Concept

Micro/nanoscale chemistry and biology still remain unresolved. For example, there are a lot of nanoscale spaces such as inter/intracellular spaces, chemical filters, nanopore, mesoporous materials, semiconductors (in the wet process), and soils; however, investigating the fluidics, chemistry, and biology is quite difficult. This is because we don’t have research tools to perform controlled experiments.  Micro/nanofluidic device is one of the promising methods as a research tool. For this, the issue is the fundamental technologies for the ultrasmall space. Here, we developed original technologies for the micro and nano spaces; functional device fabrication, ultrasensitive laser spectroscopy, macroworld to nanoworld interfaces, aL fluidic control, etc. With these novel tools, we challenge the limit of the liquid phase and the impacts on analytical chemistry, cell biology, medical, environmental pollution, etc.  Also, we provide novel devices and systems to society by collaboration with industry. In combination with information technology and data science, we explore new sensing systems for society. Please refer to the website of VNU/UTokyo SGU project.

Research topics

  1. Medical diagnosis device and system
  2. Micro/nanofluidic device and fusion with electronics and information engineering
  3. Novel fluidic operations: nano valve, single living cell sampling, concentration, etc.
  4. Ultrasensitive laser detection, electrochemical detection, and X-ray diffractometry in small space
  5. Basic science in nanospace: solution chemistry, single-molecule reaction, and fluidics in nanospace
  6. Nano X-ray analysis of water: density of water, hydrogen bonding, etc.
  7. Celluar space mimetic devices and the solution chemistry (liquid structure, enzyme reaction, phase separation, etc), fluidics, and life sciences
  8. Micro/nanofluidic engineering, spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, optics

Knowledge and technology

  1. Optics and laser spectroscopy (IR to X-ray)
  2. Micro/nano glass or polymer bonding
  3. Surface modification (e.g. PEG, Lipids)
  4. Nanoscale valve
  5. Signal processing and controlling electronics
  6. Device and system design
  7. Macroworld to nanoworld interfaces

International collaboration

Please see the strategic partnership project (Vietnam National University, Hanoi) of Univ. Tokyo.