About Tokyo Tech

Hisakazu MIHARA

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Hisakazu MIHARA, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Hisakazu Mihara has served as Tokyo Tech's vice president for strategic initiatives since April 2020.

After earning his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in chemistry from Kyushu University, Mihara became a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellow and soon joined The Rockefeller University as a postdoctoral fellow in 1986.

He returned to Japan two years later, assuming the position of assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology. He then served as associate professor at Nagasaki University's Faculty of Engineering from 1993 to 1995.

In 1995, Mihara joined Tokyo Tech as associate professor in the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology. He became professor in 2005. In 2015, Mihara took over as the dean of the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology and the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology. When these two Schools merged into the School of Life Science and Technology due to Tokyo Tech's reforms in 2016, Mihara continued to serve as dean until his appointment as vice president.

An expert in chemical biology and peptide engineering, Mihara is specifically interested in cell-penetrating peptides for selective drug delivery and novel peptide phage display technologies for functional peptide design.