Nara Institute of Science and Technology Division for Research Strategy




[Qualification] Ph.D. Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

[Professional] Ferroelectric thin film engineering, Semiconductor crystal growth (Vapor phase growth, Sputtering), Wide-gap semiconductors, Carbon nanotubes, Graphene

[Comment] After working as a faculty member at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a domestic semiconductor device maker, and a foreign-affiliated semiconductor device maker, he has been in his current position since January 2014. With the driving force of laboratory management at overseas universities, practical experience of human resource development in the private sector, international management at foreign-affiliated companies, marketing experience, and the international human network so far, he will work together with related departments within the university to support the promotion of strengthening research capabilities.

[Contact] mmiyake[a] (Please replace [a] with @.)


[Qualification] Ph.D. Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University

[Professional] Functional organic materials (Molecular design, Synthesis, Characterization and Simulation), Optical polymer film, Display device, Microwave magnetic resonance, Reactive oxygen species / antioxidant redox reaction

[Comment] After working at Osaka City University, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Kochi University of Technology, Tohoku University, NEDO, and Tohoku University (reinstatement), I am in current position since April 2017. I am engaged in planning and implementing industry-government-academia collaboration projects for about 20 years. In addition to experiencing academic researches, empirical researches, and commercialization developments including prototype production, I was in charge of obtaining funds for National-projects and cross-disciplinary collaboration projects. I make use of experience and try for further reinforcement of research capabilities.

[Contact] nisizawa[a] (Please replace [a] with @.)

SHIKANO Takahito

[Qualification] Ph.D. Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University

[Professional] Evolutionary biology, Population genetics, Physiology

[Comment] After working as a PI at the University of Helsinki, I joined NAIST in August 2017 to engage in international research cooperation in the current position. I have a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science from Tohoku University and have a research career in the areas of evolutionary biology, population genetics, physiology, etc.

[Contact] tshikano[a] (Please replace [a] with @.)


[Qualification] Ph.D. Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

[Professional] Biophysics, Vibrational spectroscopy, Protein functions, New spectroscopic methodology developments, Software developments

[Comment] After working at the Institute of Molecular Science, Osaka University, and University of Hyogo, I have been in my current position since April 2018. I participated in the Leading Program at the University of Hyogo. I have been engaged in education and research in a wide range of fusion fields from biology to physics and information science. I would like to make use of this experience to contribute to strengthening the research of Nara Institute of Science and Technology, which is trying to develop new advanced fusion field research.

[Contact] nakashima[a] (Please replace [a] with @.)


[Qualification] Ph.D. Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

[Professional] Inorganic chemistry, Solid state chemistry

[Comment] After working at the University of Tokyo, I have been in my current position since April 2019. Taking advantage of my experience as a faculty member, I will endeavor to provide support from the standpoint of a researcher.

[Contact] nakatsuka[a] (Please replace [a] with @.)