Topological Electronics Research Team

Principal Investigator

PI Name Minoru Kawamura
Title Team Leader
Brief Resume
2001 Ph. D., The University of Tokyo
2001 Research Associate, NTT Basic Research Laboratories
2003 Special Postdoctoral Researcher, Low Temperature Physics Laboratory, RIKEN
2006 Assistant Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
2008 Research Scientist, Low Temperature Physics Laboratory, RIKEN
2015 Senior Research Scientist, Strong Correlation Quantum Transport Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
2024 Team Leader, Topological Electronics Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (-present)


We study various quantum transport phenomena in electronic systems in solids. In particular, we focus on thin film crystals and heterostructures of materials with non-trivial band structure topology and strong spin-orbit interactions, and study phenomena in which electronic correlation and/or geometrical phase play an important role. Through these studies, we aim to discover new quantum phenomena that will advance our understanding of condensed matter physics, and to explore electronic and spintronic functions using these phenomena, opening the door to new technologies.

Research Fields

Physics, Engineering, Materials Sciences


Topological insulators
Topological superconductors
Thin films and interfaces
Quantum transport phenomena
Anomalous Hall effect


Minoru Kawamura

Team Leader


2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan