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

    Research in this field is focused on, among other things, designing materials and next-generation devices useful for sensors and information communication, cutting-edge metal alloys, and polymer materials applicable in medical diagnostics and treatment. Materials we work with include quasicrystals, hypermaterials, semiconductors, functional polymers, biofunctional materials and functional ceramics.

    Kikuchi Research Group / Kobayashi Research Group / Nishio Research Group / Tamura Research Group

  • Design of Advanced Functions

    Areas of research in this field include functional improvement of, and discovery of novel functions for, polymer materials, elucidation of AI-driven functional mechanisms, and exploration of the fascinating world of liquid crystals. Among other things, we deal with quantum beam analysis, extended free energy models, hydrogels, degradable polymers, and liquid crystal properties and applications.

    Asoh Research Group / Furue Research Group / Kotsugi Research Group

  • 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 / Maeda Research Group / Yasumori-Katsumata Research Group

  • 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 / Koyanagi Research Group

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
KATSUMATA Ken-ichi Professor Inorganic industrial materials Environmental purification, Photocatalyst, Nanosheet, Antibacterial materials
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 Inorganic materials/Physical properties Inorganic Materials, Non-crystalline Solids, Glass-ceramics
NISHIO Keishi Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Ceramics, Thin Film, Sol-gel process, Spark Plasma Sintering
TAMURA Ryuji Professor Physical properties of metals/Metal-base materials quasicrystals, approximant crystals, metallic glasses, nanocomposite magnets
YASUMORI Atsuo Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Glasses, Photo-, Electric-, Magnetic-, Thermal functions, Photocatalysis, Chemical sensing
ASOH Taka-Aki Associate Professor Biomedical engineering/Biomaterial science and engineering
Polymer/Textile materials

KOBAYASHI Atsushi Associate Professor
ARAI Yutaro Junior Associate Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials
Alexandre Foggiatto Assistant Professor
KUNIOKA Haruno Assistant Professor
OYA Yutaka Assistant Professor
SHIOMOTO Shiyohei Assistant Professor
TAKAGI Sota Assistant Professor
YAMAMOTO Takafumi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II Magnetism

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Information Industry
  • Machinery and Appliances
  • Transportation and Postal Services
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Electronic Parts
  • Other Manufacturing Industries
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water
  • Construction
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Ceramic industry / earth and stone industry
  • Other Industries
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2023)
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