Profile of Researcher

Exploring a New Material Through Solar Cells Research and Development Bringing Energy Harvesting to Offices and Homes
Yasuaki Ishikawa, Doctor of Engineering and Associate Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology

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Graduated from Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Doshisha University, in March 1997.
Then completed the latter period of his doctorate program at the Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology in March 2003 to receive his doctorate degree in engineering. Held postdoctoral positions at Institute of Physical Electronics, University of Stuttgart in April 2003 and Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Toledo in February 2005. Joined Sharp Corporation in October 2006.
Became an associate professor at the Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology in April 2010.


Associate Professor Yasuaki Ishikawa at Nara Institute of Science and Technology has been researching technologies to generate energy from solar light and indoor lights. Through his research and development of solar cells, he focused his attention on a new biomaterial that realizes dye sensitization. This new material is expected to advance bioelectronics further by helping create technologies for wearable solar cells and indoor energy harvesting equipment.