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Hirano Laboratory


photo Ayumi Hirano-Iwata,Professor
Daisuke Tadaki,Assistant Professor
Maki Komiya,Assistant Professor

The Hirano group is pioneering the interface between nanotechnology, electronics, and biology for developing biomedical devices and studying the function of biological systems. At the molecular scale, we use artificial phospholipid bilayers containing ion-channel proteins to develop novel drug screening devices. At the cellular scale, we engineer materials' surface to design neuronal networks from living cells and study neural information processing. We also pursue the application of biological and organic molecules as an alternative for inorganic materials in electronic devices and sensors.

Research Topics

  1. Nanostructured devices and their biosensing applications
  2. Lipid bilayer-based devices for drug safety and efficacy testing
  3. Electronic and ionic devices based on 2D biological materials
  4. Reconstruction and functional control of neuronal circuits on a chip
  5. Flexible sensors using organic materials
Group of Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering,
Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering, Tohoku University
6-6-05, Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
TEL : 022-795-7186 (Japanese Only)
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