研究室紹介

Applied Electrostatics

Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering

Despite the long history, electrostatics is still challenging and exciting research subjects. Thus far, applications of electrostatics have been found in various technologies including high voltage apparatus, ink jet printer, xerography, electrostatic precipitator, exhaust gas treatment and so on. Recently, electrokinetic phenomena such as electrophoresis and dielectrophoresis have found useful applications in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Besides benefits from the industrial applications, electrostatics still provides new insights about fundamental relationship between substance and electrical charges. In our lab, we are involved in research subjects based on applied electrostatics for the cross-disciplinary area such as bio and nanotechnology. Especially, we currently focus on electrokinetic manipulation of micro and nano-scaled materials and its application for fabrication of Bio-MEMS devices and chemical sensors. We are always looking for an opportunity to collaborate with outstanding researchers and ambitious young students, who want to share the same academic interests and passion for science.

Staff

Prof. Junya Suehiro
Assoc.Prof. Michihiko Nakano

The Main Research Topics

  • Manipulation of micro/nano-scaled materials by electrokinetic phenomena
  • Fabrication of semiconducitive nanomaterial-based chemical sensor for diagnosing electric apparatus and detecting air pollutions.
  • Rapid and easy bacteria/virus detection by dielectrophoretic impedance measurement (DEPIM)
  • Electrical alignment of nano-fillers for fabricating large-scale nanocomposite
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