Tomoki Ozawa


Email: tomoki.ozawa.d8 '@' tohoku.ac.jp

Research History

During my PhD study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, my research focused mainly on many-body theory of ultracold atomic gases. Still now, if you ask me what my research area is, I would answer that I am a theorist working on cold atoms. During my postdoc years at University of Trento, I developed an interest in topological insulator physics, and started applying the concept to light/photons as well as ultracold gases. Broadly speaking, I now work on condensed matter physics aspects of AMO-related systems. My research is theoretical, but I also like to collaborate with experimentalists.

Employments

2020.02 - present:
Associate Professor, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan
2019.10 - present (concurrent):
PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan
2018.04 - 2020.01:
Senior Research Scientist, RIKEN iTHEMS, Japan
2018.01 - 2018.03:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
In the group of Nathan Goldman
2015.04 - 2017.12:
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, INO-CNR BEC Center and Università di Trento, Italy
2012.09 - 2015.03:
Postdoctoral Researcher, INO-CNR BEC Center and Università di Trento, Italy
Worked under Sandro Stringari and Iacopo Carusotto
2012.06 - 2012.08:
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2012
- Thesis Title: Topics in multi-component ultracold gases and gauge fields
- Thesis Advisor: Gordon Baym
M.S. in Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2007
B.S. in Physics, University of Tokyo, March 2006

Awards

2021 The Young Scientists' Award, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2021 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan (Division 1)
2020 Ohbu Research Incentive Award, RIKEN
2017 Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society
2012 Vijay R. Pandharipande Prize in Nuclear Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research grants

2020 - 2023 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Total: 13,200,000 JPY
2019 - 2023 Excellent Young Researcher, MEXT Total: 16,000,000 JPY
2019 - 2022 PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency Total: 10,000,000 JPY
2018 - 2019 JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up Total: 2,300,000 JPY
2018 - 2019 Incentive Research Projects, RIKEN Total: 3,000,000 JPY