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Kohei ITOH

President, Keio University

Fields of Specialization

Solid-state physics
Quantum computers
Electronic materials
Nanotechnology
Semiconductor isotope engineering

Professional Appointments

Apr. 1995–Mar. 1998 Instructor, Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology
Apr. 1998–Mar. 2002 Assistant Professor, Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology
Apr. 2002–Mar. 2007 Associate Professor, Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology
Oct. 2005–Mar. 2010 Vice Dean, Keio University International Center
Apr. 2007–present Professor, Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology
Nov. 2016–Mar. 2017 Deputy Director, Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI)
Apr. 2017–Mar. 2019 Dean, Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology and Graduate School of Science and Technology
Apr. 2020–May. 2021 Councillor, Keio University Board of Councillors
May. 2021– President, Keio University
(Chair of the Board of Trustees of Keio University and the university president of Keio University)
(Until May 27, 2025)

Education

B.E. in Instrumentation Engineering, Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology (Mar. 1989)
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (Dec. 1992)
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (Dec. 1994)

Academic Appointments

Member of the Executive Committee, Physical Society of Japan (Sept. 2002–Aug. 2004)
Member of the Governing Board, Institute for Pure and Applied Physics (Apr.2004–Mar. 2006)
Director, Japan Society of Applied Physics (Mar. 2016–Feb. 2018)
Research Supervisor, "Quantum State Control and Functionalization" research area of the Japan Science and Technology Agency's (JST) Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) Program (Apr. 2016–present)
Program Director, Quantum Information Technology, Quantum Leap Flagship Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT Q-LEAP) (Apr. 2018–present)

Other Appointments

Council Member, Science Council of Japan (Oct. 2020–present)

Major Publications

Please visit the following links for detailed lists of President Itoh's publications:
- https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=24558798900
- https://publons.com/researcher/1758503/kohei-itoh/

Awards

Japan IBM Prize for Electronics (2006)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Technology Prize (JSPS Prize) (2009)
Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow (2015)

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