Professor Takao Someya - Profile

Takao Someya

Takao Someya
  • Degrees

    Ph. D.

  • Fields

    Organic Electronics

  • Organization

    Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
    School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

  • Position


  • Address

    7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

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Takao Someya received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1997. Since 2009, he has been a professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Tokyo. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the Nanocenter (NSEC) of Columbia University, and at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies as a Visiting Scholar. Since 2009, he has been a Global Scholar at Princeton University and currently serves as the Project Leader of the NEDO/JAPERA Project (from March 2011)and as a Research Director of a JST/ERATO Project (from March 2011).

His current research interests include organic transistors, flexible electronics, plastic integrated circuits, large-area sensors, and plastic actuators.

Awards and Recognition

  • Highly Cited Researchers (Thomson Reuters), June 2014.
  • The 46th Ichimura Prizes in Technology- Meritorious Achievement Prize, April 2014.
  • Nano Tech Award, Research Project Division, January 2013.
  • The 34th (FY2012) Japan Society of Applied Physics Best Review Paper Award, “Ambient Electronics”, JJAP, September 2012.
  • 2010 IEEE/EDS Paul Rappaport Award (IEEE Electron Device Society, 2011.12).
  • The 1st Display Research and Development Achievement Award, March 2011.
  • The 13th IEICI Electronics Society Award (IEICI Electronics Society), March 2010.
  • The 5th JSPS Prize, March 9, 2009.
  • 2009 IEEE/EDS Paul Rappaport Award (IEEE Electron Device Society, 2010.12).
  • The 9th Docomo Mobile Science Award, Fundamental Science Division (Mobile Communication Fund, October 15, 2010).
  • Gottfried Wagener Prize 2008, March 6, 2009.
  • IEEE Polytronic Award 2008, August 2008.
  • Marubun Academic Award, Marubun Research Promotion Foundation, March 6, 2006.
  • IEEE/ISSCC Takuo Sugano Award, February 6, 2005.
  • Young Scientist Award, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, April 2005.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE/EDS, since September 14, 2004.
  • Recognition of outstanding contribution to opto-science and technology, Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology, 2000.
  • JSPS Fellowships for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2001-2002.
  • Ando Prize for Outstanding Young Scientists, The Foundation of Ando Laboratory, 1999.
  • The 18th Electronic Material Symposium Award, The program committee of the Electronic Material Symposium, 1999.
  • The Ericsson Young Scientist Award 1999, Ericsson Japan, 1999.
  • JSPS Research Fellowship for Outstanding Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1994-1997.
  • Inose Prize for Outstanding Students, Association for Promotion of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, 1993.
  • The Japan Scholarship Foundation, 1992-1993.

Keynote Speeches

  • (Plenary) Takao Someya and Tsuyoshi Sekitani, "Ultraflexible and stretchable organic devices", 20th International Conference on Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems (EP2DS-20) and 16th International Conference on Modulated Semiconductor Structures (MSS-16), Wrocław, Poland, 1-5 July 2013.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya and Tsuyoshi Sekitani, "Ultra-flexible organic devices for bio-medical applications", International Symposium on Functional Pi-Electron Systems, Palais des Congrès, Arcachon, France, June 2-7, 2013.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya and Tsuyoshi Sekitani, "Large-Area, Flexible, Organic Photonics and Electronics", IEEE PHOTONICS CONFERENCE 2012, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA, USA September 24, 2012.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya and Tsuyoshi Sekitani, "Emerging Applications of Printed Skin-like Sensors and Organic Photovoltaics", Printed Electronics USA 2012, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA, Dec. 5-6, 2012.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya, "Emerging applications and future prospects of printed organic transistors and memories", 8th International Conference on Electroluminescence & Organic Optoelectronics (ICEL 2010), The University of Michigan, MI, October 19, 2010.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya, "Ambient electronics: Print electronics everywhere! ", IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Baltimore, December 7, 2009.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya, "Digital fabrication and ambient electronics", Digital Fabrication, Kentucky, September 17, 2009.
  • (Plenary) Takao Someya, "Organic Transistors: towards Ambient Electronics", 2007 International Conference on Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM 2007), Tsukuba International Congress Center (EPOCHAL TSUKUBA), Ibaraki, Japan, September 18-21, 2007.
  • (Plenary) T. Someya, "Ambient Electronics with Organic Transistors", 2007 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Japan, June 14-16, 2007.