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 / Kotsugi Research Group / Nishio Research Group / Tamura Research Group

  • 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.

    Furue Research Group / Hobara Research Group / Kikuchi Research Group / Soga Research Group / Umezawa Research Group / Watanabe 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
KOMATSU Syuuhei Assistant Professor Polymer/Textile materials Biomaterial, Polymer chemistry
KUNIOKA Haruno Assistant Professor
MACHIDA Shingo Assistant Professor Inorganic industrial materials layered inorganic solid,clay minerals, porous solid
OYA Yutaka Assistant Professor
YAMAMOTO Takafumi Assistant Professor Condensed matter physics II Magnetism

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Machinery and Appliances
  • Electronic Parts
  • Information Industry
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Civil Servant
  • Steel and Metal Mining
  • Transportation and Postal Services
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Finance, Insurance
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2022)