EDUCATION & CAREER
Toru Asahi graduated from Department of Applied Physics, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University in 1986. He got PhD degree, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University in 1992 and MBA, Business School, Waseda University in 2007.
He is Professor of Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Department of Advanced Science and Engineering, and Department of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
He is a Deputy Director of the Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Director of the Global Consolidated Research Institute for Science Wisdom, and Associate Dean of the School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
He is the Deputy Project Manager and a Principal Investigator of “Insect-Based Sustainable Food Production Systems toward Global Food Security and Human Space Exploration Project”, Moonshot Research and Development Program, Cabinet Office, Japan and also a Program Manager of “Yamauchi Materials Tectonics Project”, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan.
His current research interests are as follows; Chiral Science, Photo-responsive Materials, Ferroelectrics, Magnetic Materials, Materials-informatics and Bio-informatics, High-temperature Superconductor, Symmetry Breaking, Sustainable Food Production Systems, Thalidomide, Alzheimer Disease, Biosensor, Amino Acids, and Protein.