Academic Profile

University of California at Berkeley, postdoc 2008 - 2011

University of Michigan, postdoc 2007

Waseda University, research assistant professor, 2005 - 2006

The 10 Emerging Technologies of 2009 (TR10), MIT Technology Review

The 50 Best Inventions of 2009, TIME magazine

The Most Viewed and Downloaded Article 2010, Frontiers in Neuroscience
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Assoc Prof Hirotaka Sato
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

micro air vehicle, MAV
insect flight control
insect physiology
biofuel cell

electrochemical etching, deposition
electroless deposition
  • Development Of Electrochemical Process For Precision Mechanical Parts

  • Extremely highly-active and low-cost catalyst for electroless plating

  • Insect-Inspired Robot Developed Using Insect–Computer Hybrid Robot

  • Phase II: Insect-Hybrid Legged Robot Integrated with MicroSensors and Remote Navigation System

  • Provost's Chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Hirotaka Sato)

  • Rapid Detection of Foodborne Pathogens Using Thermosensitive Liposomes
  • Feng Cao, Chao Zhang, Hao Yu Choo, Hirotaka Sato. (2016). Insect–computer hybrid legged robot with user-adjustable speed, step length and walking gait. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 13(116), 20160060.

  • T. T. V. Doan, J. Wang, Ka. C. Poon, D. C. L. Tan, B. Khezri, R. D. Webster, H. Su, H. Sato. (2016). Theoretical Modelling and Facile Synthesis of Highly Active B-doped Pd Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55(24), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201682461.

  • Kee Chun Poon, Bahareh Khezri, Yao Li, Richard D. Webster, Haibin Su, Hirotaka Sato. (2016). A highly active Pd–P nanoparticle electrocatalyst for enhanced formic acid oxidation synthesized via stepwise electroless deposition. Chemical Communications, 52, 3556-3559.

  • Hirotaka Sato, Tat Thang Vo Doan, Svetoslav Kolev, Ngoc Anh Huynh, Chao Zhang, Travis L. Massey, Joshua van Kleef, Kazuo Ikeda, Pieter Abbeel, Michel M. Maharbiz. (2015). Deciphering the Role of a Coleopteran Steering Muscle via Free Flight Stimulation. Current Biology, 25(6), 798-803.

  • Kee Chun Poon, Desmond C. L. Tan,Thang D.T. Vo, Bahareh Khezri, Haibin Su, Richard D. Webster and Hirotaka Sato. (2014). Newly Developed Stepwise Electroless Deposition Enables a Remarkably Facile Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Amorphous Pd Nanoparticle Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(14), 5217.