Researcher

Research theme

Soft function material / device

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Toshinao Yuuki


Characteristic:
I like Design and Manufactuing
Motto:
Rather than thinking, I will try it.
Favorite words:
They won't listen to you unless you show how to do it, teach it, let them try it, and then give them positive feedback on their performance. They won't grow up unless you discuss with them ,listen to them, trust and trust them. (Isoroku Yamamoto )
Hobby:
Hot springs, skiing, alcohol
Role Model:
Kenji Miyazawa, Isoroku Yamamoto
Profile:
Graduated from Iwate Prefecture Morioka Daiichi High School born. (Research and development of artificial leather), Tohoku Pioneer Corporation OLED Division (Development and commercialization of organic EL devices {Organic EL small display} {Various portable displays (the world's first, organic EL device of red phosphorescent material )}][Development of an organic EL display for automobiles {the world's first commercialization of automotive OEM organic EL display}], [Development and commercialization of the world's first & largest organic EL type scalable display]: Development of Geo-Cosmos II of Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation , the world's first, color-tunable OLED lighting development, commercialization, etc. Doctor (engineering).
Specialized field:
Polymer material engineering, organic EL device.
Assignment:
Flexible device technologies of organic for electronic devices (flexible substrates, flexible electrodes, flexible encapsulation, long life, high efficiency, high reliability of organic EL devices)

Research theme

Soft function material / device

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Tadahiro Hurukawa


Characteristic:
Whereever I go in Japan or in the world, a pool and a pub are indispensible
Motto:
Anyway I will try
Favorite words:
Stay foolish
Hobby:
Swimming. Especially swimming in nature and swimming in open water. (Cocos Crossing competition to be held in Guam at the end of May is the best)
Role Model:
No one particularly
Profile:
Studying Organic Synthesis as major in college, I evaluated results of pigment synthesis. During I was in college in 1982/1983, the Seiko Epson Corporation announced a wrist watch featuring an active LCD matrix based TV (30 years before Apple did!). I was extremly impressed about this technology. But as I entered the company, I was able to understand the way of color, so I was developing a color filter for liquid crystal display. After that, I started working on the production line and began to develop flexible displays from 20 years ago. I have developed flexible color filters and flexible LCD, and have been doing application development. After moving to Yamagata University in 2011, I am focusing on developing elemental technologies.
Specialized field:
Pattern processing technology such as printing, film formation, etc.
Assignment:
Gas penetration control of soft device substrate

Research theme

Soft function material / device

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Yoshiyuki Suzuri


Characteristic:
I'm tall. I can be found from a distance.
Motto:
Vitality with optimism
Favorite words:
wide perspective
Hobby:
Exercises, Research
Role Model:
My university professor
Profile:
Since I was a student, I have been engaged in research and development related to "light". In student days I studied artificial photosynthesis, after that, I encountered organic EL as a company effort. I have He has been engaged in light physical property measurement, device development, coated type materials, etc. for more than 10 years, from material design and synthesis of luminescent molecules such as luminescent materials for organic EL. Since coming to Yamagata University from 2011, I am interested in organic thin film formation processes and organic thin film properties, as well as conducting applied research such as organic EL flexibility technology and so on.
Specialized field:
Organic electronics, luminescent molecules, organic thin films
Assignment:
Thin film formation and observation technology in organic electronics Especially applied to soft matters

Research theme

Soft sensing

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Shizuo Tokito


Characteristic:
Always have a challenging spirit and a sense of crisis, do not break a positive attitude.
Motto:
Never forget the beginner's humility (words of Zeami)
Favorite words:
steadily, step by step.
Great talents mature late.
Hobby:
Walk with pets
Watching
movies
Travel etc.
Role Model:
Yozan Uesugi
Profile:
1987: Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Research Associate.
1988: University of California, Santa Barbara, Postdoctoral Fellow.
1990: Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc., Senior Researcher.
2001: Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Senior Researcher.
2009: Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Research Director.
2010: Yamagata University, Distinguished Research Professor.
2015: Director of Research Center for Organic Electronics, Yamagata University.

Main awards
2008 Award for the Paper Award (The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers)
2010 Fujio Frontier Award (The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers)
2015 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize Science and Technology Award (Research Division)
2015 Yamagata Prefecture Science and Technology Award
etc.
Specialized field:
1. Synthesis of conjugated polymers and studies on optical and electronic properties
2. Development of organic EL materials and research on high performance organic EL devices
3. Development of organic semiconductor materials and research on hi
Assignment:
Key technology 2: Theme leader of soft sensing
1: Foundation technology of printing type high performance organic transistor
2: Fundamental technology of printing type sensor and fusion of information communication
3: 3D surface microcir

Research theme

Soft sensing

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Hiroyuki Matsui


Characteristic:
I am not good at getting angry. I feel tired.
Motto:
Health first
Favorite words:
Sleeping child grows up
Hobby:
Research, sleeping, craftwork, badminton, table tennis, radio gymnastics
Role Model:
A person who can scold properly
Profile:
He has been involved in organic electronics research for about 11 years since graduate master's program. Originally we mainly measured physical properties such as electron spin resonance method, but in the past few years we have expanded the range of research to integrated circuits, wireless communication, sensing and so on. I arrived at Yamagata University in April 2016 and I am enjoying the life of Yonezawa different from Kanto.
Specialized field:
Doctor (Science) (Tokyo University, 2011)
Assignment:
Print type high performance organic transistor

Research theme

Soft sensing

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Daisuke Kumaki


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Research theme

Soft sensing

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Konami Izumi


Characteristic:
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Research theme

Soft sensing

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Masaru Tanaka


Characteristic:
Eager to pursue the truth · As an experienced academic and industrial expert I value the perspective.
Motto:
Learning from the past, looking at tomorrow and seize the day
Favorite words:
A resesarcher should not become a critic. Let's offer counter-proposals and ideas.
Hobby:
Exploring secluded hot springs, ice hockey, beach volleyball, tennis, drive, journey.
Role Model:
Teiji Tsuruta Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo (creator and God Father of polymer biomaterial science)
Profile:
Born in Fukuoka prefecture → Kanagawa · Tokyo → Sapporo → TERUMO Corporation research institute, factory · sales → Hokkaido University → Tohoku University → Germany Max Planck Institute → Yamagata University (simultaneously served at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) → Kyushu University (simultaneously working at Yamagata University)
Http://www.bio-material.jp/
Http://www.bio-material.jp/en/achievement.html
Http://www.soft-material.jp/
Http://www.soft-material.jp/en/achievement.html
Specialized field:
Soft biomaterial · Medical equipment development · Polymer material chemistry · Biointerface engineering · Cell engineering
Assignment:
Design of biocompatible materials · Biocompatibility treatment of soft robot surface (reduction of foreign substance reaction)

Research theme

Soft mechanics

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Hidemitsu Hurukawa


Characteristic:
Laughing loud. I like fun things. I like new things.
Motto:
There is no success without failure
Favorite words:
・Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
・Done is better than perfect.
Hobby:
DIY, reading and research.
Role Model:
Albert Einstein
Profile:
Since I was a student, I have conducted research on soft and wet materials, where I especially like gels. I have had the opportunity to belong to the front line research groups of fields such as solid physics, macromolecular · soft matter physics, high molecular physics chemistry, life science etc., and have explored the gel diversely. I joined Yamagata University in 2009 and launched the Soft & Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory (abbreviation: SWEL) to become independent and to integrate the science of gel and mechanical engineering in the new field "Gel Mechanics, Gel Photonics, Gel Robotics". With the beginning of the 3D printing boom in autumn 2012 we have attracted international attention with the development of a 3D-Gel printer at Yamagata University. To promote research on 3D printers, I founded the Life - 3D printing Innovation Center (abbreviation: LPIC) of Yamagata University in June 2013 and became the director of the LPIC Center. In November 2016 I was involved in the establishment of a university-originated venture "Delight Matter Co., Ltd." aiming to commercialize 3D gel printers, and I am appointed as a special technical advisor to the company. Doctor of Science (Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1996).
Specialized field:
3D printer, gel mechanics, gel photonics, gel robotics
Assignment:
Development of soft mechanics, especially innovative artificial muscles and soft actuators and their application to soft matter robotics

Research theme

Soft storage device

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Hideya Yoshitake


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Research theme

Social system

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Riichiro Tadakuma


Characteristic:
I always think about making people's life more free by using humanoid robotics.
Motto:
Where there is a will, there is a way
Favorite words:
Philosopher Georg Hegel said, "Things develop helically" words.
Hobby:
Reading / Driving
Role Model:
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (Russian aerospace engineer)
Profile:
• March 2005 - Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo Completed Doctoral Program in Advanced Interdisciplinary Engineering, Doctor (Engineering)
• April 2005 - Science and Technology Promotion Agency Strategic Creation Research Promotion Project Researcher
• April 2006 - Japan Science Foundation Robot Collaborative Research Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (JSPS) Special Researcher (PD)
During this time, from June 2006 to February 2008, a visiting researcher at Harvard University
• November 2008 - Lecturer, Department of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
• April 2009 - French researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research
• February 2010 - Yamagata University Graduate School of Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Tenure Track
• April 2013 - Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University
Specialized field:
Robotics engineering
Assignment:
Social system · Soft matter robotics

Research theme

Social system

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Masaki Yamaguchi


Characteristic:
serious
Motto:
It will be alright
Favorite words:
amiable face with warmhearted words
Hobby:
Moderate exercise, reading, community activities
Role Model:
grandfather
Profile:
For more than ten years I moved to Yamagata University, Faculty of Humanities as a lecturer and have been a professor since 2015. I am consistently researching the international competition of banks.
Specialized field:
Multinational banking theory
Assignment:
Social system research

Research theme

Social system

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Motoko Yoshiwara


Characteristic:
A rough character which is sometimes good and sometimes bad
Motto:
Ichigo Ichie
Favorite words:
Tomorrow is another day.
Hobby:
Trekking, restaurant hunting , traveling
Role Model:
Rikinosuke Ishikawa
Profile:
Inside the major topic of developing regional industries, I am focusing on studying environments where SMEs are prone to innovation from the standpoint that local business leaders are SMEs. I have visited many SMEs in various parts of the country so far and conducting research by talking to the management. I have been in Yamagata University since fiscal year 2016 and I am currently conducting a survey on the actual conditions of SMEs in Yamagata Prefecture
Specialized field:
Small business theory, regional industry theory
Assignment:
Market survey of soft matter robotics and element technologies, proposal of social implementation scenario