Hiroyuki Takei

Dr. Takei is a professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences, Toyo University, Gunma, Japan. After he received his BS and Ph.D. degrees from Applied Physics Department, Cornell University, the latter under the supervision of Prof. A. Lewis, he joined Advanced Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. in 1992. Since then, he has worked on various biosensing and analytical techniques at various research laboratories such as Fujirebio Inc., Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Kanagawa Science Academy before joining Toyo University. His interest in commercialization of technologies is reflected by his portfolio of over 30 patents and affiliations with LamdaGen and other start-up companies.

Michael Großjean

Dr. Großjean is a business professional with a heart for science and thirty years of experience in telecommunications industry. His Ph.D. thesis under Klaus Schulten from Technical University of Munich focused on the investigation of biomolecule geometries by computer aided analysis of vibrational and optical spectra. Upon graduation, he had post-doctoral stays at prominent research institutions such as Beckman Institute, Cornell University  and Weizmann Institute. In late 1990 he joined Alcatel (now Nokia). There, he worked as test engineer, business developer, project, program and team manager. Since his retirement in late 2020 he is graciously sharing his valuable experiences by joining our SERS team as a scientific/business development advisor.

I am sure I can improve our FlexiSERS. I am trying various new configurations. Ryu

I have always been fascinated by insects, and it has come to me as a surprise that nanostructures associated with them can exhibit SERS properties. I think we can also use SERS to learn about them as well. Zaki

I have been working on SERS for quite some time. While SERS can be applied to different fields, I am most interested in biological applications, detection of metabolites of bacteria. Kousuke