Masashi Kato is an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Frontier Research Institute for Materials Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan. He received his undergraduate from NITech in 1998, and also a Ph.D. from NITech in 2003.
His research interests are semiconductor material characterization and semiconductor application. He has developed novel characterization systems for carrier recombination lifetime in wide band gap semiconductors, and based on such the characterization techniques, he has identified carrier recombination mechanisms in several semiconductor materials.
He has received the Award for Encouragement of Research in IUMRS-ICA2014 from The Materials Research Society of Japan (2014) and Prizes for Science and Technology (Public Understanding Promotion Category) from The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2014).