Advanced Materials Science and Technology
With faculty members consisting of professionals in materials science and engineering, chemistry, and mechanical engineering, we provide education and conduct research on creation of advanced materials through interdisciplinary integration of technology; design, development, and assessment of new functional substances and new materials; development of advanced chemical materials and high-functionality materials; environmentally harmonious production processes; and the mechanical science, production systems, and material control. We nurture individuals who have advanced, comprehensive scientific knowledge of intellectual materials research and development, applied development of commercial products, and development of materials suitable for disposal and recycling of resources used in our society.
Materials Science and Technology
Master’s Program: We conduct research to explore and elucidate physical properties of the next-generation functional materials as well as design, development, and assessment of materials towards creation of them. Our education and research aim to foster individuals with basic theories and technology of materials science, including quantum phenomena governing superlattice and mesoscopic properties, thin-ﬁlm solar cells and optoelectronics materials, metal-hydrogen materials, magnetic and superconducting materials, high added-value, environmentally friendly energy conversion materials, precision structure materials, hybrid materials, biocatalytic materials, and nanomaterials for tissue engineering.
Doctoral Program: We conduct basic research for the advanced creation of the next-generation functional materials. Our research focuses mainly on a variety of functional materials, including magnetic and superconducting materials, photovoltaic semiconductor materials, metal-hydrogen materials, energy conversion materials, organic and inorganic materials, hybrid materials, separating materials, biomimetic materials, biocatalytic materials, and tissue engineering materials. Through our comprehensive education and research, we aim to foster researchers and engineers with advanced technology with respect to the exploration and elucidation of physical properties at the atomic and molecular levels and the design, development, and assessment of materials.
Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Master’s Program: In the applied chemistry course, we promote education and research on the design and synthesis of atoms and molecules and their aggregation; development of new, high functionality substances and materials based on functional analysis; conversion of solar energy into chemical energy; and application of chemical technology in environmental impact analysis and assessment for reduction of environmental impact. In chemical engineering course, we conduct education and research for designing and developing higher structures of various materials; development of energy-saving and environment-friendly industrial scale production technologies; and environmental protection technology through the processing of high performance materials.
Doctoral Program: In this course, we promote comprehensive education and research for the creation of strategic, advanced materials from the following viewpoints: creation of advanced functional substances at the microscopic level of molecules and atoms as well as creation and optimization of elemental functions from the point of view of the latest nanotechnology; exploration of new functional substances from natural materials and methodology for assessing those substances; and development of environment-friendly industrial processes to produce materials and components that are indispensable for our modern society as well as development of environmental protection technology to establish sustainable society.
Advanced Mechanical Science and Engineering
Master’s Program: We provide education and conduct research with an aim to foster in students the ability to deal with the challenges of technology development related to machinery, materials, and production systems, from the nanoscopic to macroscopic levels; development of material control technology; supra-functionality of devices and machinery; development of high-functionality devices based on biomechanical engineering; and assessment of the safety and stability of machinery and devices. We promote design, manufacture, development and application of high-functionality materials; integrated analysis of the dynamic characteristics of machinery and structure systems that make up a production system; and development of innovative features and functions through MEMS. We nurture individuals who can meet the needs of society.
Doctoral Program: From the nano to macro levels, we focus on the integrated science of machinery, appliances, materials, and structures. We also develop manufacturing technology that has less impact on the environment and assess the safety and stability of newly developed apparatuses and applications. Moreover, in an interdisciplinary effort, we apply nanotechnology in the medical field and promote the development of nanomedicine based on biomechanics. From this integrated science perspective, we aim to nurture individuals to be able to advance the next-generation core technology in the interest of society as a whole.