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Researchers / Toshinori Fujie

Toshinori Fujie

  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study

Research Topics

This study envisages the development of wearable and implantable devices for monitoring and directing biosignals in the application of healthcare and regenerative medicine by integrating printed electronics and polymer nanosheet technology.

Education and Academic Employment

2007 M.Sc. degree from Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)
2009 PhD degree (Engineering) from Department of Life Science and Medical Bioscience, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)
2009 - 2010 Research Associate, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Micro-BioRobotics IIT@SSSA, Italian Institute of Technology (Italy)
2012 - 2013 Research Associate, WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (Japan)
2013 - 2016 Assistant Professor, School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan)
2015 - present Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency
2016 - present Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University (Japan)

Research Fields of Interest

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biorobotics

Academic Publications

  1. Zucca, A., Yamagishi, K., Fujie, T.*(Corresponding), Takeoka, S., Mattoli, V.*, Greco, F.* Roll to roll processing of ultraconformable conducting polymer nanosheets. J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 6539-6548 (2015).
  2. Fujie, T.†, Shi, X.†, Ostrovidov, S., Liang, X., Nakajima, K., Chen, Y., Wu, H., Khademhosseini, A. Spatial coordination of cell orientation directed by unique nanoribbon sheets. Biomaterials, 53, 86-94 (2015). (†Equally Contributed).
  3. Shi, X.†, Fujie, T.†, Saito, A., Takeoka, S., Hou, Y., Shu, Y., Chen, M., Wu, H., Khademhosseini, A. Periosteum-mimetic structures made from freestanding microgrooved nanosheets. <>emAdv. Mater., 26, 3290-3296 (2014) (†Equally Contributed).
  4. Fujie, T., Mori, Y., Ito, S., Nishizawa, M., Bae, H., Nagai, N., Onami, H., Abe, T., Khademhosseini, A., Kaji, H. Micropatterned polymeric nanosheets for local delivery of an engineered epithelial monolayer. Adv. Mater., 26, 1699-1705 (2014).
  5. Fujie, T., Ahadian, S., Liu, H., Chang, H., Ostrovidov, S., Wu, H., Bae, H., Nakajima, K., Kaji, H., Khademhosseini, A. Engineered nanomembranes for directing cellular organization towards flexible biodevices. Nano Lett., 13, 3185-3192 (2013).
  6. Fujie, T., Kawamoto, Y., Haniuda, H., Saito, A., Kabata, K., Honda, Y., Ohmori, E., Asahi, T., Takeoka, S. Selective molecular permeability induced by glass transition dynamics of semi-crystalline polymer ultra-thin films. Macromolecules, 46, 395-402 (2013).
  7. Greco, F.†, Fujie, T.†, Ricotti, L., Taccola, S., Mazzolai, B., Mattoli, V. Micro-wrinkled conducting polymer interface for anisotropic multi-cellular alignment. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5, 573-584 (2013) (†Equally Contributed).
  8. Fujie, T.*(Corresponding), Desii, A.*, Ventrelli, L., Mazzolai, B., Mattoli, V.* Inkjet printing of protein microarrays on freestanding polymeric nanofilms for spatio-selective cell culture environment. Biomed. Microdevices, 14, 1069-1076 (2012).
  9. Fujie, T.*(Corresponding), Ricotti, L., Desii, A., Menciassi, A., Dario, P., Mattoli, V. Evaluation of substrata effect on cell adhesion properties using freestanding poly(L-lactic acid) nanosheets. Langmuir, 27, 13173-13182 (2011).
  10. Fujie, T., Haniuda, H., Takeoka, S. Convenient method for surface modification by patching a freestanding anti-biofouling nanosheet. J. Mater. Chem., 21, 9112-9120 (2011).
  11. Fujie, T., Furutate, S., Niwa, D., Takeoka, S. A nano-fibrous assembly of collagen / hyaluronic acid for controlling cell-adhesive properties. Soft Matter, 6, 4672-4676 (2010).
  12. Fujie, T., Saito, A., Kinoshita, M., Miyazaki, H., Ohtsubo, S., Saitoh, D., Takeoka, S. Dual therapeutic action of antibiotic-loaded nanosheets for the treatment of gastrointestinal tissue defects. Biomaterials, 31, 6269-6278 (2010).
  13. Fujie, T., Kinosita, M., Shono, S., Saito, A., Okamura, Y., Saitoh, D., Takeoka, S. Sealing effect of a polysaccharide nanosheet for murine cecal puncture. Surgery, 148, 48-58 (2010).
  14. Fujie, T., Park, J-Y., Murata, A., Estillore, N. C., Tria, M. C. R., Takeoka, S., Advincula, R. C. Hydrodynamic transformation of a free-standing polymer nanosheet induced by a thermoresponsive surface, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 1, 1404-1413 (2009).
  15. Fujie, T., Matsutani, N., Kinoshita, M., Okamura, Y., Saito, A., Takeoka, S. Adhesive, flexible and robust polysaccharide nanosheet integrated for tissue-defect repair. Adv. Funct. Mater., 19, 2560-2568 (2009).; “Fit to repair”, Nature Nanotech. (Research Highlights), 4, 472 (2009).
  16. Fujie, T., Okamura, Y., Takeoka, S. Selective surface modification of free-standing polysaccharide nanosheet with micro/nano-particles utilizing structural color. Colloid Surface A, 334, 28-33 (2009).
  17. Fujie, T., Okamura, Y., Takeoka, S. Ubiquitous transference of free-standing polysaccharide nanosheet in the development of a nano-adhesive plaster. Adv. Mater., 19, 3549-3553 (2007).

Other Interests

Watching rugby football games, Watching movies

Membership of Academic Organization

  • American Chemical Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • The Chemical Society of Japan
  • The Society of Polymer Science, Japan
  • Japanese Society for Biomaterials
  • The Japanese Research Association for Organic Electronics Materials (Board member)
  • Honors

    2012 Poster Presentation Award (IEEE-EMBS Micro- and Nanoengineering in Medicine Conference (MNMC 2012))
    2013 apanese and Korean Biomaterials Societies Young Scientist Exchange Program Award (2013) / Best Presentation Award (The 35th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials)
    2014 The 28th Lectureship Award of Young Generation Special Forum (The 94th Annual Meeting, The Chemical Society of Japan)
    2015 Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science; The Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2015)
    2015 The Young Scientist Lecture Award (The 61st annual Kobe Polymer Research Symposium, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Kansai Regional Chapter)