Takehiko Kitamori

Takehiko Kitamori

Takehiko Kitamori

B. S., 1980, The University of Tokyo
Research Staff, Energy Research, Lab, Hitachi
Ph.D., 1989, The University of Technology

Professor and Dean of Faculty and
Graduate School of Engineering,
The University of Tokyo

Phone : 81 3-5841-7231
E-mail : kitmori@icl.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Address: Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate
School of Engineering , The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-Ku,
Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

Research Description:  Our research  activities are classified into two categories.  One of them is micro/nano fluidics and its application to chemistry and bio-medical technology.  We fabricate  nm to  mm  orders of channels on mainly glass substrates, and a  variety of chemical operations such as mixing/reaction and separations are integrated on the substrates using those nano/micro channels.  The application of the micro scale  fluidics ranges from chemical analysis to chemical synthesis, and actually diagnostic instruments and desktop plants have been realized  in practical uses, while the nano fluidics are applied to basic research of liquid and fluid at molecule level and also to single molecule and single cell  analysis. Another one is developing our original thermal lens detector which can detect and determine single and countable number of non-fluorescent molecules in liquid.  This detection device is the most powerful research tool for our micro/nano fluidics.