Invited Speaker
Tsuyoshi Minami

Tsuyoshi Minami

Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Speech Title: Organic thin-film transistor-based chemical sensors toward real-sample analysis

Abstract: Given the fact that the increase in attention to SDGs, rapid and accurate chemical sensing for food analysis, diagnosis, and environmental assessment is in high demand. Chemical species in real samples have been conventionally analyzed by large analytical apparatuses, while such methods have considerable issues such as the requirement of trained personnel and time-consuming measurements. Hence, the development of portable and easy-to-use chemical sensors is desirable. To this end, the presenter has focused on organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) as sensor platforms for accurate real-sample analysis, which possess beneficial properties including switching properties, mechanical flexibilities, and applicability to printing methods for high-throughput manufacturing. By employing appropriate molecular recognition materials, such OFETs enable quantitative chemical sensing in aqueous media. The details of approaches for the establishment of the OFET-based chemical sensors will be discussed in the presentation.

Biography: Tsuyoshi Minami received his PhD (Eng) from Tokyo Metropolitan University (Japan) in 2011. During his PhD studies he worked at University of Bath (UK) on collaborative projects. Between 2011 and 2013 he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Bowling Green State University (US). In 2013 he was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at the same University. Then he moved to Yamagata University (Japan) as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He was appointed as a Lecturer at The University of Tokyo in 2016, and then he has been an Associate Professor since 2019 at the same University.