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Kodo Kawase was born in Nagoya in 1966. He received his B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1989, and his M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electronic engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He has been involved in research on terahertz-wave generation using nonlinear optics, since 1992. He has been conducting research activities in several directions within the THz field. He developed several types of widely tunalbe THz sources using nonlinear optical effects, and suggested a whole range of real-life applications.
1989--1990 : member of Research Development Corporation of Japan (JRDC).
1996 : COE Researcher at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University.
1997 : Research Asscociate at Tohoku-Gakuin University.
1998 : Assistant Professor at Tohoku-Gakuin University.
1999 : Frontier Researcher (deputy team leader) at Photo Dynamics Research Center, RIKEN, Sendai, Japan.
2000--2006 : Leader of Kawase Initiative Research Unit at RIKEN, Wako, Japan.
2004--2005 : Professor of the Department of Agircultural Science, Tohoku University.
2005--Present : Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University.
Prof. Kawase is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Laser Society of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan, the Optical Society of America (OSA), and IEEE. He received the 1997 Young Scientist Award from the JSAP, the 1998 Excellent Presentation Award, the 2000 and 2006 Prize of Laser Engineering from the Laser Society of Japan, the 2002 Marubun research and encouragement award and 2006 Marubun Special Research Award by the Marubun Research Promotion Foundation (MRPF), the 2005 Young Scientistsf Prize by the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MEXT).