Hirotaka Sato

Hirotaka Sato
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 5010
Email: hirosato@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-01-10 
  • PhD (Chemistry) Waseda University 2005
  • MS (Chemistry) Waseda University 2002
  • BS (Chemistry) Waseda University 2000

Professional Experiences
University of California at Berkeley, postdoc 2008 - 2011
University of Michigan, postdoc 2007
Waseda University, research assistant professor, 2005 - 2006

The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009 (TR10), MIT Technology Review
The 50 Best Inventions of 2009, TIME magazine
The Most Viewed and Downloaded Article 2009, 2010 and 2013, Frontiers in Neuroscience

  • Interest:
    MEMS, Insect Flight Control, Insect Walking Control, Biofuel Cell, Electrochemistry
  • Projects:
    Cyborg Insect: insect-machine hybrid system for locomotion control
    [Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Portable and Implantable Biofuel Cell for Insect-Machine Hybrid System
    Electroplating and Electroless plating for nano/micro structures and materials

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Ferdinandus Project Officer FERDINANDUS@ntu.edu.sg
Hsu Htet Project Officer HSUHTET@ntu.edu.sg
Poon Kee Chun Project Officer KCPOON@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Students
Name Project
Li Yao Development of Bio-Interface for Remote Radio Control of Insect Flight
Vo Doan Tat Thang A Portable Biofuel Cell Implanted Into A Living Organism
Hsu Htet Motion control of insect-machine hybrid system
Cao Feng Cyber Remote Control of a Biological Legged Machine: Insect-machine Hybrid Walking System Integrated with Wireless Neuromuscular Stimulator
Poon Kee Chun Facile Synthesis of Nanoparticle
Tan Chun Long Desmond Portable and Implantable Biofuel Cell for Insect-Mechine Hybrid System

Selected Publications
  • Feng Cao, Chao Zhang, Tat Thang Vo Doan, Yao Li, Daniyal Haider Sangi, Jie Sheng Koh, Ngoc Anh Huynh, Mohamed Fareez Bin Aziz, Hao Yu Choo, Kazuo Ikeda, Pieter Abbeel, Michel M. Maharbiz, Hirotaka Sato. (2014). A Biological Micro Actuator: Graded and Closed-Loop Control of Insect Leg Motion by Electrical Stimulation of Muscles. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e105389.
  • Kee Chun Poon, Desmond C. L. Tan,Thang D.T. Vo, Bahareh Khezri, Haibin Su, Richard D. Webster and Hirotaka Sato. (2014). Newly Developed Stepwise Electroless Deposition Enables a Remarkably Facile Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Amorphous Pd Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(14), 5217.
  • H. Sato and M. M. Maharbiz. (2010). Recent developments in the remote radio control of insect flight. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 4(199), 1-12.
  • M.M. Maharbiz and H. Sato. (2010). Cyborg Beetle. Scientific American, 303(6), 94-99.
  • H. Sato, T. Yamaguchi, T. Isobe, S. Shoji and T. Homma. (2010). Electrochemical etching process to tune the diameter of arrayed deep pores by controlling carrier collection at a semiconductor–electrolyte interface. Electrochemistry Communications, 12(6), 765-768.

    • Dynamics
    • Mechanics of Materials