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Katsuo Kurabayashi

Katsuo Kurabayashi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Address

2658 GGB
2350 Hayward, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Email: katsuo@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 615-5211

Degrees

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1998
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
B.S., Precision Engineering, University of Tokyo, 1992

Research Interests

Microelectromechanical systems; microscale thermal engineering and design; heat transfer in micro/nano structures; semiconductor processing for micromechanical structure fabrication; microfluidic device; sensors and actuators.

Honors & Awards

Wise-Najafi Prize for Engineering Excellence in the Miniature World Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018-19
Outstanding Professor Award, Pi Tau Sigma, April 2007
Visiting Professorship, Tokyo Instutute of Technology, May 2006 - August 2006
Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, January 2001-December 2005
Robert Caddell Memorial Award, The University of Michigan, 2004-2005
Co-author of SPIE Best Student Paper Award (with Yi-Chung Tung), "Nano-Imprinted Strain-Controlled Elastomeric Gratings for Optical Wavelength Tuning with Visible Light", Optics East 2004, October 2004
Outstanding Paper Award, International VLSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, 1998
Best Paper Award, TECHCON, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), September 1998

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Katsuo Kurabayashi named Fellow of ASME
07/26/2021
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has named Katsuo Kurabayashi a 2021 Fellow.

Katsuo Kurabayashi named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
06/25/2021
The Royal Society of Chemistry names Katsuo Kurabayashi a fellow.

Research in biomarkers published in Blood Journal
05/05/2021
Professor Katsuo Kurabayashi and his team's work in blood biomarker diagnostics featured in Blood Journal.

ME PhD Student Yujing Song winner of 2019 Precision Health Scholars Award
06/28/2019
Nine awards were given with grants ranging up to $80,000

Kurabayashi lab’s study using a droplet microfluidic device was published in Nature Communications
03/23/2018
Kurabayashi group and Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers recently discovered enzymes that produce ibuprofens with record-breaking enantiomer purity.

Chung receives 2018 IEEE MEMS Outstanding Student Paper Award
01/31/2018
This award is conferred to the 3 best papers presented by student authors among 200 papers accepted from 800+ submitted abstracts.

Kurabayashi and Liang's research featured on cover of Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B
01/11/2016
The authors on the paper were ME students Hongsuk Nam, Bo-Ram Oh, Mikai Chen, Sungjin Wi, and Da Li, as well as ME Professors Katsuo Kurabayashi and Xiaogan Liang

Chance Encounter Leads to Use of Life-Saving Blood Analysis Device
04/28/2015
This device, developed by a multidisciplinary team including ME professors Fu and Kurabayashi, is a microfluidic device that uses a miniscule amount of blood – a mere microliter – to achieve test results in 20 minutes

ME Faculty Receive CoE Awards
01/14/2015
Four ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2015. These recipients include Jun Ni, Huei Peng, Katsuo Kurabayashi, and Jianping Fu

MCubed Grant Precedes Larger NIH Award of $3 Million
10/06/2014
A transformative diagnostic tool for rapid measurement of patient immune status, developed through a close collaboration between U-M researchers from the Medical School and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received NIH funding this past July

Fu and Kurabayashi's research featured as cover story of Advanced Healthcare Materials
07/11/2013
Advanced Healthcare Materials is an international, interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed papers on materials science aimed at promoting human health

Kim's Article Featured
07/03/2010
The cover of the most recent Lab on a Chip features ME doctoral candidate Sung Jin Kim's paper.

Three ME Students Receive Rackham Fellowships
08/09/2007