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Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering Center

Towards the establishment of a center of excellence (COE) for development and social implementation of state-of-the-art photonic/electronic/quantum technologies and the formation of advanced education and research center for pioneering academic science

Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering Center

The purpose of this center is to establish a center of excellence (COE) for development and social implementation of state-of-the-art photonic/electronic/quantum technologies and to establish advanced education and research center for pioneering academic science.

The 21th century has been called the age of photonic, electronic, and quantum technologies. In order to realize the sustainable development in a world with ever-increasing demands for information processing and energy, it is essential to realize a super-smart society (Society 5.0) that highly integrates real space and virtual space, and to achieve carbon neutrality. For this purpose, realization of autonomous driving (smart mobility), smart manufacturing, quantum computation, and energy efficiency are of paramount importance, which require innovations for photonic, electronic, and quantum technologies. By bringing together academic members with education and research backgrounds on basic physics and industrial members with a strong desire for social development, this center aims to establish a COE for development and social implementation of state-of-the-art photonic/electronic/quantum devices that leverage the core technologies for which Kyoto University is globally renowned, such as “photonic crystals,” “photonic nanostructures,”and “wide-bandgap materials”.Furthermore, from 2022, the scope of activities has been expanded even further with a newly endowed course named "Advanced Smart Sensing (Sony Semiconductor Solutions) Course". In addition, this center also plays a role of education in the WISE program “Innovation of Advanced Photonic and Electronic Devices”, where the center aims to build an advanced education and research center for pioneering academic science in the fields of photonics, electronics, and quantum physics, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Informatics and the Graduate School of Science.