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Professor KITAGAWA, Akio

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering 電子情報学系
Professor

College and School Educational Field

Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering

Laboratory

Microelectronics Research Lab. (MeRL) TEL:076-234-4863 FAX:076-234-4863

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Nagoya Institute of Technology Doctor Electrical and Computer Engineering 198903 Unfinished course
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Nagoya Institute of Technology Electronics 198503
【Degree】
Ph.D

Career

Kanazawa University Faculty of Engineering Research associate(1989/04/01-1995/03/31)
Kanazawa University Faculty of Engineering Assistant professor(1995/04/01-1997/03/31)
Kanazawa University Faculty of Engineering Associate professor(1997/04/01-1999/03/31)
The University of Tokyo VLSI Design and Education Center Associate professor(1999/04/01-2001/03/31)
Kanazawa University Natural Science and Technology Associate professor(2001/04/01-2012/07/31)
The University of Tokyo VLSI Design and Education Center Visiting scientist(2001/04/01-)
M.I.T. Microsystems Technology Laboratory Visiting Scientist(1997/06/01-1998/02/28)
Kanazawa University Institute of Science and Engineering Professor(2012/08/01-)

Year & Month of Birth

1961/06

Academic Society

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Information Processing Society of Japan
Japan Society of Next Generation Sensor Technology


Award

○Best poster award(2016)
○Best poster award(2016)
○Best poster award(2016)
○Yazaki Memorial Foundation(1991/10/01)
○Yazaki Memorial Foundation(1991/10/01)
○Yazaki Memorial Foundation(1991/10/01)
○Yazaki Memorial Foundation(1991/10/01)
○Yazaki Memorial Foundation(1991/10/01)
○REFEC Research Found(2003/03/19)
○Research Program on R&D Promotion(2003/08/15)
○2006 P&I Patent of The Year(2006/11/01)
○ICD Student Poster Award(2010/05/19)
○Best Paper Award(2010/10/24)
○Interactive Presentation Award(2011/03/11)

Specialities

Nano/Microsystems、Communication/Network engineering、Electron device/Electronic equipment

Speciality Keywords

Microelectronics, Sensor, Wireless Network, Energy Harvesting

Research Themes

Microelectronic Sensors and Measurement Systems

Microelectronic Sensors and Measurement Systems Novel sensor technologies can be opened up with the state-of-the-art semiconductor technology. RF Mixed-Signal CMOS circuit and high-precision digital signal processing are particularly vital technologies to work out a sensor system on chip for the nondestructive and noninvasive testing. We are developing the free radical sensor and the millimeter-wave CT sensor for biomedical applications in collaboration with the electronics manufacturer and the technology licensing organization of Kanazawa University. The designed LSIs are prototyped and evaluated with the help of VDEC (VLSI Design and Education Center in Japan) and semiconductor manufacturers.

Wireless Networks for Internet of Things

Wireless Networks for Internet of Things The application field of a RF-CMOS LSI is greatly expanded in wireless communication technologies, such as a wireless sensor network and a RF-ID (Radio Frequency Identification) system, which requires the low-power dissipation or passive operation, and increasing the number of communication channels. We are developing the LSIs and the wireless network system for a disaster prevention and environment monitoring in collaboration with the electronics manufacturer. In order to promote the social implementation of IoT, we will produce the demonstration system composed by the wireless network nodes, the internet gateway, and the application software.

Circuitry for Energy Harvesting

Circuitry for Energy Harvesting To provide a wireless sensor network with maintenance-free feature, the energy harvesting is most effective means. The high-efficiency power generator and the low-power supply circuit is required to develop the electronic systems without the primary battery. We are developing the power management circuits minimizing the power-loss through a energy conversion process in collaboration with the research groups that are developing the high-efficiency power generators, such as a magnetostrictive vibrational power generator, an organic thin film solar cell, and a corrosion battery. The demonstration systems will be constructed with the wireless sensors having an energy harvesting capability.

Books

  •  Akio Kitagawa LTspice Electronic Circuit Simulator Kohgaku-Sha 2016/02
  •  M. Hirose, A. Kitagawa, et al. Development Trend of Sensory Devices NTS 2014/11
  •  Ichiro Shio, Akio Kitagawa Cutting edge developments on next-generation human-interface NTS 2013/06
  •  Semiconductor Technology 2000/12
  •  M. Miyama, A. Kitagawa, J. Akita VLSI design with Hardware Description Lnaguage 2002/01

Papers

  •  Rapid-thermal-processing induced deep level traps and their spatial distribution in MBE GaAs Akio Kitagawa, Yutaka Tokuda, Akira Usami, Takao Wada, and Hiroyuki Kano Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 92 361-365 1987/04
  •  Rapid Thermal Annealing of Si-Implanted semi-insulating GaAs Akio Kitagawa, Masayuki Katayama, Yutaka Tokuda, Akira Usami, and Takao Wada RIKEN Symposium 1987 21-26 1987/12
  •  Variations of electron traps in MBE AlGaAs by rapid thermal processing Hiroyuki Ueda, Akio Kitagawa, Yutaka Tokuda, Akira Usami, Takao Wada, and Hiroyuki Kano Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 126 221-226 1988/04
  •  Effects of rapid thermal processing on SiO2/GaAs interfaces Yutaka Tokuda, Masayuki Katayama, Nobuo Ando, Akio Kitagawa, Akira Usami, Yajiro Inoue, Hdeki Takematsu, and Takao Wada Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 126 215-220 1988/04
  •  Diffusion of Te, Zn into GaAs from doped SiO2 films by rapid thermal processing Akio Kitagawa, Akira Usami, Yutaka Tokuda, Takao Wada, Hirofumi Kan, and Tadasi Murakami Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 126 65-70 1988/04

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  •  Spatial inhomogeneities in rapidly thermal-processed GaAs wafer Akira Usami, Akio Kitagawa, and Takao Wada Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 146 419-424 1989/12
  •  Deep-level transient spectroscopy studies of rapid thermal processed GaAs with SiO2 encapsulant Masayuki Katayama, Yutaka Tokuda, Nobuo Ando, Akio Kitagawa, Akira Usami, Yajiro Inoue, and Takao Wada Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 146,431 436 1989/12
  •  Effects of rapid thermal processing on MBE GaAs on Si Akira Ito, Akio Kitagawa, Yutaka Tokuda, Akira Usami, Hiroyuki Kano, Hiroshi Noge, and Takao Wada Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 146 413-418 1989/12
  •  SOI structures prepared by lateral annealing of a-Si films in steep temperature gradient Yasuhiro Kizu, keiichi Konda, Masaki Takeuchi, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki Conf. On Solid State Devices and Materials 22 219-222 1990/08
  •  Nonvolatile memory based on reversible phase transition in chalcogenide semiconductor thin film K. Nakayama, T. Kitagawa, K. Hshimoto, K. Ohotsuka, A. Kitagawa, and M. Suzuki IEEE Jpn. IEMT Symp. WC1-3 93-96 1993/06
  •  Zone-melting recrystallization of Si films by flat gas flame heating S. Kanai, S. Futagi, M. Kugenuma, M. Takeuchi, A. Kitagawa, M. Suzuki, and S. Takenaka IEEE Jpn. IEMT Symp. WA2-3 37-40 1993/06
  •  Photoelectrochemical properties of Rhodamine-C18 sensitized p-CuSCN photoelectrochrmical cell (PEC) C. A. N. Fernando, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki, Kousin Takahashi, and Teruhisa Komura 1994/01
  •  Rapid annealing of poly-Si films by gas flames Yuichi Masaki, Masahiko Suzumi, Weifeng Qu, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki 2nd Int. Rapid Thermal Processing Conf. 1994 244-248 1994/08
  •  Transient phases and their transition temperatures of a-Si in non-isothermal processes Masakuni Suzuki, and Akio Kitagawa Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 321 743-738 1994/12
  •  Effect of gas flame annealing on the structure of poly-Si films Yuichi Masaki, Masahiko Suzumi, Weifeng Qu, Yoshio Kakimoto, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 1995/03
  •  Transient phases of a-Si by rapid heating Yuichi Masaki, Masakuni Suzuki, and Akio Kitagawa JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 77 4  1766-1770 1995/04
  •  Impurity activation in poly-Si films by rapid thermal annealimg using flat gas flames Weifeng Qu, Akio Kitagawa, Yuichi Masaki, Yoshio Kakimoto, and Masakuni Suzuki 3rd Int. Rapid Thermal Processing Conf. 1995 307-311 1995/08
  •  A sharp photocurrent enhancement in photoelectrochemival cells with a photocathode sensitized by dye films of rhodamine-C18 and methylviolet-C18 prepared by Langmuir-Blodgett techniques C. A. N. Fernando, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki, Kousin Takahasi, and Teruhisa Komura 1995/11
  •  On the viscosity change in strong and fragile glasses THERMOCHIMICA ACTA 280  393-400 1996/01
  •  Heating rate dependence of phase transition temperature in Se7Te3 glasses K. Nakamura, K. Kojima, I. Tamaru, Y. Masaki, A. Kitagawa, and M. Suzuki JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS 198  758-761 1996/01
  •  Model for the glass transition in amorphous solids based on the fragmentation Masakuni Suzuki, Yuichi Masaki, and Akio Kitagawa PHYSICAL REVIEW B 53 6  3124-3131 1996/06
  •  Effects of high temperature rapid thermal annealing using flat gas flame on the electrical properties of phousphorus-doped poly-crystalline silicon films Weifeng Qu, Yuichi Masaki, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 79 11  8498-8502 1996/11
  •  Phase transition in noncrystalline solids viewed from heating rate dependence Kazuya Nakayama, Kazuhiko Kojima, Nobuo Takahashi, Yuichi Masaki, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 398 363-367 1996/12
  •  Study of glass transition based on the fragmentation model Yuichi Masaki, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 398 369-374 1996/12
  •  ESR study of glass transition in Mn-Doped Se70Te30 chalcogenide glass in non-isothermal process T. K. Chackraborty, Syouichi Ueda, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 36 9 5444 1997/09
  •  Lateral grain growth in poly-Si films by gas flame high temperature annealing Weifeng Qu, Akio Kitagawa, Yuichi Masaki, Masakuni Suzuki Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 441 89 1997/12
  •  Study of glass transition in Mn-doped Ge15Te85 glasses by electron spin resonance T. K. Chackraborty, Syouichi Ueda, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37 9 4718 1998/09
  •  Wandering dangling bond model for Staebler-Wronski effects Masatoshi Ikeda, Akio Kitagawa, and Masakuni Suzuki Materials Research Society Symposia Proceedings 507 691-696 1998/12
  •  Crystal violet dye-sensitized photocurrent by participation of surface states on p-CuSCN C. A. N. Fernando, I. Kumarawadu, K. Takahashi, A. Kitagawa, M. Suzuki Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 58 337 1999/01
  •  Fast Square-Area Detection Algorithm Using Automata for VLSI Implementation Junichi Akita, Kazuhiro Maeda, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki 1999 IEEE Workshop on CCD & Advanced Image Sensors 1999 455 1999/01
  •  Submicron nonvolatile memory cell based on reversible phase transition in chalcogenide glasses Kazuya Nakayama, Kazuhiko Kojima, Fumitoshi Hayakawa, Yutaka Imai, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39 11 6157 2000/11
  •  Remarkable stability of the enhanced sharp photocurrent in methylviolet-C18 and rhodamine-C18 dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cell with p-CuSCN C. A. N. Fernando, Koshi Takahashi, Akio Kitagawa, Masakuni Suzuki Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 69 345 2001/11
  •  Phase-change switching memory Kazuya Nakayama, Toshihiko Kasai, Sanae Fukushima, Kazuhiko Kojima, Akio Kitagawa, Minoru Kumeda, Masakuni Suzuki Proceedings of The 13th Symposium on Phase Change Optical Information Strage 13 61 2001/12
  •  Nonvolatile Memory Based on Phase Change in Se-Sb-Te Glass Kazuya Nakayama, Akio Kitag JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS PART 1-REGULAR PAPERS SHORT NOTES & REV 42 2A 404-408 2003/02
  •  Multiple Programming Method and Circuitry Masashi Takata, Akio Kitagawa IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRONICS E87-C 10 1679-1682 2004/10
  •  Nonvolatile memory based on phase change Kazuya Nakayama and Akio Kitag TB2 181-185 2004/11
  •  Nonvolatile SRAM based on Phase Change Masashi Takata, Kazuya Nakayama, Takatomi Izumi, Toru Shinmura, and Akio Kitagawa The 17th Symposium on Phase Change Optical Storage, memory and Beyond 2005 83-88 2005/11
  •  Nonvolatile SRAM based on Phase Change Masashi Takata, Kazuya Nakayama, Takatomi Izumi, Toru Shinmura, Junivhi Akita, and Akio Kitagawa IEEE NVSMW 2006 S-6 95-96 2006/02
  •  Random orientated pixcels for CMOS image sensor and display devices J. Akita, T. Tanikoshi, A. Kitagawa 50 7 1068-1071 2006/07
  •  Vision Chip Architecture for Detecting Line of Sight Including Saccade J.Akita, H.Takagi, T.Nagasaki, M.TOda, T.Kawashima, A.Kitagawa IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRONICS E89-C 11 1605-1611 2006/11
  •  Column-Parallel Vision Chip Architecture for High-Resolution Line-of-Sight Detection Including Saccade J.Akita, H.Takagi, K.Doumae, A.Kitagawa, M.Toda, T.Nagasaki, T.Kawashima IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRONICS E90-C 10 1869-1875 2007/10
  •  Pulse number control of electrical resistance for multi-level storage based on phase change K. Nakayama, M. Takata, T. Kasai, A. Kitagawa, J. Akita JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS 40  5061-5065 2007/10
  •  Phase change nonvolatile SRAM and register Kitagawa A. Nakayama K. The Symposium on Phase Change Optical Information Storage 2009 33 2009/11
  •  CoOx-RRAM Memory Cell Technology using Recess Structure for 128Kbits Memory Array 2010 IEEE IMW 10.1109/IMW.2010.548 2010/05
  •  A rectifier structure for UHF RFID transponder with high efficiency Cui J., Akita J., Kitagawa A. IEICE Electronics Express 7 14 1186 2010/07
  •  A Novel Architecture for UHF RFID Transponder Cui J. Akita J. Kitagawa A. 2010 International Conference on Solid-State Device and Materials 2010 351 2010/09
  •  Design and Characterization of Nano-Displacement Sensor with High Frequency Oscillators Kitagawa A. Journal of Sensors 2011 360173 2011/06
  •  Electron Spin Resonance Measurement with Micro-Inductor on Chip Kitagawa A. Journal of Sensors 2011 813636 2011/07
  •  Tone Manipulation Method Using Closed Curve Y. Iwabuchi, J. Akita, A. Kitagawa The journal of the society for art and science 10 3 157-166 2011/09
  •  Wireless Moisture Sensor Using a Micro-strip Antenna T. Toba and A. Kitagawa Journal of Sensors 2011 827969 2011/12
  •  Chu-lingual - Environmental monitoring system by entomic sounds analysis T. Wada, J. Akita, A. Kitagawa Journal of information processing 53 3 1017-1021 2012/03
  •  Novel power reduction technique for ReRAM with automatic avoidance circuit for wasteful overwrite Takaya Handa, Yuhei Yoshimoto, Kazuya Nakayama, Akio Kitagawa Active and Passive Electronic Components 2012 181395 2012/04
  •  A Model of Security Adaptation for Limited Resources in Wireless Sensor Network Parenreng, J.M. and Kitagawa, A. Journal of Computer and Communications 5 1 10-23 2017/03
  •  Design of Wireless Measurement of Soil Gases and Soil Environment Based on Programmable-System-On-Chip Arief Sudarmaji, Akio Kitagawa, Junichi Akita The International Symposium on Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering 2013 2013 E5 2013/08
  •  Temperature Modulation with Specified Detection Point on Metal Oxide Semiconductor Gas Sensors for E-Nose Application Arief SUDARMAJI, Akio KITAGAWA Sensors & Transducers 186 3 93-103 2015/03
  •  Application of Temperature Modulation-SDP on MOS Gas Sensors: Capturing Soil Gaseous Profile for Discrimination of Soil under Different Nutrient Addition Arief SUDARMAJI, Akio KITAGAWA Journal of Sensors 2016 1035902 2016/03
  •  Current-Sensitive CMOS Preamplifier for Investigating Space Plasma Waves by Magnetic Search Coils Mitsunori Ozaki, Satoshi Yagitani, Hirotsugu Kojima, Ken Takahashi, Akio Kitagawa IEEE Sensors Journal 14 2 421-429 2014/02
  •  Circuit Implementation, Operation, and Simulation of Multivalued Nonvolatile Static Random Access Memory Using a Resistivity Change Device Kazuya Nakayama, Akio Kitagawa Active and Passive Electronic Components 2013 839198 2013/12

Conference Presentations

  • Free Radical Sensor based on Parametric Electron Spin Resonamce(conference:LSI and System Workshop)(2016/05/16)
  • Adaptability resource and security based workload system on wireless sensor network(conference:LSI and System Workshop)(2016/05/16)
  • Stochastic Analog-to-Digital Converter based on Static Random Access Memory Structure.(conference:LSI and System Workshop)(2016/05/16)
  • A Model of Security Adaptation for Limited Resources in Wireless Sensor Network(conference:The 4th Conference on Sensors and Networks)(2017/03/18)

Arts and Fieldwork

Patent

Theme to the desired joint research

○VLSI design and technology applications

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research

○「高周波集積回路技術を利用した生体透過計測法の基礎の確立」(2015-2016) 
○「イオン電流をプローブとした極微細化工技術のための基礎的研究」(1995-1995) 
○「圧電材料を用いた新しい平面型トンネリングデバイスの製作法および動作特性の研究」(1996-1996) 
○「超高速マイクロラジカルセンサの研究開発」(2013-2016)
○「ディープサブミクロン高集積高性能VLSIレイアウト自動設計システムの開発」(2000-2001) 
○「極微量フリーラジカル検出のためのマイクロESRセンサ」(2008-2010) 
○「分岐網形態を利用した電子基板冷却チャネル設計法の構築」(2008-2011) 
○「微小領域発光計測ができる1チップ集積分光センサ」(2011-2012) 

Classes (Bachelors)

○Electronic Circuit Analysis II and Exercise(2017)
○Digital Electronic Circuits(2017)
○Microelectronics 1(2017)
○Introduction to Electronics, Computer Engineering and Bioinformatics B(2016)
○Microelectronics 1(2016)
○Electronic Circuit Analysis II and Exercise(2016)
○Digital Electronic Circuits(2016)
○Student-Initiated Project(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○New Venture Creation A(2017)
○Design of Mixed-Signal LSI(2017)
○New Venture Creation A(2017)
○New Venture Creation A(2017)
○New Venture Creation B(2017)
○New Venture Creation B(2017)
○How to promote and create regional industries(2017)
○New Venture Creation B(2017)
○How to Promote and Create Regional Industries(2016)
○Design of Mixed-Signal LSI(2016)
○How to promote and create regional industries(2016)
○How to promote and create regional industries(2016)
○How to promote and create regional industries(2016)
○Integrated Circuit Design for Emerging Devices(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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