Tomoki Ozawa


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

Research History

My research career started as a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where 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

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