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Sadao Takabayashi

Graduate Research Assistant

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Sadao is an international student from Japan. He came to the U.S. in 2004. He started his Materials Science and Engineering masters program at Boise State University on Fall 2011.

In his undergrad program at California Polytechnic State University, he joined One-Dimensional Nanostructure research group advised by Dr. Willam Hughes and studied the formation of zinc oxide nano-rod using wet chemical method. Also, he did a research on designing and fabricating a multi-modular silicon solar cell for his senior project under Dr. Richard Savage.


  • A.A. in Mathematics, Santa Barbara City College, May 2007.
  • A.Sc. in Physics and Engineering, Santa Barbara City College, May 2007.
  • B.Sc. in Materials Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, May 2010.


  • Alfa Sigma Mu International Professional Honors Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

Instruments and Techniques

  • Canon (PLA – 501FA) Mask Aligner
  • Auto-Pipetter  Eppendorf epMotion 5075
  • Veeco MultiMode Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • JEOL JEM-2100 HR Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Thermo Products (Mini-Brute) Diffusion & Oxidation Furnace
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Instron Tensile Tester
  • IR Spectrometer
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Quantitative Metallography
  • Rockwell Hardness Tester
  • AGS Plasma S17 Reactive Ion Etching (RIE)
  • TORR International (CrC-150) Spatter
  • Laurel Technologies (WS-400) Spin Coater
  • Stain & Grove Machine
  • AMBIOS Technology (XP-1) Surface Profilometer
  • Vickers Microhardness Tester
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Signatone (S-310) Four-Point Resistivity Probe
  • SEMITOOL (PSC-101) Spin Rince Dryer
  • Filmetrics (F20) Reflectometer
  • McBain Instruments / Olympus Microscope
  • Wet Etching
  • Softwear Used: ProEngineering, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Minitab, Adobe Dreamwaver, Adobe Photoshop, caDNAno, Inkscape


Journal Publications

  • William P. Klein, Charles N. Schmidt, Blake Rapp, Sadao Takabayashi, William B. Knowlton, Jeunghoon Lee, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes, Elton Graugnard, and Wan Kuang, Multiscaffold DNA Origami Nanoparticle Waveguides. (Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (8), pp. 3850 – 3856,

Conference and Poster Presentations

  • Sadao Takabayashi, William Klein, Blake Rapp, Elias Lindau**, Lejmarc Snowball**, Jeunghoon Lee, William B. Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, William L. Hughes, Maximizing Nanoparticle Attachment onto DNA Origami Nanotubes, poster presentation at the Foundations of Nanoscience conference (FNANO) (Snowbird, Utah; April 14 – 19, 2013)
  • William Klein, Charles Schmidt**, Blake Rapp, Sadao Takabayashi, William B. Knowlton, Elton Graugnard, Jeunghoon Lee, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes, Wan Kuang, DNA Origami Templated Self-Assembly for Nanophotonic Devices and Materials, presentation at the Foundations of Nanoscience conference (FNANO) (Snowbird, Utah; April 14 – 19, 2013)
  • Sadao Takabayashi, Craig Onodera, Hieu Bui, Nathan Robinson, Jeunghoon Lee, Wan Kuang, William B Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, Elton Graugnard, William L Hughes, Nanoparticle attachment to DNA origami nanotubes, presentation at the Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NORM) (Boise, Idaho; June 24 – 27, 2012)
  • Elton Graugnard, Sadao Takabayashi, Craig Onodera, Nathan Robinson, Hieu Bui, Jeunghoon Lee, Wan Kuang, William B. Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes, Yield of Nanoparticle Attachment to DNA Origami as a Function of Binding Site Design and Periodicity, poster presentation at the Foundations of Nanoscience conference (FNANO) (Snowbird, Utah; April 16 – 19, 2012)