Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Hirotaka Sato

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NTU)

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5010
Office: N3.2-01-20

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

University of Michigan, postdoc 2007

Waseda University, research assistant professor, 2005 - 2006

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 air vehicle, MAV
insect flight control
insect physiology
biofuel cell

electrochemical etching, deposition
electroless deposition
Research Grant
  • A*STAR - Japan Science and Technology Agency Joint Grant Call (2013-2016) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council - Public Sector Funding (2013-2016) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2017-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2014-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • NTU Internal Funding - Start Up Grant - Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2011-2017) [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
  • Cyber Remote Control of a Biological Legged Machine: insect-machine hybrid walking system integrated with wireless neuromuscular stimulator
  • Electroplating Process to Fill High-Aspect-Ratio Trenches and Pores
  • High Throughput and Efficient Electroless Plating Processes
  • In vivo Control of Muscular Motor-Reaction by Electrical Stimulation for Wireless Bio-Machine Hybrid System
  • Portable and Implantable Biofuel Cell for Insect-Machine Hybrid System
  • Remote Takeoff and Landing Control of Insect-Computer Hybrid Flapping Robot
  • Vital Sign Monitoring in Insect-Machine Hybrid System

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