katsuo kurabayashi, phd


Professor, Associate Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering



Dr. Katsuo Kurabayashi is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his BS in Precision Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1992, and his MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University, CA, in 1994 and 1998, respectively.  His current research focuses on optofluidics, nanoplasmonic and biomolecular biosensing, and microsystems for immunology, clinical diagnosis, and analytical chemistry.

He received the 2001 NSF Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award, and the Robert Caddell Memorial Award in 2005, the Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Professor Award in 2007, the Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013 from the University of Michigan, and the Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award in 2015 from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.