Kenichi Takahata

BS (Sophia, Tokyo), MS and PhD (Michigan, USA)

 Office: KAIS 3113
Phone: (604) 827-4241
Fax: (604) 822-5949




Kenichi Takahata is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC. He received his B.S. in physics from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1990 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, from 1999 through 2001.

Dr. Takahata held industrial research positions at Panasonic in Japan as well as 3M in the USA for over ten years before joining UBC. His research focuses on a broad range of fabrication and packaging in the micro and nano domains and their application to MEMS and other micro/nanomachined devices. Details of his work can be found on his website linked above.

Research Interests

Micromachined sensors and actuators, MEMS, implantable microdevices, micro-scale wireless sensing/control, 3-D microfabrication techniques, micro electro-discharge machining and control.

Research Areas

Research Group


  • ELEC 546 – Micro and Nano Fabrication Technologies
  • ELEC 302 – Electronic Circuits for Electromechanical Design

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