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
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
|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
|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
Machinery and Appliances3.5%
Transportation and Postal Services2.5%
Other Manufacturing Industries0.8%
Electricity, Gas, Heat Supply and Water0.8%
Ceramic industry / earth and stone industry0.8%
Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)2.5%