Osamu Tabata

Vice President, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Ph.D. in Engineering
There is no single “correct answer” to the problems encountered in the real world, but there are multiple possible answers. I want students to discard preconceived notions, believe in their own potential, and continue to eagerly explore answers without setting limits.
Areas of Research
MEMS, NEMS, DNA Nanotechnology, Sensor
  • Profile
  • Dr. Osamu Tabata obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1981 and 1993, respectively. His long career included 15 years in the private sector, as well as more than two decades in academia, most recently including Kyoto University. In addition to his current position as Dean of KUAS Faculty of Engineering, he is also a senior editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, associate editor of Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems and an editorial board member of Sensors and Actuators. Furthermore, he is an active program committee member of many international conferences.

    Dr. Tabata is currently engaged in the research of Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) and DNA Nanotechnology. His long-term goal is to establish SENS (Synthetic Engineering for Nano Systems) and realize a unique and novel nano-system by assembling the various functional components with sizes ranging from nanometer to micrometer on a MEMS substrate of just a few square millimeters.

    As dean, Dr. Tabata is responsible for the many initiatives that mark KUAS’ unique curriculum, including the Capstone Project. He is looking forward to welcoming the next generation of engineers, using his own experiences to equip students with the skills necessary to contribute to the modern world of Engineering.

    In his spare time, Dr. Tabata enjoys walking and playing with his dog.