Multi-modal Sensing Co-creation Consortium Industry-academia co-creation platform Joint research promotion program OPERA

Member

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Project CoordinatorR&D Theme 1,2,3 Director of Research Kazuaki SAWADA
澤田 和明
Toyohashi University of Technology
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering
(Concurrent) Director, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS)
Doctor of Engineering (Toyohashi University of Technology)
We developed an ion image sensor that was only 8 pixels at the beginning. Recently it has grown to 65,000 pixels with micron-level resolution. We hope to use multimodal sensing technology from this project for the benefit of human society.
Work Experience
  • 2007 - present
    Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate Schools of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • 2000 - 2007
    Assistant Professor, Undergraduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • 2005 Mar. - 2005 Aug.
    Visiting Professor, Technical University of Munich
  • 1998 - 2000
    Lecturer, Undergraduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • 1991 - 1998
    Research Associate, Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University
Awards
  • Nov, 2021
    The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) Incentive Award for the 38th Symposium on Sensors, Micromachines and Applied Systems
  • Jun, 2021
    Outstanding Paper Award, Oral Presentation Category The 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2021)
  • Jun, 2021
    Outstanding Paper Award, Poster Presantation Category The 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2021)
  • Mar, 2021
    Japan Society of Applied Physics Integrated MEMS Technology Study Group Steering Committee 12th Integrated MEMS Symposium Research Encouragement Award
  • Mar, 2021
    Japan Society of Applied Physics Integrated MEMS Technology Research Group Steering Committee 11th Integrated MEMS Technology Research Workshop Excellent Poster Award
  • Dec, 2020
    2020 Japanese Society of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Online Joint Branch Tournament Tokai Branch, West Japan Branch, Shikoku Branch PLANT DATA Award
  • Mar, 2020
    The NAGAI Foundation for Science & Technology Technology Award in 2019 (37th) Nagai Foundation for Science & Technology Award
  • Apr, 2013
    Science and Technology Award (Research Division) for the 2013 Commendation by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
  • and 21 other awards
Academic Activities
  • Feb, 2022 - present
    Executive Vice-Chairman, Member of a Thesis Committee, "The 39th Sensor Symposium on Sensors, Micromachines and Applied Systems", The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • Jul, 2022 - Mar, 2024
    New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) NEDO technical committee member
  • Jun, 2021 - Mar, 2023
    Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST),[Hardware for Resilience]Hardware in Future for Resilience of Real Space Area Advisor
  • Jun, 2021 - Jun, 2022
    APCOT 2022 (Asia-Pacific Conference of Transducers and Micro-Nano Technology 2022) Steering Committee
  • Jun, 2020 - May,2022
    Director, Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan (IEEJ)
  • Jun, 2020 - May, 2022
    Committee Chair, Sensors and Micromachines Division, Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan (IEEJ)
  • Apr, 2018 - Mar,2021
    Advisor, Japan Society of Applied Physics, Integrated MEMS Technology Study Group
  • Sep, 2018 - Mar, 2020
    Minimal Fab Promotion Organization Technology Promotion Committee
  • Sep, 2018 - Oct, 2019
    BioCAS 2019, General Co-Chairs
  • Apr, 2018 - Mar, 2019
    Advisor, Japan Society of Applied Physics, Integrated MEMS Technology Study Group
  • May, 2016 - May, 2018
    Deputy Director, Sensor and Micromachine Division, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • and 8 other activities
Affiliations
  • IEEE, American Vacuum Society (AVS), The Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science (JVSS), Japan Society of Applied Physics, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ), Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE), BioCAS

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R&D Theme 1 Principal Researcher Kazuhiro TAKAHASHI
髙橋 一浩
Toyohashi University of Technology
Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS)
Doctor of Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2022 - present
    Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Oct, 2018 - May,2022
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Graduate Schools of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Oct, 2013 - Sep, 2018
    Tenure Track Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Graduate Schools of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2010 - Mar, 2013
    Assistant Professor, Graduate Schools of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2009 - Mar, 2010
    Assistant Professor, Undergraduate School, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Oct, 2008 - Mar, 2009
    Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
  • Apr, 2008 - Mar, 2009
    Doctoral Researcher, Tokyo University Institute of Industrial Technology
Awards
  • Apr, 2019
    Commendation for Young Scientist by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Academic Activities
  • 2018 - present
    Planning Director, The Study Group of the Integrated MEMS The Japan Society for Applied Physics
  • 2018 - present
    Program Committee, Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics
  • 2017 - present
    Secretary, Solid State Physics and Applications Division The Japan Society for Applied Physics
  • 2014 - present
    Member of a Thesis Committee Symposium on Sensors, Micromachines and Applied Systems
  • 2017 - 2017
    Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics
  • 2017 - 2017
    Program Committee, Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2017
  • 2016 - 2017
    Secretary, Molecular Electronics and Bioelectronics Division The Japan Society for Applied Physics
Affiliations
  • Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan, The Japan Society of Applied Physics

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R&D Theme 4 Director of Research Toshiniko NODA
野田 俊彦
Toyohashi University of Technology
Associate Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS)
Doctor of Engineering (Toyohashi University of Technology)
We have been developing new sensing approaches by taking advantage of our extensive CMOS & MEMS research environment (LSI factory).
Work Experience
  • Oct, 2018 - present
    Associate Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Oct, 2018 - Mar, 2021
    Visiting Associate Professor, Division of Materials Science Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Apr, 2018 - Sep, 2018
    Assistant Professor, Division of Materials Science (Reorganization), Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Aug, 2009 - Mar, 2018
    Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Apr, 2009 - Jul, 2009
    Project Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Apr, 2008 - Mar, 2009
    Project Assistant Professor, Intelligent Sensing System Research Center, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Jan, 2008 - Mar, 2008
    Project Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2006 - Dec, 2007
    Researcher, Venture Business Laboratory, Toyohashi University of Technology
Awards
  • Mar, 2022
    Japan Society of Applied Physics Integrated MEMS Technology Study Group Steering Committee,Best Poster Award
  • Jun, 2021
    Outstanding Paper Award, Oral Presentation Category The 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2021)
  • Jun, 2021
    Outstanding Paper Award, Poster Presantation Category The 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2021)
  • Mar, 2021
    Japan Society of Applied Physics Integrated MEMS Technology Research Group Steering Committee 11th Integrated MEMS Technology Research Workshop Excellent Poster Award
  • Dec, 2020
    2020 Online Joint Chapter Conference of the Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists Presentation Award PLANT DATA Award
  • May, 2017
    IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter Academic Research Award, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Japan Chapter LSI and System Workshop
  • May, 2016
    IEEE SSCS Kansai Chapter Academic Research Award, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Japan Chapter LSI and System Workshop
  • Feb, 2016
    Sensors and Materials Young Researcher Paper Award 2015
  • May, 2015
    IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter Academic Research Award, IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Japan Chapter LSI and System Workshop
  • Apr, 2014
    JST Taiwan-Japan Workshop on "Bioelectronics" and "Biophotonics" 2014 Best Poster Award, Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • Apr, 2012
    IEEJ Distinguished Paper Award, Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
  • Mar, 2011
    Media preview, The Japan Society for Applied Physics
  • Mar, 1999
    Achievement Award, Chugoku Chapter of Liaison Council of Institutes for Electrical, Information and Communication Engineers
  • Oct, 1997
    Special Awards in the Programming Competition, 8th Annual Programming Competition for KOSEN National Institute of Technology, hosted by Japan Federation of KOSEN Association
Academic Activities
  • Feb, 2022 - Present
    Assistant secretary,Member of a Thesis Committee, "The 39th Sensor Symposium on Sensors, Micromachines and Applied Systems", The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • Aug, 2019 - Present
    Member of Technical Committee on Bio-Microsystems, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan 
  • Apr, 2015 - Present
    Member of a Thesis Committee (Group E), The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • Aug, 2013 - Present
    Secretary, Sensors and Micromachines Society, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • Oct, 2019 - Sep,2022
    Secretary, Investigation Committee of Next-Generation Bioelectronic Medicine, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • Oct, 2021 - Aug,2022
    Secretary, Investigation Committee of Next-Generation Bioelectronic Medicine, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
  • 2022 - 2022
    IEEE BioCAS2022 Review Committee Member 
Affiliations
  • The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Institute of Electrical Engineers Japan (IEEJ), IEEE

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R&D Theme 4,6 Principal Researcher Toshiaki HATTORI
服部 敏明
Toyohashi University of Technology
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Graduate Schools of Engineering
Doctor of Science (Hokkaido University)
We are developing micro electrochemical biostimulation chemical device and low-invasive array-type ion image sensors in order to construct bio-friendly detection systems for cells and tissues to observe intact biostimulation responses.
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2010 - present
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate Schools of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2007 - Mar, 2010
    Associate Professor, Materials Science Department, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2005 - Mar, 2007
    Assistant Professor, Materials Science Department, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2002 - Mar, 2005
    Assistant Professor, Analysis and Measurement Center, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Oct, 1989- Mar, 2002
    Research Associate, Analysis and Measurement Center, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Jul, 1999 - Dec, 2000
    Doctoral Researcher, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Science (Chemistry)
Awards
  • Nov, 2020
    "Analysis Chubu / Yume 21" Young Exchange Meeting Executive Committee ACh + Examination of production of release device and improvement of release amount Excellent presentation award
  • Nov, 2019
    Bio4Apps2019 Best Poster Presentation Award Fabrication and characterization of a glutamate ion releasing device based on anion-doped poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)
  • Dec, 2019
    "Analysis Chubu / Yume 21" Young Exchange Meeting Executive Committee PMMA Analysis of adsorption behavior of gaseous organic compounds on hollow nanofibers Excellent presentation award
  • Nov, 2018
    The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, Chubu Branch "Chubu Region, Dream 21", 18th Takayama Forum, Excellent poster presentation for Development of a potassium ion image sensor using a Sol-Gel method
  • Nov, 2017
    The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, Chubu Branch "Chubu Region, Dream 21", 17th Takayama Forum, Excellent poster presentation for Micropatterned Multi-Ion Sensor Using Inkjet System
  • Mar, 2016
    ISPlasma2016/IC-PLANTS2016 Excellent Poster Presentation Award
  • and 9 other awards
Academic Activities
  • Apr, 2020 - present
    Deputy Member, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
Affiliations
  • The Electrochemical Society of Japan, American Chemical Society, The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, The Chemical Society of Japan, Japan Association of Chemical Sensors

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R&D Theme 5 Director of Research Kotaro TAKAYAMA
髙山 弘太郎
Toyohashi University of Technology
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
(Concurrent) Director, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS)
Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture Department of Food Production Science, Ehime University
Doctor of Agriculture (The University of Tokyo)
We develop the plant diagnostic technology, image analysis, odor composition analysis, and photosynthetic transpiration measurement to realize advanced cultivation and labor-management based on the plant biometric information. We also implement them in society. In this project, we will develop advanced agricultural production technologies using multimodal sensors.
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2022 - present
    Director, Research Center for Agrotechnology and Biotechnology, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2021 - present
    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2020 - present
    Vice director, Institution for Collaborative Relations Research Center for High-technology Greenhouse Plant Production, Ehime University
  • Apr, 2019 - Present
    Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Sep, 2018 - present
    Lecture (part-time), College of Life, Environment, and Advanced Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University
  • Nov, 2017 - present
    Professor, Department of Food Production Science,Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University
  • May, 2004 -
    Research Associate, Assistant Professor, Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Food Production Science, Ehime University
Awards
  • May, 2021
    Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics 2021 Young Researcher Innovation Award (Award of the main instructor student) Examination of optimizing the light environment of agricultural products using building environmental engineering methods
  • Sep, 2020
    Japanese Society of Agricultural Engineering Paradigm Shift Award Implementation-type on-site Plant biometric information measurement is accelerating Social implementation of SPA plant factories
  • May, 2020
    Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics 2020 Annual Meeting Young Researcher Innovation Award (Award of the main instructor student) Development of inexpensive, simple and compact photosynthesis measuring device
  • Sep, 2019
    Special Research Achievement Award in Environment Control in Biology, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Sep, 2017
    Academic award for international research and development of the SPA concept implementation by robotic biometric measurements, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Sep, 2016
    Distinguished Service Award for the establishment of a domestic base of the solar plant factory in Ehime University, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • May, 2016
    Academic Encouragement Award in the technology development to measure and utilize plant biometric information to apply to the facility production, Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics
  • and 11 other awards
Academic Activities
  • Affiliate Member of Science Council of Japan, (Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Science and Social Planning, Committee for Science and Society; Secretary, Subcommittee on Agricultural Information Systems; Secretary, CIGR Plant Factory and Intelligent Greenhouse Working Group; Member, Subcommittee on Agricultural Production and Environmental Engineering)
    Member, Young Academy of Japan (Subcommittee on Social Collaboration for Innovation)
    Visiting Researcher, Wageningen University (2007 - 2008, 2011, 2016)
    Director and Vice Chair, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
    Director and Managing Editor, The Society of Eco-Engineering
    Director and Editor-in-Chief, Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics
Affiliations
  • The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Japanese Society of Environment Control in Biology, The Japanese Association for Photosynthesis Research, Japanese Society of High Technology in Agriculture (SHITA), Science Council of Japan, American Society for Horticultural Science, The International Society for Horticultural Science, Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics, The Society of Eco-Engineering, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists

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R&D Theme 5 Principal Researcher Naomichi FUJIUCHI
藤内 直道
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University
Doctor of Agriculture (The University of Tokyo)
We develop technologies to optimize cultivation conditions to improve yield and quality of vegetables and the efficiency of plant trait evaluation. In this project, we will work on issues related to the field implementation of sensing technology.
Work Experience
  • Sep, 2019 - present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Food Production Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University
  • Aug, 2016
    Assistant Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba (after working as a research fellow in agricultural sciences at the University of Tokyo)
Awards
  • Sep, 2013
    Encouragement Award, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Academic Activities
  • Apr, 2021 - Present
    Editorial board of specific research field (Greenhouse technology), Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics
  • Jan, 2021 - Present
    General Affairs / Accounting Secretary, Japanese Society of Agricultural,Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists Shikoku Branch
Affiliations
  • Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics,The Japanese Society for Horticultural Science,Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology,Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists,The Society of Agricultural Meteorology of Japan

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R&D Theme 5 Principal Researcher Seitaro TODA
戸田 清太郎
Toyohashi University of Technology Graduate School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Agriculture (Ehime University)
We are developing technology to create plant biological information that can be used for plant growth diagnosis using image analysis. In this project, we will tackle the challenges in agricultural use of multimodal sensors.
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2021 - Present
    Toyohashi University of Technology Graduate School of Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor
  • Jul, 2020 - Mar, 2021
    Toyohashi University of Technology Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) Assistant Professor
  • Apr, 2017 - Mar, 2020
    Ehime University The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences Encouragement Award
Awards
  • Nov, 2021
    Best Oral Presentation Award High-precision Image Measurement System for Lettuce in Artificial Light Plant Factories Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Nov, 2021
    Best Poster Presentation Award Difference in shape of chlorophyll fluorescence induction curve of tomato leaves, stems and fruits Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Nov, 2021
    Best Poster Presentation Award Development of a mask-type VOC measurement system for Flavor evaluation of fresh vegetables Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Jun, 2021
    The Society of Eco-Engineering, Excellent Lecture Award A survey of strawberry population growth using a smartphone using R-CNN
  • Jun, 2021
    The Society of Eco-Engineering, Encouragement Award Chlorophyll fluorescence image measurement Daily stem elongation measurement using a robot
  • May, 2021
    Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics, Young Researcher Innovation Award Examination of optical environment optimization of agricultural products using building environmental engineering methods
  • May, 2020
    Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics Young Researcher Innovation Award Development of inexpensive, simple, and compact photosynthetic measuring device
  • May, 2017
    Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics Young Researcher Innovation Award Development of chlorophyll fluorescence image measurement device for open-field cultivated crops
  • Nov, 2016
    Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists Shikoku Branch Best Presentation Award Development of automatic stem elongation / leaf volume change measurement system using chlorophyll fluorescence image measurement robot
Academic Activities
  • Aug, 2021- Nov, 2021
    Management Secretary (Supervisor), Online Next Generation Research Presentation Meeting of the Japan Society of Agricultural,Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists
  • Nov, 2020- Dec, 2020
    2020 Online Joint Chapter Conference of the Japan Society of Agricultural,Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists Executive Committee (Secretariat)
Affiliations
  • The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence ,The International Society for Horticultural Science, The Society of Eco-Engineering, Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics, Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists

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R&D Theme 6 Director of Research SCHUICHI KOIZUMI
小泉 修一
Professor, Department of Neuropharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi
Doctor of Pharmacy (Kyushu University)
We study the physiology and pathophysiology of the brain from the perspective of the "neuron-glia interaction". We hope to use OPERA's multimodal sensors to elucidate these realities and apply them to drug discovery.
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2021 - Present
    Director, Yamanashi GLIA Center
  • 2014 - Present
    Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi
  • Apr, 2017 - Mar,2021
    Chair, Department of Neuropharmacology, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine. Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi
  • 2007 - 2014
    Professor, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi
  • 2002 - 2006
    Director, Division of Pharmacology, National Institute of Health Sciences
  • 2001 - 2002
    Senior Research Officer, Room 1, Division of Pharmacology, National Institute of Health Sciences
  • 1998 - 2001
    Researcher, Division of Pharmacology, National Institute of Health Sciences
  • 1996 - 1998
    Doctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge
  • 1995 - 1996
    Technical official, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Researcher from National Institute of Health Sciences)
  • 1992 - 1995
    Doctoral Researcher, Japan Health Sciences Foundation
Awards
  • Nov, 2017
    Best Paper Award, Glia Control of Chronic Pain, The Japanese Society for the Study of Low Back Pain
  • Mar, 2009
    Japan Academy Medal, The Japan Academy
  • Mar, 2009
    Recipient, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize
  • Mar, 2009
    President's Special Award, Glial Regulation of the Brain Function University of Yamanashi
  • Sep, 2003
    Award for Distinguished Young Investigator, The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry
Academic Activities
  • President, The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry, Director, International Society for Neurochemistry, Director, The Japanese Pharmacological Society, Director, The Japanese Society of Pharmacometrics and others
Affiliations
  • International Society for Neurochemistry, The Japanese Society of Neuropsychopharmacology, Union of Brain Science Association in Japan, The Japanese Association of Anatomists, Society for Neuroscience (US), The Japan Neuroscience Society, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry, The Japanese Pharmacological Society

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R&D Theme 6 Principal Researcher Osamu TAKIKAWA
滝川 修
Visiting Researcher, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG)
Doctor of Medicine (Kyoto University)
While we expect the development of semiconductor image sensors in the field of life science, we continue to conduct joint research with the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. In particular, we focus on its application to brain liquid biopsy, highly sensitive detection and analysis of brain-derived exosomes in the blood.
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2020 -
    Specialist, Japan Health Research Promotion Bureau, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
  • Apr, 2020 -
    Researcher, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG)
  • Apr, 2020 -
    Visiting Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2017 - Mar, 2019
    Project Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Jul, 2016 - Mar, 2017
    Visiting Professor, Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2015 - Mar, 2020
    Manager, Division of Neurological, Psychiatric and Brain Research, Department of Research Promotion, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) (assigned from NCGG)
  • Sep, 2014 - Mar, 2015
    Data Center Manager, Innovation Center for Clinical Research, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (concurrent appointment)
  • Apr, 2014 - Mar, 2015
    General Manager, Development and Affiliate Promotion Division, Innovation Center for Clinical Research, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (concurrent appointment)
  • Oct, 2011 - Sep, 2014
    Visiting Professor, Shizuoka University
  • Apr, 2010 - Mar, 2015
    Section Chief, Radio Isotope (RI) Management Office, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCCG)
    Section Chief, Section of Drug Screening, Department of Drug Discovery, Center for Development of Advanced Medicine for Dementia, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCCG) (concurrent appointment)
  • Jan, 2005 - Mar, 2010
    Section Chief, Radio Isotope (RI) Management Office, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology Research Institute
  • Apr, 2002 - Dec, 2004
    Assistant Professor, Hokkaido University,
    Assistant Professor, Central Research Institute, Hokkaido University (concurrent appointment)
  • Jun, 2001 - Mar, 2002
    Research Associate, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
  • Apr, 1997 - May, 2001
    Visiting Researcher, University of Wallongong, New South Wales, Australia, [Overseas Research Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST)]
  • Aug, 1987 - Mar, 1997
    Researcher, Department of Cell Biology, Osaka Bioscience Institute
  • Apr, 1983 - Jul, 1987
    Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Wakayama Medical University
Awards
Academic Activities
Affiliations
  • The Japanese Biochemical Society, The International Society for Tryptophan Research, the Japanese Society for Tryptophan Research, The Japanese Pharmacological Society, The Japan Society for Biomedical Gerontology

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R&D Theme 7 Director of Research Toshiya SAKATA
坂田 利弥
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Doctor of Engineering (Osaka University)
Work Experience
  • Apr, 2011
    Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (March 2015 - Outside Director, PROVIGATE Co., Ltd. (concurrent appointment) October 2015 - September 2016 Visiting Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School)
  • Apr, 2008
    Lecturer, Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Sep, 2006
    Specially Appointed Lecturer, Center for NanoBio Integration, The University of Tokyo
  • Jan, 2005
    Researcher, Bioelectronics Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science (Jan, 2005 - Dec, 2005 Researcher, International Center for Young Scientists (concurrent appointment))
  • Apr, 2003
    Research Fellow, Bioelectronics Group, Biomaterials Center, National Institute for Materials Science
Awards
  • Sep, 2018
    Paper Award, "Ultra-sensitive biosensor with capacitive coupling-gate InGaZnO-based FET" 2018 International Conference on Solid State Device and Materials (SSDM)
  • 2015
    Academic Award, JINS MEME
  • 2007
    The Young Author's Award, "Cell-Based Field Effect Devices for Cell Functional Analysis -Electrical Detection of Glucose-Induced Insulin Secretion for Pancreatic Beta Cell-" 19th International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference (MNC 2006)
  • 2006
    6th Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize Award in the field of measurement and evaluation, "Electrical detection of biomolecules using transistors and its application to genetic analysis" Foundation for Promotion of Material Science and Technology of Japan
  • 2005
    Excellent Presentation Award, "Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism with Transistor", The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
  • 2005
    61st Technical Development Award, "Proposal of Gene Transistor and its Application to Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Analysis", The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
  • 2005
    18th Encouragement Prize, "Potential Response of Gene Transistors to Nanoparticle-DNA Complexes", The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Academic Activities
Affiliations
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R&D Theme 8 Director of Research Michiteru KITAZAKI
北崎 充晃
Toyohashi University of Technology
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering Graduate School of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Tokyo)
At present, we are in the era in which robots join and collaborate in human-human interactions. In the future, the collaboration between human and non-human entities will be essential in the virtual and physical environment. Therefore, I am conducting research to contribute the future society.
Work Experience
  • Jan, 2017 - Present
    Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2016 - Mar, 2017
    Senior Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • Apr, 2010 - Dec, 2016
    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2007 - Mar, 2010
    Associate Professor, Research Centre for Future Vehicle, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2005 - Mar, 2007
    Associate Professor, Research Centre for Future Vehicle, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2003 - Mar, 2005
    Associate Profesor, Department of Knowledge-based Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 2000 - Mar, 2003
    Lecture, Department of Knowledge-based Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Apr, 1997 - Mar, 2000
    Research Associate, Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
Awards
  • Mar, 2022
    Best Paper Award Honorable Mention Cyborgs, Human Augmentation, Cybernetics, and JIZAI Body Augmented Humans 2022
  • Feb, 2021
    Best Paper Award MultiSoma: Distributed Embodiment with Synchronized Behavior and Perception Augmented Humans 2021
  • Sep, 2019
    Human Interface Society Human Interface Symposium 2019 Excellent Presentation Award
  • May, 2019
    Nature Publishing Scientific Reports Top 100 in Neuroscience Illusory body ownership of an invisible body interpolated between virtual hands and feet via visual-motor synchronicity
  • Dec, 2018
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Best Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Award FiveStar VR: Shareable Travel Experience Through Multisensory Stimulation to the Whole Body
  • and 14 other awards
Academic Activities
  • Apr, 2021 - Present
    Director (2nd), Virtual Reality Society of Japan
  • Apr, 2018 - Present
    Chair, Research Committee on Augmented Cognitive Interface, Virtual Reality Society of Japan
  • Apr, 2018 - Present
    Vice-Chairman, Committee for the Development of Experimental Packages for the Mind, Japanese Association of Fundamental Psychology
  • Apr, 2018 - Present
    Thesis Committee Member (2nd), Virtual Reality Society of Japan(2nd time)
  • Jan, 2017 - Present
    Secretary, Vision Society of Japan
  • Apr, 2015 - Present
    Vice-Chairman, Public Relations and Publications Committee, Virtual Reality Society of Japan
  • Dec, 2014 - Present
    Director, Japanese Psychonomic Society
  • Apr, 2012 - Present
    Member of the Committee for the Development of Experimental Packages for the Mind, Japanese Psychonomic Society
  • Apr, 2005 - Present
    Councilor by specialty, Japanese Psychonomic Society
Affiliations
  • Japanese Psychological Association, Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vision Society of Japan, Japanese Psychonomic Society, Vision Sciences Society