Keynotes

Prof. Mitsuo Kaku, Tohoku University.
Dr. Kaku is a professor of Department of Infectious Diseases, Department of Infection Control & Laboratory Diagnostics, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. His specialties are the management of infectious diseases and infection prevention & control. He is a president of the Japanese Society for Infection Prevention & Control. And He is a member of Central Specialist Committee for Infection Control in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and WHO consultant for Global Outbreak Response. He obtained a medical degree in 1981 (Nagasaki University School of Medicine), PhD in 1986 (Nagasaki University).

Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc, CEO Metran. Co. Ltd.
Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuc came to Japan as an exchange student at Tokai University in 1968. He began professional career at Senko Medical Instrument Mfg. Co. Ltd., R&D Division from 1970 and established Metran Co., Ltd. in 1984. As the CEO and President of the company, he successfully developed the High-Frequency Oscillation Mechanical Ventilator called “Humming Bird”. This product won the first place in the clinical competition for Mechanical Ventilator held by the National Institute of Health, US and was awarded with an order of 85 units from NIH. From the initial, premature stage of respiratory management, his company has closely collaborated with clinicians to engineer and develop various and unique types of equipment such as Heated Humidifier for mechanical ventilation “Hummax”, High-Frequency Oscillation Mechanical Ventilator, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, portable Oxygen Concentrator “KM-X”, Oxygen Concentrator “FH710” and next-generation mechanical ventilator “Humming X”. Mr. Tran received several awards including Grand prize in “Sibusawa Eiichi Venture Dream” award in 2009, All Japan Best Manufacturing Award in 2012 and Honorable Imperial Visit by The Emperor of Japan in 2012.

Prof. Takahito Ono, Tohoku University.
Dr. Takahito Ono is currently a Professor at Department of Mechanical Systems and Design, Graduate School of Engineering in Tohoku University. He was born in Hokkaido, Japan on 12 July 12. He received the B.S. degree in physic from Hirosaki University, Japan, in 1990 and the M.S. degree in physics from Tohoku University, Japan. He received the D.E. degree in mechatronics and precision engineering from Tohoku University in 1996. During 1996–2001, he has been a Research Associate, and Lecturer in the Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering, Tohoku University. He had studied about nanomachining, scanning probe and its related technologies including high density storage devices. During 2001-2009, he has been an Associate Professor, and have developed nanomechanics and nanomechanical sensors. Since 2009, he is the Professor of Tohoku University. His expertise is in the area of microelectromechnical systems (MEMSs), nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMSs), silicon based nanofabrication, ultrasensitive sensing based on NEMSs/MEMSs, Also during 2012-2014 he was director of Micro/Nanomachining Research and Education Center, Tohoku University. Since 2010 he serves a co-director of “Microsystem Integration Center (μSiC), Tohoku University. Since 2013, he has additional post, a Professor of Guest Courses, Mechanical Departments, The University of Tokyo, and working on Nanomechanics. He have published 159 papers regarding microsystem and nanotechnology fields, and give 36 invited lectures at International Conferences. He was editor in chief of IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines and advisory board member of Journal and Micromechanics and Microengineering.

Prof. Hitoshi TANAKA, Tohoku University.
Professor Hitoshi Tanaka finished his PhD study at Tohoku University, Japan in 1984. After job experience in other universities such as Utsunomiya University (Japan) and Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), he was promoted to a full-professor of Tohoku University in 1996. His main research interest lies in fluid mechanics such as turbulent wave boundary layers, related sediment movement and also resulting morpho-dynamics in costal and estuarine environment. His study sites are not confined in Japan, but covering various countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Oman, Bolivia etc. In recent years, he has been involved in research project to investigate beach erosion mechanism and its countermeasure for Vietnamese sandy coasts, such as Nha Trang Beach, Khanh Hoa Province, Cua Dai Beach, Quang Nam Province, My Khe Beach, Da Nang City. He served as a chairman of Asia and Pacific Division of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR-APD) from 2011 through 2015.

Prof. Anh T. Pham, The University of Aizu.
Dr. Anh T. Pham received Ph.D. degree in Information and Mathematical Sciences from Saitama University, Japan in 2005. Since April 2005, he has been on the faculty at the University of Aizu, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Communications. He also holds an adjunct professor position at Vietnam National University. He is the recipient of several awards, including a research award by Japan Sasagawa Foundation, two best-paper awards and the Japanese government scholarship (MonbuKagaku-sho) for PhD study. His supervised students have also been awarded three paper prizes from IEEE Sendai section. Professor Pham research interests are in the broad areas of communication theory and networking with a particular emphasis on modeling, design and performance evaluation of broadband wired/wireless communication systems and networks. In particular, he has involved in a number of research projects, focusing on enabling technologies and architecture for optical access networks, modeling and cross-layer design of ultra high-speed free-space optical communication networks, design and development of visible light communication networks to support media transport, cognitive radio networks, video streaming and Internet of Things (IoT). He has authored/co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Professor Pham is senior member of IEEE. He is also member of IEICE and OSA. He is an active contributor to his professional societies. Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of many international conferences and workshops in the communications and networking area. He also serves as reviewers for various Transactions and Journals published by IEEE, OSA, IEICE and Elsevier. Currently, Professor Pham serves as a Guest Editor for IET Optoelectronics (published by the United Kingdom Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET), Special Issue on Optical Wireless Communications, and a member of Editorial Board of the KICS ICT Express Journal (published by Korean Institution of Communications and Information Sciences - KICS).

Prof. Harukazu Nakamura, Tohoku University.
Dr. Harukazu Nakamura graduated from Kyoto University in 1971. After graduation he had been working at the Department of Anatomy of Kyoto Prefectural University and Hiroshima University for 17 years. He got his phD in Hiroshima University. He then became a professor of Biology at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and moved to Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University in 1994. He has participated in the Graduate School of Life Sciences from the first (2001). He learned micromanipulation of chick embryos from Prof. Nicole Le Douarin (1979-1980), and has been working on brain pattern formation in chick embryos since then. He established the system of gene transfer to living chick embryos by electroporation in ovo, which revived the chick embryo as a model animal for developmental biology, and this method is now a routine technique in the study of developmental biology. His team greatly contributed to understanding the mechanisms of brain pattern formation. He headed the 'Brain Pattern Formation' team of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas- of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan during 1999-2004. He has been a chief editor of Development, Growth & Differentiation, the official journal of Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (JSDB).

Associate Prof. Masaya Toda, Tohoku University.
Masaya Toda received the B.S. degree in physics, in 2002, from Kobe University, Kobe, Japan. He received the M.S. degree in engineering science and the Dr.Eng. degree with the research of micromechanical cantilever sensing, both from Osaka University, Suita, Japan, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He was a research student in the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan, and Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP), Mainz, Germany. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at MPIP in 2007 and Tohoku University in 2008. From 2009 to 2013, he was also an Assistant Professor in the Micro System Integration Center. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Division of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University.

Associate Prof. Chu Manh Hoang, Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
Chu Manh Hoang received the M.Sc. degree in materials science from International Training Institute for Materials Science, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2007 and the Dr. Eng. degree from the Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan, in 2011. He was a Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science from April 2010 to March 2012. Since September 2012, Dr. Chu is a lecturer and a leader of a research group in Micro/Nano optics at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. His current interests are developing researches in Micro/Nano Optics and Microsystems. He published more than 100 papers in ISI journals and conference proceedings and was a principal investigator for several projects at the national level. He is a reviewer for international journals in Optical and MEMS devices. Since July 2018, Dr. Chu has been promoted to associate professor and senior lecturer in Physics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

Invited   Speakers

Associate Prof. Tran Dang Xuan, Hiroshima University.
Dr. Tran is currently an Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Cooperation and Development (IDEC), Division of Development Technology, Hiroshima University and Head of Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. He received a MSc from Miyazaki University, Japan in 2001. In 2004, he received a Ph.D. from Kagoshima University, Japan. During 2006-2011, he joined University of the Ryukyus, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology as assistant professor. From April 2012, he has been appointed as Associate Professor in Hiroshima University. His research focuses on Isolation and identification of natural products and biological activities; Medicines and pharmaceutics (Anti-cancer, anti-obesity, anti-hypertension, anti-diabetes) of natural products. He also studied Plant physiology; Organic chemistry; Sustainable agricultural production. Dr. Tran is the author and co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 4 book chapters (H-index: 23). He was Academic supervisors of 15 Ph.D, 13 Master, and 2 research students from 8 different countries and advisor of several companies in Japan, including agriculture and biotechnology (medicines and pharmaceutics).

Assistant Prof. Anh. T. N. Dao, Tohoku University.
Dr. Dao is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Japan. She received a MSc and Ph.D in School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 2011 and 2014, respectively. During 2014-2017, she worked as Postdoctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, JAIST, Japan and Researcher of JST-ImPACT Project, Japan. Since 2018, she joined Tohoku University as Assistant Professor of Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials. Her research focuses on Development of core-shell heterostructured nanoparticles composed of noble metals such as gold, platinum and silver towards plasmonic sensing probes with controllable optical properties. The main efforts focused on controlling the nanoparticle structural parameters such as core size and shell thickness, as well as finely characterizing the resulting optical properties. Part of the results included the finding of an electron transfer effect that can be used to enhance the chemical stability of these probes in harsh biological environments, as an important advancement in the field of biological sensing. Dr. Dao received several awards including young scientist to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany, 2017; JSPS fellowship for attending 7th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates, Tokyo, Japan, 2015; Outstanding Performance Award for Doctoral Course of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan, 2014; and Best Poster Award at E-MRS (European Materials Research Society) Spring Meeting, Lille, France, 2014.

Senior Assistant Prof. Naho TSUCHIYA
Dr. Naho is the senior assistant professor of Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University. Her specialties are HIV/AIDS, epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine. Her main research interests during PhD and Postdoc period is epidemiological research, exploring various factors affecting HIV infection and the life of people living with HIV. From 2013, after finishing MSc Epidemiology in London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she came back to Japan and started working for Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) which set up a big cohort study in the area affected by Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. Her theme of ToMMo community cohort study is to investigate the factors/predictors associated with physical/mental health status after the disaster. Since 2016, her research field in HIV has moved to Japan recently and she has been investigating the strategies to increase up-take of HIV testing which leads to early diagnosis and treatment in Japan. She got Bachelor of Medicine (Basic and clinical medicine), Asahikawa Medical University, 2002; Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science, Infection Research), Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 2009; and MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2013.

Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Assistant Prof., Tohoku University
Dr. Nguyen Thi Van Anh is an Assistant Professor of the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems, Tohoku University, Japan. She used to be a lecturer of Faculty of Physics, Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam from 2006 to 2015, after getting the Master degree from Vietnam National University, Hanoi in 2005. From 2012 to 2015, she was an Ph.D candidate in Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan. Graduated in 2015, she worked as Postdoctoral Researcher in Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, from 2015 to 2018. Since June 2018, she has joined Tohoku University as an Assistant Professor, and is conducting her research mainly in Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems. Her research focuses on the Investigation of spin dynamics in spintronic multilayer systems toward the application in low-energy consumed, highly integrated spintronic devices. Dr. Nguyen received several awards including the Best Student Poster Award in the 18th SANKEN International Symposium in 2014; the Best Presentation Award in the 4th International Symposium on Terahertz Nanoscience in 2014; the Certificate of participation as a Coordinator in the 39th International Physics Olympiad, held in Hanoi, Viet Nam in 2008.

Kentaro Noda, Assistant Prof., University of Tokyo
Kentaro Noda received B.E. degree in mechanical engineering, M.E. and Ph.D. degreein information science and technology in the University of Tokyo at 2004, 2006, and2009. In 2009, he joined in the information science and technology in University of Tokyo as a project assistant professor. Before joining into the University of Tokyo, Dr. Noda was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2007 to 2009. His major interest is the robotics-sensors using MEMS; tactile sensors, optical sensors and chemical sensors.

Phan Trong Tue, Assistant Prof., Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Dr. Phan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan. He received MSc. in Faculty of Physics, Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam in 2008, and Ph.D in School of Materials Science, JAIST in 2011. During 2011-2014, he worked as Post-doctoral researcher at the JST-ERATO Shimoda Nano-Liquid Process Project and Green Devices Research Center, JAIST. Since 2015, he has joined the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, JAIST as an Assistant Professor. His research focuses on development of novel functional inks and precise printing technology for printed bio/nano-electronics using a micro/nano liquid process. He published more than 50 papers in ISI journals and conference proceedings, and was a principal investigator for several projects. Dr. Phan received several awards including Outstanding Research Award for Ph.D course (JAIST 2011), Young Scientist Award (MRS Spring 2014), Outstanding Poster Presentation Award (IDW 2014), Best Poster Presentation Award (EM-NANO 2015).

Nguyen Thanh-Vinh, PhD, The University of Tokyo
Dr. Nguyen Thanh Vinh is currently a project researcher at Information and Robot Technology (IRT) Research Initiative, The University of Tokyo. He received a bachelor degree, a master degree and a PhD from The University of Tokyo in 2010, 2012 and 2015, respectively. Before joining IRT Research Initiative, Dr. Nguyen was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2014 to 2016. His research interests include MEMS, physical sensors, applications of MEMS-based sensors in IoT, droplet dynamics and liquid repellent surfaces. Dr. Nguyen received several awards including outstanding paper awards at IEEE MEMS2014, IEEE MEMS2018, Transducers2017, JCK2018 and awards from NEC C&C Foundation and NF Foundation. Dr. Nguyen is a co-founder of The Vietnamese Academic Network in Japan (VANJ, website: http://vanj.jp/).

Halubai Sekhar, PhD, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute
Dr. Halubai Sekhar, received Ph.D in Physics from University of Hyderabad in 2013, India. In doctoral course, he has developed several fascinating nonlinear optical (bulk and nano) materials for the application of optical sensors. He came to Japan in 2013 as a Post-doctoral fellow at Tohoku University, and gained tremendous knowledge working on Si quantum dot solar cells, Si MEMS and AlGaN/GaN HEMT. In the mid of 2014, he joined as a research scientist at Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA-AIST), and succeed to saw thin (120 µm) mono-crystalline silicon wafers having high mechanical strength using thin (90 µm) diamond wires for photovoltaics (PV) use. The diamond wire silicon wafer sawing technology transferred to home grown wafer sawing vendors. It directly matters to reduce the production cost up to 30% in Si photovoltaics and allows to compete in the international market. At present he is challenging to saw thin (100 µm) Si wafers with reduced kerf using thin diamond wires (90 µm).

Tran T. M. Hanh, PhD, Nha Trang University.
Tran T. M. Hanh received Doctor’s degree in Departement of Food Science and Technology at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT). She completed Master’s degree in Aquatic Products Processing at Nha Trang University and Post-graduate training in Quality Management of Fish Handling and Processing at United Nations University-Fisheries Training Programme in Iceland in 2011. She is a Lecturer at Nha Trang University, Vietnam. Her research interests are in the area of Food processing especially surimi paste products and sensory evaluation of food, Food Supply Chain Management, Traceability of food products, Bioactive compounds from marine processing by-products and agriculture by-products. She is a chief of Advisory Board, the student support center conducts scientific research, start-ups and study abroad, Nha Trang University. She is an executive board member, in collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

NGUYEN Duy-Dinh, PhD, Shibaura Institute of Technology.
NGUYEN Duy-Dinh received the B.E., and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. After graduation from his undergraduate study, he joined the Department of Industrial Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, HUST to serve as a lecturer. He also took part in the Center for Technology Innovation, HUST where he was in charge of several projects, e.g. LED lighting, design and control of drive system for Electric vehicle, design and control of battery charger, etc. From 9/2014, he has been with the Power System laboratory, Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan for his PhD program sponsored by the HBT and MEXT scholarships. After receiving the PhD degree in 9/2017, he has been a Postdoctoral Researcher in the same laboratory. His research interests include design and control of power electronic converters, and their applications on Power system and Electric Vehicle.

Bui Ngoc Kien, PhD, Tohoku University.
Dr. Bui Ngoc Kien received the B.E and M.S in Highway Engineering from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) in Ha Noi, Vietnam in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He received Ph.D. in Environmental Studies at the Tohoku University, Japan in 2018. He works as a lecturer at Thuyloi University from 2009. His research interests are recycled materials and low-carbon binders for the construction industry

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Nguyen H. D. Khang, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Nguyen H. D. Khang received B. E. in physics from Ho Chi Minh City University of Education in 2013, and his M.E in Radio Physics and Electronics from Ho Chi Minh City University of Science in 2015. He is currently a PhD candidate at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research focuses on spin Hall effect and topological Hall effect in a conductive topological Hall effect BiSb. Mr. Khang has published his research in Nature Materials, a top journal in materials research (IF: 39.325, Thomson Reuter, 2017).

Tran Thi Lan, PhD, Yokohama National University.
Dr. Tran Thi Lan received the B.S and M.S in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) in Ha Noi, Vietnam in 2011 and 2013, respectively. She got the Vietnamese government scholarship, and received Ph.D. in Computer, Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Yokohama National University (YNU), Yokohama, Japan in 2018. She works as a tutor and a lecturer at University of Transport and Communications from 2011. Her research interests are the design of antennas for body area network (BAN), and low loss transmission lines for on-body links.

Phi Van Lam, Yokohama National University.
Phi Van Lam received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) in Ha Noi, Vietnam, in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yokohama National University (YNU), Yokohama, Japan from 2016. He works as a tutor and a lecturer at University of Transport and Communications from 2011. His research interests are control theory, assistive devices, system dynamics and control, motion control, robotics, IoT, ITS, and automation in agriculture.