Division of Materials Research
The Division of Materials Research (DM) carries out research on various materials and substances; their properties, production processes, structural control, evaluation of performance toward applications, and furthers development to achieve incorporation of these materials into devices as well as the device designs themselves. In addition of research on improvement of industrial materials, utilization of resources and optimization of energy sources, the DM also promotes cutting-edge research on novel materials and nanomaterials that are useful in future energy systems, energy-saving devices and advanced materials systems from long-term perspective.
Materials Physics Section
The Materials Physics Section carries out the fundamental and applied researches of dielectrics, magnetic materials, superconductors, ionic conductors, optical properties, catalytic properties and other materials functions. This Section performs the material research of properties that are necessary to achieve new devices through the enhancement of properties and discovery of new functions.
Computational Fluid Mechanics
Nanostructure Analysis and Design
Functional properties of various ceramic materials are often related to the atomic structures and electronic states in the lattice mismatch regions such as the surfaces, grain boundaries, and interfaces. We are undertaking to develop new functional ceramic materials including new ceramic processing techniques from a viewpoint of controlling the lattice mismatch region based on a nanoscale analysis technique of high resolution transmission electron microscopy.
Project : Development of Ceramic Materials by Controlling the Atomic/Electronic Structures at Nano Scale
Project : Quantum Chemistry and Chemoinformatics, Methodology Development and Material Design
Supramolecular Material Research
Project : Development and Application of Nucleic Acids Based Functional Materials
Materials Design Section
This Section promotes researches of material design with a focus on the microstructures of organisms, environments, energy-related materials and so forth. Toward the aim of improving the performance and also making major strides in terms of performance enhancements, the MD performs material researches through design of new compositions and composite from the perspective of two- and three-dimensional and nanometer-scaled structures.
Materials Surf-Interface Engineering
Project : Investigation on the Materials Processing with Low Environmental Impact by Surface Structure Control
Project : Development of Functional Materials Using Energy-Saving Hydroprocessing《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Design, development and evaluation of titanium alloys for structural biomaterials
Project : Research and development of metal-based biomaterials
Environmental Materials Engineering
Director of the Division
Project : Nano-Crystals and Their Application to Environmental Pollution Control
Project : Development of wide bandgap semiconductor power devices and their gate insulators
Project : Development of functional composite materials for environmental puriﬁcation《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Research on diamond and wide bandgap semiconductor
Materials Processing Section
In addition to research related to material production processes, the Materials Processing Section performs research on mechanical energy conversion devices that make use of high-performance thermal-insulation and -shielding materials, thermoelectric power-generating and dielectric elastomers, and other such materials, as well as research on high-efficiency hydrogen production, combustion, power-generation processes and so forth.
Functional Materials Engineering
Vice-director of the Division
Project : Development of environmentally friendly electronics using two-dimensional materials
Project : Bottom-up preparation of non-layer strucutred metal oxide nanosheet
Radiation Chemistry & Biology
Project : Chemical Reactions and Biological Eﬀects Induced by Photo- and Ionizing Radiation as Studied by Detection of Radicals《Visiting Faculty》
Project : Innovative development of production and evaluation technologies of silicon compounds and their thin ﬁlms for advanced ﬁelds