In order to realize a rich and sustainable society, technological innovation is necessary. The Department of Applied Physics carries out research and education to innovate new materials and devices.
Through systematic basic teaching on materials and substances, as well as applied research covering a wide range of fields including advanced measurement, the Department aims to educate professionals who can truly contribute to society while possessing “solid basic skills and the ability to apply them”.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Quantum Physical System

    Based on quantum mechanics, which represent the backbone of modern physics, this area conducts research on the behavior of electrons in a substance and the various properties of the substance. You will learn about the mechanisms of high temperature superconductivity, the spin dynamics of electrons, and the properties of quantum liquids.

    Itou Research Group / Miyajima Research Group / Miyakawa Research Group / Saitoh Research Group / Tohyama Research Group

  • Mathematical and Statistical Physics System

    In this area, we build physical and mathematical models of various phenomena and systems to unveil the mechanisms behind their behavior, and predict how they will behave. We deal with the movements of the brain as an aggregate of neural cells, and collective behavior phenomena of humans and animals.

    Araki Research Group / Okamura-Iijima Research Group / Sumino Research Group

  • Advanced Device System

    This area searches for new devices utilizing physical phenomena to create or accumulate energy, or to process or store information. You will learn about light-energy conversion by semiconductors, the conversion of vibration or shock into electricity by piezoelectric materials, the storage of information by use of ferroelectric materials, and the accumulation of energy using ion conductors.

    Higuchi Research Group / Kinoshita Research Group / Nakajima Research Group / Okamura-Iijima Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
ARAKI Osamu Professor Neurophysiology/General neuroscience Neural Information Processing, Cognitive Neuroscience, EEG, Neurodynamics
IIJIMA Takashi Professor
ITOU Tetsuaki Professor Condensed matter physics II Magnetism, Superconductivity, Highly Correlated Electron System
MIYAKAWA Nobuaki Professor Condensed matter physics II Superconductivity, Transparent conductive oxide, Crystal growth, Transport properties
OKAMURA Soichiro Professor Structural/Functional materials Ferroelectric thin films
SAITOH Tomohiko Professor Condensed matter physics II Electronic structure, photoemission spectroscopy, strongly correlated electron systems
TOHYAMA Takami Professor Condensed matter physics II Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
HIGUCHI Tohru Associate Professor Thin film/Surface and interfacial physical properties
Inorganic industrial materials
Oxide Material Science
Solid State Ionics
KINOSHITA Kentaro Associate Professor
MIYAJIMA Kensuke Associate Professor Condensed matter physics I Optical Properties, Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Laser Spectroscopy
NAKAJIMA Takashi Associate Professor Polymer/Textile materials Electric Properties of Polymer
SUMINO Yutaka Associate Professor Nano/Microsystems
General applied physics
Mathematical physics/Fundamental condensed matter physics
Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics
Functional solid state chemistry
collective micro robotics
micro machine
Pattern formation, disspative structure
nonequilibrium softmatter
colloid, surfactant, wetting
HASHIZUME Yoichiro Junior Associate Professor Mathematical physics/Fundamental condensed matter physics
SUGIMOTO Takanori Junior Associate Professor Condensed matter physics II Quantum Spin System
URAKAWA Tomokazu Junior Associate Professor Cognitive science
Kansei informatics
Brain biometrics
Neurophysiology/General neuroscience



ISHIHARA Jun Assistant Professor Applied materials
Condensed matter physics I
Spintronics
Semiconductor
KASE Naoki Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II
MINAMIDATE Takaaki Assistant Professor
SHIBATA Goro Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II Strongly correlated electron systems,Magnetism,Synchrotron spectroscopy
YAMADA Tsunetomo Assistant Professor Physical properties of metals/Metal-base materials Quasicrystals

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    65.2%
  • Information Industry
    14.6%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    5.6%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    3.4%
  • Electronic Parts
    2.3%
  • Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industries
    1.1%
  • Transport and Postal activities
    1.1%
  • Education, Learning Support
    1.1%
  • Finance, Insurance
    1.1%
  • Food
    1.1%
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat supply and Water
    1.1%
  • Other(persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)
    2.3%
(As of March 2020)