Faculty of Engineering


Dr. Osamu Tabata

Osamu Tabata obtained his MS and PhD in engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1993, respectively. His long career included 15 years in the private, as well as more than 2 decades in academia, including most recently Kyoto University. In addition to his current position as Dean of the KUAS’ Engineering Department, he is a senior editor of Transaction of Nanotechnology, associate editor of Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems and an editorial board member of Sensors and Actuators. Furthermore, he is an active program committee member of many International Conferences.

Osamu is currently engaged in the research of Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) and DNA Nanotechnology. His long-term goal is establishment of SENS (synthetic engineering for Nano systems) to realize a unique and novel Nano system by assembling the various functional components with sizes ranging from the nanometer to micrometer scale on a few mm square MEMS substrate.

As dean, he is responsible for the many unique initiatives that mark KUAS’ unique curriculum, including the capstone program. He is looking forward to welcoming the next generation of engineers, using his own experiences to equip students with the skills necessary to contribute to the modern world of Engineering.

In his spare time, he enjoys walking and playing with his dog.

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