Takinoue’s Profile

Masahiro Takinoue, Ph.D.

Professor (PI), Biophysicist

  • Department of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
    Living Systems Materialogy (LiSM) Research Group, International Research Frontiers Initiative (IRFI), Tokyo Tech
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  • E-mail: takinoue (at)
    masahiro.takinoue (at)
  • Teaching
  • [Japanese version]


Research Area of Expertise

Biophysics, Applied Physics, Applied Information Science, System Science

Research field
  • Physics of Information Biomacromolecule; DNA Nanotechnology; Soft Matter Science
  • Molecular Computing; Molecular Programming; Molecular Robotics
  • Artificial Cell Systems; Bottom-up Synthetic Biology
  • Nano&Micro Science and Technology; MEMS; Microfluidics
  • Nonlinear Nonequilibrium Science
  • Physical and Chemical Simulation
Professional Carrier
Educational Background
  • 2007, March: Ph.D. in Physics
    (Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Thesis title: Wet DNA nanodevices for molecular computing
  • 2004, March: M.S. in Physics
    (Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
    DNA thermodynamics and kinetics, DNA nanotechnology on molecular memory
  • 2002, March: B.S. in Physics
    (Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Optical condensed matter physics on carbon nanotubes
Selected Award
  • Seiichi Tejima Research Award, Japan (2023)
    “Sequence-based engineering of dynamic functions of micrometer-sized DNA droplets”
  • Outstanding Researcher Award on Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS Researcher Award) (2021)
  • Tokyo Tech-Astellas Rx+ INnovation Award (Tech ARINA) (2019)
  • The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan (2017)
  • Future Leaders of Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum (2017)
  • Support for Tokyo Tech Advanced Researchers (STAR) (2017)
  • Hot Article Award, Analytical Sciences (2016)
  • Tokyo Tech Challenging Research Award, President’s Special Award (2013)
  • Symbols of Tomorrow Award, Researcher Category (2013)
Academic Activities
  • International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS): Technical Program Committee (TPC) (2022-)
  • International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS): Program Committee
  • The Biophysical Society of Japan: Committee (2012-2013), etc.
  • Japanese Society For Cell Synthesis Research: President (2019-2020), etc.
  • Molecular Robotics Research Group (Japan): President (2018), etc.