Department of Microengineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University,
Kyotodaigaku-Katsura C3, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan
Osamu Tabata received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1981 and 1993, respectively. In 1981, he joined the Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, Inc., Japan. In 1996, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In 2003, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. Since April 2005, he has been a Professor in the Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University. He is currently engaged in research to realize a unique and novel nanosystem by assembling the various functional components such as a microchip, a particle, a microcapsule, DNA nanostructures, a cell, etc., with sizes ranging from the nanometer to micrometer scale on a few mm square MEMS substrate. This technology is termed SENS (synthetic engineering for nano systems), and experimental and theoretical research on the establishment of SENS is pursued. He was a guest Professor of Institute of Microsystem Technology, University of Freiburg, Germany in 2000, a guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2001, a visiting senior international scientists of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2010, a guest Professor of Huazong University of Science and Technology, China from 2011-2014, a senior research fellow at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in 2010-2012.