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Researcher's Profile

2016. 03 :  Moved to Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo

Professor

Koji IKUTA

Medical Micromachine

Biography

1977. 03
B.S., Material Science and Engineering, Osaka University
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1979. 03
B.S., Biophysical Engineering, Osaka University
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1981. 03
M.S., Biophysical Engineering, Osaka University
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1987. 03
Ph.D Control Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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1987
Proje ct Leader, Center for Robot ic Sys tems i n Microelectronics, UC, Santa Barbara
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1989. 04
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo(UTokyo)
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1990. 04
Associate Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
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1994. 04
Profes sor, Depar tment of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, Nagoya University
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2010. 04
Professor, Information Physics and Computing, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo
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2010. 10
Professor, RCAST, UTokyo
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2016. 03
Moved to Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo

Research Interests

Professor Ikuta is originally renowned for his pioneering work on Shape Memory Alloy(SMA) servo actuator and medical applications from the early 80s, and is the inventor of the world's first "Active Endoscope". Much research on SMA micro actuators, including new control methods and micro fabrication of SMA thin films, was performed during these years.
He successfully developed Micro Stereo Lithography(IH process) in 1992 and this method allowed10 micron robot hand to handle a single living cell. He has also proposed and investigated unique concepts for “Biochemical IC chips” since 1994. More recently, his research activities have focused on progress towards new micro devices for tissue engineering.
He has been awarded over 30 prizes for his outstanding research on biomedical micromachines(Bio-MEMS) and medical robotics from many Japanese and International Societies. He was a general co-chair of IEEEE MEMS’94.



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