Scanning Probe Microscopy & Biointerface Lab


東京工業大学大学院 ライフエンジニアリングコース(材料系)



研究室を志望する方は東京工業大学大学院 ライフエンジニアリングコース (材料系 C群)の情報を参照してください。



We always welcome foreign students from abroad.
If you are interested in working with us, please contact TH (hayashi.t.al(at)m.titech.ac.jp) (please replace (at) with @).


Exploring biointerfaces with our original analytical techniques

Our research targets are
1. Development of new experimental approaches to investigate various surfaces & interfaces
2. Understanding of molecular processes at biointerfaces
(interfaces between artificial surfaces and cells (or biomolecules). Starting from the elucidation of fundamental interfacial phenomena, we propose their applications in industrial fields.

We are a team of people from various fields and nationalities with various scientific backgrounds and pursue the state-of-the-art research in this interdisciplinary field.

If you have interests in working with us as a master or PhD student, please contact Tomohiro Hayashi (hayashi[@]echem.titech.ac.jp) (please remove [])

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
School of Materials and Chemical Technology

also TH belongs to

Course of Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Recent News

招待講演 + 学会賞受賞

林が日本学術振興会 分子ナノテクノロジー分野において若手奨励賞を受賞しました。


林智広, 日本学術振興会第174委員会, 2018年6月28日, 大阪大学中之島センター.



実験と情報科学を融合させた生体材料設計” 林智広, 帝人分析フォーラム,

2018年5月18日, 霞が関ナレッジスクエア.

[review article] Water near bioinert self-assembled monolayers

研究室メンバーの最近の成果をまとめた総説がPolymer Journalに受理されました。

Water near bioinert self-assembled monolayers

Ryongsok Chang, Syifa Asatyas, Ganchimeg Lkhamsuren, Makoto Hirohara, Evan Angelo Quimada Mondarte, Kasinan Suthiwanich, Taito Sekine and Tomohiro Hayashi

For a long time, water has been speculated to play an essential role in interactions of proteins and cells with artificial biocompatible materials. The question here is how water molecules at the interfaces affect the adsorption of proteins and adhesion of cells. To answer this question, we introduce recent works to investigate the interfacial behavior of water near self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) by different types of analytical techniques. By combining these findings, we discuss how interfacial water affects protein- and cell-resistance of various bioinert SAMs.