Eiji Saitoh received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1996, 1998, and 2001, respectively. He was an assistant professor and a lecturer at the Department of Physics and the Department of Physico-Informatics, Keio University. In 2004 he was a visiting scholar at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. In 2009 he became a professor at the Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. He is also a professor at the World Premier International Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR), Tohoku University. He is currently acting as research director of the Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Spin Quantum Rectification (SQR) project in the Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency.
Prof. Saitoh has published over 200 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, including books and review articles, and has given more than 100 invited and plenary presentations at international conferences. He received the Japan Academy Medal in 2011 and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Award in 2009. His current research interest is physics of spintronics and nanoelectronics.