Members

Office of Research and Innovation

  • Hajime Nitta

    University Research Administrator (Head URA)
    Head
    Research Development Section, Office of Research and Innovation &
    Research Development Section, International Research Frontiers Initiative

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    From Nagano prefecture; received a master's degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology; has 25 years of experience in product development for an electronics company, focusing mainly on consumer video equipment; specializes in electronic circuit engineering and systems design; subsequently worked as a coordinator for academia-industry collaboration at Keio University; assumed current post in February 2017. "Perhaps influenced by the company I worked at, I like finding ideas that others would not consider and acting on them. I always try to think about what I can do as a URA to support the university in doing the research it needs to do."

  • Motoko Inoue

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Research Development Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Obtained PhD in Art from University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences; prior to current position, worked at Tokyo National Museum, Curatorial Research Department, focusing on development of a domestic institution network for protecting cultural assets from natural disasters; conducted research and reporting on management circumstances for assets affected by natural disasters; as a Tokyo Tech URA, responsible for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and supporting government-sponsored projects. "I look forward to having many opportunities to work with researchers across fields, career stages, and funding scopes to support development of their ideas."

  • Chiyoko Kameue

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Development Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Holds a doctorate in agriculture from Kyoto Prefectural University, Graduate School of Agriculture; while employed with a general trading company, engaged in business creation and R&D related to functional feed materials; concurrently obtained a master of technology management degree from the Graduate School of Innovation Management at Tokyo Tech; prior to her current position, worked at a national university for five and a half years as a URA with responsibilities in industry liaison and external funds acquisition. "Utilizing my academic and industry experience, I hope to contribute to value creation and sharing Tokyo Tech's research advances with society."

  • Emiko Kawaguchi

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Development Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    URA for global research communications; born in 1970; from Yokohama; received bachelor's degree in business administration from Aoyama Gakuin University; worked for an electronics manufacturer for 20 years, engaging portable audio player design and consumer-focused promotion of new products. "I spend each day focused on increasing awareness and understanding of the top-level research being conducted at Tokyo Tech."

  • Tomoko Konishi

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Development Section, Basic Research and Infrastructure Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Completed graduate study at Osaka University Graduate School of Science; specializing in polymer chemistry, worked in corporate research and development. "Every day at Tokyo Tech is inspiring, as I am able to learn about our researchers and the work they are doing in various fields. I am honored to assist researchers in contributing to society through their discoveries. I will continue to work as a URA you can rely on."

  • Charles DaSalla

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Research Development Section, Office of Research and Innovation &
    Research Globalization Section, International Research Frontiers Initiative

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    Received a BS in biomedical engineering from Columbia University and PhD in computational intelligence and systems science from Tokyo Tech; as a researcher, specialized in biosignal-based technologies, with a focus on brain-machine interfaces; has over 10 years of experience in scientific manuscript editing and 5 years in university international affairs. "Using my experience as a researcher and editor, I organize activities in scientific publication, external funding acquisition for international researchers, and other areas to promote globalization at Tokyo Tech."

  • Kazuhide Hasegawa

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Research Development Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Obtained doctoral degree from The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences; specializes in molecular biology; while working for a pharmaceutical company, engaged in drug discovery research, corporate planning, corporate and technical communications, and other areas; joined Tokyo Tech in November 2018 as a URA for international research communications. "I work to share the fascinating achievements of our researchers with the rest of the world. In doing so, I hope to increase awareness of Tokyo Tech research and strengthen our engagement with society."

  • Reiko Hattori

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Development Section, Basic Research and Infrastructure Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Graduated from Waseda University, School of Education with a bachelor of science degree in earth sciences. After working as a system engineer at a bank, and sales at a foreign airline company, joined the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Tech in 2013. There she engaged in research support work including support for academic publishing in Japanese and English and producing the video "The Whole History of the Earth and Life". "Now as a Tokyo Tech URA, I will devote myself to contributing to various activities such as research communications, KAKENHI application support, etc. for the university."

  • Manami Matsubayashi

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Research Development Section, Basic Research and Infrastructure Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Specializing in chemistry, worked as an engineer in national government focusing on systems design; also worked as an industry liaison coordinator at Tokyo Tech; currently as a URA, is responsible for institutional analysis. "My main activities include collecting and analyzing publication and research funding data, as well as other information for the purpose of enhancing research capabilities. I work to understand the current state of our institution and create proposals for the next stage in its activities."

  • Yuko Hayashi

    Specially Appointed Professor
    Head, Industry Liaison Section/Intellectual Property Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Received bachelor's and doctor of science degrees from Tokyo Tech's School of Science and Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, respectively; specializes in high polymers, liquid crystals, and general analysis, covering a broad area within chemistry and materials, as well some areas of biology and energy; worked at Asahi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. and as an assistant professor at Tokyo Tech; assumed current post in 2003; awarded the Innovation Coordinator Special Prize by JST in 2013. "I am very familiar with the specializations of the faculty at Tokyo Tech. I am involved in forming connections between industry and faculty, as well as in intellectual property."

  • Hiroshi Ueno

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Completed master's study at Kyoto University; worked at a petrochemical plant engineering company as a civil engineer, supervising design and construction; later joined a think tank/consulting firm and engaged in business strategy and investment valuation projects; also held responsibilities in coordinating collaborations between Japanese companies and universities in Asia. "Industry liaison is development which spans the academic and corporate worlds. With an awareness of market-side strategy and investment trends, I hope to promote Tokyo Tech-industry collaborations."

  • Rina Kajita

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    I worked at an engineering company and experienced a variety of responsibilities. Using my experience and desire to keep learning new things, I will try to build bridges between Tokyo Tech and companies. I look forward to being a member of the industry-academia collaboration that contributes to bringing new value to society.

  • Osamu Sasaki

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    I will play a part in the mechanical URA. I think the purpose of the coordinator is a technology transfer business. We will do our best to obtain good results for both the "doing side" and the "doing side". Also, keep in mind that it is essential for the business to be profitable, we would like to strive to recover the investment. I would like to make an effort to contribute to the Titech and Society.

  • Masuo Suyama

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Received a master's degree in applied physics from the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo; spent 35 years at an electricity company engaging in research, development, application, and business development primarily for optical communication systems. "I wish to make full use of my experience and knowledge in supporting the implementation of Tokyo Tech's research outcomes in society. As a URA, I work to promote academia-industry collaboration and contribute to development of both the university and industry."

  • Seiji Takeuchi

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    University research administrator for electrical and electronic engineering fields; while working in industry, was engaged primarily in the development of CMOS ICs, and more recently in sensing systems using millimeter waves. "With extensive experience from the industry side of industry-academia collaboration, I now look forward to standing on the academia side, linking Tokyo Tech's advanced research with industry to create win-win relationships."

  • Azuho Tsunoi

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Completed a master's degree in Electronic Chemistry at Tokyo Tech; with specialties in organic chemistry and surface science, has responsibilities in intellectual property utilization and industry-academia collaboration for chemistry and materials science fields; previously worked in marketing for a printing company, as well as in domestic and overseas rights acquisition for a patent office. "By supporting the further development of Tokyo Tech research and viewing its inventions from various perspectives, I hope to contribute to the creation of new technologies and their application in society."

  • Fumishige Nishikawa

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Holds responsibilities in chemistry and materials fields, including inorganic materials, metals, and catalysts; worked for 32 years at a materials manufacturer conducting research and development in new business fields as well as serving as a sales engineer; specializes in inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry. "I use my industry experience and network to inform companies of our researchers' patented technologies and unique research findings. I also work to keep our researchers informed on the technology needs and trends of industry."

  • Takanori Hioki

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Responsible for industry liaison coordination, specializing in life sciences intellectual property; after completing graduate study at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Science, worked for several years at Fujifilm's research division and head office, engaging in chemistry, healthcare, and safety R&D, as well as in commercialization and management; later worked at Kyoto University on compliance enhancements in life sciences research. "Using the experience I have gained working in industry and academia, I hope to support technology innovation through industry collaboration."

  • Hiroshi Yasumatsu

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Responsible for biology and life science fields; has close to 30 years of experience in research at a pharmaceutical company, where he worked on drug discovery for the treatment of schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer's disease, and other of neuropsychiatric disorders; also conducted research and research management in collaboration with universities, companies, and research institutions around the world; later transferred to the company's strategy & planning department, where he worked for 6 years promoting industry-academia and inter-industry collaborations in various disease fields. "I hope to utilize my experience to help bring Tokyo Tech's research advances to society."

  • Katsuaki Yamagishi

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Specializes in thermal engineering, particularly refrigeration and air conditioning; also versed in general mechanical engineering, including robotics, engineering materials, and machining. "With 36 years in industry, I have experience in all aspects of the production stream, from research and development to design and quality control, as well as the front lines of business as a sales engineer and service engineer. As a URA, I contribute to the development of the university and society by supporting research at Tokyo Tech, collaborative research between Tokyo Tech and industry, and development of technology and other achievements by our industry partners."

  • Yasuhiko Watanabe

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Obtained a doctor of engineering degree from the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Nihon University; specializes in environmental chemistry; worked for 24 years for a water treatment manufacturer engaging in research and development of water treatment chemicals and equipment; achievements include development of the world's first intramolecular amphoteric polymer coagulant and granular thickening system; for the 10 years that followed, was involved in intellectual property strategy, development strategy, and R&D management in the intellectual property section and development planning department. "I will do my utmost to help create new value from your research and contribute to Tokyo Tech and society by maximizing my expertise as a URA."

  • Hiroshi Asazawa

    Coordinator
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Industry liaison coordinator in the fields of information and communications technology and electrical and electronic engineering; while working in manufacturing, engaged in development of cellular phones, communication systems, and LSI circuits for communication applications; as a student, conducted research on communication systems based on models from information theory and probability distribution. "Studying the relevant technology, I provide support with patent applications and academia-industry collaboration to bring together the merits from both Tokyo Tech's laboratories and industry."

  • Shumpei Kohri

    Coordinator
    Industry Liaison Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Received a master's degree from the Department of Electronic Systems, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Tokyo Tech; specializes in semiconductor devices; after involvement in semiconductor development and business operations at a home appliance manufacturer, worked for a consortium of semiconductor companies on collaborative research projects with academia; currently responsible for electrical and electronic engineering areas as a coordinator. "I want to use of my industry experience and academic standpoint to connect the strengths of Tokyo Tech with industry and put their research outcomes to use in society. I look forward to working with you."

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  • Kazuto Kobayashi

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Intellectual Property Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Science and Engineering; licensed patent attorney; 32 years of experience working for an electronics manufacturer; oversaw collaborative research between their Silicon Valley laboratory and local startups; after returning to Japan, engaged in commercialization of internet telephony technology; later with their intellectual property division, handled cases regarding standard-essential patents, patent pools, and patent trolls; contributed expertise as a lecturer for the Intellectual Property Association, the Patent Attorneys Association, and others. "In the intellectual property ecosystem, and with our industry partners, I work to support the advancement of Tokyo Tech property creation and utilization."

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  • Chiaki Seino

    Specially Appointed Professor
    Associate Director, Innovation Design Platform
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Hokkaido University Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; with the Japan Patent Office, gained experience in patent examination, trials, and appeals for medical and biotechnology fields; in addition to her current work with the Venture Development and Relations Section, also provides support for patent applications and industry liaison for biology fields. "I will do my utmost to help enhance Tokyo Tech research and share its discoveries with society."

  • Kimihiro Inagawa

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Innovation Design Platform
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Received bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and master's in business administration; worked for several global companies in the fields of medical technology, semiconductors, and information systems, performing roles in project management, business development, market research and marketing, and business administration; also provided mentoring for startups through a small and medium enterprises accelerator program. "I look forward to assisting in turning Tokyo Tech research results into business ventures and helping students with ambitions to create new startups."

  • Yoko Inoue

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Innovation Design Platform
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Experienced in business creation, corporate planning, organizational design, and human resources for the IT, car manufacturing, and direct-to-consumer industries; from "intrapreneurship" to business management, engaged in programs to generate new industries and business models, organizational design to promote entrepreneurship, and managerial decision-making and execution that led to turning points in the organization. "Utilizing my business world network, I will contribute to building the foundations to support the next unicorn start-ups that will drive the growth of our society via 'technology that the world would be proud of' by Tokyo Tech."

  • Tadashi Endo

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Innovation Design Platform
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    After completing graduate school in engineering, I joined an electric power company. After engaging in technical work, I joined in new business development within the company, as well as founded an in-house venture and practiced management. After completing the venture business, I worked for a regional small and medium-sized enterprise support and industry-academia collaboration promotion organization, where I provided a wide range of business support such as entrepreneurship support, corporate new business creation, and new product and service development. At the same time, I also began research on tourism in earnest and obtained a master's degree in tourism. From the launch of a venture business to its management, I will do my best to create ventures from Tokyo Tech from the two perspectives of "entrepreneur" and "business supporter". Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about starting a business.

  • Satomi Otsuka

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Innovation Design Platform
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Previously worked at a domestic securities firm, then later at a venture capital firm where she gained experience in public relations and community management; after leaving the firm, became a freelance publicist, conducting public relations and event management for companies and startups. "Through community-building, I look forward to contributing to the ecosystem of Tokyo Tech Ventures."

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  • Toru Hanafusa

    University Research Administrator (Head URA)
    Head, Legal Affairs Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    After obtaining a master's degree in agriculture, worked for 17 years at a pharmaceutical company handling licensing contracts and other negotiation duties; subsequently acquired an attorney license and worked at a law firm before joining legal affairs at Tokyo Tech's Office of Research and Innovation. "My main duties are to review and revise all types of contracts used in collaborations with industry. As a member of the Legal Affairs Section, I am also responsible for risk management, including conflicts of interest, within the scope of academia-industry collaboration."

  • Ken Tagami

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Legal Affairs Section
    Office of Research and Innovation

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    Graduated from Waseda University, First Department of Literature; worked for 14 years as a systems engineer at a major electronics manufacturer, focusing mainly on large-scale systems for the central government; continued at the same company for another 18 years working in legal affairs and intellectual property before joining Tokyo Tech. "By supporting establishment of research contracts and other activities with industry, I look forward to helping society reap the benefits of Tokyo Tech research."

Schools

  • Junji Yoshino

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    School of Science

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    Received a bachelor's degree in physics and doctorate at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, both from Tokyo Tech; started as an assistant professor at the Institute of Industrial Science at The University of Tokyo; later rejoined Tokyo Tech as an associate professor at the School of Engineering, continued as a professor at the School of Science, and now works as a URA; specializes in semiconductor physics, surface physics, and spintronics. "Focusing mainly on the School of Science, I look forward to using my own research experience to support other researchers at Tokyo Tech."

  • Yoshikazu Yamada

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    School of Engineering

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    Graduated from the School of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering at Tokyo Tech; specializes in mechanical engineering; spent 38 years at a construction machinery manufacturer engaging in development of construction machinery, industrial machinery, and production technology; developed a broad engineering backbone through his prior responsibilities and involvement in collaborative projects with Tokyo Tech. "As a URA for the School of Engineering, I intend to use my experience to contribute, to the best of my ability, in enhancing research and academia-industry collaboration."

  • Takafumi Terada

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    School of Engineering

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    Obtaind master's degree from the Department of Phisics and Graduate School of Science, at Kumamoto University.I had designed "Trainig simulators : i.e. Flight Trainig Simulators, Surgical Trainig Simulators, and so on" in a manufacturer in Japan.I will make my utmost effort to contribute to the advancement of social life through research subjects of Tokyo Tech.So I will communicate with researchers and construct a "Tailor-made research collaboration" with industry and Tokyo Tech.

  • Shin-Ichi Hamaguchi

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    School of Materials and Chemical Technology

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    Obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from the Department of Physics and Graduate School of Science, respectively, at Kyushu University; received a doctor of engineering degree in management science and technology from the Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University. "In industry, I worked on development of electron-beam lithography systems, development management, company management planning, and joint venture marketing. Then in government, I took on the role of NEDO subcommittee chair. Now in academia, as a URA for Tokyo Tech's School of Materials and Chemical Technology, I strive to contribute to bringing the outcomes of Tokyo Tech research to society."

  • Machiko Nakatogawa

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    School of Life Science and Technology

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    Received bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Toyama, and master's and doctoral degrees in chemistry from Kyoto University; worked as a postdoctoral researcher for 4 years at Nagoya University Graduate School of Science and 9 years with Tokyo Tech at the Frontier Research Center (now the Institute of Innovative Research) and School of Life Science and Technology. "I hope to contribute to further developing collaborations with industry and sharing Tokyo Tech's advances in life science and technology with society.""

  • Susumu Yoneyama

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    School of Environment and Society

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    Received a master's degree at Tokyo Tech; while working for a think tank and consulting firm, was responsible for over 300 management and business consulting projects in the public and private sectors, mainly in Japan and Asia; also an avid mountain climber. "My goal is to use my project experience and network to help researchers to achieve results, thereby contributing to the further development of Tokyo Tech and enhancing Japan's competitiveness. Feel free to consult me."

Institute of Innovative Research

International Research Frontiers Initiative

  • Hajime Nitta

    University Research Administrator (Head URA)
    Head
    Research Development Section, International Research Frontiers Initiative &
    Research Development Section, Office of Research and Innovation

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    From Nagano prefecture; received a master's degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology; has 25 years of experience in product development for an electronics company, focusing mainly on consumer video equipment; specializes in electronic circuit engineering and systems design; subsequently worked as a coordinator for academia-industry collaboration at Keio University; assumed current post in February 2017. "Perhaps influenced by the company I worked at, I like finding ideas that others would not consider and acting on them. I always try to think about what I can do as a URA to support the university in doing the research it needs to do."

  • Yoshikazu Kobayashi

    Specially Appointed Associate Professor
    Research Development Section
    Institute of Innovative Research

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    Received a doctor of science degree from the Department of Geography and Hydrology, Graduate School of Geosciences at the University of Tsukuba; specializes in forest hydrology and micrometeorology; following work as a postdoctoral researcher, changed course and became a research supporter, a URA; started at the Department of Research Projects at JST (the department overseeing ERATO) before joining Tokyo Tech's Research Project Support Center and later the Earth-Life Science Institute; also worked as a URA at Niigata University before returning to Tokyo Tech in November 2016 as a URA at the Institute of Innovative Research. "URA is an occupation with little history. I will use my experience to support you in intensifying and developing your research. Through these efforts, I hope people will recognize the indispensable contributions that URAs make to university research."

  • Hiroo Ueda

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Globalization Section
    International Research Frontiers Initiative

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    Promotes and coordinates international joint research between Tokyo Tech and corporate, academic, and research institutions abroad; previously worked in the automotive industry, conducting research in manufacturing and processing; also engaged in research planning and alliance formation for environmental, safety, and mobility fields; experienced in globalization and lived in Belgium for 4 years and Russia for 3 years. "I will contribute to elevating Tokyo Tech's global recognition and creating more opportunities for international research collaboration."

  • Charles DaSalla

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Research Globalization Section, International Research Frontiers Initiative &
    Research Development Section, Office of Research and Innovation

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    Received a BS in biomedical engineering from Columbia University and PhD in computational intelligence and systems science from Tokyo Tech; as a researcher, specialized in biosignal-based technologies, with a focus on brain-machine interfaces; has over 10 years of experience in scientific manuscript editing and 5 years in university international affairs. "Using my experience as a researcher and editor, I organize activities in scientific publication, external funding acquisition for international researchers, and other areas to promote globalization at Tokyo Tech."

  • Tatsuya Mizukoshi

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    Research Globalization Section
    International Research Frontiers Initiative

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    After graduating from Tokyo Tech's School of Science with a degree in chemistry, joined Showa Denko Group; worked as a visiting researcher at Osaka University on proteins, project coordinator at NEDO, planner at Showa Denko, and president at Showa Denko Europe; also gained experience with the Japan Chemical Industry Association and JST before rejoining Tokyo Tech in April 2018. "Although I have been apart from the technology sector for some time, I am pleased to be able to work at my alma mater. Using my industry and international experience, I will do my utmost to promote excellence at Tokyo Tech."

Open Innovation Platform

  • Takashi Nagai

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Intellectual Property Creative Manager
    Open Innovation Platform

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    Received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Osaka University, and a master's degree from Tokyo Tech; licensed patent attorney; started as a researcher at a chemical company; then joined their intellectual property department and gained experience in patent applications, agreements, and strategy; also active in Japan intellectual property associations and Japan patent attorneys association; later joined the Japan Patent Office as a consultant, conducting analyses for trials and appeals. "With my background in industry and intellectual property, I look forward to contributing to open innovation at Tokyo Tech."

  • Yasunori Kitano

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Marketing Creative Manager
    Open Innovation Platform

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    Completed bachelor and doctor of engineering degrees at Tokyo Tech's School of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering, respectively; at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, engaged in drug discovery research, research management, technology sales, business development, joint research and ventures, and other activities. "I look forward to building trusting relationships between the university and industry that will allow for smooth and mutual growth. While sharing in the excitement of the technology transfer process, I hope to contribute to maximizing the potential value of Tokyo Tech-industry collaborations and further elevating the university's presence in the world."

  • Hideyuki Myojin

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Marketing Creative Manager
    Open Innovation Platform

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    In this era of fast-paced R&D, self-sufficiency has been replaced with open innovation, taking skills, knowledge, and ideas from academia and applying them to create new products and services. Tokyo Tech also strongly promotes open innovation, which is my area of responsibility. Previously I worked in the telecommunications industry, engaging in R&D, corporate planning, and environment and energy consulting. I now utilize this experience in responding to the needs of Tokyo Tech and its partners in open innovation. If I can be of assistance, feel free to consult me.

  • Shin-ichi Wakabayashi

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Marketing Creative Manager
    Open Innovation Platform

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    Received his bachelor's degree and engineering doctorate from the School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology; with an electronics manufacturer, engaged in R&D of optical communication devices, as well as in industry-academic collaboration. "By listening to and identifying the needs of industry, I hope to create real industry-academic collaborations that tie together the potential of Tokyo Tech to help society with new business opportunities for companies. Feel free to contact me for a consultation."

Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation in Global Networks

  • Yuri Oki

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation in Global Networks

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    Obtained a Ph.D. in international studies from the Graduate Institute Geneva; specializes in international political science, international relations, and disaster recovery (natural and human-made); previously with the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, conducted research on disaster recovery, focusing on the political dynamics, decision-making processes and consensus-building mechanisms among regional communities and other stakeholders. "At DLab, I am working to bridge the gap between science and society, gathering people from various backgrounds to think together on how to realize the future that we all hope for."

Projects

  • Haruo Naruke

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Tokyo Tech Academy of Energy and Informatics

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    Completed undergraduate study at Chiba University Faculty of Science and graduate study at Tokyo Tech; served on the faculties of Chiba University and Tokyo Tech Chemical Resources Laboratory (now Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science), specializing in inorganic coordination chemistry, solid-state chemistry, and oxide clusters; joined NEDO Technology Strategy Center in 2015, engaging in formulation of Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry projects; rejoined Tokyo Tech in 2019. "Having the honor of returning to my alma mater, I will do my utmost as a URA to support Tokyo Tech's faculty and researchers."

  • Hiroaki Uematsu

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Yamamoto Atom Hybrid Project

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    Specializes in life sciences and medical technology; while working in the chemical and medical industries, engaged in research and development of genetic testing systems and biodevices; having also worked at the Japan Science and Techology Agency for five years, current activities primarily involve advising on funding applications and developing academia-industry collaborations. "My goal is to promote the application of research through academia-industry collaboration."

  • Akira Hyugaji

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Institute for Integrated Green-niX, School of Engineering

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    After completing a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering at Tokyo Tech, joined NEC in 1983; held responsibilities in R&D management, market and technology trends analysis, and intellectual property; in July 2018 joined EISESiV, a research center supported by the Center of Innovation program to promote industry-academia collaboration and technology adoption. "By applying my experience and expectations on innovation, I wish to help in strengthening our links with industry and contributing Tokyo Tech's discoveries to society."

  • Atsushi Hori

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Research Institute for Integrated Green-niX, School of Engineering

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    Completed master's degree at Osaka University and engineering doctorate at Tokyo University; specializes in semiconductor devices; worked for an electronics manufacturer for many years, engaging in R&D, as well as in planning and promoting of business collaborations with companies in the US, Taiwan, and Israel; joined Tokyo Tech in 2018, first as research staff, then later was appointed as a URA. "I look forward to engaging in funds acquisition and operations for our research center. Nowadays, I am inspired by the ambition of our students."

  • Susumu Yasuda

    University Research Administrator (URA)
    Quantum Leap Flagship Program (Q-LEAP), School of Engineering

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    URA for quantum metrology and sensing areas promoted by the Quantum Leap Flagship Program (Q-LEAP); while employed with an electronics manufacturer, had responsibilities ranging from development management to IP core licensing for various high-speed interface-equipped system LSIs; later with a nationally funded project on solid-state quantum sensors, engaged in business planning and instrumentation development for practical application. "Utilizing the experience I have gained to date, I will provide support for our researchers' projects in any way I can."

  • Takashi Harada

    University Research Administrator (Senior URA)
    JST Program on Open Innovation Platform for Industry Academia Co-creation (COI-NEXT), School of Computing

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    Previously worked as an AIST fellow, NEDO fellow, assistant coordinator at the University of Tsukuba, URA at the University of Fukui, and specially appointed assistant professor at Tokyo Tech; joined the Office of Research and Innovation, Project Management Section in June 2017 as URA for the School of Computing; changed affiliation to the School of Computing in April 2020; promoted to Senior URA in September 2020; currently in charge of post-award support for the JST Program on Open Innovation Platform for Industry Academia Co-creation (COI-NEXT).