Akira Endo

Welcome to my personal website! I am an experimental astronomer working at the at the Delft Uniersity of Technology. My current research focuses on developing new types of instruments, which enable us to observe galaxies in the early universe in new ways. I take superconducting electronics and nanotechnology as my main toolbox, because I believe that there are still many unexplored properties of superconductors that can be used for detecting light, in various ways and with very high sensitivity. I currently lead my NWO Vidi program "Dawn of Superconducting Astrophotonics," and I am the co-PI of a NWO-middelgroot program "DESHIMA: On-chip Filterbank Spectrometer for Submillimeter Wave Cosmology." These programs together aim at the development of the on-chip submillimeter-wave spectrometer DESHIMA and obsevations using it. The goal is to probe the cosmic history of star- and galaxy-formation using DESHIMA.

Akira at APEX

I work together with my local colleagues at the Terahertz Sensing Group and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, as well as several other national and foreign institutes such as SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Leiden Observatory, Max Planck Institute of Radio Astronomy, University of Tokyo, and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Contact

Dr. Akira Endo – Assistant Professor

E-mail: A.Endo (at) tudelft.nl


(At Electrical Engineering: my webpage at the THz Sensing Group)

THz Sensing Group

Department of Microelectronics

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Delft University of Technology

Visiting address: Room LB.01.450, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands (access)

Postal address: Postbox 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands

Office phone: +31 15 27 88183


(At Physics: website of the EndoLab)

Molecular Electronics and Devices Group

Kavli Institute of Nanoscience

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Delft University of Technology

Visiting address: Room F355, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft, The Netherlands

Postal address: Postbox 5046, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands

Office phone: +31 15 27 86113

Fax: +31 15 27 81413