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Nano and Functional Material Sciences

 With advanced nano-technology handling skills as the foundation, to conduct educational study of a broad range of study fields from basic to applied science concerning the creation and properties of various types of substances and the development of new function materials. Modern society is based on the progress of science technologies. The development of materials with new functions depends on the progress of science technologies. Such materials include metals, semiconductors, insulators, ultrafine particles and novel materials. And the creation and properties of various types of these materials are also wide-ranging from structural analysis, synthesis, reaction, structure and the nature of life substances, creation of related substances, etc. In this major, teachers cultivate creative people who can design, create and develop various types of substances that can be novel materials through the study in atomic, molecular and particulate levels after understanding their basic properties.


■Molecular mechanical engineering

 Conduct educational research on molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics for new functions and new materials, as well as functional and performance evaluation of the nano, micro mechanical and electric devices that applied them.

  • Kisa Matsushima (Advanced nano aerohydrodynamics, professor)
  • Tatiana N. Zolotoukhina (Advanced nano dynamics, lecturer)


■Synthetic organic chemistry

 Conduct educational research on the design and synthesis of novel extended pi-conjugated systems, their application to supramolecular functional materials, the development of novel organic reactions and their applications to the synthesis of biologically active natural compounds.

  • Naoto Hayashi (Advanced organic nano science, associate professor)
  • Masahiro Miyazawa (Advanced Lectures on Synthetic organic chemistry, associate professor)
  • Hajime Yokoyama (Synthetic natural products chemistry, lecturer)


■Synthetic coordination chemistry

 Education and research upon synthesis, structures, and physical and chemical properties of mono- to multi-nuclear coordination compounds with various properties including luminescence, redox activity, and response to external stimuli.

  • Kiyoshi Tsuge (Advanced synthetic coordination chemistry, professor)


■Precision and inorganic synthetic chemistry

 Conduct educational research on the design and synthesis of molecular solid systems based on organic chemicals, transition metal complex and organo-metallic compounds that demonstrate novel functions such as conductive and magnetic properties, as well as assessment, measurement and analysis of these materials.

  • Akira Miyazaki (Advanced molecular solid property, associate professor)


■Structural solution chemistry

 Conducts education and research on the structure and reactivity of metal ions, complexes and nano-aggregates in solution under laser-induced, far-from-equilibrium conditions for medical, pharmaceutical and photonic applications.

  • Honoh Suzuki (Advanced structural solution chemistry, associate professor)


■Molecular reaction engineering

 This major aims to solve energy and environmental problems for the foundation of a future society by making full use of knowledge about catalytic chemistry, chemical reaction engineering and molecular dynamics. It focuses on advanced application of resources such as biomass and optics, as well as chemical reaction and chemical engineering processes that pose low environmental burdens. It also explores nano materials with novel functions.

  • Noritatsu Tsubaki (Advanced catalysis engineering, professor)
  • Yoshiharu Yoneyama (Advanced energy and environmental chemistry, associate professor)


■Environmental and analytical chemistry

 Education and research on separation and preconcentration of trace elements using coprecipitation, solid-phase extraction, and liquid-liquid extraction techniques.  Conduct educational research on environmental and analytical application of the separation and preconcentration techniques.

  • Shigehiro Kagaya (Advanced separation science for trace element, professor)


■Materials science for electronic devices

 Education and research on the growth and electronic property of semiconductor heteroepitaxial films and polycrystalline films as well as their application to quantum-effect devices, molecular electronics, and gas sensors. Phase transition and polarization reversal of ferroelectric crystals are also studied.

  • Koichi Maezawa (Advanced semiconductor device, professor)
  • Yukinori Ono(Quantum device physics and information processing, professor)
  • Toyokazu Tambo (Applied semiconductor physics, associate professor)
  • Toshinari Yamazaki (Thin film technology, associate professor)
  • Masayuki Mori (Advanced semiconductor thin film technology, associate professor)
  • Toshio Kikuta (associate professor)


■Organic optoelectronic devices engineering

 Conduct educational research on the evaluation of electro-optical properties for organic electronic materials, alignment control of organic molecules and nano-patterning technology, application of electro-optic devices using organic semiconductors.

  • Hiroyuki Okada (Advanced display device, professor)
  • Shigeki Naka (Advanced organic electronic device, associate professor)


■Condensed matter physics

 This major conducts educational research to comprehensively understand the structures and properties of condensed matters in a systematic and fundamental research; Research of structures of crystals, liquid and amorphous substances by X-ray diffraction methods, and research of magnetic, electrical, thermal, elastic and superconductive properties of strongly-correlated electron systems at low temperatures.

  • Yoshikazu Ishikawa (Group theory of magnetic materials, professor)
  • Satoshi Iida (Structural properties physics, professor)
  • Tomohiko Kuwai (Advanced condensed-mater physics, professor)
  • Hiroyuki Ikemoto (Physics of disordered system, professor)
  • Toshio Mizushima (Advanced physics of strongly-correlated electrons systems, associate professor)
  • Takashi Tayama (Advanced low-temperature physics, associate professor)


■Biomaterial engineering

 Using the self-organizing mechanism which organisms essentially possess, this major conducts educational research on biomaterial engineering for designing biocompatibility of medical materials and applying the mechanism to functional-material synthesis processes.

  • Hidetoshi Mori (Advanced biomaterial engineering, professor)


■Particle design process

Education and research on particle design for creation of high-functional new materials accompanied by generation of fine powder and advanced Process technologies for development and design of their industrial manufacturing process.

  • Hitoshi Takase (Advanced fine particle engineering, associate professor)
  • Taketoshi Kurooka (Advanced process analysis, associate professor)


■Material design

 Electronic materials are greatly related to electronic behaviors. From mechanical features and texture control to material development by surface modification, atomic internal structure of metallic alloy and computer analysis, analysis of phase decomposition processes, this major conducts educational research on the experimental resolution of their features, centering on magnetic materials and superconductive materials.

  • Katsuhiko Nishimura (Advanced applied magnetic materials, professor)
  • Kenji Matsuda (Advanced nano material structural analysis, professor)
  • Masateru Nozu(Advanced coating Materials, professor)
  • Takahiro Namiki (Transport properties of advanced materials, associate professor)


■Material chemistry

 In material chemistry, this major conducts educational research mainly on the basic and applied study of various processes such as the smelting and purification of metallic materials and functional inorganic materials, as well as on the fields of surface modification and surface function of inorganic materials.

  • Satoshi Sunada (Advanced material environment, professor)
  • Masahiko Hatakeyama (Advanced Chemical Analysis, associate professor)


■Material process

 Not only establish various theories and technologies in the creation and application processes of excellent new materials and functional materials but also conduct educational research on the industrial application of molecular functional materials that also lead to biofunctional materials.

  • Toshiya Shibayanagi (Interface Science and Engineering, professor)
  • Atsushi Saiki (Advanced inorganic material function control, professor)
  • Seiji Saikawa (associate professor)
  • Kiyoshi Kusabiraki (Advanced material engineering, associate professor)