Katsunori Wakabayashi, Prof.


Postal Address:
Department of Nanotechnology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Gakuen 2-1, Sanda 669-1337, Japan


Concurrent affiliation:
1) National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
2) Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN), Osaka University

Research: Theoretical Nanoscience, Condensed Matter Theory: Nanographene, Graphene Nanoribbon, Topological Materials, Topological Photonics, Plasmonics, Light-Matter Interaction, Electron Correlations, Nanographite, Carbon nanotubes, Mesoscopic systems, Unconventional superconductivity, Anomalous Hall effect, spin Hall effect, and so on.


E-mail: waka=*** (***=


Professional Career

2019.07-present: Guest Professor, Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN), Osaka University
2015.04-present: Professor(Full), Kwansei Gakuin University
2015.04-present: Guest Researcher, National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
2009.06-2015.03: Principal Researcher, National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
2009.06-2015.03: MANA Independent Scientist, International Center for Material Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA) , National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS)
2007.10-2011.03: PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
2007.06-2009.05: Assistant Professor at AdSM, Hiroshima Univ.
2003.10-2005.09: Postdoctral Research Associate at ITP, ETH-Zurich
2000.06-2007.06: Research Associate (Assistant Professor) at AdSM, Hiroshima Univ.
2000.04-2000.05: Postdoctoral Researcher at JRCAT, AIST
1997.04-2000.03: JSPS fellow

Education backgroud

2000.03: Ph.D (Engineering), University of Tsukuba
1998.08.01 – 2000.03.31: Special Research Student, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University
1998.05.01 – 1998.07.31: Atom Type Researcher, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University
1997.03: Master Degree (Enginnering), University of Tsukuba
1995.04-2000.03: Institute of Materials Science (IMS), University of Tsukuba
1991.04 – 1995.03: Eng. Sci., Univ. of Tsukuba – undergraduate education

Academic Degree

2000.03: Ph.D (Engineering), University of Tsukuba
1997.03: Master (Engineering), University of Tsukuba
1995.03: Bachelor (Engineering), University of Tsukuba


2017.02.08: 13th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize
2012.03.24: The Young Scientists’ Prize, Area 7, Japan Physical Society
2010.03.13: The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), Japan
2003.03.30: Best Paper Awards for PTP-JPSJ, 2003. with Prof. Mitsutaka Fujita, Prof. Koichi Kusakabe, Prof. Kyoko Nakada


2019.03-present: Delegate, Japan Physical Society (JPS)
2019.03-2019.10: RPGR2019, Program Committee, Organizing Committee
2018.09-: PeerJ Academic Editor
2018.09-: MDPI Sustainability — Journal Editorial Board
2017.04.01-2019.03.31: JSPS Reviewer
2016.04.01-present: NISTEP, Expert Investigator
2014.04-12: Organizer, JSPS-DST Indo-Japan Workshop on Graphene and Related Materials 2014, JNCASR, Bangalore, India
2014.05: Most cited article of 2013 (Rank 1) published in JPSJ.
2013.12: Co-Chair, Chaired Session, International Conference on Small Science (ICSS2013)
2013.11: Chaired Session, 26th International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC2013).
2013.9: Chaired Session Area 7, JPS Meeting@Tokushima Univ.
2013.05: Most cited article of 2012 (Rank 1) published in JPSJ.
2013.01-2013.09: Organizing Committee Member and Chair of Technical Program Committee, 5th International Conference on Recent Progress in Graphene Research (RPGR2013)
2013.09.11: Chaired Plenary Session: 5th International Conference on Recent Progress in Graphene Research (RPGR2013)
2012.04.24: Most cited article of 2011 (Rank 1) published in JPSJ.
2012.3: Chaired Session Area 7, JPS Meeting@Kwansei Gakuin Univ.
2012.02-2017.7: Editorial Board Member, Dataset Papers in Science, Nanotechnology, Hindawi
2011.9: Chaired Session Area 7, JPS Meeting@Toyama Univ.
2011.07.04: Chaired Session: Joint International Conference “Advanced Carbon Nanostructures”
2011.04.12: Chaired Session: IMAGINENANO – Graphene 2011 –
2011.04.06: Most cited article of 2010 (Rank 1) published in JPSJ.
2011.01.19: Chaired Session: Workshop on Dirac Electron Systems 2011
2011.01.18: Chaired Session: Graphene Workshop in Tsukuba 2011
2010-2011: Organizing committee member: Graphene Workshop in Tsukuba 2011
2010-2011: Co-Chairman: Workshop on Dirac Electron Systems 2011
2010.9: Vice-chairman of session Area 9, SSDM2010@Univ. Tokyo
2010.9: Chaired Session Area 7, JPS Meeting@Osaka Pref. Univ.
2010.05.01: Most cited article of 2009 (Rank 1) published in JPSJ.
2010.04.06: IOP’s “Best of 2009” (Nanoscale Physics) ( New Journal of Physics )
2010.3: Chaired Session Area 7, JPS Meeting@Okayama Univ.
2010.3: Proponent & Chaired Sympousim Session Area 7,4,6,9, JPS Meeting@Okayama Univ.
2009.5-2010.4: Steering committee member: Area 7, Japan Physical Society
2009.4-2012.3: A Committee Member, Nanocarbon Research Committee, Foundation Advanced Technology Institute, Japan
2009.02: Chaired Session: Okazaki Conference 2009
2008-2009: Organizing committee member: Okazaki Conference 2009
2008.9: Chaired Session Area 7, JPS Meeting@Iwate Univ.
1998: Organizing committee member: Summer School for Young Condensed Matter Scientists

Peer Reviewer for Scientific Journals

Nature, Nature Physics, Scientific Reports
APS: Physical Review Letters,Physical Review B
IOP: Europhysics Letters, Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, New Journal of Physics,Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM),
JPS: Journal of the Physical Society of Japan (JPSJ)
JSAP: Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP), Applied Physics Express(APEX)
Elsevier: CARBON, Chemical Physics Letters, Physica B, Physica E, Journal of the Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Solid State Electronics,Surface Science, Physics Letters A, Solid State Communications, Computational Materials Science
ACS: Nano Letters,ACS NANO, J. Phys. Chem. C
RSC: Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Chemical Communications, RSC Advances
AIP: Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics
Springer: Central European Journal of Physics, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, Journal of Computational Electronics
Wiley-VCH: Physica Status Solidi
World Scientific Singapore: NANO
Hindawi Publishing Cooperation: Advances in Condesed Matter Physics
American Scientific Publishing: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters,
Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Hanser Publisher: International Journal of Materials Research
The Physical Society of Japan: BUTSURI
The Chemical Soceity of Japan: Bulletin of the Chemical Soceity of Japan,
Chemistry Letters
The Magnetics Society of Japan:

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