Keisuke Yazawa

Kei Yazawa

Postdoctoral Researcher-Materials Science

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Kei Yazawa (he/him/his) is a postdoctoral researcher at NREL focusing on material development for electronic devices such as solid-state detectors, superconducting quantum circuits, and ferroelectric/piezoelectric devices. He has a doctorate in materials engineering from Purdue University. Throughout his professional career, he has dedicated himself to synthesis and characterization of inorganic thin films: as a postdoc at Colorado School of Mines, a research assistant at Purdue University, and an R&D engineer at Panasonic.  

Research Interests

Neutron detecting material and device development

Material development for superconducting quantum circuits

Wurtzite ferroelectric material development


Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Purdue University 

M.S., Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology

B.S., Chemistry, Sophia Universit

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Colorado School of Mines (2020–2021)

R&D Engineer, Panasonic Corporation (2010–2016)


Solid-State Imaging Apparatus, U.S. Patent No. 9,871,983 B2 (2018)

Solid-State Imaging Apparatus, U.S. Patent No. 9,554,067 B2 (2017)

Image Acquisition Device and Image Formation System, U.S. Patent App. 15/426,125 (2017)

Piezoelectric Material and Devices Using the Same, U.S. Patent No. 9,082,975 B2 (2015)

Piezoelectric Material, U.S. Patent No. 8,980,117 B2 (2015)

Solid-State Imaging Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof, U.S. Patent App. 14/511,737 (2015)