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.
Vice-director of the Division
Project : Development of Nano-Carbon Materials with Low Environment Burden and Its High Functionalization
Project : Synthesis of nano-carbon materials
Project : Development of Energy Conversion Materials and Systems
Project : Development of Ceramic Materials by Controlling the Atomic/Electronic Structures at Nano Scale
Project : Quantum Chemistry, Methodology Development and Material Design
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.
Project : Investigation on the Materials Processing with Low Environmental Impact by Surface Structure Control
Project : Design, development and evaluation of titanium alloys for structural biomaterials
Project : Research and development of metal-based biomaterials
Project : Development of Functional Materials Using Energy-Saving Hydroprocessing
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
Visiting Associate Professor
Project : Ceramic coloring materials
Project : Development of functional composite materials for environmental puriﬁcation
Project : Nanomedicine
Project : Design of Chemical Separation, Analysis, and Reaction Systems for Environmental Assessment and Material Recycling
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.
Project : Development of environmentally friendly electronics using low-dimensional materials
Project : Research and Development of Eco-Friendly High-Performance Functional Materials
Project : Development of Alternative, Detoxiﬁcation and Stabilization Technology of Hazardous Substances, Material Recycling Technology
Project : Chemical Reactions and Biological Eﬀects Induced by Photo- and Ionizing Radiation as Studied by Detection of Radicals
Project : Innovative development of production and evaluation technologies of silicon compounds and their thin ﬁlms for advanced ﬁelds