Mr. Akihiro Kirihara is a Senior Manager in NEC System Platform Research Laboratories, and is responsible for managing research projects on nano and quantum devices (e.g. quantum atomic clocks and nano-carbon sensors), and data-driven material R&D.
After he obtained B. Eng. (in 2002) and M. Eng. (in 2004) from the University of Tokyo, he joined NEC Corporation in 2004. Since then, he has studied on quantum-dot emitters, spintronic devices, and quantum atomic clocks. From 2013 to 2014, he was a visiting researcher in Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern. His current interest is highly accurate sensing and positioning based on quantum effects.