Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University


Professor Nobuhiko SARUKURA

Aiming for energy creation from the confluence of optics and materials science

Development of new materials for nuclear fusion reactor and future accelerator and new quantum beam science is an important aspect for sustainable growth of a modern society. In my group, I am addressing this challenging problem in many ways. We will utilize RIKEN’s X-ray free electron laser as part of a national project as well as the X-ray laser of JAERI not only as a project for Laser Science Institute’s GEKKO 12 but also for “Energy Science at the Future Superalloy” in order to support society’s growth. Together with energetic students, we are constantly seeking to create and develop new materials through various networks.
In my 14 years of teaching, I have mentored 11 doctoral students, helped promote 3 people to associate professors, and published more than 150 original papers with more than 2700 total citations. “If a curious fourth grader comes and asks, to help you become an associate professor within 10 years,” my motto is to earn education first. I am sincerely waiting for the participation of young people who wants to contribute to Japan’s future through science and technology.

Nobuhiko Sarukura

He graduated from the Senior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba.
He received his PhD from the Department of Applied Physics, Graduate School of Engineering/Faculty of Engineering of Tokyo University. He worked at NTT Basic Research Laboratories and RIKEN before he became an Associate Professor at the Institute of Molecular Science and later on joined as a Professor at Osaka University. His hobby of collecting airplane models has led to his passion for flight travels. His other interests include visiting museums overseas, joining museum tours, and playing with children.

Graduate School of Engineering,
Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering.

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