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RIKEN Baton Zone Program Virus Inactivation LED Laboratory

Team Leader Kazuki Iimura
Deputy Team Leader Masafumi Jo (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Kazuki Iimura Masafumi Jo

UV light can disinfect viruses in non-contact and non-chemical manners, without producing drug-resistant microorganisms. In particular, UV light with wavelengths ranging from 200–230 nm (Far-UVC) is attracting attention as a light source for virus disinfection that can be used in a manned environment because of its high virus inactivation ability and high safety for living organisms. We aim to realize a virus disinfection system using LEDs, which are compact, robust, and have wavelength tunability.

[Integrated Collaborative Research with: Farmroid Co., Ltd.→BEAM Technologies Inc.]

Main Research Fields

  • Engineering

Related Research Fields

  • Crystal engineering-related


  • LED
  • UV
  • Virus disinfection
  • AlGaN

Lab Members

Principal investigator

Kazuki Iimura
Team Leader

Core members

Masafumi Jo
Deputy Team Leader
Yuuri Itokazu
Visiting Scientist

Contact Information

Main Research Building 111
2-1 Hirosawa,
Wako, Saitama
351-0198, Japan