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Seminar: Research and Education at Department of Bioengineering of The University of Tokyo


Speaker: Professor Ichiro Sakuma 
Vice Dean, School of Engineering 
Director, Medical Device Development and Regulation Research Center 
Professor, Department of Bioengineering 
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 

Date: April 29, 2016 (Friday) 

Time: 2:00 p.m. 

Venue: CPD-LG.08, Centennial Campus, HKU 

Department of Bioengineering at graduate school of engineering, the University of Tokyo was established in 2006. The basic philosophy of the department is as follows: In a society where the population ages and the birth rate declines with the sustainable development being longed for, Department of Bioengineering aims to contribute to the promotion of health and well-being of the humanity. To achieve this goal, we promote the education and research of bioengineering, which is the multidisciplinary academic field integrating the existing disciplines of engineering and those of life sciences at their interface. The key features of bioengineering are to establish its theoretical basis by understanding and clarifying the interactions of materials and systems with living bodies, and to develop fundamental technologies that control these interactions based on the theory. The control of the interactions with living bodies renders materials and systems far more useful and compatible, promising the birth of groundbreaking medical technologies. 

Research and education areas of bioengineering covers some of the following three academic issues: 
(1) Biodetection: Principles and methodologies related to detection, analyses, and prediction of biological phenomena. 

(2) Interaction between artificial systems and biological systems: Principles and methodology to understand interaction between artificial systems and biological systems 

(3) Control of biological systems: Methodologies to control biological phenomena and systems. 
There are 6 fields of researches. They are (1) Mechano Bioengineering, (2) Bioelectronics, (3) Biodevices, (4) Chemical Bioengineering, (5) Biomaterials, and (6) Bioimaging. 

The curriculum covers basics of bioengineering ranging from bioelectronics, biomechanics, chemical biology and biology. It also includes issues on translation research such as safety standards of medical devices and risk management. Project based leaning course is prepared in addition to research activities for master thesis and Ph.D. dissertation. 


For further information, please contact Prof. Min Wang at 2859 7903.