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Kenichi Takahata, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Faculty of Applied Science
University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: +1-604-827-4241, Fax: +1-604-822-5949
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Office: Room 3113, Fred Kaiser Building


Education
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2005
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2004
B.S., Physics, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 1990

Professional Experience
Professional Engineer, APEGBC, Canada, 2011-
3M Corporate Research Laboratory, St. Paul, MN, USA, 2005-2006
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic), Osaka, Japan, 1997-2001
Matsushita Research Institute Tokyo Inc. (Panasonic), Kawasaki, Japan, 1990-1997

Academic Appointments
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Advanced Micro/Nanofabrication & MEMS, 2008-2018
Visiting Scientist, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 1999-2001
Researcher, International Joint Research Program for Biotechnology and New Materials of Japan, 1997

Editorial/Committee Memberships
Associate Editor, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical
Associate Editor, Electronics Letters
Review Editor, Frontiers (in Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems)
Guest Editor, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Guest Editor, Micromachines
International Steering Committee, Transducers
Executive Technical Program Committee, Transducers
Paper Awards Committee, Transducers
Track Chair/Co-Chair, IEEE Sensors
Technical Program Committee, IEEE Sensors
Technical Program Committee, IEEE MEMS

Organizing Committee, Biomedical Engineering Conference and Expo

Teaching
ELEC 546, EECE 573 Micro and Nano Fabrication Technologies
ELEC 302, EECE 363 Electronic Circuits for Electromechanical Design
EECE 254 Electronic Circuits I
EECE 496 Engineering Project
EECE 400 Nanotechnology and Microsystems Project

Research Interests
Micro-electro-mechanical systems
Micro/nano fabrication & packaging
Micromachined sensors and actuators
Biomedical microdevices and smart implants
Wireless sensing and control of microenvironments
Microplasma control and application


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