Yuzuru Takashima

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Optical Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Office Location: 
Meinel 627
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

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  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007
  • M.S., Stanford University, 2003
  • B.S., Kyoto University (Japan), 1990
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2022-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Wyant College of Optical Sciences, 2011-2022
  • Engineering Research Associate: Stanford University, 2010-2011
  • Postdoctoral Scholar: Stanford University, 2007-2010
  • Research Assistant: Stanford University, 2000-2007
  • Research Specialist: Toshiba Corp., 1990-2000
  • Optical Engineer: Solyndra, Inc., 2006
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • The Optical Society (OSA): Member
  • SPIE: Senior Member, 2017
Awards and Honors: 
  • Stanford University: Center for Biomedical Imaging Certificate of Achievement, 2010
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Novel Range Finding and Beam Steering Device.
  • Imaging LIDARs.
  • Single-chip LIDARs.
  • Holographic Data Storage Systems.
  • X-ray Detectors.
  • Micro Optics.
  • Free-form Fabrications. 
Research Summary: 

Takashima’s lab is aiming to demonstrate innovative optical devices though optical design, which covers a wide spectrum of optical science and engineering. Research topics include, but are not limited to, design and fabrication of nanophotonic device, micro optics, network-based optical input/output devices and optical information storage.