Yuki Hirata, Ph.D.

Institute of Innovative Research (IIR)Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research Science and Technology (FIRST)Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yuki Hirata, Ph.D.

Assistant professorTokyo Institute of Technology


Biography


Dr. Yuki Hirata gained Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in March 2016. He joined Tokyo Institute of Technology in April 2018 as an assistant professor. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor of Tokyo University of Science. He has research experiences at The University of Tokyo (Surface Science and Tribology Laboratory, Fluid Engineering Laboratory) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as well. Currently, his research interests reaches from developing 3D a-C:H film coating technique as a fundamental research to analyze its tribological properties as a applied research. Targets of these researches are in mechanical engineering, sustainable tribology, energy conservation and MEMS/NEMS application. He also interested in science and engineering challenges in global area through international contribution activities.

Research Career


Apr. 2018 ー Present Assistant Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology
Apr. 2016 ー Mar. 2018 Assistant Professor of Tokyo University of Science
Aug. 2014 ー Mar. 2015 Visiting Researcher of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Apr. 2013 ー Mar. 2016 Graduate Research Assistant of The University of Tokyo

Education


Apr. 2013 ー Mar. 2016 Ph.D, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Supervisor: Prof. Junho Choi)
Apr. 2011 ー Mar. 2013 M.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Supervisor: Prof. Takahisa Kato and Junho Choi)
Apr. 2007 ー Mar. 2011 B.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Supervisor: Prof. Yoichiro Matsumoto and Shu Takagi)

News


  • Apr. 2022 New research project start in collaboration with KIOXIA corporation (Grants-in-Aid for Encouragement for Young Scientist) as a principal investigator
  • Apr. 2022 New research project start in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University (Grants-in-Aid for JSPS Bilateral Programs Joint Reserch : JPJSBP 120225703) as a principal investigator
  • Apr. 2022 New research project start with JSPS KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Early Career Scientist : 22K14141) as a principal investigator
  • Sep. 2021 New research project start in collaboration with Tottori University (Prof. Matsuoka-Ishikawa group) as a principal investigator of Tokyo Tech side
  • Apr. 2019 New research project start with JSPS KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Early Career Scientist : 19K14840) as a principal investigator
  • Apr. 2019 Affiliation has changed to Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research Science and Technology (Suzukake-dai Campus)
  • Oct. 2018 New research project start in collaboration with The University of Tokyo (Prof. Choi group) as a principal investigator of Tokyo Tech side
  • Apr. 2018 New research project start with JSPS KAKENHI (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) : 16H02406) as a co-researcher
  • Apr. 2018 Appointed as an assistant professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Ookayama Campus)