Special Issue "Dedication to Professor Eiichi Tamiya: Over 30 Years of Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Sensors and Biosensors"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Dr. Mun'delanji Vestergaard
Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, Kagoshima University, 1-21-24 Korimoto, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture 890-8580, Japan
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Interests: electrochemical and optical biosensors; nn-field application; bio-efficacy of natural products; biofunctional materials; bio-mimetic membrane sensors
Professor Tamiya is a leading scholar in biochips, biosensors, and bioanalyses. He has a wide variety of fundamental, as well as topical research interests including nanotechnology-based bioscience and bioengineering, screening of new bacteria, enzymes and other bioactive molecules, design and creation of molecular recognition materials and environmental nanobiotechnology. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 1985 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Prof. Tamiya began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the same university and became an Associate Professor at the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology in University of Tokyo, RCAST in 1988. Prof. Tamiya became a full Professor and one of the first faculty members to oversee the establishment of the School of Materials Science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 1993. Upon his leaving JAIST in 2007, he was honoured with a Prof. Emeritus position for his valuable contributions to the School and JAIST, at barely 55 years of age. He then joined Osaka University and established his Nano-Bioengineering Laboratory within the Graduate School of Engineering, where he continues to contribute to advancement of education, science and technology.
Professor Tamiya has made remarkable contributions to the field of biochips and biosensors, including the commercialization of numerous products. His work in electrochemical and optical biosensors brought upon noticeable impacts to the development of integrated microfluidic detection platforms. He has played an active leadership role in promoting research on various fields of biotechnology not only in Japan, but also on numerous international organizations and high-impact journals. He has co-authored over 323 original papers, 211 reviews and books, and 130 patents. Among the many awards received, the Osaka University Presidential Awards for Achievement (2014), and Invention Encouragement Award by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science (2010), are the most recent honours. His passion and devotion to the field of sensors has inspired many scientists, especially young scholars globally.
We dedicate this Special Issue to celebrate Professor Eiichi Tamiya. In the last two decades, many of us, including the two Guest Editors of this Special Issue, were fortunate to study, work and collaborate with Professor Tamiya. While all of us witnessed his diligence and high originality in research as well as passion and devotion to education and professional service, we also enjoyed very much with his pleasant personality and friendship.
We appreciate the authors and reviewers for their valuable contributions to this Special Issue to celebrate Professor Eiichi Tamiya. For contributors who wish to add a personal message to Prof. Tamiya, please include the message (less than half A4, in blue font) at the beginning the submitted manuscript. These messages will be highlighted in some form, within this Special Issue. We believe that this Special Issue constitutes a timely celebration to the contributions of Professor Eiichi Tamiya, a highly respected scholar and researcher. Furthermore, we hope that the issue will also inspire scholars, especially young researchers, to continue the advancement in novel sensors.
Dr. Kagan Kerman,
Dr. Mun'delanji C. Vestergaard