Since the birth of modern science in the 16th century, we have gained a better understanding of nature through the development of better instruments for observation. In the 21st century, we think we understand much of it and have gradually shifted our attention in scientific research to applied science – the application of physical laws to the development of technologies for better life. However, the dark side of this trend is that we have left many important questions unanswered. In Goda Lab, back to the basics of science, we explore nature (in particular, missing, unexplored, or ignored parts of nature) using unconventional approaches through the development of radically novel technologies (with an emphasis on photonics) that lead to new discoveries - "discovery-enabling technologies." As history tells us, most great discoveries in science are totally unexpected. In Goda Lab, we turn this serendipity to planned happenstance by acquiring attributes (curiosity, persistence, flexibility, optimism, and risk taking) for preparing for "unexpected" events and making "planned discoveries." Another and equally important goal of Goda Lab is to produce future global leaders who will shape the world. Directed by Prof. Keisuke Goda, Goda Lab fosters an international research environment and is located at two universities: University of Tokyo and University of California, Los Angeles. Goda Lab constantly seeks for ambitious individuals from any university in any country who want to play leading roles in scientific exploration and have a major impact on the world.

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  • 04/11/2014 We have started using Facebook (in English) and Twitter (in Japanese) to announce our research results and lab activity. If you are interested, please subscribe.
  • 04/01/2014 Our assistant professor, Takuro Ideguchi, has joined us.
  • 04/01/2014 Several new graduate students have joined us.
  • 03/11/2014 Prof. Goda has been selected as a Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum.
  • 02/03/2014 Prof. Goda has been awarded the Biomarker Award from the TOBIRA foundation.
  • 02/01/2014 Our assistant professor, Sadao Ota, has joined us. Another assistant professor is expected to join us in March.
  • 01/12/2014 Goda Lab invites applications for UTRIP - a fully funded summer internship program at the University of Tokyo. Undergraduate students with various backgrounds (physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, etc) are encouraged to apply.
  • 10/07/2013 Our work has been featured in Medical Tribune.
  • 08/01/2013 Shunya Yamada and Kazuki Hashimoto have won the best poster award at the AEC, BAEC-I & II Summer ICE Seminar. Congratulations!
  • 07/01/2013 The lab's picture gallery has been updated.
  • 06/25/2013 An opening for the assistant professor position in my group has been announced. The details of the announcement are provided here.
  • 06/10/2013 Professor Goda's paper on "Ultrafast web inspection with hybrid dispersion laser scanner" is published in Applied Optics.
  • 05/04/2013 Megumi Takahashi and Keisuke Goda's review paper is published in the May issue of Eizojoho.
  • 05/04/2013 Shunya Yamada's paper titled "Loss of color by afterimage masking" is published in i-Perception.
  • 04/26/2013 Takahiro Ikeda (CEO, Pi Photonics)'s seminar is planned to be held on Friday, April 26 at 4PM. The details of the seminar are found here.
  • 02/12/2013 Dr. Rachel Won (Chief Editor, Nature Photonics)'s seminar is announced to be held on Wed, March 27. The details of the seminar are found here.
  • 02/01/2013 Professor Goda's review paper on "Dispersive Fourier transformation for fast continuous single-shot measurements" is published in Nature Photonics.
  • 01/21/2013 Professor Goda wins the Konika Minolta Imaging Science Award.
  • 11/11/2012 Professor Goda's work on high-throughput imaging flow cytometry is featured in the December issue of Nikkei Science and in the November issue of Nature Asia-Pacific Digest.
  • 10/01/2012 Professor Goda's work on high-throughput optical coherence tomography (OCT) is featured on OCT News - the world's most popular OCT website.
  • 10/01/2012 Motoka Urakawa joins Goda Lab as a new secretary.
  • 09/11/2012 Professor Goda's work on high-throughput imaging flow cytometry is highlighted in Nature Biotechnology.
  • 09/03/2012 Professor Goda's work on the world's fastest laser scanner is highlighted in Nature Photonics.
  • 09/01/2012 Professor Goda's work on high-throughput imaging flow cytometry is highlighted in SCOPE (Stanford School of Medicine's news website).
  • 08/16/2012 Professor Goda's work on high-throughput imaging flow cytometry is highlighted in Scientific American, TIME Magazine, and Optics & Photonics News.





Contact Us
Professor Keisuke Goda
Physical Chemistry Division
Department of Chemistry
School of Science
University of Tokyo
Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, JAPAN 〒113-0033
+81-3-5841-4329 (Office)