Nagoya University

Greeting

Director OKIDO, Masazumi

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.