Faculty Members

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FURUTA, Hiroshi

Bachelor (Science), Osaka University, Japan, 1994

Master (Science), Osaka University, Japan, 1996

Ph.D (Science), Osaka University, Japan, 1999

  • Year of birth: 1971
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Systems Engineering
    - Electronic and Photonic Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
    - Research Unit for Advanced Functional Materials and Devices, Center for Nanotechnology, Research Institute
  • Personal web site: http://hiroshifuruta.wordpress.com
  • researchmap: https://researchmap.jp/read0132076
Areas of specialization Thin Film Technology
Condensed Matter Physics
Applied Optics/Quantum Optics
Energy devices (Electricity generation, storage, conversion)
Laboratory/research office Laboratory of
Advanced Energy Nanomaterials

Recent progress of nanotechnologies in observation techniques and fabrication processes allows us to address novel electric and photonic properties of nanomaterials, which properties are directly derived from their size and structure.
By controlling size and structure of the nanomaterials, we develop designed photonic metamaterials for high-efficient energy devices, aiming to solve the global and local energy issues.
Current research topics
Educational background 1999: Doctor, Osaka University, Japan
1996: Master, Osaka University, Japan
1994: Bachelor, Osaka University, Japan
Professional background 2019-: Professor, School of Systems Engineering, Kochi University of Technology
2011-2019: Associate Professor, Kochi University of Technology, System Engineering
2008-2010: Lecturer, Research Institute for Nano-devices, Kochi University of Technology
2004-2008: Lecturer, Process design research center, Research Institute, Kochi University of Technology
2003-2007: Researcher , Kochi Pref. Collaboration of Regional Entities for the Adv. Technol. Excellence, JST
2002-2004: Researcher, Rodel Nittal Corp.
2001-2002: NEDO fellow, NEDO fellowship training program
2000-2001: Researcher, Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC)
2000-2000: Researcher, Ion Engineering Research Institute Corporation (IERIC)
1999-2000: Postdoctoral Fellow (PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
1998-1999: Research Fellowship (DC2), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Academic societies The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
The Fullerens, Nanotubes and Graphene Research Society
The Material Research Society of Japan(MRS-J)
Teraherts Technology Forum
The Optical Society

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* Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Computer Literacy
  • Magnetics
  • Introduction to Electronic Materials
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Basic Experiments in System Engineering
  • Experiments of Electronic and Photonic 2
  • Industrial Tours
  • Graduation Thesis
Graduate school
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 2
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Advanced Condensed Matter Physics

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Shuya Kono, Yusaku Magari, Marin Mori, S G Mehadi Aman, Norbert Fruehauf, Hiroshi Furuta, Mamoru Furuta
    Title: Hydrogenated In–Ga–Zn–O thin-film transistors with anodized and fluorinated Al2O3 gate insulator for flexible devices
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 60, pp. SBBM05-1-SBBM05-6
    Year: 2021
  2. Authors: Adam Michal Pander, Takatsugu Onishi, Akimitsu Hatta, Hiroshi Furuta
    Title: Study of self-organized structure in carbon nanotube forest by fractal dimension and lacunarity analysis
    Journal: Materials Characterization, Vol. 160, p. 110086, Elsevier
    Year: 2020
  3. Authors: Adam Michal Pander, Keisuke Takano, Akimitsu Hatta, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroshi Furuta
    Title: Shape-dependent infrared reflectance properties of CNT forest metamaterial arrays
    Journal: Optics Express, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 607-625, OSA Publishing
    Year: 2020
  4. Authors: Vladislav Gamaleev, Mineo Hiramatsu, Masafumi Ito 2, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: Analysis of the Preheating Phase of Micro-Arc Discharge in Seawater, Operated Using a Needle-to-Plane Electrode with Variation in the Tip Shape
    Journal: Plasma, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 303-315, MDPI
    Year: 2019
  5. Authors: Kotaro Ogawa, Hideki Yajima, Jun-Seok Oh, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: Effects of sheath gas flow on He atmospheric pressure plasma jet
    Journal: Appl. Phys. Express, Vol. 12, pp. 036001-1-036001-5, IOPScience
    Year: 2019
  6. Authors: Vladislav Gamaleev, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: Generation of micro-arc discharge plasma in highly pressurized seawater
    Journal: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 113, pp. 214102-1-214102-5, AIP Publishing
    Year: 2018
  7. Authors: Adam Michal Pander, Kouki Ishimoto, Akimitsu Hatta, Hiroshi Furuta
    Title: Significant decrease in the reflectance of thin CNT forest films tuned by the Taguchi method
    Journal: Vacuum, Vol. 154, pp. 285-295, Elsevier B.V.
    Year: 2018
  8. Authors: Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: Pulsed-DC Discharge for Plasma CVD of Carbon Thin Films
    Journal: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 22-31, IEEE
    Year: 2018
  9. Authors: Mamun Md Abdullah Al, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: Preparation of hydrogenated amorphous carbon films using a microsecond-pulsed DC capacitive-coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition system operated at high frequency up to 400 kHz
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 57, pp. 06JF02-1-06JF02-8, IOP Publishing
    Year: 2018
  10. Authors: Hiroki Miyaji, Adam Pander, Keisuke Takano, Hideo Kohno, Akimitsu Hatta, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroshi Furuta
    Title: Optical reflectance of patterned frost column-like CNT forest for metamaterial applications
    Journal: Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 83, pp. 196-203, Elsevier B.V.
    Year: 2018
  11. Authors: Adam Pander, Keisuke Takano, Akimitsu Hatta, Makoto Nakajima, Hiroshi Furuta
    Title: The influence of the inner structure of CNT forest metamaterials in the infrared regime
    Journal: Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 80, pp. 99-107, Elsevier B.V.
    Year: 2017
  12. Authors: Khanit Matra, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: DC Microplasma Jet for Local a:C-H Deposition Operated in SEM Chamber
    Journal: Micromachines, Vol. 8, No. 7, p. 211, MDPI
    Year: 2017
  13. Authors: UDORN Junthorn, HOU Shengwen, LI Chaoyang, HATTA Akimitsu, FURUTA Hiroshi
    Title: CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot (QD) Sensitized Solar Cell Utilizing a Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Photoanode on a Stainless Steel Substrate
    Journal: International Journal of Electrochemical Science, Vol. 12, pp. 3814-3825, ESG
    Year: 2017
  14. Authors: Adam Michal Pander, HATTA Akimitsu, FURUTA Hiroshi
    Title: FIB Secondary Etching Method for Fabrication of Fine CNT Forest Metamaterials
    Journal: Nano-Micro Letters, p. 9:44, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
    Year: 2017
  15. Authors: Udorn Junthorn, HATTA Akimitsu, FURUTA Hiroshi
    Title: Carbon nanotube (CNT) honeycomb cell area-dependent optical reflectance
    Journal: Nanomaterials, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 202-1-202-10, MDPI
    Year: 2016
  16. Authors: Pander Adam Michal, HATTA Akimitsu, FURUTA Hiroshi
    Title: Optimization of catalyst formation conditions for synthesis of carbon nanotubes using Taguchi method
    Journal: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 371, pp. 425-435, Elsevier
    Year: 2016
  17. Authors: Toru Harigai, Kouyou Iwasa, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Hydrophilic DLC surface induced by nanostructures formed by RF O2 plasma etching with metal micromasks
    Journal: IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 3858-3861, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Year: 2014
  18. Authors: Yuuki Yasuoka, Toru Harigai, JUN-SEOK OH, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu, Tsuneo Suzuki, Hidetoshi Saitoh
    Title: Diamond-like carbon films from CO source gas by RF plasma CVD method
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 54, IOP Science
    Year: 2014
  19. Authors: LI Xin, Ellawala Kankanamge Chandima Pradeep, WANGDapeng, KAWAHARAMURA Toshiyuki, NITTA Noriko, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu, LI Chaoyang
    Title: Novel hybrid methods for fabricating large surface ZnO nanorods photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell application
    Journal: EU PVSEC Proceedings , pp. 434-436
    Year: 2014
  20. Authors: JUN-SEOK OH, Yoshiaki Kakuta, Yuuki Yasuoka, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Localized DLC etching by a non-thermal atmospheric-pressure helium plasma jet in ambient air
    Journal: Diamond Related Materials, Vol. 50, Elsevier
    Year: 2014
  21. Authors: Yuji Kusumoto, FURUTA Hiroshi, Kazuki Sekiya, Hirofumi Koji, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Electrical conductance behavior of thin Ni catalyst films during intermittent direct current magnetron sputtering
    Journal: J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, Vol. 32, pp. 031502-1-031502-5, AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
    Year: 2014
  22. Authors: HARIGAI Toru, IWASA Koyo, KOJI Hirofumi, NITTA Noriko, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Analysis on Self-Organized Formation of Nanofibers on Diamond-Like Carbon Film Surface during RF O2 Plasma Etching
    Journal: Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 447-450, The Materials Research Society of Japan
    Year: 2013
  23. Authors: Tooru Harigai, Yuuki Yasuoka, NITTA Noriko, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: X-ray reflectivity analysis on initial stage of diamond-like carbon film deposition on Si substrate by RF plasma CVD and on removal of the sub-surface layer by oxygen plasma etching
    Journal: Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 38, pp. 36-40, Elsevier
    Year: 2013
  24. Authors: FURUTA Hiroshi, KOJI Hirofumi, KOMUKAI Takuji, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Long Lifetime Emission from Screen Printing Carbon Nanotubes over 45,000 Hours at 1.27 mA/cm² with 10% Duty Ratio
    Journal: Diamond and Related Materials, Vol. 35, pp. 29-35, Elsevier
    Year: 2013
  25. Authors: Khanit MATRA, Yuusuke Mizobuchi, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Local Sputter Etching by Micro Plasma Jet in SEM
    Journal: Vacuum, Vol. 87, pp. 132-135, Elsevier
    Year: 2013
  26. Authors: KOJI Hirofumi, FURUTA Hiroshi, SEKIYA Kazuki, NITTA Noriko, HARIGAI Tooru, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Increased CNT Growth Density with an Additional Thin Ni Layer on the Fe/Al Catalyst Film
    Journal: Diamond and Related Materials, Elsevier
    Year: 2013
  27. Authors: Hirofumi Kouji, Tooru Harigai, NITTA Noriko, FURUTA Hiroshi, HATTA Akimitsu
    Title: Magnetron Sputtering Deposition of Additional Ni Thin Films on the Fe/Al Multi-layered Catalyst Film for the Growth Control of Carbon Nanotubes
    Journal: Transactions of the Materials Research Society of Japan, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 511-514, Materials Research Society of Japan
    Year: 2012
  28. Authors: Tooru Harigai, Hirofumi Koji, Hiroshi Furuta, Akimitsu Hatta
    Title: Formation of Nanofibers on the Surface of Diamond-Like Carbon Films by RF Oxygen Plasma Etching
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 50, pp. 08JF12-1-08JF12-5, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
    Year: 2011
  29. Authors: H. Furuta, T. Kawaharamura, M. Furuta, K. Kawabata, T. Hirao, T. Komukai, K. Yoshihara, Y. Shimomoto, T. Oguchi
    Title: Crystal Structure Analysis of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Forests by Newly Developed Cross-Sectional XRD Measurement
    Journal: Applied Physics Express, Vol. 3, pp. 105101-1-105101-3, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
    Year: 2010
  30. Authors: H. Furuta, K. Ishii, K. Okada, M. Furuta, T. Hirao
    Title: Simulation Study of the In-plane Type Triode Carbon Nanotube Emitter
    Journal: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 878-881, The AVS Science & Technology Society
    Year: 2010
  31. Authors: H. Furuta, T. Kawaharamura, K. Kawabata, M. Furuta, T. Matsuda, C. Li, T. Hirao
    Title: High-Density Short-Height Directly Grown CNT Patterned Emitter on Glass
    Journal: e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology, Vol. 8, pp. 336-339, The Surface Science Society of Japan
    Year: 2010
  32. Authors: Chaoyang Li, Toshiyuki Kawaharamura, Tokiyoshi Matsuda, Hiroshi Furuta, Takahiro Hiramatsu, FURUTA Mamoru, Takashi Hirao
    Title: Intense green cathodoluminescence from low-temperature-deposited ZnO film with fluted hexagonal cone nanostructures
    Journal: Appl. Phys. Express, Vol. 2, pp. 091601-091603
    Year: 2009
  33. Authors: FURUTA Mamoru, HIRAO Takashi, T. Hiramatsu, T. Matsuda, LI Chaoyang, FURUTA Hiroshi, H. Hokari, M. Yoshida, H. Ishii, M. Kakegawa
    Title: Bottom-Gate Zinc Oxide Thin-Film Transistors (ZnO TFTs) for AM-LCDs
    Journal: IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices, Vol. 55, No. 11, pp. 3136-3142
    Year: 2008
  34. Authors: H. Furuta, M. Furuta, T.Matsuda, T.Hiramatsu, T. Hirao
    Title: SiO2 Insulator Film Synthesized at 100℃ using Tetramethylsilane by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Chemical Vapor Deposition
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 46, No. 10, pp. L237-L240, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
    Year: 2007
  35. Authors: S. Fujii, S. Honda, H. Machida, H. Kawai, K. Ishida, M. Katayama, H. Furuta, T. Hirao, K. Oura
    Title: Efficient Field Emission from an Individual Aligned Carbon Nanotube Bundle Enhanced by Edge Effect
    Journal: Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 90, pp. 153108-1-153108-3, American Institute of Physics
    Year: 2007
  36. Authors: T. Hirao, M. Furuta, H. Furuta, T.Matsuda, T. Hiramatsu, H. Hokari, M. Yoshida, M.Ishii, M.Kakegawa
    Title: Novel top-gate zinc oxide thin-film transistors (ZnO TFTs) for AMLCDs
    Journal: J.of the SID, Vol. 15, pp. 17-22
    Year: 2007
  37. Authors: T. Komukai, K. Aoki, H. Furuta, M. Furuta, K. Oura, HIRAO Takashi
    Title: Structural Analysis of High-Density Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Grown by Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition with Fe/Al Multilayer Catalyst
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, No. 11, pp. 8988-8990, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
    Year: 2006
  38. Authors: T. Komukai, K. Aoki, FURUTA Hiroshi, FURUTA Mamoru, K. Oura, HIRAO Takashi
    Title: Density Control of Carbon Nanotubes Through The Thickness of Fe/Al Multilayer Catalyst
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 45, pp. 6043-6045
    Year: 2006
  39. Authors: H. Furuta, T. Ikuno, N. Shikina, S. Honda, T. Hirao, K. Oura
    Title: Ni-based Catalytic Growth of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Dual-RF plasma CVD Method and Their Field Emission Properties
    Journal: Physica B , Vol. 323, pp. 299-302, Elsevier Ltd.
    Year: 2002
  40. Authors: T. Hirao, K. Ito, H. Furuta, Y. K. Yap, T. Ikuno, S. Honda, Y. Mori, T. Sasaki, K. Oura
    Title: Formation of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes by Dual-RF-Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 40(2), No. 6B, pp. L631-L634, The Japan Society of Applied Physics
    Year: 2001
  41. Authors: Hiroshi Furuta
    Title: (博士論文)Application of ESR Imaging and Pattern Formation in Porous Silicon
    Journal: 大阪大学大学院理学研究科博士論文 (理学・物理学)
    Year: 1999
  42. Authors: H. Furuta, T. Matsuda, C. Yamanaka, M. Ikeya
    Title: Self-Organized Pattern Formation in Porous Silicon Using a Lattice Model with Quantum Confinement Effect
    Journal: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 68, pp. 2218-2220, The Physical Society of Japan
    Year: 1999
  43. Authors: H. Furuta, C. Yamanaka, M. Ikeya
    Title: Degradation of Photoluminescence and Electron Paramagnetic Defects in Naturally Oxidized or Oxygen-implanted Porous Silicon with Electron Spin Resonance Imaging
    Journal: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 37, pp. 249-253, Japan Society of Applied Physics
    Year: 1998
  44. Authors: H. Furuta, C. Yamanaka, M. Ikeya
    Title: ESR Imaging of Alanine Dosimeter Annealed under Thermal Gradient
    Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 47, No. 11-12, pp. 1611-1614, Elsevier Ltd.
    Year: 1996
Keynote lectures
  1. Carbon Nanotube Metamaterials for the Future Energy Devices, Virtual Conference on Future of Science 2020, TIIM, Online Conference at https://iaas.tiikm.com/scicon-2020/, 2020/09/25
  2. Nano-carbon materials for energy and metamaterials applications, The 6th International Conference on Nano Science and Nanotechnology (ICNST2019), Taj Samudra hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2019/12/13
Invited lectures
  1. "Nanocarbon metamaterials for optronics and energy devices", 12th International Symposium on Advanced Plasma Science and its Applications for Nitrides and Nanomaterials (ISPlasma2020) / 13th International Conference on Plasma-Nano Technology & Science (IC-PLANTS2020), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 2020/03/08
  2. Nano carbon materials for metamaterial application, Kochi Univ. Technol., Eikokuji campus, 2020/01/11
  3. , 2019/11/16
  4. Nano carbon structures for Metamaterials, MRS-J, Kitakyushu International Conference Center Room 21C,D, 2018/12/20
  1. Selected paper for the issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, vol.22, Issue 7. August 16, (2010), AIP and APS, 2010
  2. Outstanding Poster Paper Award, The 13th International Display Workshops (IDW)‘06: Low-Temperature Synthesis of SiO2 Insulator by ICP CVD Using Tetramethylsilane, H. Furuta, M. Furuta, T.Matsuda, T.Hiramatsu, T.Hirao, The 13th International Display Workshops (IDW) ’06, International Display Workshop (IDW), 2006
  3. Distinguished Contributed Paper Award,Society for Information Display (SID) 2006: High mobility top-gate ZnO-TFTs for AMLCDs, T.Hirao, M.Furuta, H.Furuta, T.Matsuda, T.Hiramatsu, H.Hokari, M.Yoshida, SID International Symposium (2006), The Society for Infomation Display (SID), 2006
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Carbon Nanotube Forest Thermal Radiative Metamaterial
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 17K06205
    Project period: 2017/04-2020/03
    Total budget amount: 4,940,000 yen
  2. Project title: Carbon Nanotube Forest Thermal Radiative Metamaterial
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 17K06205
    Project period: 2017/04-2020/03
    Total budget amount: 4,940,000 yen

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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. Editorial board member, micro, Microscale Materials Science Section, MDPI, 2020
  2. Executive committee member, International Association for Advancement of Science (IAAS), 2020
  3. Journal Topic Board: Topic Editor, MDPI: Nanomaterials, 2020
  4. Executive committee member, 35th Symposium on Plasma Processing (SPP34) , 35th Symposium on Plasma Processing (SPP34) , JSAP, 2018-2019
  5. Program officer, 2010 JSAP Chugoku-Shikoku Chapter conference, JSAP Chugoku-Shikoku Chapter, JSAP, 2010-2010

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