Acknowledgement

At every stage of my life, I had great mentors.
Without their support, I could not reach where I am now.
Please let me thank some of the people as follows.

Stanford University (Ph.D. and UROP)

  • Prof. Tom Soh (Winter rotation advisor, Department of Electrical Engineering)

  • Prof. Zhenan Bao (Fall rotation advisor, Department of Chemical Engineering)

  • Prof. James Zou (Fall rotation advisor, Department of Electrical Engineering)

  • All the mentors and staffs in rotation labs

  • Prof. Anoop Rao (School of Medicine)
    He's supported me since Stanford Healthcare Hackathon 2018 and encouraged me to pursue my degree at Stanford, saying "You can do it."

  • Prof. Ada Poon (Department of Electrical Engineering)

  • Prof. Naoji Matsuhisa (Former postdoc, currently Professor at University of Tokyo)

  • Dr. Ahmed Metwally (Former postdoc, teammate at Stanford Healthcare Hackathon 2018)

Tokyo Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S.)

  • Prof. Toshinori Fujie (Former advisor, School of Life Science and Technology)
    「若くて勢いのある指導教員なら私です!」と着任したての時に言っていたのが印象的で、師事する事を決めました。

  • Prof. Ryosuke Nishida (Organizer of sociology seminar, Institute of Liberal Arts)

  • Prof. Yoh-ichi Tagawa (School of Life Science and Technology)

  • Prof. Nobuhiro Hayashi (School of Life Science and Technology)

  • All the mentors and staffs in School of Life Science and Tokyo Institute of Technology
    分野が全く異なる先生が多数集まる生命理工学院という環境で、自由に自己責任で、勉強・研究させてもらえたことはかけがえのない経験だったと思います。学外に面白い機会があって、授業を欠席しようか迷っていた時に、「この欠席程度じゃ人生変わらない、人生は選択の連続」ととある先生に言ってもらったことなんかも印象的でした。既存の知見をベースに新しいものを発想する力は人一倍鍛えられたんじゃ無いかと思います。

(Collaborators and mentors outside of Tokyo Tech)

  • Prof. Tatsuro Goda (Toyo University)

  • Prof. Shinji Takeoka (Waseda University)

  • Prof. Yu Tahara (Hiroshima University)

  • Prof. Hiroki Ota (Yokohama National University)

  • Dr. Yuma Tetsu (Waseda University)

  • Cohort of iGEM Tokyo Tech and Global Next Leaders Forum Management team

Singapore University of Technology and Design (UROP)

  • Prof. Michinao Hashimoto (Former UROP advisor, Engineering Product Development Pillar)

  • Dr. Kento Yamagishi (Former postdoc, currently postdoc at Northwestern University)

  • Prof. Shaoying Huang (Engineering Product Development Pillar)

Makaira (Consulting firm specializing in public affairs in Tokyo, Japan)

  • Mr. Ko Fujii (CEO)

  • Ms. Hitomi Suzuki (Former executive)

  • All the other mentors

Toho High School

  • Mr. Kazuhiko Ota (Biology teacher, currently Professor at Nanzan University)

  • Mr. Hisashi Kakizawa (Chemistry teacher)

  • Mr. Tomoaki Tatsumi (English teacher)

  • Mr. Tomoyuki Yamane (Senior member of Toho Chemistry Club)

  • Mr. Nobuo Kaneda (Manager of Toho Basketball Team)

(Mentors outside of Toho High School)

  • Mr. Ryosuke Kobayashi (Founder of HLAB Inc., alumni of Toho High School)

  • Dr. Shuntaro Oribe (Medical doctor, alumni of Toho High School)

  • Mr. Naoki Fujiwara (Ph.D. candidate in University of Rochester)

Family

  • Stubborn but earnest Daddy and kind Mommy

  • Diligent grandparents

  • Supportive host family during my exchange in Michigan (2012-13)