Takeshi Fukuma obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University in 2003. Since then, he worked at Kyoto University as a postdoc, at Trinity College Dublin as a senior scientist, and at Kanazawa University as an associate professor. Since 2012, he has been a professor at Department of Electrical Engineering at Kanazawa University. Since 2017, he has also been the director of Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI) at Kanazawa University.

His research interests include development of in-liquid atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques and their applications to nanoscale studies on various phenomena at solid-liquid interfaces. In particular, he is well known for his work on the development of in-liquid frequency modulation AFM and three-dimensional AFM.

Major scientific awards he received include Nanoprobe Technology Award 2019, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; 15th JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2018; and The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the MEXT in 2011.