Katsuichi Kitagawa received the B.E. in applied physics in 1964 from the University of Tokyo.
He was an instrument and control engineer with Toray Industries, Inc. from 1964 to 2000.
In 2000 he moved to Toray Engineering Co., Ltd., where he now is a Senior Adviser, Technology.
He earned a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from University of Tokyo in 2011.
He is a member of JSPE (the Japan Society for Precision Engineering) and SICE (the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers).
He has received several awards including the SICE Technology Award in 2001, the JSPE Technology Award in 2011, and the Tejima Invention Award in 2004.
He is an Advanced Measurement and Control Engineer (authorized by SICE).
His current research interest is the development and application of optical interferometry.