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Vice President for Education

Tetsuya MIZUMOTO, Vice President for Education

Tetsuya Mizumoto has been vice president for education at Tokyo Tech since October 2012.

Mizumoto was awarded a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 1979, a master's degree in physical electronics in 1981, and a doctoral degree in electrical and electronic engineering in 1984, all from Tokyo Tech. After beginning his career at Tokyo Tech in 1984 as research associate in the School of Engineering, Mizumoto became associate professor in 1987. He was promoted to professor in the Graduate School of Engineering in 2004. From April 2010 to October 2012, he served as director of the Center for Research and Development of Educational Technology. In addition to his duties as vice president, Mizumoto is concurrently professor in the School of Engineering.

Mizumoto's research fields include applied optics, photonic circuits, and optoelectronics. His research activities mainly focus on waveguide optical devices, especially magneto-optic devices and all-optical switching devices based on the third-order nonlinearity.

In addition to receiving the Treatise Award in 1994, Mizumoto received the Best Letter Award of Electronics Society Transactions in 2007 from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). He was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award from 2009 to 2011, the IEEE Fellow Grade for "contributions to investigations of waveguide optical nonreciprocal devices for optical communications" in 2012, and the IEICE Achievement Award for "pioneering work on optical nonreciprocal circuits" in 2012. Mizumoto is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the Magnetic Society of Japan.