Biomimetics: Connecting Ecology and Engineering by Informatics

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About the Author

Akihiro Miyauchi is a professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He received his BS in physics from Tokyo University of Science and master's and PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He was a visiting scientist at the Microsystems Technology Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chief researcher at Hitachi Ltd, where he developed a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) fabrication process for ultra-high speed bipolar transistors for optical communications, CMOS-LSI for computer processors, and CVD reactor simulators. He started nanofabrication using nanoimprint and developed nanoimprint machines, patterned media, optical devices, and cell culture tools. His interest is in functional surface design at the nano- and microscale. He has been a leader and a member of national projects and international committees on nanoimprint and biomimetics.

Masatsugu Shimomura graduated from Kyushu University, Japan, after which he worked as an assistant professor in the field of biomimetic chemistry in Prof. Toyoki Kunitake's laboratory. He moved to the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, as associate professor, where he researched polymeric Langmuir-Blodgett films. Then he moved to Hokkaido University, Japan, for starting a new laboratory to work on bottom-up nanotechnology based on self-organization and biomimetics. Concurrently, he held the post of principle investigator at RIKEN, Japan, where he developed self-organized honeycomb-patterned polymer films in collaboration with many industrial companies. After moving to Tohoku University, Japan, Prof. Shimomura organized a national research project on engineering neobiomimetics and started an educational program on biomimetics at the Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. He has also worked with Prof. Helmut Ringsdorf of the University of Mainz, Germany, and Prof. Erich Sackmann of TU-Munich, Germany.