Professor Takao Someya

University of Tokyo, Japan

Biography

Takao Someya received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1997. Since 2009, he has been a professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Tokyo. From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the Nanocenter (NSEC) of Columbia University and Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, as a Visiting Scholar.  His current research interests include organic transistors, flexible electronics, plastic integrated circuits, large-area sensors, and plastic actuators. Prof. Someya has received a number of awards including a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize in 2009 and 2009 IEEE Paul Rappaport Award. He is a global scholar of Princeton University, a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Materials Research Society from 2009 to 2011, and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer since 2005. Prof. Someya’s “large-area sensor array” electronic thin film was featured in Time Magazine as one of its “Best Inventions of 2005” in its November 21st, 2005 issue.