 D2 S. Kako
 M2 A. Aiuchi
 M2 T. Uchiyama
 M2 T. Ochiai
 M2 S. Kawanaka
 M2 K. Kawahara
 M1 A. Kuriyama
 M1 T. Saitho
 M1 K. Funaki
Undergraduate Students
 B4 J. Ohtsubo
 B4 K. Takano
Research student
  Z. Xu