The Department of Materials Science and Technology aims to generate new materials and new engineering that contribute to the development of industry by exceeding the existing limits of engineering, and also cultivate human resources who contribute to society based on a foundation of specialization in materials science and technology.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Design of Advanced Materials

    We approach materials useful for diagnosis and treatment, as well as next-generation devices and cutting-edge metal alloys. We handle quasicrystals, hypermaterials, permanent magnets, machine learning (AI), materials informatics, functional glass, and functional ceramics.

    Kamimura Research Group (Polymer Nanomaterials)
    Kotsugi Research Group (Electronic Property Physics)
    Tamura Research Group (Metallic Materials)
    Nishio Research Group (Inorganic Material)

  • Design of Advanced Functions

    We approach creation, measurement, and manipulation on the nano scale, as well as the future pioneered by photonics and materials, the functional improvement and development of cutting-edge ceramics, and the mysterious world of enchanting liquid crystals. We handle liquid crystals, mechanobiology, biosensors, and gas sensors.

    Umezawa Research Group (Nanomedical engineering)
    Kikuchi Research Group (Biomaterials Science and Engineering)
    Furue Research Group (Liquid Crystal Science)
    Soga Research Group (Photonic Materials and Devices)
    Watanabe Research Group (Design studies)

  • Environment and Energy Materials

    We approach environmental measures such as converting waste heat into electricity for reuse, directly "watching and listening" to atoms and molecules (at the nano scale), and the wonderful future that can be created with glass. We handle thermoelectric conversion waste heat power generation, photocatalysts, photovoltaic cells, and rechargeable batteries.

    Iida Research Group (Electric Equipment Engineering)
    Ishiguro Research Group (Functional Nanomaterials)
    Yasumori-Katsumata Research Group (Inorganic Materials)

  • Aerospace Materials

    We approach space from the perspective of materials, including the design and evaluation of materials used in space, as well as breakthroughs in 21st-century composite materials. We handle carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), spacecraft and aircraft structural materials, heat-resistant composite materials, and strength prediction analysis.

    Kogo Research Group (Composite Materials)
    Koyanagi Research Group (Composite Materials / Mechanics of Materials)

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
FURUE Hirokazu Professor Applied materials Liquid Crystal
IIDA Tsutomu Professor Power engineering/Power conversion/Electric machinery
ISHIGURO Takashi Professor Physical properties of metals/Metal-base materials Functional thin films, TEM, IR spectroscopy, green chemistry, water science
KIKUCHI Akihiko Professor Biomedical engineering/Biomaterial science and engineering Biomaterials, functional polymers, drug delivery systems, regenerative medicine
KOGO Yasuo Professor Composite materials/Surface and interface engineering Composite materials, Strength, Toughness, Fracture, Indentation, FIB-CVD, DLC
KOTSUGI Masato Professor Condensed matter physics II Thin Films, Nanostructures, Magnetism, Green electronics
KOYANAGI Jun Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials Composite materials, Experimental Mechanics, Computational Mechanics
MAEDA Kei Professor
NISHIO Keishi Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Ceramics, Thin Film, Sol-gel process, Spark Plasma Sintering
SOGA Kohei Professor Biomedical engineering/Biomaterial science and engineering
Inorganic materials/Physical properties
bio imaging, imuno assay
Rare earth, Phoshpor
TAMURA Ryuji Professor Physical properties of metals/Metal-base materials quasicrystals, approximant crystals, metallic glasses, nanocomposite magnets
WATANABE Toshiyuki Professor Design science Medical communication design, Dynamic visualization
YASUMORI Atsuo Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Glasses, Photo-, Electric-, Magnetic-, Thermal functions, Photocatalysis, Chemical sensing
KATSUMATA Ken-ichi Associate Professor Inorganic industrial materials Environmental purification, Photocatalyst, Nanosheet, Antibacterial materials
KAMIMURA Masao Junior Associate Professor Biomedical engineering/Biomaterial science and engineering
Polymer chemistry
Cell biology
Medical pharmacy
Biomaterials, Theranostics, Bioimaging
Polymer biomaterials
Drug Delivery System, Nanomedicine
UMEZAWA Masakazu Junior Associate Professor Nanomaterials chemistry
Physical pharmacy
Environmental and hygienic pharmacy
Environmental physiology (including physical medicine and nutritional physiology)
Secondary structure of proteins, Drug delivery
Protein interaction, nanomaterial
Nanoparticle, Exosome, Brain, Bioinformatics, Nutrition, Developmental toxicity
Body temperature of deep tissues
ARAI Yutaro Assistant Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials
KOMATSU Syuuhei Assistant Professor Polymer/Textile materials Biomaterial, Polymer chemistry
MACHIDA Shingo Assistant Professor Inorganic industrial materials layered inorganic solid,clay minerals, porous solid
Okubo Kyohei Assistant Professor Nano/Microsystems
Analytical chemistry
Integrated photonics and plasmonic device
Biosensors, Microfluidics
SAMIZO Akane Assistant Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties
SHIOJIRI Daishi Assistant Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Thin films, Oxide, Crystal growth, Composite materials, Thermal management
SUZUKI Shintaro Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Machinery and Appliances
  • Information Industry
  • Steel and Metal Mining
  • Electronic Parts
  • Construction
  • Food
  • Real Estate and Goods Rental and Leasing
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2021)