<Academic Career>

Born in Nagoya, Japan in 1946. Prof. Sugiyama received the B. S. degree in electrical engineering from Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1970, and the Dr. Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1994.

<Professional Career>

From 1965 to 1995, he was with Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc., where he worked on semiconductor strain gauges, silicon pressure sensors, integrated sensors, IC process, power devices and silicon micromachined devices. While there, he was a Senior Researcher in 1991, Manager of the Silicon Devices Laboratory in 1992, and Manager of the Device Development Laboratory in 1993.

Since 1995 he has been with Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan, where he recently serves as a Professor in Ritsumeikan-Global Innovation Research Organization(2008- up to now), after serving at the Center for Promotion of the COE Program(FY2007) and the Faculty of Science and Engineering(1995-2006): Dept. of Micro System Technology(2004-2006), Dept.of Robotics(1996-2003) and Dept. of Mechanical Systems(1995).


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