Masahito Oh-e 大江 昌人

Basic infomation

Masahito Oh-e 大江昌人
Office Delta Bldg.(台達館) #838
Lab. Optoelectronics Soft-Matter(EECS Bldg.(資電館)#617/618)
Tel. (Office) 03-5162183, (Lab.) 03-571513(Ext.34097)
E-mail oh-e[at]

Research profile

In-plane switching electro-optical effect leads to develop IPS-LCDs.
Many frameworks on in-plane switching (IPS) electro-optical effects, and successfully developed ultra-broad viewing angle TFT-LCDs (recognized as IPS TFT-LCDs), which are now one of the standard LCD TVs, smartphones and tablets.
# citations of the first paper: nearly 700
Nonlinear optical spectroscopy for surfaces and interfaces
Applied the technique to the field of LCs and OLEDs, and obtained many results on surfaces and interfaces related to alignment of organic thin films.
Basics and applications on organic electronics such as liquid crystals and OLEDs
From molecular designs with theory to device physics.


Oct. 2009 ‒ Sep. 2015 Department Director/Chief Technical Research Fellow, Materials & Energy Technology Laboratories, Sharp Labs of Tokyo, Japan.
Oct. 2002 ‒ Sep. 2009 Senior Research Scientist Fellow, Hitachi Displays, Ltd., Japan
Oct. 2004 ‒ Mar. 2008 Research Scientist Fellow, Japan Science & Technology Agency, SORST: Solution Oriented Research for Science and Technology, Liquid Crystal Nano-system Project, Tsukuba, Japan
Feb. 2002 ‒ Sep. 2004 Research Scientist Fellow, Japan Science & Technology Agency, ERATO: Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, Yokoyama Nano-structured Liquid Crystal Project, Tsukuba, Japan
Mar. 1996 ‒ Sep. 2002 Senior Research Scientist Fellow, Display Group of Hitachi Ltd., Japan
April 1989 ‒ Feb. 1996 Research Scientist Fellow, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Japan
Others (During the career above):
Oct. 2006 ‒ Sep. 2009 Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Sogang University, Korea
Sep. 2005 ‒ Dec. 2005 Visiting Research Fellow, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 1998 ‒ Oct. 2000 and June 2001 ‒ July 2001 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, USA
March 1998 PhD, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
April 1987 ~ March 1989 MS, Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
April 1983 ~ March 1987 BS, Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, Japan

Reseach area

Organic Optoelectronic Materials Liquid crystal display (LCD) related materials and devices, Organic light emitting diode (OLED) related materials and devices
Soft-matter Optical Spectroscopy Surface nonlinear optical spectroscopy, Sum-frequency generation spectroscopy as a probe for molecular orientation

Optoelectronics Soft-Matter Lab

E-mail : oh-e[at]

Professor's office : Delta Bldg.(台達館)R838, Phone : 03-5162183

Laboratory : EECS(資電館)R617, 618, Phone : 03-571513(Ext.34097)

National Tsing Hua University

No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, R.O.C.


30013 新竹市光復路二段101號

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