Shoji Takeuchi

 Professor of
 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Department of Mechano-Informatics,
 University of Tokyo and Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo
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1995 BE Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tokyo
1997 ME Dept. of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo
2000 PhD Dept. of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo


  • 2000-2001   JSPS Research Fellow
  • 2001-2003   Lecturer, IIS, University of TOKYO
  • 2003-2014   Associate Professor, IIS, University of TOKYO
  • 2014-present Professor, IIS, University of Tokyo
  • 2018-present PI, IRCN, University of Tokyo
  • 2019-present Professor, Grad. Sch. of IST, Dept of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo
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  • 2004-2005   Visiting scholar, Harvard University
  • 2005-2008   JST-PRESTO Researcher
  • 2008-2012   Director of Life BEANS Center, NEDO BEANS Project
  • 2009-2013   Project Leader, Takeuchi Bio Micro Systems Project, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)
  • 2010-2016   Project Leader, JST-ERATO Takeuchi Biohybrid Innovation Project
  • 2017-2019   Director, Center for International Research on Integrative Biomedical Systems, IIS, The University of TOKYO
  • 2013-present Group Leader, Artificial Cell Membrane Systems Group, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
  • 2008-present Director, Collaborative Research Center for Bio-Nano hybrid process, IIS, The University of TOKYO
  • 2012-present Visiting Professor, iCeMS, Kyoto University


Journal Editor:
 Associate Editor: APL Bioengineering
 Editorial Board:
  Scientific Reports, Biofabrication, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering,
  Micromachine, Micro Nano Letters
 Editorial Advisory Board: Lab on a chip, Analytical Chemistry, ACS biomaterials Science and Engineering
Memberships and Fellowships:
 IEEE, the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, CHEMINAS, Japanese Society of Regenerative Medicine, Biophysical Society
Academic contributions:
 International Conference Chairman: IEEE MEMS 2019
 Technical Program Committee: IEEE MEMS, MicroTAS, Transducers


  • 2008 MEXT Young Investigator Prize
  • 2010 JSPS Prize
  • 2012 Gold Medal Prize, Yomiuri Techno Forum
  • 2015 ACS Analytical Chemistry Young Innovator Award
  • 2017 Nakatani Award (Incentive Prize)
  • 2017 The Ichimura Prize in Science for Distinguished Achievement
  • 2017 Nagase Award (Grand Prix)
  • 2019 Nakatsuji Award
  • 2019 UNESCO Netexplo Award Winner


  1. Yuya Morimoto, Hiroaki Onoe, and Shoji Takeuchi: Biohybrid robot powered by an antagonistic pair of skeletal muscle tissues, Science Robotics, vol. 3, eaat4440, 2018 [Web], selected as the top cover of the issue, highlighed in Science
  2. Koki Kamiya, Ryuji Kawano, Toshihisa Osaki, Kazunari Akiyoshi, and Shoji Takeuchi:Cell-sized asymmetric lipid vesicles facilitate the investigation of asymmetric membranes,
    Nature Chemistry, vol. 8, pp. 881-889, 2016 [Web]
  3. Shigenori Miura, Koji Sato, Midori Kato-Negishi, Tetsuhiko Teshima and Shoji Takeuchi: Fluid shear triggers microvilli formation via mechanosensitive activation of TRPV6,
    Nature Communications, vol. 6, 8871, 2015 [Web]
  4. Won Chul Lee, Kwanpyo Kim, Jungwon Park, Jahyun Koo, Hu Young Jeong, Hoonkyung Lee, David Weitz, Alex Zettl, and Shoji Takeuchi: Graphene-templated directional growth of an inorganic nanowire,
    Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp. 423-428, 2015 [Web]
  5. Hiroaki Onoe, Teru Okitsu, Akane Itou, Midori Kato-Negishi, Riho Gojo, Daisuke Kiriya, Koji Sato, Shigenori Mirua, Shintaroh Iwanaga, Kaori Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, Yukiko Matsunaga, Yuto Shimoyama, and Shoji Takeuchi: Metre-long Cell-laden Microfibres Exhibit Tissue Morphologies and Functions,
    Nature Materials, vol.12, pp. 584-590, 2013 [Web], highlighted in LOC
  6. Yun Jung Heo, Hideaki Shibata, Teru Okitsu, Tetsuro Kawanishi, and Shoji Takeuchi: Long-term in vivo glucose monitoring using fluorescent hydrogel fibers,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 108(33), pp. 13399-13403, 2011 [WEB], selected in “This week in PNAS”
  7. Hideaki Shibata*, Yun Jung Heo*, Teru Okitsu, Yukiko Matsunaga, Tetsuro Kawanishi, and Shoji Takeuchi: Injectable hydrogel microbeads for fluorescence-based continuous glucose monitoring,Parylene-coating in PDMS microfluidic channels prevents the absorption of fluorescent dyes,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,vol. 107, no. 42, pp. 17894-17898, 2010 (*: equal contribution), [WEB]
  8. N. Misawa*, H. Mitsuno*, R. Kanzaki, and S. Takeuchi: A Highly Sensitive and Selective Odorant Sensor using Living Cells Expressing Insect Olfactory Receptors,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA , vol. 107(35), pp. 15340-15344, 2010 (*: equal contribution) [WEB], selected in “This week in PNAS”, Highlighted in Nature Materials, and Cell
  9. Wei-Heong TAN and Shoji TAKEUCHI: A Trap-and-Release Integrated Microfluidic System for Dynamic Microarray Applications,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, vol. 104, no. 4, pp. 1146-1151, 2007. [PubMed]