Seiichiro Katsura received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2001, 2002, and 2004, respectively. From 2003 to 2005, he served as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2005 to 2008, he worked at Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan. Since 2008, he has been with Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. His research interests include human support, super embodiment, real-world haptics, systems energy conversion, and industrial electronics. Professor Katsura received the Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) in 2003, the Dr. Yasujiro Niwa Outstanding Paper Award in 2004, The European Power Electronics and Drives-Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC’08 Best Paper Award in 2008, and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Best Conference Paper Award in 2012.
Biography Updated on 10 July 2014