Dr. Teruo Fujii is President-elect of the University of Tokyo and will be starting his six-year term on April 1, 2021.
He is currently Executive Vice President in charge of finance and external relations for the university.
He also served as Director General of Institute of Industrial Sciences (IIS) of the university from 2015 to 2018.
He received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo (1993) and after joining RIKEN Institute became an associate professor (1999) and professor (2007) of IIS.
Dr. Fujii was also an advisor to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) from 2005 to 2008 and Co-director of LIMMS-CNRS/IIS, a joint research lab between CNRS, France, and IIS, from 2007 to 2014.
He served as the President of Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society (CBMS) and organized its MicroTAS conference held in Okinawa in 2012.