Chikara Nagai

Chikara Nagai received the M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Akita University, Akita, Japan, in 2011 and 2005, respectively.He was a Fellow at the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan, in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Visiting Researcher at Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan. Since 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor of COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics, Nagoya University, Global COE Program. His research interests are biomechanics, human-motion, and mechatronics.

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Micro/Nano mechatronics is currently used in broader spectra, ranging from basic applications in robotics, actuators, sensors, semiconductors, automobiles, and machine tools. As a strategic technology highlighting the 21st century, this technology is extended to new applications in bio-medical systems and life science, construction machines, and aerospace equipment, welfare/human life engineering, and other brand new scopes. Basically, the miniaturizing technology is important to realize high performance, low energy consumption, low cost performance, small space instrumentation, light-weight, and so on. This book presents the summary of our project Center of Excellence for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics. The project implements a strategy to realize applications of micro-nano mechatronics, which are based on mechanical engineering or materials science, control systems engineering, and advanced medical engineering. The chapters describe the research advances in micro/nano measurement and control, micro/nano design and manufacturing, nano materials science, and their applications in biomedical engineering.

The publication of this book was supported by Nagoya University, the 21st COE program "Micro- and NanoMechatronics for Information-Based Society," and the global COE program “COE for Education and Research of Micro-Nano Mechatronics.”

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