Education

Ph.D. student

Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University

2022.9-2027.8 (expected)

M.E., in Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology (half-year academic acceleration)

2020.4-2021.9

Advisor: Prof. Toshinori Fujie

Thesis: Development of flexible glucose sensor consisting of phenylboronic acid hydrogel and interdigitated capacitor toward rapid battery-free detection of hyperglycemia

B.E., in Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

2016.4-2020.3

Advisor: Prof. Toshinori Fujie

Thesis: Development of resistive glucose sensor consisting of glucose-responsive hydrogel and interdigitated capacitor

Fellowship

Funai Overseas Scholarship

Two years of full tuition and insurance with a stipend


Stanford Graduate Fellowship

Three years of full tuition and insurance with a stipend

Research Experience

Laboratory for Integrated NanoBioDevice

School of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Duties included: Research on inkjet printing, polymer synthesis and wireless sensing & powering

Supervisor: Prof. Toshinori Fujie

2019.4-Present

Soft Fluidics Group / Biomedical Electromagnetics Group

Pillar of Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Duties included: Research on 3D printing, wireless communication

Supervisor: Prof. Michinao Hashimoto, Prof. Shaoying Huang

2019.6-2019.8

Awards

Stanford's Healthcare Hackathon 2018 (health++), 2nd Place

Success ratio ~10%, Venue: Stanford University, CA

Awarded for the project 'BEETLE: Screening platform of antibiotics for the treatment of tropical infectious diseases' (out of over 19 teams, featured on Tokyo Tech’s website).

2018.11

International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM), Gold Medal

Success ratio ~20%, Venue: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Awarded for the project “Development of co-culture system between bacteria and mammalian cells” (featured on Tokyo Tech’s website)

2017.11 & 2016.11

Tokyo Tech Award for Student Leadership

Success ratio ~1%

Awarded for academic excellence and extracurricular activities (about 5 students annually selected out of over 4000 undergraduate students, featured on Tokyo Tech’s website)

2019.10

National Chemistry Olympiad, Regional Award

From the Chemistry Society of Japan

Success ratio ~5%

2015.10

PATENT

Fujita, H., Fujie, T. “Device for detection of biomarkers”, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JP/2020/078990 (Apr. 27, 2020).

GRANT

1. Tokyo Tech Academy of Super Smart Society (SSS) Multidisciplinary Incentive Grant-in-Aid, “Development of body-conformable wireless glucose sensor”, PI, 500,000 JPY (1 years) (2020).

2. Tokyo Tech-Astellas Pharma Inc. Rx+ Innovation Grants, “Body-conformable and battery-free, wireless wearable device”, collaborator, 500,000 JPY (1 year) (2019).

AWARDS & HONORS

[1] Grand Prize, 2nd Place (Stanford's Health Hackathon 2018 (health++)), “BEETLE: Screening platform of antibiotics for the treatment of tropical infectious diseases” (2018 Nov., USA, out of over 19 teams, featured on Tokyo Tech’s HP).

[2] Gold Medal (International Genetically Engineered Machine) “Development of co-culture system between bacteria and mammalian cells” (2017 Nov., Boston, featured on Tokyo Tech’s HP)

[3] Gold Medal (International Genetically Engineered Machine) “Design of signaling system between bacteria by using gene modification” (2016 Nov., Boston, featured on Tokyo Tech’s HP)

[4] Regional Award (National Chemistry Olympiad, The Chemistry Society of Japan) (2015 Aug., Tokyo, awarded for top 5% students)

[5] Tokyo Tech Award for Student Leadership (2019 Nov., Japan, out of over 4000 undergraduate students, featured on Tokyo Tech’s HP)

[6] Student Presentation Award, 2nd place (1st Meeting of Young Researchers Society for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics), “Flexible glucose sensor for rapid wireless detection of hyperglycemia” (2020 Dec., Online)

[7] Best Presentation Award (TokyoTech Super Smart Society (SSS) Promotion Consortium), “Development of wireless wearable glucose sensor” (2020 Jul., Online, out of over 30 participants)

WORK
EXPERIENCE

Elephantech Inc., Part-time Engineer

2018 Dec ~ 2019 June

Job description: Development and evaluation of flexible printed circuit board


Makaira KK, Part-time Researcher

2016 Dec ~ Current

Job description: Collection of information for consultancy about public policy

CV (PDF version)

CV_Hajime Fujita_2022-07-19.pdf