Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received BSc, MSc, and PhD from The University of Tokyo in 2003, 2005, and 2008, respectively. He received JSPS Research Fellowship from 2006 to 2009. He moved to Harvard SEAS as a postdoctoral fellow in 2009. He joined Chiba University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. In 2015, he started up his laboratory as PI in the present position. His research topics include biomechanics of flying and swimming animals, development of biomimetic robots, and bioinspired micro fabrication.