Welcome to my personal website! I am an experimental astronomer at the THz Sensing Group of Delft University of Technology. I develop new types of astronomical 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 many unexplored properties of superconductors that can be used for detecting light, in various ways and with very high sensitivity. I currently lead an ERC Consolidator program "Dawn of Superconducting Astrophotonics." This project aims at the development and astronomical science using an on-chip submillimeter-wave spectrometer DESHIMA. The goal is to probe the cosmic history of star- and galaxy-formation using DESHIMA.
I work together with my local colleagues at the Terahertz Sensing Group and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of TU Delft, as well as several other national and foreign institutes such as SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Leiden Observatory, University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
Dr. Akira Endo – Associate Professor
E-mail: A.Endo (at) tudelft.nl
THz Sensing Group
Department of Microelectronics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Delft University of Technology
Visiting address: Room HB.18.270, Mekelweg 4, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands (access)
Postal address: Postbox 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Office phone: +31 15 27 88183