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Introduction of our tenure-track faculties

Akagi Yuki

Affiliation Institute of Engineering
Division Division of Advanced Applied Physics
Research field Biomaterial
Keyword(S) Polymer science/gel, smart materials, material surface science
Research experience

・Apr.2012–Mar.2013: JSPS Research Fellow (DC2)
・Apr.2013–Jan.2016: JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
・Feb.2016–Mar.2021: Lecturer, The University of Tokyo
・Apr.2021–present: Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Educational background

・Mar.2008: B. Sci., Nara women univeristy
・Mar.2010: M. Eng., Graduate school of engineering, The University of Tokyo
・Mar.2013: Ph.D. in Eng. Graduate school of engineering, The University of Tokyo


・2014: Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists
・2014: Elastomer Symposium: Young Researcher Award
・2014: Annual Meeting, The Society of Fiber Science and Techonology: Young Researcher Award

Selected papers and publications

・Hayato Laurence Mizuno, Yasutaka Anraku, Ichiro Sakuma, Yuki Akagi*, Design of a photocleavable drug binding platform for a novel remotely controllable Drug Coated Balloon, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2021.
・Kenzo Yamamoto, Kazuaki Hara, Hayato Laurence Mizuno, Yuki Akagi, Etsuko Kobayashi, Ichiro Sakuma, Preliminary investigation of relationship between tearing force and tissue property in porcine aorta, 2020 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES), 2021.
・Etsuko Kobayashi, Shuto Tsuchiya, Yuki Akagi, Naoki Tomii, Keiichi Nakagawa, Kunihiro Inai, Yoshihiro Muragaki, Takehide Asano, A novel reaction force-fluorescence measurement system for evaluating pancreatic juice leakage from an excised swine pancreas during distal pancreatectomy, Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences, 00, 1-10, 2020.
・Hayato L. Mizuno, Eiki Tan, Yasutaka Anraku, Takamasa Sakai, Ichiro Sakuma, Yuki Akagi*, Relationship between Bulk Physicochemical Properties and Surface Wettability of Hydrogels with Homogeneous Network Structure, Langmuir, 36, 5554-5462, 2020.

Research Description

We are developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic systems based on chemistry and materials engineering. In particular, we are focusing on the invention of support-materials that can solve problems in medical procedures. For example, laparoscopic surgery is widely performed in the clinical site today. However, there are still problems that need to be solved, such as reduced field of view and limited application. We develop support-materials that can deal with these problems appropriately in accordance with the needs of medical doctors. In addition to the design, fabrication, and functional evaluation of materials, we aim to development of stimuli-responsive materials (polymers) by physical energies such as laser or ultrasound for various diseases. We are also working on the invention of new materials.

About TUAT's tenure-track program

The tenure-track system in this university is designed to help young researchers to start their own laboratory independently. Since there are a mentor and other tenure-track faculty members in the same department, we can consult with them immediately if we have any questions. In addition, other faculty members and administrative/facility staff will also follow us, so we can start our activities smoothly.

Future aspirations

I will do my best to create my own field in research and education.