Makiura graduated from the University of Tsukuba. Following an extended spell as a researcher at the Frontier Device Research Center of SEIKO EPSON Cooperation in Nagano, where she worked on the development of organic electronic (OLED, TFT) devices and thin film all-solid batteries, she returned to academia as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Kyushu University. She was awarded her Ph.D. degree from Kyushu University. In April 2010, she was appointed as a tenure-track Lecturer, then promoted to an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science in Osaka Prefecture University. The university name has been changed as Osaka Metropolitan University in 2022. Her research focus is currently on the rational design and construction of functional surface interface nanostructures of both inorganic and molecular materials including metal-organic frameworks.