Masayoshi Esashi received the B.E. degree in electronic engineering in 1971 and the Doctor of Engineering degree in 1976 at Tohoku University. From 1976 to 1981, he served as a research associate at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tohoku University and he was an associate professor from 1981 to 1990. He was a professor at the Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering from 1990 to 1998 and a professor at the New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe) from 1998 to 2005. Since 2005, he has been a professor at the Department of Nanomechanics, Graduate School of Engineering in Tohoku University. From 1995 to 1998, he was a director of the Venture Business Laboratory in Tohoku University. He is an associate director of the Semiconductor Research Institute. From 2002 to 2003, he was a President of Sensor-Micromachine Society in Institute of Electrical Engineers in Japan. He has been a collaboration coordinator for Sendai city since 2004. He served as a general co-chairman of the 4th IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Workshop in 1991 held in Nara, Japan and also as a general chairman of the 10th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers 99) in 1999 held in Sendai, Japan. Professor Esashi has authored and co-authored over 500 scientific papers and holds 50 patents.