Keisuke Goda, Associate Adjunct Professor
Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award, 2013
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, 2011
UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research, 2010
Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award, 2008
Keisuke Goda is currently an Associate Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA and also a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Tokyo. His research focuses on the development of innovative technologies based on "light" for a diverse range of scientific, industrial and biomedical applications. His goal in teaching is to train and produce future global leaders who will shape the 21st century.
He obtained his B.S. degree summa cum laude from UC Berkeley in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2007, both in Physics. His thesis work in MIT was on the development of techniques for quantum-enhanced laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors [Nature Physics (2008) and Nature (2009)], which earned him the Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award in 2008. Before graduation from MIT, he spent about 2 years in Caltech for his LIGO research as a visiting scholar. In 2007, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA a s postdoctoral researcher and then became a program manager in 2011. At UCLA, he developed an entirely new type of imaging technology that achieved and still holds the world record for speed in continuous running imaging [Nature (2009) and Nature Photonics (2013)] and later extended the concept to high-throughput image cytometry for real-time detection of rare cancer cells in blood [PNAS (2012)]. For these contributions to science, he was awarded the UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research in 2010 an then the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface in 2011. He was also awarded the Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award for his invention of the world's fastest camera in 2013. In addition to the Department of Electrical Engineering, he was also a member of the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA and California NanoSystems Institute from 2011 to 2012 and worked on integration of photonics and microfluids for the development of novel medical diagnostics. In 2012, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo as a Professor. In 2013, he was appointed an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA.
He served as a Co-Chair of Los Angeles Chapter of IEEE Photonics Society form 2007 to 2011. He was also Founding Chair of Southern California Japanese Scholars Forum. He is currently a member of Photon Science Center at the University of Tokyo. He has published more than 100 journal and conference publications and holds 1 patent and 4 pending patents. His work has been featured in numerous media articles including Nature, BBC, Wired Magazine, TIME Magazine, Scientific American and Discover Magazine.
Photonics, biophotonics, physical chemistry, nanophotonics, microfluidics, biotechnology and medicine.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2013 Konica Minolta Imaging Science Award
- 2011 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface
- 2010 UCLA Chancellor's Award for Postdoctoral Research
- 2008 Gravitational Wave International Committee Thesis Award