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 Research in our group is directed toward the integration of “Nano”, “Bio”, and “Chem” at femtoliter, attoliter, and single molecule scales through nanofluidics. We continue to involve the study and development of novel nanofluidic methods and devices for single cell omics, single molecule chemistry, biomaterials, nanomedicine, energy, and process engineering. Click here for details.

Research Fields: Nanofluidics, Nano Chemical Systems, Microfluidics, NanoBio Interfaces, Biomaterials, Analytical Chemistry, Nanomedicine, Single Molecule Chemistry, Single-Cell Omics, Nano Energy
Featured Keywords: Nano-in-Nano Integration, Digital Nanochannels (DN), Single-Molecule Regulated Chemistry (SMRC)
Other Keywords: Nanochannels, Nanofluidic Channels, Nanofluidic Devices (Chips), Microchannels, Microfluidic Channels, Microfluidic Devices (Chips), Microchips, Lab on a Chip, MicroTAS, Single Molecule, Single Cell

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  • Join us: We welcome students and researchers from all over the world!
  • 【Open Positions】Our laboratory is recruiting specially appointed assistant professors and/or postdoctoral researchers (1 to 2 people). If you are interested, please feel free to contact us. Click here (jREC-IN Portal) for details
  • 2024/04/05  Mr. Rikuto Sasaki (B4), Mr. Kento Kato (B4), and Mr. Hayato Kayumi (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2024/04/01  Mr. Lan Huang joined our group as a research student. Welcome!
  • 2024/03/20  All students and researchers of our lab attended the 89th Annual Meeting of the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan and International Chemical Engineering Symposia(IChES2024) held at our university (March 18-20) and and presented their research.
  • 2024/02/27 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in Pittcon 2024, held in San Diego, USA.
  • 2024/02/15 [Award]Mr. Yusuke Dote (M1) won 'Best Poster Award' in the interim presentation of Departement of Chemical Engieering. Congratulations!
  • 2024/01/16 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in Science Edge Salon in Kawasaki City, held in AIRBIC, KBIC.
  • 2023/12/22 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited International Online Lecture for International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE).
  • 2023/12/20 [Award] Dr. Qun Ma (PD) has been selected for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers. Congratulations!
  • 2023/12/19 Prof. Xu and Dr. Ma(PD) presented at The Cell Environment Measurement Conference of National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), held in NIPS, Okazaki.
  • 2023/12/11 [Seminar]Prof. Zhugen Yang at Cranfield University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Origami-paper microfluidic devices for rapid diagnosis and wastewater surveillance".
  • 2023/11/15 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 61st Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan, held in Nagoya.
  • 2023/11/15 [Media/Report] Univeristy's English website and SNS highlights our recent achievement. Click here (OMU English Webpage, OMU Twitter (English), OMU Facebook (English),) for details.
  • 2023/11/08  Yusuke Dote (M1) and Sayano Arii (B4) presented at Future Technologies from Kumamoto-CHEMINAS 48, held in Kumamoto.
  • 2023/11/01 Dr. Qun Ma joined our group as a Specially Appointed Researcher. Welcome!
  • 2023/10/30 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in International Virtual Nanopore Weekly Meeting.
  • 2023/10/27 [Media/Report] Univeristy's official website and SNS highlights our recent achievement. Click here (OMU Webpage, OMU Twitter, OMU Facebook,) for details.
  • 2023/10/25 [Media/Report] Yang and Kamai's paper, titled "Nanofluidic aptamer nanoarray to enable stochastic capture of single proteins at normal concentrations", is featured on the Frontispiece of Small (2023, Vol. 19, Issue 43). Congratulations! The illustration for the Frontispiece was designed and created by Nat (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow).
  • 2023/10/19 Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow), Yusuke Dote (M1), and Souji Miyata (M1) attended MicroTAS2023 held in Katowice, Poland and made research presentations.
  • 2023/10/16 [Award]Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow) received 'CBMS Young Researcher Grant' funded by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS). Congratulations!
  • 2023/10/11 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a speical lecture at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand.
  • 2023/10/10 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand.
  • 2023/10/03 [Seminar]Prof. Yongfan Men at Chinese Academy of Sciences visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Fabrication of large scale, monodispersed fluorescent microspheres for optical biosensing with size adjustability and simple microfluidic setup".
  • 2023/10/02 [Award]Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow) has been selected as an awardee of 'The 35th Kato Memorial International Grant' funded by Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation. Congratulations!
  • 2023/10/01 Dr. Hiroto Kawagishi's review article is publised in Optical Alliance. Click here for details
  • 2023/10/01 Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee has been appointed as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • 2023/09/24 The 2nd Young Researcher Conference of the Academic Transformation Research (A) "Transcendent Molecular System", organized by the entire student body of our lab and students from the Miura Lab of the School of Agriculture, was held at I-Site Namba from September 23rd to 24th. It was a great success.
  • 2023/09/24 All students and researchers of our lab attended the 2nd Young Researcher Conference on the Academic Transformation Research (A) "Transcendent Molecular System" at I-Site Namba and presented their research.
  • 2023/09/22 Prof. Yan Xu, Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow), Yusuke Dote (M1), and Souji Miyata (M1) attended the 3rd Area Conference of the Academic Transformation Area Research (A) "Transcendental Molecular Systems'' area held at Mt. Koya and presented their research.
  • 2023/09/15  Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow), Yuto Tanaka (M2), and Daigo Tamaoki (M2) presented at The 72nd Annual Meeting of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, held in Kumamoto.
  • 2023/09/08 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a speical lecture at China Agricultural University.
  • 2023/09/08 [Keynote Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a keynote talk in The 20th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA2023), held in Beijing, China.
  • 2023/08/02 [Award] Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (PD) has been selected for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers. Congratulations!
  • 2023/08/01 Dr. Hiroto Kawagishi's review article is publised in Journal on Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics (NAGARE). Click here for details.
  • 2023/07/13 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on NIKKEI TECH Foresight. Click here for details.
  • 2023/06/28 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on several overseas news sites. For details, please visit Dispositivos Medicos, Euro ES Euro, etc.
  • 2023/06/27 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on a Chinese mobile scientific media. Click here for details.
  • 2023/06/27 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on Labiotech. Click here for details.
  • 2023/06/26 [Media/Report] Our exosome-related technology is featured on Insights by Plug and Play Japan. Click here for details.
  • 2023/06/26 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on several overseas news sites. For details, please visit Azonano, Nouvelles du monde, AskByGeeks, The Medical News, Ma Clinique, etc.
  • 2023/06/24 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on several overseas news sites. For details, please visit Astrobiology Web, AskByGeeks, etc.
  • 2023/06/24 [Award]Mr. Yuto Tanaka (M2) made a research presentation at the 70th Anniversary Ceremony of the Kinki Branch of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry held at Umeda Campus of Osaka Institute of Technology, and received the Student Poster Presentation Award. Congratulation!
  • 2023/06/23 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on manl overseas news sites. For details, please visit GEN(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), Drug Target Review, Mirage News, ScienMag, Nanowerk, Bioengineer.org, Samachar Central, Swift Telecast, Glory Glob Tv, NewsBeezer, megafea, My Droll, Deporticos, PlatoHealth, Zephyrnet, etc..
  • 2023/06/23 [Press Release] Our university made a oversea press release for our recent paper (Nanofluidic aptamer nanoarray to enable stochastic capture of single proteins at normal concentrations) via university English website and several overseas media: "Bridging the gap for precision medicine: nanofluidic aptamer nanoarray measures individual proteins--A pioneering step towards digital assays at cellular concentrations". Click here for details:OMU English Website, EurekAlert!, AlphaGalileo, Asia Research News, OMU Facebook (English) , OMU Twitter(English).
  • 2023/06/23 [Press Release] Our university made a Japanese press release for our recent research on Nanofluidic aptamer nanoarray to enable stochastic capture of single proteins at normal concentrations. Click here for details: OMU Website.
  • 2023/06/23 Yang and Kamai's paper, titled "Nanofluidic aptamer nanoarray to enable stochastic capture of single proteins at normal concentrations", is published in Small. Congratulations! This paper is a result of international collaborative research with Professor Yong Wang from Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2023/06/19 Yang and Kamai's paper, titled "A simple chemical method to nondestructively regenerate functional nanochannels for single-molecule studies", is published in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Congratulations!
  • 2023/06/07 Our paper is accepted for publication in Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical.
  • 2023/06/05 Our paper is accepted for publication in Small.
  • 2023/05/14 Daigo Tamaoki (M2), Souji Miyata (M1), and Xuejin Huang (University of Tokyo, joint research) participated in CHEMINAS 47 held at Tohoku University and made research presentations.
  • 2023/05/09 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on several Chinese news sites. For details, please visit ScienceNet, cnBeta, antpedia, etc.
  • 2023/05/06 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on several overseas news sites. For details, please visit Today Headline, SciTechDaily, list23, etc.
  • 2023/05/03 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on many overseas news sites. For details, please visit AZO Materials, LABIOTECH, Science Daily, Bioengineer.org, ScienMag, Nanowerk, Mirage News, Bollyinside, Nano Daily, etc.
  • 2023/05/02 [Press Release] Our university made a oversea press release for our recent paper (Flexible glass-based hybrid nanofluidic device to enable the active regulation of single-molecule flows) via university English website and several overseas media: "Single-Molecule Valve: A Breakthrough in Nanoscale Control -- On the horizon: a paradigm shift revolutionizing chemical and biochemical synthesis". Click here for details:OMU English Website, EurekAlert!, Alpha Galileo, Asia Research News, OMU Facebook,OMU Twitter.
  • 2023/4/28  Our co-authored book chapter, titled "Nanofluidic Technologies for Drug Screening and Drug Delivery, in 'Nano- and Microfabrication Techniques in Drug Delivery", is published by Springer Nature.
  • 2023/04/26 [Video Clips] We shared two YouTube clips with English subtitles via Xu Lab Channel for our research results concerning Flexible glass-based hybrid nanofluidic device to enable the active regulation of single-molecule flows. Click here to watch the clip 1 and clip 2 on Youtube.
  • 2023/04/13 [Seminar]The 5th Bottom-up Biotech Seminar Series was held online and Prof. Xu delivered a talk.
  • 2023/04/11 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk for iCANX Talks online. About 20,000 people watched it.
  • 2023/04/08 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on Chinese news site Sohu. Click here for details.
  • 2023/04/07  Ms. Sayano Arii (B4), Mr. Ryoya Kato (B4), and Mr. Daichi Nakahara (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2023/04/03 Ms. Masako Kanzawa joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2023/03/31 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on Chemical News Daily. Click here for details.
  • 2023/03/30 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on NIKKEI XTECH. Click here for details.
  • 2023/03/29 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on Chinese news site Alpatent. Click here for details.
  • 2023/03/27 Dote (B4) attended and presented at Transformative Area Research (A) Joint Symposium on Molecular Cybernetics and Transcendental Molecular Systems 2023, held in Tokyo.
  • 2023/03/25 [Media/Report] The offical Twitter of Nano Letters highlights Our recent research progress. Click here for details.
  • 2023/03/24 [Award]Mr. Jo Kobayashi (M2) won 'Chemical Engineering Research Achievement Award'. Congratulations!
  • 2023/03/23 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on NIKKEI TECH Foresight. Click here for details.
  • 2023/03/22 Twenty-two high school students and teachers from Naresuan University Secondary Demonstration School in Thailand visited our university and toured our laboratory.
  • 2023/03/17 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at the 6th OMU Academia Drug Discovery Symposium "Exosomes and Next Generation Drug Discovery".
  • 2023/03/08 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on OPTRONICS ONLINE. Click here for details.
  • 2023/03/07 [Video Clips] We shared two YouTube clips via Xu Lab Channel for our research results concerning Flexible glass-based hybrid nanofluidic device to enable the active regulation of single-molecule flows. Click here to watch the clip 1 and clip 2 on Youtube.
  • 2023/03/07 [Press Release] Our university and RIKEN made a joint press release for our recent research on Flexible glass-based hybrid nanofluidic device to enable the active regulation of single-molecule flows. Click here for details: OMU Website, RIKEN Website, OMU Facebook , OMU Twitter.
  • 2023/03/07 Kawagishi's paper, titled "Flexible glass-based hybrid nanofluidic device to enable the active regulation of single-molecule flows", is published in Nano Letters. Congratulations!
  • 2023/02/28 [Award]Mr. Jo Kobayashi (M2) won '2022 Master's Research Presentation Award'. Congratulations!
  • 2023/02/27 [Media/Report] Univeristy website and official SNS highlight our recent achievement. Click here (OMU Website, OMU Twitter, OMU Facebook) for details.
  • 2023/02/24 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on a Chinese mobile scientific media. Click here for details.
  • 2023/02/23 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on manyl overseas news sites. For details, please visit Phys.org, Mirage News, AZoM, Analytica World, analytica-world.com, Bioengineer.org, Innovations Report, Nanowerk, ScienceDaily, etc.
  • 2023/02/23 Our paper is accepted for publication in Nano Letters.
  • 2023/02/22 [Press Release] Our university made a press release for our recent paper (Nanofluidics for chemical and biological dynamics in solution at the single molecular level) via university English website and several overseas media: "Nanofluidic devices offer solutions for studying single molecule chemical reactions". Click here for details: OMU Web, EurekAlert!, Alpha Galileo, Asia Research News, OMU Facebook , OMU Twitter.
  • 2023/02/22 [Media/Report] Nat's perpective paper, titled Toward nanofluidics-based mass spectrometry for exploring the unknown complex and heterogenous subcellular worlds, is featured on the Cover of View (2023, Vol. 4, Issue 1).
  • 2023/02/10 Mr. Jo Kobayashi's review article is publised in Bunseki. Click here for details.
  • 2023/02/02 [Award]Mr. Yuto Tanaka (M1) and Daigo Tamaoki (M2) won 'Best Poster Award' in the interim presentation of Departement of Chemical Engieering. Congratulations!
  • 2023/01/10 [Press Release] Univeristy official website made a press release for our recent paper. Click here for details: OMU website, OMU Twitter, OMU Facebook.
  • 2022/12/08 Our invited perspective paper, titled "Towards nanofluidics based mass spectrometry for exploring unknown complex and heterogenous subcellular worlds", is accepted for publication in View.
  • 2022/12/06 Our invited review paper, titled "Nanofluidics for chemical and biological dynamics in solution at the single molecular level", is accepted for publication in TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry.
  • 2022/12/01 Ms. Mio Kinoshita joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2022/10/28 Prof. Skonchai Chanunan at Naresuan University, Thailand visited our lab.
  • 2022/10/27 Yusuf (PD), Chantipmanee (PD), Kobayashi (M2), Y. Tanaka (M1), and Tamaoki (M1) attended and presented at the 26th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS 2022), held in hybrid format in Hangzhou, China .
  • 2022/10/11 Mr. Xuejin Huang (D2) from Professor Madoka Takai's laboratory at the University of Tokyo will stay at our laboratory for a short term for joint research.
  • 2022/09/28 Xu, Chantipmanee (PD), Kobayashi (M2), M. Tanaka (M2), Y. Tanaka (M1), Tamaoki (M1), Dote (B4), and Miyata (B4) attended and presented at the 2nd Meeting of “Bottom-up Synthetic Biotechnology” Area, held in Okayama University.
  • 2022/09/16 Kobayashi (M2) presented at The 71st Annual Meeting of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, held in Okayama University.
  • 2022/09/13 [Seminar]Dr. Kazuhiko Ishihara, a specially appointed professor at Osaka University and a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, visited our lab and delivered a special lecture, titled "Development of biomimetic polymers and their biomedical applications".
  • 2022/08/29 [Media/Report]Bunseki News reports Prof. Xu's lecture in Branch Meeting of The Kinki Branch of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry in its new issue. Click here for details.
  • 2022/07/08 Kansai Regional Meeting of “Bottom-up Synthetic Biotechnology” Area, which is one of Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A) financially supported by MEXT KAKENHI, was held at the Science Hall of Osaka Metropolitan University. Xu, Kawagishi (OB), Kobayashi (M2) and Miyata (B4) presented in the meeting.
  • 2022/07/05 Mr. Yuto Tanaka's review article is publised in Bunseki. Click here for details.
  • 2022/07/02 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in Pre-conference Lecture Series of the 13th International Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT 2022) held online.
  • 2022/06/01 Ms. Tomoko Ueno joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2022/05/22  Y. Tanaka (M1) and Tamaoki (M1) presented at CHEMINAS 45 held in Chuo University (Tokyo).
  • 2022/05/02 Dr. Nattapong Chantipmanee (Nat) joined our group as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome!
  • 2022/05/01 [Media/Report]IEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines introduces our research activities in its new issue. Click here for details.
  • 2022/04/08 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in Branch Meeting of The Kinki Branch of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry held in Osaka.
  • 2022/04/07  Mr. Yusuke Dote (B4), Mr. Souji Miyata (B4), and Mr. Jun Takatori (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2022/04/01 [Award]Prof. Xu received "Young Innovator Award" of the JST CREST filed of Extracellular Fine Particles. Congratulations!
  • 2022/04/01 Dr. Aishan Yusufu joined our group as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome!
  • 2022/04/01 Osaka Metropolitan University (OMU) was born by the integration of Osaka Prefecture University (OPU) and Osaka City University (OCU). Our group restarted as a group of the new university.
  • 2022/03/24 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D3) won 'Aogaki Fund TECHNOVATION Award'. Congratulations!
  • 2022/03/24 [Award]Mr. Jo Kobayashi (M1) won 'Best Poster Award' in the interim presentation of Departement of Chemical Engieering. Congratulations!
  • 2022/01/26 Our invited review paper, titled "Recent progress and perspectives in applications of 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine polymers in biodevices at small scales", is accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
  • 2022/01/20 [Media/Report]Our paper (A biomimetic anti-biofouling coating in nanofluidic channels) recently published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B was selected as HOT Paper by the Editors as especially significant based on reviewers’ recommendations and their own appraisall. Click here for details.
  • 2022/01/14 Research results concerning "A biomimetic anti-biofouling coating in nanofluidic channels" are accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
  • 2021/12/28 [Media/Report] Univeristy's English website highlights our recent achievement. Click here (OPU Website) for details.
  • 2021/12/23 [Media/Report] Univeristy website and official SNS highlight our recent achievement. Click here (OPU Website, OPU Twitter, OPU Facebook) for details.
  • 2021/12/22 [Media/Report] Research results concerning Fabrication of Nanoscale Gas-Liquid Interfaces in Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Nanopatterned Nanofluidic Channels are featured on the Cover of Nano Letters (2021, Vol. 21, Issue 24). The illustration for the Cover was designed and created by Kawagishi (D3), who is the first author of the paper.
  • 2021/12/10 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 41st Symposium on Capillary Electrophoresis (SCE2021) held in Fukuoka.
  • 2021/12/08 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University.
  • 2021/12/03 Mr. Murata's review article is publised in Experimental Medicine. Click here for details.
  • 2021/12/02 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in 2021 Joint Symposium of Techinical Groups for Measurement & Control and Bioparticle Process of APPIE held online.
  • 2021/11/22 [Media/Report] Our recent reserach progress is featured on the offical Wechat site of Chemistry & Material Science. Click here for details.
  • 2021/11/18 [Award]Prof. Xu received The Academic Award of Gratuate School of Engineering.
  • 2021/11/15 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D3) received 'The University President's Award for Students (2021)' . Congratulations!
  • 2021/11/11 [Award]Mr. Jo Kobayashi (M1) won 'The CHEMINAS Visual Movie Award' in Future Technologies from Hemeji 2021. Congratulations!
  • 2021/11/08  Our book chapter, titled "Nano-in-Nano Integration Technology for Advanced Fabrication of Functional Nanofluidic Devices", in "Advanced MEMS/NEMS Fabrication and Sensors", is published by Springer Nature.
  • 2021/11/06 [Media/Report] The offical Twitter of Nano Letters highlights Our recent reserach progress. Click here for details.
  • 2021/10/22 [Media/Report] Our recent reserach progress is featured on several Chinese news sites. For details, please visit NetEase, Sohu, Zhihu, Baidu, etc.
  • 2021/10/22 [Media/Report] Our recent reserach progress is featured on Chem Europe. Click here for details.
  • 2021/10/20 [Media/Report] Our recent reserach progress is featured on manyl overseas news sites. For details, please visit EurekAlert!, Asia Research News, Phys.org, Nanowerk, ScienMag, True Viral News, Mirage News, FUNTiTECH , Xnesnet, etc.
  • 2021/10/19 [Media/Report] Univeristy (OPU) and new University (OMU) official English websites highlights our recent research progress. Click here (OPU, OMU) for details.
  • 2021/10/15 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress concerning Fabrication of nanoscale gas-liquid interfaces in hydrophilic/hydrophobic nanopatterned nanofluidic channels is featured on NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN. Click here for details.
  • 2021/10/14 [Video Clips] We shared a Youtube video clip via Xu Lab Channel for our research results concerning Fabrication of nanoscale gas-liquid interfaces in hydrophilic/hydrophobic nanopatterned nanofluidic channels. Click here to watch the clip on Youtube.
  • 2021/10/14 [Press Release] Osaka Prefecture Univeristy (OPU) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) made a joint press release for our recent research progress. Click here for details: OPU websiteJST websiteOMU websiteOPU TwitterOPU Facebook.
  • 2021/10/14  Research results concerning Fabrication of nanoscale gas-liquid interfaces in hydrophilic/hydrophobic nanopatterned nanofluidic channels are published in Nano Letters.
  • 2021/10/01  Dr. Sasikan Seetasang (Mai) joined our group as a project facaulty member. Welcome!
  • 2021/09/29 Our reserach results are accepted for publication in Nano Letters.
  • 2021/09/20 Our invited review paper, titled "Nanofluidics for sub-single cellular studies: nascent progress, critical technologies, and future perspectives", is accepted for publication in Chinese Chemical Letters (CCL).
  • 2021/09/19  Our book chapter, titled "Principles and applications of the nano-in-nano integration for multidisciplinary nanofluidics", in "Multidisciplinary Microfluidic and Nanofluidic Lab-on-a-Chip: Principles and Applications", is published by Elsevier.
  • 2021/09/07 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 70th Symposium on Macromolecules held online
  • 2021/08/27 [Media/Report]Our paper (Fabrication of Ultranarrow Nanochannels with Ultrasmall Nanocomponents in Glass Substrate) recently published in Micromachines was selected as Editor’s Choice and Feature Paper by the Academic Editor of the Journal.
  • 2021/06/30 Research results concerning Fabrication of Ultranarrow Nanochannels with Ultrasmall Nanocomponents in Glass Substrates are published in Micromachines.
  • 2021/06/17 [Award]Prof. Xu received The Academic Award of Gratuate School of Engineering.
  • 2021/04/23 [Keynote Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a keynote talk (online) in International Symposium on Microfluidics and BioMEMS 2021 held in Shenzhen, China.
  • 2021/04/14 Editorial titled "Advances in Nanofluidics'" is published in a special issue of Micromachines co-editored by Prof. Xu.
  • 2021/04/07  Mr. Yuto Tanaka (B4), Mr. Daigo Tamaoki(B4), and Mr. Yuki Arai (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2021/03/26  Our book chapter, titled "Some frontier technologies for aptamers in medical applications " in "Aptamers for Medical Applications. From Diagnosis to Therapeutics", is published by Spinger Nature.
  • 2021/03/24 [Award]Mr. Kosaku Murata (M1) won 'Best Poster Award' in the interim presentation of Departement of Chemical Engieering. Congratulations!
  • 2021/03/06 Our book chapter, titled "Functional coatings for lab-on-a-chip systems based on phospholipid polymers, in "Handbook of Modern Coating Technologies. Applications and Development", is published by Elsevier.
  • 2021/01/04 [Award]Mr. Jinbin Yang (D3) obtained an offer of the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1) of JSPS.
  • 2020/12/05 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D2) won the Excellence Award for Policy Proposal at Expo-related events held online. Congratulations!Click here for details.
  • 2020/12/02 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan held online.
  • 2020/11/20 [Award]Mr. Jinbin Yang (D3) and Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D2) received 'The University President's Award for Students (2020)' . Congratulations!
  • 2020/11/05 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a speical invited talk in The 137th Meeting of The Analytical Tehnology Workshop held online.
  • 2020/10/10 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D2) received 'Micromachines (MDPI) and CBMS - Flash Presentation Award' at the 24th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS 2020) held online. Congratulations!Click here for details: Link 1 and Link2.
  • 2020/09/17 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 58th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan held online.
  • 2020/09/16 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 69th Annual Meeting of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry held online.
  • 2020/05/27 [Media/Report]Yomiuri Shimbun reports Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D2)'s activity for promotion of Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan. Click here for details.
  • 2020/04/29 Our book chapter, titled "Beyond Phenomena: Functionalization of Nanofluidics Based on Nano-in-Nano Integration Technology", in "21st Century Nanoscience - A Handbook, Exotic Nanostructures and Quantum Systems (Volume Five)" , is published by CRC Press.
  • 2020/04/07  Mr. Jo Kobayashi (B4), Mr. Muneharu Tanaka(B4), and Mr. Ke Hu (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2020/03/24 [Award]Ms. Risa Takane (M1) won 'Best Poster Award' in the interim presentation of Departement of Chemical Engieering. Congratulations!
  • 2020/03/18 [Award]Ms. Haruka Ishibashi (M2) received 'The University President's Award for Students (2019)' . Congratulations!
  • 2019/12/30 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Beihang University.
  • 2019/11/26 [Award]Mr. Jinbin Yang (D2) received 'Excellent Poster Presentation Award' at International Symposium on Photocatalysis, Photofunctional Materials and Nano-Science & Technology (The 4th FZU-OPU Joint Symposium), held in Fuzhou University, China. Congratulations!
  • 2019/11/26 [Seminar]Prof. Xu Deng at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China visited our lab and delivered a seminar, titled "Program droplet transport via printed surface charge".
  • 2019/11/21 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D1) received 'Excellent Presentation Award' at CHEMINAS 40 held in Hamamatsu. Congratulations!
  • 2019/11/21 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at The University of Tokyo.
  • 2019/11/11 [Seminar]Prof. Yong Wang at The Pennsylvania State University delivered his third OPU open seminar, titled "Biomimetic antibody for non-invasive catch and release of cancer cells".
  • 2019/11/05 [Seminar]Prof. Yong Wang at The Pennsylvania State University delivered his second OPU open seminar, titled "Biomimetic cell wall for cell delivery".
  • 2019/11/01 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D1) and Mr. Yuta Sasaki (M1) received 'The University President's Award for Students (2019)' . Congratulations!
  • 2019/10/23 [Seminar]Prof. Yong Wang at The Pennsylvania State University delivered his first OPU open seminar, titled "Biomimetic extracellular matrix for protein delivery".
  • 2019/10/17 Prof. Yong Wang at The Pennsylvania State University stays in our lab under the "FY2019 JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan (Shor-Term)" for a short period. Welcome!
  • 2019/10/04 [Seminar]Prof. Yutaka Kazoe at Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University visited our lab and delivered a seminar.
  • 2019/10/04 [Award]Ms. Haruka Ishibashi (M2) has been announced as an awardee of 'The 31st Kato Memorial International Grant' funded by Kato Memorial Bioscience Foundation. Congratulations!
  • 2019/10/01 [Seminar]Prof. Shigetoshi Oiki at Biomedical Imaging Research Center, University of Fukui visited our lab and delivered a seminar.
  • 2019/10/01 Ms. Mika Iwata joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2019/09/25 [Keynote Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a keynote talk in the 2nd Symposium for Cell Analysis on Micro/Nanofluidics held in Beijing.
  • 2019/09/23 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Changzhou University.
  • 2019/09/20 [Award]Ms. Haruka Ishibashi (M2) received 'CBMS Student Travel Award' funded by the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) for attending MicroTAS 2019 held in Basel, Switzerland. Congratulations!
  • 2019/09/18 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D1) received 'Young Poster Award' at the 68th Annual Conference of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry held in Chiba University. Congratulations!
  • 2019/09/06 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, Portugal.
  • 2019/08/19 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at DICP 70th Anniversary Forum held in Dalian, China.
  • 2019/08/09 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Northeastern University, China.
  • 2019/08/08 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Zhejiang University, China.
  • 2019/07/30 [Seminar]Prof. Xiaohui Zhang at Xi'an Jiaotong University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Silk-Based Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering".
  • 2019/07/17 [Seminar]Prof. Weiqiang Chen at New York University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Microengineered Biosystems for Cancer: From Biology to Mechanics".
  • 2019/07/11 [Media/Report]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D1)'s research was selected as a topics of "Perspectives and Topics" for the 68th Annual Conference of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry.
  • 2019/07/08 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • 2019/07/05 [Seminar]Prof. Jinming Lin at Tsinghua University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Development of microfluidic devices combined with mass spectrometer for cell culture and single cell analysis".
  • 2019/06/15 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 9th International Multidiscipline Conference on Optofluidics (IMCO 2019) held in Hong Kong, China.
  • 2019/06/12 [Special Lecture]Prof. Xu delivered a special lecture at Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
  • 2019/05/28 [Award]Mr. Yuta Sasaki (M1) received 'Excellent Presentation Award' at CHEMINAS 39 held in Kanazawa. Congratulations!
  • 2019/05/20 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (D1) received 'CHEMINAS Poster Award' at The 11th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM 2019) held in Yangling, China. Congratulations!
  • 2019/05/19 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 11th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM 2019) held in Yangling, China.
  • 2019/04/12 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems(IEEE NEMS 2019) held in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2019/04/05  Mr. Takumi Okamoto (B4) and Mr. Kosaku Murata(B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2019/03/29 Prof. Dahai Ren at Tsinghua University and Prof. Yaxiaer Yalikun at Nara Institute of Science and Technology visited our lab and gave short talks for us.
  • 2019/03/26 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The BDR Symposium 2019 "Control and design of biosystems" at RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) for celebrating its founding.
  • 2019/03/24 [Award]Ms. Risa Takane (B4) and Mr. Yuta Sasaki (B4) received '2018 TOEIC Award of School of Engineering'. Congratulations!
  • 2019/03/21 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at New York University (NYU), USA.
  • 2019/03/18 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in the Pittsburg Conference and Exposition-The Annual Conference 2019 (PITTCON 2019) held in Philadelphia, USA.
  • 2019/03/15 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Pennsylvania State University (PennState), USA.
  • 2019/03/06 [Seminar]Prof. Sou Ryuzaki at Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk.
  • 2019/02/21 [Workshop]We held a joint workshop with Prof. Osamui Ishibashi's group at the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
  • 2019/01/30 [Award]Mr. Satoshi Nishioka (M1) won 'Best Poster Award' in the interim presentation of Departement of Chemical Engieering. Congratulations!
  • 2018/12/14 [Seminar]Prof. Ling Yang at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "A newly developed system for human liver toxicity".
  • 2018/11/28 [Seminar]Prof. Shih‐hao Huang at Taiwan Ocean University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Self-powered biosensors and microfluidic devices to monitor the physiological status of a living fish".
  • 2018/11/15 Four student members visited Prof. Che-Hsin Lin's lab at National Sun Yat-sen University, after attending MicroTAS conference held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • 2018/11/06 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Griffith University, Australia.
  • 2018/11/04 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (M2) won 'Ryoyukai Award' in Business Idea Contest 2018. Congratulations!
  • 2018/11/02 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (M2) received 'The University President's Award for Students (2018)' . Congratulations!
  • 2018/11/01 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 3rd International Conference on Emerging Advanced Nanomaterials (ICEAN 2018) held in Newcastle, Australia.
  • 2018/10/29 Mr. Jinbin Yang joined our group as a Ph.D student. Welcome!
  • 2018/10/21 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in 9th International Conference of Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology (CSMNT 2018) held in Zhengzhou.
  • 2018/10/18 [Award]Prof. Xu received The Academic Award of Gratuate School of Engineering.
  • 2018/10/15 Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (M2) starts his laboratory rotation at Ikeda Lab of Department of Applied Chemistry.
  • 2018/10/12 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (M2) obtained an offer of the Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1) of JSPS.
  • 2018/10/03 Mr. Yudai Nishiyama (M2) of Suga Lab of Department of Mechanical Engineering starts his laboratory rotation in our group. Welcome!
  • 2018/10/01 Prof. Xu concurrently serves as a PRESTO researcher at the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Click here for details.
  • 2018/09/25 [Keynote Talk]Prof. Xu delivered a keynote talk in the First Symposium for Cell Analysis on Micro/Nanofluidics held in Beijing.
  • 2018/09/20 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Northwest A&F University.
  • 2018/09/18 JST awarded a PRESTO grant to Prof. Xu.
  • 2018/09/14 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Shanxi University.
  • 2018/09/14 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Taiyuan University of Technology.
  • 2018/08/08 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Lanzhou University (LZU).
  • 2018/08/06 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 8th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (IMCO 2018) held in Shanghai.
  • 2018/08/04 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Tongji University.
  • 2018/07/26 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in 2018 Workshop for Young Investigator of The Society of Powder Technology held in Kure, Hiroshima.
  • 2018/07/16 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an Outstanding Alumni Lecture at Dalian Insititute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
  • 2018/07/15 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in the 9th Japan-China-Korea Joint Conference on MEMS/NMES (JCK MEMS/NEMS 2018) held in Dalian.
  • 2018/07/12 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in NIPS Workshop on Bio Common Space held in Okazaki, Aichi.
  • 2018/07/11 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in Microsystems & Nanoengineering Summit 2018 (MINE 2018) held in Beijing.
  • 2018/07/10 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT).
  • 2018/07/07 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Peking University (PKU).
  • 2018/06/22 [Award]Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (M2) received 'Biomicrofluidics Award/Best Poster Award' at The 10th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM 2018) held in Busan, Korea.
  • 2018/06/07 Ms. Keiko Hirohata joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2018/05/02 Mr.Tomoyuki Yamaguchi joined our group as a Research Assistant. Welcome!
  • 2018/04/26 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at National University of Singapore (NUS).
  • 2018/04/24 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems(IEEE NEMS 2018) held in Singapore.
  • 2018/04/11 Ms. Chieko Okayama joined our group as a Technical Assistant. Welcome!
  • 2018/04/06 Ms. Risa Takane (B4), Mr. Hiroki Kamai (B4), and Mr. Yuta Sasaki(B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2018/03/13 [Media/Report]Bunseki, the Journal of The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, introduces our research and education activities in its new issue. Click here for details.
  • 2018/01/22 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in 2nd Open Symposium of The Innovative Area on "Nano-Material Manipulation and Structural Order Control with Optical Forces".
  • 2018/01/16 [Media/Report]Prof. Xu's invited review paper is featured on the inside back cover of Advanced Materials (2018, Vol. 30, Issue 3)
  • 2018/01/06 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 11th Shenzhen Symposium on Biomedical and Health Engineering held in Shenzhen, China.
  • 2018/01/04 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Shenzhen University.
  • 2017/12/27 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • 2017/12/26 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • 2017/12/16 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in Joint Symposium of Four Innovative Areas.
  • 2017/12/11 [Seminar]Prof. Haixia(Alice) Zhang at Peking University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Self-powered smart sensing systems".
  • 2017/12/06 [Media/Report] Our paper (Nanofluidics: A New Arena for Materials Science) ranked 2nd place in the top ten hot papers (top ten most read papers, November, 2017) of Advanced Materials. Click here for details.
  • 2017/11/28 [Press Release] Univeristy official website releases our recent research progress. Click here for details
  • 2017/11/17 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on Chinese International NEMS Network (CINN) and its mobile media. Click here for details.
  • 2017/11/09 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on China Polymer Network (www.polymer.cn) and its mobile media. Click here for details.
  • 2017/09/14 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "NanoBioChem Integration at Femtoliter, Attoliter, and Single-Molecule Scales through Nanofluidics", at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech).
  • 2017/09/13 All group members visited Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China.
  • 2017/09/12 [Keynote Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an keynote talk, titled "Nanofluidics: A New Arena for Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Sciences", in 2017 SIAT-OPU Workshop on Nanofluidics and Biomedical Engineering.
  • 2017/09/12 2017 SIAT-OPU Workshop on Nanofluidics and Biomedical Engineering was held in Shenzhen, China. The workshop was co-chaired by Prof. Xu and hosted by Xu Lab, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), and University of Southern California. All group members attended the workshop.
  • 2017/07/26 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Nanofluidics for Single-Cell Proteomics with Single-Molecule Sensitivity", in The 7th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics 2017 (IMCO 2017) held in Singapore.
  • 2017/07/19 [Exhibition]Prof. Xu exhibited our technologies in The 107th Techno Lab Tour, a serial event of industry-academia collaboration event in OPU.
  • 2017/07/04 Our invited review paper, titled "Nanofluidics: a New Arena for Materials Science" is accepted for publication in Advanced Materials.
  • 2017/06/13 [Seminar]Prof. Osamu Ishibashi of Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences of OPU visited our lab and gave an invited talk.
  • 2017/05/19 [Invited Talk・Exhibition]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk in The 106th Techno Lab Tour, a serial event of industry-academia collaboration event in OPU.
  • 2017/04/07 Ms. Haruka Ishibashi (B4) and Mr. Satoshi Nishioka (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2017/04/05 Ms. Kimiko Fukumoto joined our group as a Research Assistant. Welcome!
  • 2017/03/21 [Seminar]Prof. Junhong Chen at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Molecular Engineering of Real-Time Water Sensors Based on 2D Nanomaterials: from Concept to Product".
  • 2017/03/07 [Award]Mr. Takato Fujimoto (M1) won the Championship at Job Tryout.
  • 2017/03/01 Mr. Yamato Shiraishi (M1) of Hagiwara Lab at N2RC starts his laboratory rotation in our group. Welcome!
  • 2017/02/07 [Exhibition]Prof. Xu exhibited our technologies at JST Open Innovation Fair WEST2017.
  • 2017/02/06 [Seminar]Prof.Zhihong Li at Peking University visited our lab and delivered an invited talk, titled "Microelectrode arrays and sensors on flexible substrates".
  • 2016/12/28 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Beyond the Bare Nanochannels: Exploring the Possibilities of Nanofluidics through Nano-in-Nano Integration", at University of Macau.
  • 2016/12/24 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Nanofluidic Nanoarrays for Single Cell Omics with Single Molecule Sensitivity", in The 10th Shenzhen Symposium on Biomedical and Health Engineering held in Shenzhen, China.
  • 2016/11/29 [Keynote Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an keynote talk, titled "Bridging World-to-Nanofluidics Interfaces through Nano-in-Nano Integration Technology", in IEEE MHS2016 held in Nagoya University.
  • 2016/11/04 [Award]Mr. Taichi Nakajima (M1) received The University President's Award for Students.
  • 2016/10/07 [Exhibition]Prof. Xu exhibited our technologies in The 4th Technology Seeds Forum of Kansai Branch, The Society of Chemical Engineers. 
  • 2016/09/14 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Femtoliter-Scale Nanofluidic Analysis Enabled by Nano-in-Nano Integration Technology", in The 3rd Asian Symposium for Analytical Sciences (3rd ASAS) held in Hokkaido University.
  • 2016/09/03 [Award]Mr. Taichi Nakajima (M1) won the Championship at 2016 FreakOut Summer Job.
  • 2016/09/01 An invited commentary written by Prof. Xu appears on Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. Click here for details. 
  • 2016/07/25 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Active Regulation of Femtoliter-Scale Fluids in Nanochannel by Nano-in-Nano Technology", in The 6th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (Optofluidics 2016) held in Beijing.
  • 2016/07/22 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "NanoBio Interfaces Innovation Enables Nanofluidics: General Methodology, Critical Techniques, and NanoBio Applications", at Sichuan University.
  • 2016/06/19 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is featured on Advances in Engineering, which highlight papers of exceptional scientific importance to a broad scientific & engineering audience. Click here for details.
  • 2016/06/18 An invited commentary written by Prof. Xu appears on Chemistry, a Japanese popular science magazine published by Kagaku-Dojin Publishing Company,INC. Click here for details.
  • 2016/06/06 [Media/Report] Univeristy official website (English version) reports our recent research progress. Click here for details.
  • 2016/04/08 Mr.Takehiro Tsujikawa(B4) and Mr. Hiroto Kawagishi (B4) joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2016/04/01 Prof. Xu was promoted as a tenured Associate Professor. Now, NanoBio Interfaces Labortory (NaBIL) in NanoSquare freshly started as Yan Xu's Nanofluidics Lab in Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering.
  • 2016/03/09 An invited commentary written by Prof. Xu, titled "On-Chip Cell Preservation by Using a Phospholipid Polymer Hydrogel", is accepted for publication in Journal of the Japan Society of colour Material.
  • 2016/03/03 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is reported by The Asahi Shimbun. Click here for details.
  • 2016/03/01 Mr. Toshiyuki Kawabata joined our group as a Research Assistant. Welcome!
  • 2016/02/24 [Award]Ms. Misato Shinomiya (M2) received 'Applied Chemistry (Ouka) Award' of FY2015.
  • 2016/01/25 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is reported by Mynavi Student. Click here for details.
  • 2016/01/22 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is reported by OPTRONICS ONLINE. Click here for details.
  • 2016/01/21 [Media/Report] Our recent research progress is reported by Mynavi News. Click here for details. Livedoor News, Excite News, goo News, @nifty news, BIGLOBE News, etc. reproduce the report.
  • 2016/01/21 [Press Release] Univeristy official website releases our recent research progress. Click here for details. research-er.jp, etc. reproduce the release.
  • 2016/01/20 Research paper (Soft Matter-Regulated Active Nanovalves Locally Self-Assembled in Femtoliter Nanofluidic Channels)is published online in Advanced Materials.
  • 2015/12/08 [Media/Report] Research results concerning An Integrated Glass Nanofluidic Device Enabling in situ Electrokinetic Probing of Water Confined in a Single Nanochannel under Pressure-Driven Flow Conditions are featured on the inside front cover of Small (2015, Vol. 11, Issue 46)
  • 2015/12/02 In "coming soon" of today's published Small (Vol. 11, Issue 45), our paper ( An Integrated Glass Nanofluidic Device Enabling in situ Electrokinetic Probing of Water Confined in a Single Nanochannel under Pressure-Driven Flow Conditions) is introduced as a VIP (very important paper) of the upcoming issue (Vol. 11, Issue 46).
  • 2015/11/30 Research results concerning "Soft Matter-Regulated Active Nanovalves Locally Self-Assembled in Femtoliter Nanofluidic Channels" are accepted for publication in Advanced Materials.
  • 2015/11/06 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Site-specific working inside nanofluidic channels: general methodology, critical techniques, and nanobio applications", in The 2nd FZU-OPU Joint International Symposium held in Fuzhou University, China.
  • 2015/11/05 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Nanobio interfaces innovation enabling nanofluidics: general methodology, critical techniques, and nanobio applications", at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2015/11/01 [Award]Ms. Qian Wu (M2) and Mr. Taichi Nakajima (B4) received The University President's Award for Students.
  • 2015/10/20 [Award]Mr. Yuji Shimatani (M1) received 'The MicroTAS2015 Travel Grant' from MicroTAS2012 Memorial Foundation of CHEMINAS.
  • 2015/10/05 Research results concerning Spontaneous Packaging and Hypothermic Storage of Mammalian Cells with a Cell-Membrane-Mimetic Polymer Hydrogel in a Microchip are accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
  • 2015/10/01 Ms. Jiayi Sun (B4) of Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, joined our group as a joint research student. Welcome!
  • 2015/09/17 Research results concerning An Integrated Glass Nanofluidic Device Enabling in situ Electrokinetic Probing of Water Confined in a Single Nanochannel under Pressure-Driven Flow Conditions are accepted for publication in Small. The "manuscript has been judged to be very important and very urgent" by Small.
  • 2015/09/16 [Media/Report] Research results concerning Regeneration of Glass Nanofluidic Chips through a Multiple‐Step Sequential Thermochemical Decomposition Process at High Temperatures are featured on the back cover of Lab on a Chip (2015, Vol. 15, Issue 19).
  • 2015/08/12 [Award]Prof. Xu received The University President's Award for his research achievement in 2014.
  • 2015/08/04 Research results concerning Regeneration of Glass Nanofluidic Chips through a Multiple‐Step Sequential Thermochemical Decomposition Process at High Temperatures are accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip.
  • 2015/07/29 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Site-specific working inside nanofluidic channels: general methodology, critical techniques, and nanobio applications", in The 5th International Conference on Optofluidics (Optofluidics 2016) held in Taipei.
  • 2015/06/11 [Seminar]Prof. Itsuo Hanasaki of Osaka University visited our lab and gave an invited talk.
  • 2015/05/23 Research results concerning Flexible and In-Situ Fabrication of Nanochannels with High Aspect Ratios and Nanopillar Arrays in Fused Silica Substrates Utilizing Focused Ion Beam are accepted for publication in RSC Advances.
  • 2015/04/21 [Media/Report] Research results concerning Site-Specific Nanopatterning of Functional Metallic and Molecular Arbitrary Features in Nanofluidic Channels are featured on the back cover of Lab on a Chip (2015, Vol. 15, Issue 9).
  • 2015/04/18 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu gave a science talk titled 'microfluidic chips for chemistry' for local middle school students.
  • 2015/03/09 Research results concerning Site-Specific Nanopatterning of Functional Metallic and Molecular Arbitrary Features in Nanofluidic Channels are published in Lab on a Chip.
  • 2015/03/07 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu gave a science seminar for general public (Nanosquare Cafe), titled 'Forefront of micro-/nanofluidic technology', at I-site Namba of OPU.
  • 2015/02/27 Mr.Taichi Nakajima(B4) and Mr. Takato Fujimoto (B4) of Department of Physical Science, School of Science, College of Life, Environment, and Advanced Sciences, joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2015/01/05 [Invited Talk]Prof. Xu delivered an invited talk, titled "Functionalization of Nanofluidic Channels and its Application to NanoBio Sciences", in Summit of Biomedical and Health Engineering 2015 held in Shenzhen, China.
  • 2014/12/01 [Seminar]Prof. Yo Tanaka of RIKEN visited our lab and gave an invited talk.
  • 2014/10/06 [Seminar]Prof. Tianzhun Wu of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences visited our lab and gave an invited talk, titled "Microfabrication-aided wetting and mass transfer for droplet microfluidics"
  • 2014/09/12 [Exhibition]Prof. Xu exhibited our technologies at Innovation Japan 2014.
  • 2014/09/05 [Award]Ms. Misato Shinomiya received Best Poster Award at 2014 N2RC Fall Joint Seminar.
  • 2014/08/11 [Award]Prof. Xu received The University President's Award for his research achievement in 2013.
  • 2014/06/03 Ms. Fumiyo Nakata joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2014/05/22 [Award]Prof. Xu received Young Innovator Award on Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems (CHEMINAS Young Innovator Award).
  • 2014/04/04 Ms. Qian Wu (M1) of Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Mr. Kogi Yamaguchi (B4) of Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2014/03/24 [Award]Mr. Nobuhiro Matsumoto (M2) received 'The Murata Award' of Department of Physics and Electronics, Graduate School of Engineering.
  • 2014/03/17 Prof. Xu is appointed as a Visiting Associate Professor of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SAIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • 2014/03/10 Prof. Xu's co-authored paper, titled 'Determination of Cattle Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus by Micro-ELISA Method', is published in Analytical Sciences as a Hot Article.
  • 2014/03/04 Prof. Xu's co-authored paper, titled 'Aptamer and Its Potential Applications for Food Safety' is published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
  • 2013/10/05 [Award]Mr. Nobuhiro Matsumoto (M2) was selected to receive a student travel grant to attend The 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2013) from the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) in Freiburg, Germany. Congratulations!!
  • 2013/09/25 Mr. Yuji Shimatani (B3) of Department of Chemistry, School of Science, joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2013/05/19 [Award]Prof. Xu received the Springer Silver Scholar Award at ISMM2013.
  • 2013/04/08 Ms.Misato Shinomiya (B4) of Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Engineering, joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2013/03/06 Mr. Atsushi Matsuoka (B4) and Ms. Baihui Xu (B4) of Department of Materials Science, School of Engineering, joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2013/01/24 The Japanese title of the lecture (Nanoscience and Nanotechnology XI) given by Prof. Xu is changed. Please see new syllubus.
  • 2013/01/09 Research results concerning Bonding of glass nanofluidic chips at room temperature by a one-step surface activation using an O2/CF4 plasma treatment are published in Lab on a Chip.
  • 2013/01/01 A happy new year!
  • 2012/12/16 The book 'Silane: Chemistry, Applications and Performance' is published. Prof. Xu authored the Chapter 1, titled 'Modification of Glass Substrates and Microfluidic Devices by Silanization of Bioinspired 2-Methacryloyloxyethyl Phosphorylcholine (MPC) Polymers for Preparing Biocompatible Interfaces'.
  • 2012/12/07 Prof. Xu's co-authored paper, titled 'Femtoliter droplet handling in nanofluidic channels: a Laplace nanovalve', is published in Analytical Chemistry.
  • 2012/08/03 Prof. Xu's scientific article, titled 'Development of cell chips based on biocompatible polymers', is published in Journal of Japanese Society for Biomaterials.
  • 2012/07/13 Prof. Xu's co-authored paper, titled 'Micropatterning of biomolecules on a glass substrate in fused silica microchannels by using photolabile linker-based surface activation', is published in Microchimica Acta.
  • 2012/03/23 Mr. Matsumoto attended his graduation ceremony. He graduated from Department of Physics and Electronics. Congratulations!
  • 2012/02/21 Mr. Matsumoto presented his graduation thesis research in the graduation defence examination of Department of Physics and Electronics.
  • 2012/01/01 A happy new year!
  • 2011/12/03 Research results concerning Low-temperature direct bonding of glass nanofluidic chips using a two-step plasma surface activation process are published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Online First).
  • 2011/10/10 [Media/Report]Prof. Xu's co-authored paper, titled "Development of microfluidic platform for single-cell secretion analysis using a direct photoactive cell-attaching method", is published in Analytical Sciences and highlighted on the journal cover as a Hot Article. 
  • 2011/09/21 Prof. Xu's co-authored Book Chapter, titled "Cytocompatible hydrogel composed of phospholipid polymers for regulation of cell functionalities" in "Advances in Polymer Sciences, 'Polymers in Nanomedicine'", is published by Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.
  • 2011/09/02 Mr. Matsumoto passed the examination of admission to the Master course. Congratulations!
  • 2011/08/16 Prof. Xu's trends article, titled "Microchip-based cellular biochemical systems for practical applications and fundamental research: from microfluidics to nanofluidics", has been fisrt published online in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry for its 10th Anniversary Issue.
  • 2011/07/08 Research results concerning A microfluidic method to screen swine type O foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) are published in Lab on a Chip.
  • 2011/07/07 Yan Xu's research group has launched a website homepage.
  • 2011/07/06 Ms. Noriko Tano joined our group as a secretary. Welcome!
  • 2011/04/08 Mr. Nobuhiro Matsumoto (B4) of Department of Physics and Electronics, School of Engineering, joined our group. Welcome!
  • 2011/04/01 Prof. Xu moved from the University of Tokyo and has started up his own research group, NanoBio Interfaces Laboratory (NaBIL).

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