Ph.D. Crystalline Materials Science (Nagoya University, JAPAN, 2009)
B.Sc. Applied Physics (Nagoya University, Japan, 2004)
Dr. Yoshinori Okada has obtained broad techniques and knowledge to develop Quantum Materials Science. He has been interested in quantum materials through his graduate study in Nagoya University, where he investigated mechanism of high-Tc superconductivity by growing high-quality single crystals and measuring their transport and anger-resolved photoemission spectra. After receiving Ph. D. from Nagoya University in 2009, he moved to Boston. At MIT and Boston College, as a postdoctoral researcher, he focused on the physics of strong spin-orbit coupled systems, which exhibit topological features. In this period, he learned state-of-the-art experimental approach using spectroscopic imaging scanning tunneling microscope. He has carried out extensive studies on 3D topological insulators and the newly discovered topological crystalline insulators. Also, he studied on the correlated 5d oxides, in which spin-orbit coupling and correlation effects are both important. He then moved to Tohoku University as an assistant professor to obtained advanced epitaxial thin film growth technique. This allowed him to design quantum materials, whose functionalities are inaccessible easily via bulk crystals.