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Junichiro Kono (photo)

EMAIL: kono@rice.edu
PHONE: 713-348-2209
OFFICE: Brockman Hall 324


Junichiro Kono

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Professor of Physics & Astronomy.


Optical THz Processes in Semiconductor Nanostructures and Devices.


Junichiro Kono received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied physics from the University of Tokyo in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1995. He was a postdoctoral research associate in condensed matter physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1995–1997 and the W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory Fellow in the Department of Physics at Stanford University in 1997–2000. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Rice University in 2000 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005. Since 2009, he has been a Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics & Astronomy at Rice University. Kono’s current research interests include optical studies of low-dimensional systems; spintronics and quantum information processing; nonlinear, ultrafast, and quantum optics in solids; phenomena in ultrahigh magnetic fields; and terahertz phenomena in semiconductors.