Akihiro Miyauchi is a professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He received his BS in physics from Tokyo University of Science and master’s and PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He was a visiting scientist at the Microsystems Technology Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chief researcher at Hitachi Ltd, where he developed a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) fabrication process for ultra-high speed bipolar transistors for optical communications, CMOS-LSI for computer processors, and CVD reactor simulators. He started nanofabrication using nanoimprint and developed nanoimprint machines, patterned media, optical devices, and cell culture tools. His interest is in functional surface design at the nano- and microscale. He has been a leader and a member of national projects and international committees on nanoimprint and biomimetics.