Nanoscale Information System
My research interests are to create molecular-sized computers by using photonic phenomena at a nanoscale level and DNA self-assembly. To date, electronic computers enable us to analyze huge amounts of data and control complicated systems, and they are very important in a wide range of fields. From this point of view, if we can introduce computers to nano-world, we can realize to deal with biomolecular information effectively and to control molecular devices and cell function. In order to realize such nanoscale computers, I am studying on information processing methods by utilizing excitation energy transfer among fluorescent molecules. By controlling positions of multiple fluorescent molecules with DNA nanostructures, the energy transfer pathway can be switched. Configuring pathways to be changed according to molecular inputs or optical inputs, input information can be processed at a molecular level.
- 2010 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion (DC1)
- 2013 Ph. D. (Information Science), Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
- 2013 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion (PD)
- 2014 Specially-appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
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