Yuya grew up in Japan and received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 2019. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, advised by Professor Zhenan Bao in Chemical Engineering. His research focuses on transforming stretchable electronics – presently in the materials development phase – into real neuroscience applications. The goal of his research is to develop minimally invasive neural recording/stimulation in vivo based on tissue-like soft electronics to offer a new tool for neuroscience study and neurological disorder therapy.