Professor Makoto Gonokami became the 30th President of the University of Tokyo on April 1st, 2015, with a six-year term. Prof. Gonokami was previously the Dean of the School of Science. He became a full professor in 1998 having joined UTokyo as an academic staff in 1983. He has held several appointments in UTokyo including the positions of Vice President (’12-’14), Director of Photon Science Center (’08-’14), and the Director of Institute for Photon Science and Technology (’13-’14). He is a council member of the Science Council of Japan, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2012) and Optical Society of America (2013). Professor Gonokami is well-known in the field of photon science, and has established world-leading photon research centers in the School of Science and School of Engineering.