Keiji Yano

Program Director


Phone: 81358477932
Fax: 81358477901


Keiji Yano is an associate director in the MIT Industrial Liaison Program Japan in Tokyo. He joined the office in September 2008 and has been enjoying connecting Japanese ILP member companies with the MIT community since then. He has been always fascinated by the risks companies are willing to take to make an impact in society.

Prior to joining the ILP, Yano managed his own consulting company while he was a visiting researcher at the MIT Whitehead Institute for three years. Prior to that, he was the technical area manager for the Asia/Pacific region at Coventor an MIT-connected startup software company developing MEMS. While at Coventor he established many relationships with companies from all over the world. He provided services to help companies design and build prototypes for new devices or products. He started his career as a process engineer in the basic design group from concept design to preoperation test of the Nuclear Waste plant project for Tokai #2 Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

He holds a B.S. in science and technology from Nihon University and Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering from the Ohio State University.