Toru Aoki received the B.S. and M.S. degrees and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from Shizuoka University, Japan. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Shizuoka University in 1991. Completed a Master’s program at the Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University in 1993 and a Doctoral program at the Graduate School of Electronic Science, Shizuoka University in 1996. He joined Shizuoka University in 1996 and has been engaged in research on semiconductor thin film growth using plasma. Advanced research on compound semiconductor optical devices using MOCVD and developed laser doping for compound semiconductors. Currently researching CdTe-based room temperature operating compound semiconductor detectors. His main focus now is on research related to photon-charge counting semiconductor radiation imaging devices. This involves everything from semiconductor materials, devices, signal processing circuits, measurement systems, and measurement algorithms, to making radiation (invisible light) understandable to humans by visualizing it using xR.
He published 147 papers in international journals such as IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He has been invited to speak at international conferences 81 times, has written 3 chapters in published books, and his papers have been cited approximately 10,657 times internationally.
Awards and recognitions include: the 36th Takayanagi Kenjiro Memorial Award in 2023, the Applied Physics Society Radiation Award in 2023, the title of Research Fellow of Shizuoka University in 2019, and the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award in 2013. Since 2023, he has also held the positions of Special Appointed Director and Vice President at Shizuoka University.