Director OKIDO, Masazumi
M. Okido became a professor at Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering in 1995 after research associate, associate professor at School of Engineering, Nagoya University. Professor at School of Engineering 2002-2012, EcoTopia Science Institute 2012-present respectively. He was vice-director of the Institute in 2013 and director in 2015. Research major includes surface modiﬁcation, aqueous solution processes, and functional thin ﬁlms. His eﬀorts contribute toward the creation of material processes with low environmental impact by fabricating thin ﬁlms for energy storage, biocompatibility using oxidation-reduction and precipitation reactions of metals, oxides in aqueous solutions.
In order to contribute toward the realization of an enriched, environment-compatible future society amidst global-scale environmental and resource-related restrictions, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, IMaSS, will focus on research fields ranging from materials to systems technologies.
We established two new research centers in FY 2015: the Advanced Measurement Technology Center (AMTC), where electron microscopes and other facilities are employed for new developments in the basic sciences, and the Center for Integrated Research of Future Electronics (CIRFE), where researchers are working to develop power devices for reducing electric power consumption. Researches at CIRFE are expected to develop new power devices with gallium nitride semiconductor through joint research in collaboration with research consortiums throughout Japan.
Division of Materials Research (DM), Division of Systems Research (DS), Funded Research Division and Industry-Academia Collaborative Chair are engaged in fundamental research on elemental technologies including advanced materials and devices, and also systems technologies toward practical deployment in society.
IMaSS staff will cooperate with other researchers both within and beyond the University to develop materials that revolutionize lifestyles. Such collaborative activities will also contribute to the education and training of graduate students, and young researchers beyond campus boundaries.
Vice - Director
Satoshi Iwata received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University, Japan in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. After serving as an assistant professor and an associate professor at Nagoya University, he became a professor at Nagoya University in 2002 and vice-director of the Institute in 2016. Iwata specializes in the ﬁeld of nano-magnetics and spin-electronics using magnetic materials. He is involved in the research on magnetization reversal by spin transfer torque and/or spin Hall eﬀect for magnetic random access memory, magnetization control by ion irradiation for bit patterned media, magnetic ﬁeld sensors and strain sensors using giant magnetoresistance eﬀect and energy harvesting devices using magnetostrictive materials.
Vice - Director
After serving as a research associate, an associate professor and a professor at Toyohashi University of Technology, Naruse became a professor at Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nagoya University in 2007, and became a professor of the EcoTopia Science Institute in February 2012. His specializations include energy and environmental engineering, especially for elucidation of combustion and gasification behaviors of coal, biomass and waste, studies on emission behaviors of NOx, SOx, particulate matter and trace metals including mercury and their control techniques and so forth.