Prof. Masato Sone completed his doctor degree in engineering at the age of 28 at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He worked as a researcher in the Nippon Oil Company from 1996 to 2000. He was an assistant professor and then a research associate professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology from 2000 to 2005. He attained his current position of associate professor and full professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005. He has published more than 170 papers in scientific journals. His interests are microelectronics, metallurgy, surface finishing, chemical engineering, and liquid crystal and polymer science. His recent topic of interest is material design and the evaluation of electroplated gold alloys for high-sensitivity CMOS-MEMS accelerometers.