Juan Manuel Castro Associate professor

Juan Manuel Castro

Working at the interface between chemistry, synthetic biology, nanotechnology and astrobiology, his main research interests focus on the active behavior of matter and the fabrication material systems with life-like properties. Since 2008, he has been presenting his projects internationally in museums, art & science festivals, scientific meetings and academic conferences.

Research Field

  • Media Art
  • Bio Art
  • Hybrid Art
  • Active matter
  • Self-assembly

Academic Degree

  • Ph.D, Philosophy, Tama Art University


1996.04 - 2001.04
Javeriana University, Faculty of Social Communication, Department of Visual Communication
2006.04 - 2008.03
Tama Art University, Graduate School of Tama Art University , Master’s course
2008.04 - 2011.03
Tama Art University, Doctoral Course, Graduate School of Tama Art University


2011.04 - 2013.06
Waseda University, Department of Electric Engineering and Bioscience. Laboratory for Molecular Cell Network, Postdoctoral researcher (JSPS)
2014.02 - 2014.07
Aix-Marseille University. Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study. Center for Interdisciplinary Nanoscience of Marseille (CINaM), Research fellow
2018.09 - 2018.12
Kyoto University. Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies In Human Survivability, Research fellow
2014.09 - 2019.03
The University of Tokyo. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Basic Science. Toyota Group, Visiting researcher

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