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Jun Kamei

MA work


21st century is a century of water.

AMPHIBIO is a 3D-printed amphibious garment which function as a gill: it supports underwater respiration and provides daily comfort to people who spend as much time in the water as on the land.

It is designed for a future where humankind lives in very close proximity with water, due to sea level rises and partial flooding of the coastal cities but also due to the emergence of new cities built on water.

This project started with the aim to imagine our lifestyle in a world where our everyday environment is permanently semi-submerged, as a consequence of sea level rise caused by human activity-induced global warming or due to the emergence of on-water city alternatives. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2018

  • I am a Biomimicry designer with experience in material science research and product design.

    My passion is to discover Nature's hidden design and to use the learnt principles to come up with innovative concepts, design and technology. I am currently interested in our future lifestyle and interaction when our surrounding natural environment changes drastically, such as sea level rise.

  • Degrees

  • MEng Chemical Engineering, Tohoku University, 2015; BEng Chemical Engineering, Tohoku University, 2013
  • Experience

  • Research Associate / Design Researcher, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • "Biology as a New Form of Craft", Jun Kamei, Digital Art Festival, Taipei, 2016
  • Awards

  • Microsoft Innovation Award, Best Prize, 2017; Haptic Design Award, Honorary Prize, 2017
  • Conferences

  • "Biology as a New Form of Craft", Jun Kamei, Digital Art Festival, Taipei, 2016
  • Publications

  • "On-Demand Liquid Transportation Using Bioinspired Omniphobic Lubricated Surfaces Based on Self-Organized Honeycomb and Pincushion Films", Jun Kamei, Hiroshi Yabu, Advanced Functional Material, 2015, 25, 4195 - 4201; "Biomimetic Ultra-Bubble-Repellent Surfaces Based on a Self-Organized Honeycomb Film", Jun Kamei, Yuta Saito, and Hiroshi Yabu, Langmuir, 2014, 30 (47), 14118 - 14122; "Biomimetic Bubble-Repellent Tubes: Microdimple Arrays Enhance Repellency of Bubbles Inside of Tubes", Jun Kamei, Hiroya Abe, Hiroshi Yabu, Langmuir, 2017; "One Step Fabrication of Mesh-Reinforced Hierarchic Perforated Microporous Honeycomb Films With Tunable Filtering Property", Jun Kamei and Yabu Hiroshi, Soft Matter, 2017