Adjunct Faculty Member of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Program Manager, ImPACT Program, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
EducationB.S., Physics, Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Berkeley (2001)
Ph.D., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007)
BiographyProfessor Goda is currently a Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University of Tokyo. His research focuses on the development of innovative technologies such as novel methods, devices, and instruments for a diverse range of scientific, industrial, and biomedical applications. His goal in teaching is to educate and produce global leaders who will shape science, industry, and medicine in the 21st century. He is also a Program Manager of the "Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies (ImPACT)" Program run by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.
He obtained a B.S. degree summa cum laude from University of California, Berkeley in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007, both in physics. His thesis work at MIT was on the development of techniques for quantum-enhanced laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) group, which earned him the Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award in 2008. Before graduation from MIT, he spent about two years at California Institute of Technology for his LIGO research as a visiting scholar. In 2007, he joined Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA as a postdoctoral researcher and then became a program manager in 2011. At UCLA, he developed an entirely new type of imaging technology that holds the world record for speed in continuous running imaging and later extended the concept to high-throughput imaging-based flow cytometry and a new type of laser scanner. His work has been featured in numerous media articles. In addition to Electrical Engineering, he was also a member of Department of Bioengineering at UCLA and California NanoSystems Institute from 2011 to 2012 and was engaged in microfluidics for the development of novel techniques for medical diagnostics. In 2012, he joined Department of Chemistry at University of Tokyo as a professor. Also, he is currently an associate adjunct professor in Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA.
Professor Goda served as Co-Chair of Los Angeles Chapter of IEEE Photonics Society from 2007 to 2011. He was also Founding Chair of Southern California Japanese Scholars Forum. He has published more than 100 journal and conference publications and holds several patents. His work has been featured in numerous media articles including Nature, BBC, Wired Magazine, TIME Magazine, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Optics & Photonics News, and Laser Focus World. He was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido. He likes sushi, sake, soccer, and skiing.
He has been awarded numerous awards including 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 Award (2014), and Young Scientist Award, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In addition, he has been selected by World Economic Forum as Young Global Leader in 2014 for recognizing his leadership in global education and research.
Honors and AwardsGravitational 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)
Ogino Award, Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (2014)
IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturers Award (2014)
Selected PublicationsNature Physics 4, 472 (2008)
Nature 458, 1145 (2009)
Nature 460, 990 (2009)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, 11630 (2012)
Scientific Reports 2, 445 (2012)
Nature Photonics 7, 102 (2013)
Nature Photonics 8, 695 (2014)