Curriculum Vitae
Full Name Matsuhiko Nishizawa
Position / Job Title Professor
Affiliation Tohoku University
Email nishizawa@biomems.mech.tohoku.ac.jp
Website www.biomems.mech.tohoku.ac.jp
Matsuhiko Nishizawa received his doctor’s degree in engineering from Tohoku University 1994. He joined the Department of Applied Chemistry of Osaka University as an Assistant Professor (1995-1997). In 1997, he moved to Tohoku University and was promoted to Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2003. He also served as a team leader of JST-CREST (2008-2013), JST-MIRAI (2017-2018), and AMED-SENTAN (2018-).

His main concern is BioMEMS technology, including biological batteries, soft iontronic devices, and their applications in medical, cosmetic and healthcare fields. He has published over 170 papers.
He received the 2000 Young Researcher Award from the Chemical Society of Japan, the 2000 Young Researcher Award from the Electrochemical Society of Japan, and the 2016 Academic Award from the Chemical Society of Japan.

Selected recent papers
“Self-Moisturizing Smart Contact Lens Employing Electroosmosis” S. Kusama, S. Yoshida, K. Sato, and M. Nishizawa, Adv. Mater. Technol., 5 (2020) 1900889.

“Hydrogel-Based Organic Subdural Electrode with High Conformability to Brain Surface”, S. Oribe, S. Yoshida, S. Kusama, S. Osawa, A. Nakagawa, M. Iwasaki, T. Tominaga, and M. Nishizawa, Sci. Rep., 9 (2019) 13379.

“Red Light-Promoted Skin Barrier Recovery: Spatiotemporal Evaluation by Transepidermal Potential”, Y. Abe, H. Konno, S. Yoshida, T. Yamauchi, K. Yamasaki, M. Denda, and M. Nishizawa, PLOS ONE, 2019, 14, e0219198.

“Contractile Skeletal Muscle Cells Cultured with a Conducting Soft Wire for Effective, Selective Stimulation”, K. Nagamine, H. Sato, H. Kai, H. Kaji, M. Kanzaki, and M. Nishizawa, Sci. Rep., 8, 2253 (2018)

“Soft, Wet and Ionic Microelectrode Systems” (Award Account), M. Nishizawa, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 91 (2018) 1141.