Takeki Itoh awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

June 15, 2022

Takeki Itoh has been awarded a 2022 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.Itoh is currently a PhD candidate in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA), under the supervision of Dr. James S. Speck. His research focuses on the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth and electronic device fabrication of ultrawide-bandgap semiconductor material: β-Ga2O3. “This material is promising for optical applications such as solar-blind photodetectors and power-tolerant transparent electrodes due to its superior material quality,” said Itoh. His research goal is to realize the high-quality crystal growth of β-Ga2O3 to enable the usage of high-power light sources and expand their applications into the space.
In 2022, the Society is awarding $293,000 in education scholarships to 78 outstanding SPIE Student Members, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline. Award-winning applicants were evaluated, selected and approved by the SPIE Scholarship Committee, Chaired by SPIE volunteer Kate Medicus.

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