Prof. Fumio Komori
The University of Tokyo
Vacuum National Society Website
Keywords: Surface Physics, atomic layer, STM, Photoemission, XMCD
Born in Tokyo, 1956. Fumio Komori received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1983 from the University of Tokyo. Then he held a postdoctoral fellowship from Japan Society for Promotion of Science and worked at the same university. From the end of 1983 to 1990, he was a research associate at the Department of Physics, the University of Tokyo. During those periods, his major was low-temperature physics, in particular, electronic and magnetic properties of metallic thin films, semiconductors, mesoscopic systems and nanoparticles. In 1991, he moved to the Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), the University of Tokyo, and started surface science. Komori studies electronic and magnetic properties of metal and semiconductor surfaces and nanostructures at surfaces using scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy and photoemission spectroscopy as main tools. Recently, he has been interested in the surfaces of topological materials and a-few-monolayer epitaxial graphene. He retired from ISSP in 2021, and now holds the position of Professor Emeritus. He also holes researcher positions at Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, Nagoya University, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and National Institute for Material Science. He was a vice director of ISSP from April, 2013 to March, 2018. He served an editor of Surface Science, Elsevier (2007-2016), and on the editorial board of the Journal of Physical Society of Japan (1992-2004). Currently, he serves a member of International Liaison Committee of the Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science (2016-).