Koji Sugioka is a senior research scientist at RIKEN – Advanced Science Institute and a guest professor at Tokyo University of Science and Tokyo Denki University. He received B.E., M.E. and Ph.D degrees in electronics form Waseda University in 1984, 1986 and 1993, respectively.
Sugioka joined RIKEN in 1986. At RIKEN, he has worked on doping, etching and deposition of semiconductors and surface modification of metals by using excimer lasers. He also studied on microfabrication of hard materials like glass by using VUV and ultrafast lasers. His current interests center on the development of advanced laser microprocessing techniques for performing surface and 3-D microstructuring of transparent materials, with applications to lab-on-a-chip, photonic and electronic devices.
Sugioka has received eight awards for his research, inventions and contributions in the area of laser microprocessing. He published more than 130 articles, gave more than 80 invited talks at international conferences and about 90 invited talks at domestic conferences, and has about 30 patents or pending patents.
Sugioka served as a conference chair, co-chair, and committee member for numerous international conferences. He is also editor-in-chief of the Laser Micro/Nanoengineering.