– Associate Editors
Associate Prof. Masayoshi ARITA
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan
Masashi Arita received the B.S. degree in materials science from Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree in solid state physics from Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, in 1987. He joined Ciba-Geigy Japan in 1987, where he was engaged in research on crystallography and electrophotography of organic substances. Since joining Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1990, he has been engaged in research on crystallography and physical properties of metallic nano particles and ultrathin films. Since 1997, he has been an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering as well as the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. His major subject at present is in-situ electron microscopy of electronic devices.
Dr. Parthasarathi CHAKRABORTI
Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Oregon, USA
Dr. Chakraborti is working at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, OR, where he is leading efforts on development and ramping of miniaturized technology nodes for next generation semiconductors and implementing them into high-volume manufacturing. Prior to joining Intel, he earned his Ph.D. in Material Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016, with focus on developing Integrated Power Modules with Tantalum-based high-density ultrathin capacitors and packaging them as on-chip embedded thin-films. His research work was appreciated and supported by many companies such as Texas Instruments, Maxim Integrated, Qualcomm, HC Starck and AVX Corp and later implemented as a product by some of them (Texas Instruments, AVX Corporation and HC Starck).
Prof. Lixin DONG
Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Lixin Dong received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Xi’an University of Technology (XUT), China, in 1989 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in micro systems engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2003.
He became a Research Associate in 1992, a Lecturer in 1995, and an Associate Professor in 1998 at XUT. In 2003, he became an Assistant Professor at Nagoya University. In 2004, he joined the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as a Research Scientist, where he became a Senior Research Scientist in 2005, and led the NanoRobotics Group, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems. Since December 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. His current research interests include nanorobotics, NEMS, etc.
Dr. Dong is a Senior Editor (2015-) and an Associate Editor (2007-2014) of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO). He has been a Representative of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) in IEEE Nanotechnology Council AdCom and a Representative of TNANO in the Publication Activities Board of the IEEE RAS since 2012. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2011, the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE) Googol Best New Application Paper Award in 2007, and many other awards.
Prof. Atsuhiko FUKUYAMA
Department of Electronic Physics, Miyazaki University, Miyazaki, Japan
Associate Prof. Kalita GOLAP
Department of Physical Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Aichi, Japan
Prof. Jr-Hau HE
Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Jr-Hau He is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering program at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). He was a Visiting Scholar at Georgia Tech (2005), a Postdoc Fellow at National Tsing Hua University (2006) and Georgia Tech (2007), a Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech (2008), UC Berkeley (2010 and 2014), and UC San Diego (2012-2013), HKPolyU (Dec. of 2014), and University Lille 1 (May of 2016) and a tenured Asistant/Associate Professor at National Taiwan University (2007-2014).
He has been a pioneer in optoelectronics, which reflects on his achievement of photon management on the light harvesting devices. He has conducted highly interdisciplinary researches to bridge those gaps between various research fields and between academia and industry. The great success of his research is reflected by his research funding, publications, awards, honors, patent and technology transfer to industry. He has grants received: > US$ 11M and garnered ~10000 citations for a body of work consisted of >200 peer reviewed journal articles and 18 patents with 53 of H factor over his career and over 200 presentations in international conferences. The nanotechnology he has developed has been transferred constantly to energy and LED industry in Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.
Prof. Henry HESS
Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA
Professor Hess directs Columbia’s Hess Laboratory on Nanobiotechnology – Synthetic Biology. His lab focuses on the engineering applications of nanoscale motors. Such microscopic motors with the ability to create forces and drive active movement with high efficiency enable new approaches to a wide range of nanotchnologies, including biosensing, drug delivery, molecular assembly, and active materials.
Assistant Prof. Akio HIGO
Reserch Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Xiaoning JIANG
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA
Dr. Jiang has 9 years of industrial experience before he joined NC State in 2009. At the graduate level, Dr. Jiang teaches micro-transducers incorporated with smart materials and micro/nanostructures (MAE 532). At the undergraduate level he teaches Solid Mechanics (MAE 314), Strength of Mechanical Components (MAE 316) Principles of Automatic Control (MAE 435), and Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation (MAE 440, with lab modules). As a faculty advisor, Dr. Jiang looks for hard-working students who have a strong background in physics and acoustics and who are interested in developing strong instrumentation skills. His research is attractive to students who are interested in cutting-edge research in the biomedical, mechanical or aerospace areas, and who are interested in advanced imaging and therapy methods and techniques.
Associate Prof. Kazunori KOGA
Department of Electronics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Prof. Lianqing LIU
Shenyang Institute of Automation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
Lianqing Liu (M’09) received the B.S. degree in Industry Automation from Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China, in 2009.
He is currently a Professor at Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His current research interests include nanorobotics, intelligent control, and biosensors.
Dr. Liu was awarded the Early Government/Industrial Career Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in May 2011, the Lu Jiaxi Young Scientist Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in January 2011, and the President Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009.
Associate Prof. Masahiro NOMURA
Electron/Phonon Band Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Masahiro Nomura received B.E, M.E. and Ph. D. degrees in the applied physics all from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2000, 2002, and 2005, respectively. During 2004-2005, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He joined Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center in 2005 and Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics, the University of Tokyo in 2007, as a Project Research Associate, and investigated laser oscillation and light-matter interactions in semiconductor quantum dot-nanocavity coupled systems. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2010 and has been investigating manipulation of transport of quanta such as photons and phonons in semiconductor nanostructures; especially in photonic and phononic crystal nanostructures. His main interest is now control of heat transport by phononics and its application to thermoelectrics. He is also a Guest Professor of University of Freiburg, Germany since 2013. He investigates thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials in Prof. O. Paul’s group. Prof. Nomura received The Young Scientistsâ€™ Prize, Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2012; and 5 other awards.
Prof. Shinichiro NOMURA
Division of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
NOMURA M. Shin-ichiro received his B.S. degree from theShizuoka University (1997), M.S. degree from the Nagoya University(1999), and Dr. of Science degree from the Kyoto University (2002). He then spent five years in Tokyo Medical & Dental University as post-doc and Research Associate Professor (junior). Next, he spent three years in iCeMS, Kyoto Univ. (2008-2011). Then he joined the TOHOKU University. He was a researcher of JST PRESTO (Structures and control of interfaces).
Associate Prof. Takeo OHNO
Graduate School of Engineering, Oita University, Oita, Japan
Associate Prof. Takeru OKADA
Department of Electronic Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Prof. Inkyu PARK
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
Prof. Inkyu Park received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from KAIST (1998), UIUC (2003) and UC Berkeley (2007), respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He has been with the department of mechanical engineering at KAIST since 2009 as a faculty and is currently an associate professor. His research interests are nanofabrication, smart sensors, nanomaterial-based sensors and flexible & wearable electronics. He has published more than 70 international journal articles (SCI indexed) and 100 international conference proceeding papers in the area of MEMS/NANO engineering. He is a recipient of IEEE NANO Best Paper Award (2010) and HP Open Innovation Research Award (2009-2012).
Prof. Markondeya Raj PULUGURTHA
Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, USA
Dr. P. M. Raj ‘s expertise is in packaging of electronic and bioelectronic systems, with emphasis on nanoscale RF, power and neurosensor components, and active and passive integration in ultrathin embedded modules. He is an Associate Professor in BME and ECE at Florida International University, and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He demonstrated several electronic packaging technologies, working with the whole electronic ecosystem, which include several semiconductor, packaging and material, tool, and end-user companies. He co-lead the development of world’s first 3D glass LTE diversity module, and 3D glass antenna-integrated package module for 5G mm wave applications. He developed advanced substrate-integrated power inductors and power capacitors for integrated power modules and voltage regulators. His research led to 320 publications, which include 8 patents. He received more than 25 best-paper awards. He co-advised more than 30 MS and PhD students who are current leaders and technology pioneers in the electronic packaging industry. He is widely recognized for his contributions in integrated passive components and technology roadmapping, component integration for bioelectronic, power and RF modules, and also for promoting the role of nanomaterials and nanostructures for electronics packaging applications. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 1999 in ceramic engineering, ME from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and BS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1993).
Associate Prof. Masaya TODA
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan
Prof. Sheng XU
Department of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego, USA
Professor Sheng Xu was appointed in July 2015 as a member of the faculty in the Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego. Xu was a postdoctoral research associate in Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory from 2011 to 2015 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he developed advanced wearable electronic systems for healthcare and energy applications. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010 at Georgia Institute of Technology, and was the recipient of the 2011 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists for his Ph.D. research on oxide nanowire arrays for energy sciences. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Engineering from Peking University in Beijing, China in 2006.
Dr. Atsushi YAMAMOTO
Research Institute for Energy Conservation, AIST, Ibaraki, Japan
Prof. Xinge YU
Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Xinge Yu is currently an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Xinge Yu received his B.S. in engineering and technology in optoelectronics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2009. He finished his Ph.D. research in solution process/printable flexible electronics at Northwestern University and recived his Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from UESTC in 2015. From 2015 to 2018, Xinge Yu was a postdoctoral research associate in the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University and an adjunct research assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was working on novel flexible and bio-electronics. Now, his research focus on developing skin-integrated electronics and bio-electronics, and conducts multidisciplinary research addressing challenges in practical applications, such as biomedical electronics with compatible physical and chemical properties, and real-time health monitoring. He has published over 60 papers in the top journals, such as Nature, Nat. Mater., Nat. Biomed. Eng., PNAS, Sci. Adv., Adv. Mater., etc, and held 15 patents pending or granted.
Prof. Xin ZHAO
College of Computer and Control Engineering, Nankai University, China
Dr. Yunlong ZI
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Prof. Yunlong Zi is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Zi received his Ph.D. in Physics from Purdue University in 2014; his Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2009. Before joining CUHK, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology during 2014-2017. His current research interests focus on high-efficiency mechanical energy harvesting through triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG), TENG triggered high-voltage applications, and self-powered systems. His work also contributed to self-aligned growth of III-V semiconductor nanowire arrays for high-performance nano-electronic devices. As the 1st author, his research studies have been published in top-notch journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Nano Energy, and etc. He was honored as the winner of MRS Postdoctoral Award by Materials Research Society in 2017, as the first recipient from Georgia Tech; and was highlighted in Purdue homepage as one of “5 students who are transformation makers”. His current lab webpage: https://zilab.weebly.com/