Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Hirotaka Sato


Assistant Professor

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Email: HIROSATO@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)6790 5010
Office: N3.2-01-20

Education
  • PhD (Chemistry) Waseda University 2005
  • MS (Chemistry) Waseda University 2002
  • BS (Chemistry) Waseda University 2000
Biography
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
University of California at Berkeley, postdoc 2008 - 2011

University of Michigan, postdoc 2007

Waseda University, research assistant professor, 2005 - 2006



HONORS
The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009 (TR10), MIT Technology Review

The 50 Best Inventions of 2009, TIME magazine

The Most Viewed and Downloaded Article 2010, Frontiers in Neuroscience
Research Interests
MICRO SYSTEM
micro air vehicle, MAV
insect flight control
insect physiology
biofuel cell


NANO FABRICATION
electrochemical etching, deposition
electroless deposition
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-2018) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2017-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2014-2017) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • EDB Industrial Postgraduate Programme (2017-) [by Seiko Instruments Singapore Pte. Ltd]
  • Klass Engineering & Solutions - NTU (2017-) [by Klass Engineering & Solutions Pte. Ltd]
  • NTU Internal Funding - Start Up Grant - Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2011-2018) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • OKUNO-AUROMEX – NTU (2015-) [by OKUNO-AUROMEX (Thailand) Co., Ltd]
  • Seiko Instruments - NTU (2013-2018) [by Seiko Instruments Inc]
Current Projects
  • An Insect-Machine Hybrid System: Development of Bio-Interface for Remote Radio Control of Insect Flight
  • Development of Electrochemical Mechanical Polishing of Tungsten Carbide for Glass Lens Molding
  • Development of electrochemical process for precision mechanical parts
  • Electroplating Process to Fill High-Aspect-Ratio Trenches and Pores
  • High Throughput and Efficient Electroless Plating Processes
  • Insect-Hybrid Legged Robot Integrated with Micro Sensors and Remote Navigation System
  • Portable and Implantable Biofuel Cell for Biological Machine
  • Remote Takeoff and Landing Control of Insect-Computer Hybrid Flapping Robot
  • Vital Sign Monitoring in Insect-Machine Hybrid System
Selected Publications
  • Feng Cao, Chao Zhang, Hao Yu Choo, Hirotaka Sato. (2016). Insect–computer hybrid legged robot with user-adjustable speed, step length and walking gait. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 13(116), 20160060.
  • T. T. V. Doan, J. Wang, Ka. C. Poon, D. C. L. Tan, B. Khezri, R. D. Webster, H. Su, H. Sato. (2016). Theoretical Modelling and Facile Synthesis of Highly Active B-doped Pd Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55(24), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201682461.
  • Kee Chun Poon, Bahareh Khezri, Yao Li, Richard D. Webster, Haibin Su, Hirotaka Sato. (2016). A highly active Pd–P nanoparticle electrocatalyst for enhanced formic acid oxidation synthesized via stepwise electroless deposition. Chemical Communications, 52, 3556-3559.
  • Hirotaka Sato, Tat Thang Vo Doan, Svetoslav Kolev, Ngoc Anh Huynh, Chao Zhang, Travis L. Massey, Joshua van Kleef, Kazuo Ikeda, Pieter Abbeel, Michel M. Maharbiz. (2015). Deciphering the Role of a Coleopteran Steering Muscle via Free Flight Stimulation. Current Biology, 25(6), 798-803.
  • Kee Chun Poon, Desmond C. L. Tan,Thang D.T. Vo, Bahareh Khezri, Haibin Su, Richard D. Webster and Hirotaka Sato. (2014). Newly Developed Stepwise Electroless Deposition Enables a Remarkably Facile Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Amorphous Pd Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(14), 5217.

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