Department Members

Kazuaki SAWADA
Leader of Actuation and Sensing Devices group

SAWADA Kazuaki

The Integrated Circuit Group (ICG) at Toyohashi University of Technology deals with the study of integrated circuits (ICs) and sensor devices using new materials and structures. Our ultimate goal is to realize high-performance integrated

Deputy Director
Leader of Human brain information group


We can see and recognize things, and act without feeling any difficulties. Our mission is to explore visual function and the mechanisms of the brain which allow us to do so, and to develop new technology, including color universal design, spectral imaging, for visual information processing based on the fundamental vision research.

Takayuki SHIBATA
Director of Venture Business Laboratory

SHIBATA Takayuki

Establishment of interdisciplinary Monodzukuri (manufacturing) basic technology in micro- and nano-scale. Novel micro- and nano-structuring techniques for manufacturing MEMS/NEMS devices, and MEMS-based platform for in vitro manipulation and analysis of living cells for supporting the creation of innovation in life science and biotechnology.

Leader of Advanced agricultural engineering group


Advanced Agricultural Engineering Laboratory is focusing on the development of sensor-based plant diagnosis techniques (Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging, volatile organic compound measurement,photosynthesis and transpiration measurement etc.) for agricultural production under environmental control such as intelligent greenhouse and plant factory.



Our group propose medical innovation mainly in neuronal science by interdisciplinary research using original technique. An original DNA transfection method into cells, droplet electroporation, was developed . This technique can contribute to biomedical innovation in mass-production of iPS cells for regenerative medicine, genome editing for gene therapy. The long-term stable measurement can be succeeded in the brain activity of disease model mice by implanted TOYOHASHI electrophysiological micro probe. We are going to apply it to a drug screening in medicine., functional analysis of circadian rhythms or chrono pharmacology.



Aiming at simple home disease testing through highly sensitive detection of biomolecules in body fluids and chemical substances in the air, we are conducting research on sensors that measure the mechanical quantity of molecules using MEMS technology. By using polymer nano-films and cross-linked structures of two-dimensional materials for the sensor functional part, we are aiming to realize ultra-sensitive sensors that can detect single molecules.

Seiichiro ARIYOSHI
Associate Professor

ARIYOSHI Seiichiro

Terahertz-waves, located in the gap between radio-waves and light-waves, are called as the “frontier of light”. Our research interests focus on the development on highly sensitive terahertz-wave detectors using low-temperature and high-temperature superconductors, two-dimensional spectroscopic technologies and their new applications. I concurrently serve as the department of applied chemistry and life science.

Associate Professor

Mohammad Shehata

The research aims to understand the cognitive neuroscience behind high-engagement tasks. In these tasks, two brain states may emerge; a “flow state” marked by effortless super performance and enjoyment, or a “choking state” characterized by sudden failure and anxiety. Under social conditions, team flow emerges as in sports teams, and music bands. We use this knowledge to create neurofeedback mechanisms to enhance flow and prevent choking.



My research interest includes Human–Robot/Agent Interaction (HRI/HAI), which focuses on the interactions between humans and robots or software agents. For developing robots and media that interact with humans, we engage in a study of “Constructive understanding of communication through HRI/HAI,” elucidating the nature of human communication and human behavior mechanisms.

TSUJI Masayoshi
Project Professor

TSUJI Masayoshi

The Strategic Management Division promotes the development of research capabilities and social implementation. We will make the most of our one-stop semiconductor process facilities, which are rare in Japan, to expand research results and contribute to society, and strengthen our function as a hub to build a human network of engineers and researchers in industry, government and academia.

井出 智也
Project Research Associate

IDE Tomoya


宇佐美 由久
Project Associate Professor

USAMI Yoshihisa

The research is focusing on the structure of cultivation equipment, cultivation techniques, and cultivars in a plant factory that is a cutting edge technology for agriculture. There are endless possibilities as a means of producing food in a plant factory because it does not depend on the weather and can stably produce vegetables. Also, as one of the research, we proceed with R&D to conduct quality assessment by a scent. Development of underlying technology aims to maximize the efficiency of cultivation. The goal of a whole research is for a plant factory to become established in a society.

Project Assistant Professor

Deshmukh Vivek Vasant

Takeshi HIZAWA
Highly Skilled Professional Staff

HIZAWA Takeshi

Chief technical staff

SAKAI Etsuko

Research Fellow

NODA Yoshiko

Technical staff


Technical staff


Assistant Clerk