Hiroyuki Kai


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Welcome to Hiro Kai's website!
Taking advantage of materials chemistry, I develop a wearable patch that interacts with living skin.

Affiliation

Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University (from April, 2019).

Current topic of research

Development of wearable biosensors based on materials science and electrochemistry.

Past topics of research

  • Spatiotemporal dynamics of juxtacrine signaling of T cells using (1) live-cell fluorescence microscopy and (2) nanofabricated materials.
  • Supramolecular machines for remote transmission of molecular motion.
  • Nanofillers for toughening thermoplastics.
  • Thermoplastics made from cellulose derivatives and cashew extract.

Education and experience

  • 2019: Research Associate, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
  • 2015-2019: Research Associate, Department of Engineering, Tohoku University.
  • 2010-2015: Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. PhD in Chemistry.
  • 2008-2010: Researcher, Nanoelectronics Laboratory, NEC Corporation.
  • 2006-2008: Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo (Master of Engineering)
  • 2002-2006: Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Engineering)