Hirotsugu Matoba received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Kyoto University in 1981 and 1983, respectively. From 1983 to 2015, he worked for Sharp Corporation and was involved in research and development of many products. In 1992 he also researched micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) at the University of California, Berkeley (USA) as a visiting researcher, and published several papers regarding the outcome of that research. In 2015, he was employed by Nidec, and in 2019 he joined Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS) in Kyoto, Japan, as a Visiting Professor.
Professor Matoba’s specialties are mechanical engineering and production engineering, and his current interests include rapid prototyping utilizing 3D-printing, laser cutting and so on.
In his spare time, Professor Matoba enjoys working out in the gym and playing with his toy poodle.