Takeshi Kobayashi is working as team leader of Sensing System Research Center (SSRC) in National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), which locates in Tsukuba, Japan. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Materials Science from The University of Tokyo. He also received Ph.D degree in Materials Science from The University of Tokyo in 2002.

His research interest includes piezoelectric MEMS and their application to IoT system. He developed 2D-strain mapping MEMS-based ultra-thin PZT/Si array sheet for structural health monitoring of bridge. He also developed piezoelectric MEMS vibration sensor for pump monitoring and chicken health monitoring. He has just started to develop ultra-thin piezoelectric MEMS for acoustic and haptics devices.

He has contributed to 110 international journal papers and 65 conference proceedings. Two of his publications have been selected as highlighted paper of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering in 2007 and 2008.