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8 August 2019 The article entitled "Nanocrystalline diamond-glass platform for the development of three-dimensional micro- and nanodevices" has been accepted for publication in the journal Diamond and Related Materials. The article can be downloaded freely here.
16 July 2019 The manuscript entitled "Nanocrystalline diamond-glass platform for the development of three-dimensional micro- and nanodevices" is submitted to the arXiv. The associated figure shows, on the left-hand side, a dark-field optical micrograph of nine through glass vias (TGVs) that on one side are sealed with suspended portions of an ultra-thin nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) film. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) image on the right-hand side of the figure provides further details. Also, a patent is filed on this work.
TGVs
Images of through glass vias that on one side are sealed with suspended portions of an ultra-thin nanocrystalline diamond film.

21 September 2018 The paper "Behavior of self-propelled acetone droplets in a Leidenfrost state on liquid substrates", which I worked on, is in the top ten of the most cited papers of the journal Physics of Fluids that were published in 2017. More information can be found here.
2 November 2017 The OIST Diamond Workshop 2017, which I co-organized, was successfully held from October 29th till November 1st at the Seaside House of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University despite a typhoon that terrorized Naha on October 28th.
ODW 2017
Picture of the OIST Diamond Workshop 2017 participants and organizers at the beach of the Seaside House of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.

29 September 2017 The paper entitled "The effect of a surface tension imbalance on a partly submerged cylinder" was published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and can be downloaded freely here. A figure of the paper is used on the cover of Volume 830.
JFM Cover
Journal of Fluid Mechanics cover, Volume 830.

30 July 2017 The paper entitled "The effect of a surface tension imbalance on a partly submerged cylinder" was accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. For now, the paper can be found on the arXiv.
14 Mar 2017 The paper entitled "Behavior of self-propelled acetone droplets in a Leidenfrost state on liquid substrates" was published in Physics of Fluids, can be downloaded freely here, and is accompanied with a press release.
11 Feb 2017 The manuscript on self-propelled acetone droplets in a Leidenfrost state on water was accepted for publication in Physics of Fluids. The associated figure shows an acetone droplet on a 70°C water bath.
Acetone droplet
An acetone droplet on a 70°C water bath.

10 Feb 2017 A manuscript on the effect of a surface tension imbalance on a partly submerged cylinder is submitted to the arXiv. The associated figure shows a cylinder with three times the mass density of water, at a water-air interface, which is only allowed to move freely in the vertical direction. In the manuscript we prove that the horizontal force per unit length of the cylinder is exactly equal to the surface tension imbalance.
Cylinder
A cylinder with three times the mass density of water, at a water-air interface, which is only allowed to move freely in the vertical direction.