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Position:      Assistant Professor
Degree:       Ph.D. (Information Science)
Laboratory: Medical Beam Physics
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We aim to create novel methods for clinical treatment and diagnosis by utilizing light-induced phenomena. We also focus on informatics approaches for rapid practical use of new optical medical devices. For example, we are investigating and developing a treatment planning technique in Photodynamic therapy, an in silico method for evaluating the safety of laser treatment devices, and optical properties of human tissues.


  1. Takahiro Nishimura, Yu Shimojo, Hisanao Hazama, and Kunio Awazu: “A Method of Computational Clinical Trial of a Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Skin Treatment Device by Numerical Simulation of Phototermal Damage,” Journal of Japan Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine 40(4):301-308 (2020) [in Japanese].
  2. Atsuki Izumoto, Takahiro Nishimura, Hisanao Hazama, Naokado Ikeda, Yoshinaga Kajimoto, and Kunio Awazu, Singlet oxygen model evaluation of interstitial photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid for malignant brain tumor, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 25(6), 063803 (2019).
  3. Takahiro Nishimura, Keisuke Hara, Norihiro Honda, Shigetoshi Okazaki, Hisanao Hazama, and Kunio Awazu: “Determination and analysis of singlet oxygen quantum yields of talaporfin sodium, protoporphyrin IX, and lipidated protoporphyrin IX using near-infrared luminescence spectroscopy,” Lasers in Medical Science (2019)