Division of Materials Research

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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.

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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.

Materials Physics Section

Ab initio study of the photoabsorption and charge separation process on the dye-sensitized semiconductor surface. A neural net learns the predicted structure-property relations and suggests better dyes.

Computational Fluid Mechanics
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UCHIYAMA, Tomomi
Professor
UCHIYAMA, Tomomi
Vice - Director
Project :
Development of Advanced Simulation Method for Flow Problems and Utilization of Natural Flow Energy
TAKAMURE, Kotarou
Assistant Professor
Project :
Efficiency enhancement for crystal growth process utilizing fluid convection and mixing behavior

Visiting Faculty

DEGAWA,Tomohiro
Visiting Associate Professor
DEGAWA,Tomohiro
Porous Materials Chemistry
Utilizing the polymerization-induced phase separation to form porous structures, hierarchically porous materials in the length scale from nanometer to micrometer, and with various chemical compositions such as ceramics, organic-inorganic hybrid and purely organic polymers. Materials with precisely controlled and optimized pore structure will find novel applications as separation media and catalyst support, and extend their usage in broader fields such as analytical, organic, biological chemistry and nano-engineering.
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NAKANISHI, Kazuki
Professor
Project :
Structural Control of Porous Materials via Liquid-Phase Processes and their Applications
HASEGAWA, George
Designated Associate Professor
Project :
Architectural Design of Porous Materials and Their Electrochemical Applications
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.
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YAMAMOTO, Takahisa
Professor
Project :
Development of Ceramic Materials by Controlling the Atomic/Electronic Structures at Nano Scale
Quantum Chemistry
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YASUDA, Koji
Associate Professor
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Quantum Chemistry and Chemoinformatics, Methodology Development and Material Design
Supramolecular Material Research
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KAMIYA, Yukiko
Associate Professor
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 Design Section

Production of the crystal size and shape controlled metallic materials of their precursor using hydro-procesing

Materials Surf-Interface Engineering
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OKIDO, Masazumi
Professor
Project :
Investigation on the Materials Processing with Low Environmental Impact by Surface Structure Control
KURODA, Kensuke
Associate Professor
Project :
Development of Functional Materials Using Energy-Saving Hydroprocessing
KIM, Sangjae
Researcher
KIM, Sangjae
PENG, Cong
Researcher
PENG, Cong

Visiting Faculty

NIINOMI, Mitsuo
Visiting Professor
NIINOMI, Mitsuo
Project :
Design, development and evaluation of titanium alloys for structural biomaterials
HANAWA, Takao
Visiting Professor
HANAWA, Takao Lab
Project :
Research and development of metal-based biomaterials
Environmental Materials Engineering
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OZAWA, Masakuni
Professor
OZAWA, Masakuni Lab
Director of the Division
Project :
Nano-Crystals and Their Application to Environmental Pollution Control
HIRAIWA, Atsushi
Designated Professor<Tokyo Branch>
HIRAIWA, Atsushi
Project :
Development of wide bandgap semiconductor power devices and their gate insulators
HATTORI, Masatomo
Assistant Professor
Project :
Development of functional composite materials for environmental purification

Visiting Faculty

KAWARADA, Hiroshi
Visiting Professor
KAWARADA, Hiroshi Lab
Project :
Research on diamond and wide bandgap semiconductor
TAKAHASHI, Seiji
Visiting Professor
TAKAHASHI, Seiji
KATSUI, Hirokazu
Visiting Associate Professor
KATSUI, Hirokazu
YOKOTA, Koji
Visiting Faculty
YOKOTA, Koji

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.

Materials Processing Section

Controlled assembly of two-dimensional nanosheets and its application to electronic devices

Functional Materials Engineering
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OSADA, Minoru
Professor
OSADA, Minoru
Vice-director of the Division
Project :
Development of environmentally friendly electronics using two-dimensional materials
KOBAYASHI, Makoto
Associate Professor
Project :
Development of low-dimensional nanomaterials employing solution methods
YAMAMOTO, Eisuke
Assistant Professor
Project :
Bottom-up preparation of non-layer strucutred metal oxide nanosheet
Radiation Chemistry & Biology
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KUMAGAI, Jun
Associate Professor
Project :
Chemical Reactions and Biological Effects Induced by Photo- and Ionizing Radiation as Studied by Detection of Radicals

Visiting Faculty

HARADA, Katsuyoshi
Visiting Professor
HARADA, Katsuyoshi
Project :
Innovative development of production and evaluation technologies of silicon compounds and their thin films for advanced fields
TSUDA, Taishi
Visiting Faculty
TSUDA, Taishi