Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University,
1-1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Yoshitada Isono received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, in 1991 and 1998, respectively. In 1991, he joined the Division of Industrial Machinery, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Ltd., Japan. In 1993, He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. Since 2008, he has been a professor at Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Laboratory, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan. In 2017 and 2018, he has been a vice director of Medical Device Fabrication Engineering Center (MeDFEC), Kobe University, and since April 2019, he is a vice dean of the Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan. He is currently engaged in research on nanomechanics and multi-physics (e.g., elastic strain engineering and thermoelectric conversion) of low-dimensional semi-conductive nanomaterials. His research interests are also a synthesis of semi-conductive nanowires, physical and bio sensing technologies in MEMS/NEMS, and medical applications of silicon-based MEMS. He was a visiting scholar of Ohio State University, U.S.A., from 1999-2000, and a visiting scientist of Vienna University of Technology, Austria, from 20011-2012. He received “1906 Award” from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 2016.