Saulius Juodkazis


Saulius Juodkazis

Specially Appointed Professor

NanomaterialsLaser 3D printingLight-matter interactionLaser tweezersSolar cells

Research Projects

  • Material contrast and surface charge removal in electron and ion microscopy. By adding a short wavelength UV LED illumination during a scanning electron microscopy (SEM), distortions of an image caused by surface charging are canceled when UV wavelength is close to the electron work function of the sample. Samples without conductive (metal) coating can be imaged by SEM without charging under UV illumination.

  • Nano-textured surfaces of Si and Ti made by plasma treatment show bactericidal action – “mechanical antibiotics”.

  • Ultra-short laser modification of material create new phases (including high-pressure and temperature phases) of materials with different chemical and optical properties used for fabrication micro-optical, opto-mechanical, and micro-fluidic applications.



Specially Appointed Professor, School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Professor of Physics and Director of Nanotechnology facility at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia


Associate Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan

1998 -

Postdoc / Assistant Professor, University of Tokushima, Japan


The Eureka Prize for Scientific Research with Prof. E. P. Ivanova the team “Bacteria busters”. Australian award established by the University New South wales with the Australian Museum


Denver P. Linklater,  Vladimir A. Baulin,  Saulius Juodkazis,  Russell J. Crawford,  Paul Stoodley &  Elena P. Ivanova, Mechano-bactericidal actions of nanostructured surfaces, Nature Reviews Microbiology volume 19, pages8–22


Meguya Ryu, Reo Honda, Armandas Balcytis, Jitraporn Vongsvivut, Mark Tobin, Saulius Juodkazis, Junko Morikawa, Hyperspectral mapping of anisotropy, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019,4, 1443-1449


Darius Gailevicius, Viktorija Padolskyte, Lina Mikoli%unaite, Simas S akirzanovas, Saulius Juodkazis and Mangirdas Malinauskas, Additive-manufacturing of 3D glass-ceramics down to nanoscale resolution, Nanoscale Horiz., 2019, 4, 647–651


A. Vailionis, E. G. Gamaly, V. Mizeikis, W. Yang, A. V. Rode, S. Juodkazis, Evidence of superdense aluminium synthesized by ultrafast microexplosion, Nature Communications 2, 445, 2011.


E. Brasselet, N. Murazawa, H. Misawa, and S. Juodkazis, Optical vortices from liquid crystal droplets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 103903, 2009. Highlighted in Nature:


K. Ueno, S. Juodkazis, V. Mizeikis, H. Misawa, Clusters of closely spaced gold nanoparticles as a source of two-photon photoluminescence at visible wavelengths, Adv. Mat. 20, 26 – 29 2008. Highlighted in NPG Asia Materials


S. Juodkazis, K. Nishimura, S. Tanaka, H. Misawa, E. E. Gamaly, B. Luther-Davies, L. Hallo, P. Nicolai, V. Tikhonchuk, Laser-induced microexplosion confined in the bulk of a sapphire crystal: Evidence of multimegabar pressures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 166101, 2006. 
Highlighted in Nature News 
and Physical Review Focus


S. Juodkazis, N. Mukai, R. Wakaki, A. Yamaguchi, and H. Misawa, Reversible phase transitions in polymer gels induced by radiation forces, Nature 408(68099), 178-181, 2000.