Koji Matsuura

Dr. Koji Matsuura completed his doctorate in physical chemistry at Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University in 2005. Title of the thesis is ‘Dioxygen activation mechanisms catalyzed by iron-containing enzymes’. He joined in Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) as a post doctorate in 2004-2007, where he directed his research to biomolecular application of single-walled carbon nanotubes. He worked at Strex Inc. and Cardiovascular Physiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine in 2007-2008, and developed cell-stretching device, microfluidic sperm sorting system, and dynamic mammalian embryo culture system. He is in the present position from December 2008. His current researches are actuation system development, microfluidic device fabrication and cell manipulation, mechanophysiology, reproductive cell physiology, application of nano-scale materials, and protein chemistry.

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