Takumi OHASHI
Ph.D. in Engineering
Master of Management of Technology

Assistant Professor
School of Environment and Society
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Visiting Assistant Professor
Center for Design Research
Stanford University

Research Field

User-centered Design, Engineering/Entrepreneurial Education, Discourse Analysis, Electronic Device.

  • Establishment of the methodology to extract “inconvenience” during device usage by discourse analysis
  • Entrepreneurial education for graduate students with specialized background
  • Overseas expansion of “KOSEN” system, an engineering education system in Japan
  • MoS2 film formation by RF magnetron sputtering for thin film transistors (Ph.D. theme)

“To bridge technology and society” as a concept, we promote research and educational activities.
Specifically, with the aim to develop devices that users can use without discomfort and to improve their quality of life, we try to establish a methodology that extracts “inconvenience” during usage and evaluate the interaction between users and devices.
Additionally, to cultivate next-generation talents who can connect various technologies and society, we try to formalize a practice the methodology of high-quality education that anyone can access regardless of their place of birth and residence.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2018
  • Master of Management of Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2018
  • Master of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2014
  • Associate Degree in Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nagano College, 2012

Work Experience

  • Board member, NPO Pacific Rim International Camp (2016.1 – 2017.12)
  • President, Student-Run Organization Robogals Tokyo (2015.4 – 2016.3)
  • Project Director, Japan Bangladesh Sister School Project, sponsored by Tokyo Tech Fund (2014.12 – 2015.3)
  • Intern, Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Bangladesh (2013.9 – 2013.12)

Publications and Presentations

T2R2, Tokyo Tech (external link)

Awards

  • Tokyo Tech Engineering Teacher Award, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2021.3)
  • International Collaboration Research Project Encouragement Award, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2019.11)
  • Young Researcher Award, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Tech (2018.11)
  • Outstanding Research and Presentation Award, MOT, Tokyo Tech (2018.3)
  • Best Presentation Award, The 6th International Education Forum on Environment and Energy Science (2017.12)
  • Best Presentation Award, The 20th Anniversary International Symposium, Honjo International Scholarship Foundation (2017.8)
  • Best Group Presentation Award, ASPIRE Forum 2017 Student Workshop (2017.7)
  • Selected as a delegate from Japan, Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (2015.12)
  • Student Research Award, Department of Electronics and Applied Physics, Tokyo Tech (2014.10)
  • Best Poster Award, IEEE EDS Mini-Colloquium: WIMNACT 39 (2014.2)
  • Tokyo Tech Award for Student Leadership, Tokyo Tech (2013.10)
  • Special Fighting Spirit Award, National Institute of Technology, Nagano College, (2012.3)
  • Student Award, IEICE Shinetsu-Chapter (2012.3)