Prof. Ichiro YAMASHITA
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Ichiro. Yamashita received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1976, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1978 and the PhD degree in biophysics from graduate school of Science, Nagoya University in1998. From 1978 to 2013, he was a Researcher at Panasonic Central Research Laboratories, International Advanced Applied Research Laboratory and Advanced Technology Research laboratories. 2003-20017 Visiting professor Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2013.4-Present, Specially Appointed Professor, Osaka University. 2014-2018 Visiting Professor National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His research interest includes Nanotechnology, Biomineralization, Aptamer (Site-specific binding peptide), MEMS microfluidics, and Biosensor. He proposed inorganic nanostructures fabrication process, Bio Nano Process in 1997. He started its feasibility study in 1999. In 2004, he and his colleagues succeeded in fabricating the floating gate memory using the nanoparticle array made and arrayed by cage-shaped proteins. He is now engaged in two projects. One is the biological fabrication of electronic devices key-components, which function mainly based on quantum effects. The other is Lab on Chip project which determine genotype from blood or tear automatically in short time.