Hiroko Yokota is an Assistant Professor at Chiba University, Japan. She graduated from Waseda University, Japan with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics, then continued her studies and obtained a Master of Science and her Doctor of Science degree in Physics from Waseda University.
As a PhD candidate, she worked as a research fellow under the program of Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC (Doctor Course student) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from April 2007 to March 2008. After obtaining her PhD, Dr. Yokota transferred her position to a Postdoctoral Fellow (PD) under the program of Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of JSPS from April 2008 to March 2009. During this period (May 2008 to October 2009), she joined Prof. Mike Glazer’s group at the University of Oxford (U.K.) as an academic visitor. At the same time, she was selected as a Superlative Postdoctoral Fellow (SPD) under the program of Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of JSPS from April 2009 to March 2011). After returning to Japan, she worked at the University of Tokyo as a SPD till March 2011. Starting in April 2011, she has been working at Chiba University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics as an assistant professor.
Dr. Yokota has 31 technical papers. Her primary fields of research are ferroelectric and related materials including piezoelectric and multiferroics. She has received 6 young scientist awards (i.e. The 10th Russia/CIS/Baltic/Japan Symposium on Ferroelectricity, Young scientist award in 2010).
She is interested in understanding the origin of large physical properties by using different techniques. Recently, she began focusing on the interface engineering such as domain boundary, thin film, etc.