Keisuke Goda
Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Tokyo
Adjunct Faculty Member of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Program Manager, ImPACT Program, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

Education
B.S., Physics, Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007)

Biography
Keisuke Goda is currently a professor of physical chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a program manager of the ImPACT program, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. His research focuses on the development of discovery-enabling technologies based on optical imaging and spectroscopy for science, industry, energy, and medicine. He is also engaged in educating and producing global leaders in science and engineering who will shape the 21st century.

He obtained a B.A. degree summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007, both in physics. At MIT, he worked on the development of quantum-enhancement techniques in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) group, which earned him the Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award (2008). He then joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA as a postdoctoral researcher where he worked on ultrafast optical imaging and spectroscopy and microfluidic biotechnology, which earned him UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research (2010) and Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface (2011). In 2012, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo as a professor. For his contribution to the development of novel ultrafast imaging and spectroscopy methods, he was awarded numerous awards including Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award (2013), MEXT Young Scientist Award (2014), Ogino Award (2014), and IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2014). He has published more than 100 papers and holds many patents. His work has been featured by the media including Nature, BBC, NHK, Wired Magazine, TIME Magazine, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Optics & Photonics News, and Laser Focus World.

In addition to research and teaching, he also dedicates a significant amount of time and effots to service. He served as Co-Chair of the IEEE Photonics Society’s Los Angeles Chapter (2007 – 2011), Founding Chair of Southern California Japanese Scholars Forum (2007 – 2012), Conference Co-Chair of SPIE Photonics Asia (2014) and Symposium Chair of Optics & Photonics Japan (2014 – 2015) and currently serves as Conference Chair of SPIE Photonics West BIOS (2015). He also serves as an Associate Editor of APL Photonics (American Institute of Physics). For his global leadership and contribution to the photonics community worldwide, he was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (2014) and by AERA as one of the top 100 leaders in Japan.

Honors and Awards
Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award (2008)
UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research (2010)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface (2011)
Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award (2013)
Tokyo Biomarker Innovation Research Association (TOBIRA) Award (2014)
Young Scientist Award, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2014)
Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2014)
IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2014)
Ogino Award, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (2014)
AERA Top 100 Leaders (2014)
SPIE Senior Membership (2015)
IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2015)

Selected Publications
Nature Physics 4, 472 (2008)
Nature 458, 1145 (2009)
Nature 460, 990 (2009)
PNAS 109, 11630 (2012)
Scientific Reports 2, 445 (2012)
Nature Photonics 7, 102 (2013)
Nature Photonics 8, 695 (2014)
Nano Letters 15, 1476 (2015)



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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
goda@chem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
+81-3-5841-4329 (Office)