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Materials scientist , researcher

Kenji Kitaoka, Japanese materials scientist, researcher. Member of Ceramic Society of Japan, Japan Society of Applied Physics (associate).


Kitaoka, Kenji was born on January 31, 1964 in Kasugai, Aichi, Japan. Son of Yoshimasa and Fusako Kitaoka.


Doctor in Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.


Developer Minolta Limited company, Itami, Japan, 1986—1992. Researcher Institute Chemical Research Kyoto (Japan) University, Gokanoshyo, 1993—1994. Researcher Minolta Limited company, Takatsuki, Japan, 1995—1997.

Chief researcher Hirao Active Glass project Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Seika-cho, Japan, 1998—1999. Researcher Minolta Limited company, Itami, Japan, since 2000.


  • Achievements include patents pending for new optical-poling technique for azo-dye-doped materials. Patents pending for synthesis of PLZT fibers by the sol-gel method. Patents pending for electrooptical devices using PLZT fibers.

    Research in preparation of La0.5Li0.5TiO3 perovskite thin films by the sol-gel method. Research in Sol-gel processing of transparent PLZT fibers. Research in optical-poling of azo-dye chromophore doped silica hybrid thin films.

    Research in optical-poling of azo-dye-doped thin films using an ultrashort pulse laser.


Member of Ceramic Society of Japan, Japan Society of Applied Physics (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, swimming, tennis.


Married Yukiyo Aoyagi, June 29, 1963.

Yoshimasa Kitaoka

Fusako Kitaoka

Yukiyo Aoyagi