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    Quantum Physics of Solids Area

    Professor KAKESHITA Tomoyuki   Associate Professor FUKUDA Takashi   Associate Professor SATO Kazunori   Associate Professor TERAI Tomoyuki
    In our group, effects of high magnetic field, high pressure, high stress, low temperature and their combinations on structural transformation and magnetic transition have been studied. Since phase stability depends on external fields, we can control the crystal structure, microstructure and magnetic state of materials by using external fields. In addition, we perform computational design of new functional materials based on the first-principles calculations.

    Physics of Surface and Interface Area

    Professor NAKATANI Ryoichi   Associate Professor SHIRATSUCHI Yu   Assistant Professor NOMURA Hikaru
    From the perspective of fundamental properties of surface/interface physics, we have performed education and researches to improve the electron-determinate functionalities, including magnetism/electron transport/tunneling properties, of nanomaterials; metallic thin layers/multilayer films/artificial lattices/nano-magnets. Also being studied were developments of technique to clarify the surface/interface properties using microscopy which provides the atomic scale information.

    Materials Physics Area

    Professor ARAKI Hideki   Associate Professor MIZUNO Masataka   Assistant Professor SUGITA Kazuki
    Positrons allow us to examine the atomic-scale internal structure of materials. We have examined the origin of excellent properties of metallic materials such as hydrogen storage alloys and aluminum alloys in automotive applications and ceramics materials such as perovskite-type metal oxides, by using positron annihilation spectroscopy and computer simulation in order to design new materials.

    Materials Nanoprocess Science Area

    Professor YASUDA Hidehiro   Associate Professor SATO Kazuhisa   Assistant Professor KOBAYASHI Keita
    This research area is studying the relation of materials properties with the microstructures based on the experimental information in nanometer spatial scale and nanosecond time-scale by using transmission electron microscopes or electron spectroscopes. The research subjects are concerning materials design by elucidating inhomogeneity such as lattice defects, low dimensionality, non-equilibrium states formed by electronic excitations, and so on. We are educating and researching to investigate universal principles in materials science.

    Chemistry of Materials Area

    Professor YAMASHITA Hiromi   Associate Professor MORI Kohsuke   Assistant Professor KUWAHARA Yasutaka
    The research projects are mainly focused on the design of “Nano-Size Controlled Eco-Materials”, including photocatalysts・photo-functional materials・environmental catalysts・nano-catalysts in the search for development of clean energy and establishment of cost-saving environmental purification processes. For example, solar light sensitive TiO2 photocatalysts and photo-functional materials designed using micro- and meso-pores are being explored with the atomic and molecular level control.

    Interface Science and Technology Area

    Professor TANAKA Toshihiro   Associate Professor KATSUYAMA Shigeru   Associate Professor SUZUKI Masanori
    Our purpose is to create “a studio to design future society” based on research and development of metallurgy. We focus on evaluating interfacial behavior and related physical properties of materials, such as: Interfacial property measurement at International Space Station, Physical Properties of Liquid Metals for 3D Metal Printing, Structural Analyses of Complicated Materials by Synchrotron Light Sources, Physical Properties of Magma for Volcano Prevision, Neural Network Computation to Evaluate Properties of Multi-substances, and so on.

    Materials Processing and Metallurgy Subarea

    Professor TAKEUCHI Eiichi   Associate Professor ONO Hideki   Assistant Professor KONISHI Hirokazu
    Recent rapid increase in the consumption of both the mineral and fossil resources accelerates their own draining, which causes a global anxiety for the sustainable economic growth.
    The manufacturing processes consuming these resources have been expected to be responsible for the saving energy and the emission control by technological innovation.
    Our mission is to strengthen the research foundation of new process metallurgy for both 1) the base metal production such as steel , and 2) the rare earth metal recycle inevitable for the high functional materials.
    Fundamental researches are being conducted for the process development and innovation from the view point of the highest quality and the highest productivity in processing taking account of the resource, the energy and the environment issues.

    Purification and Synthesis of Materials Area

    Lattice Defects and Crystal Plasticity Area

    Professor YASUDA Hiroyuki   Associate Professor NAGASE Takeshi   Assistant Professor CHO Ken
    Plasticity of crystalline materials such as metals and ceramics depend strongly on behavior of lattice defects such as dislocations and grain boundaries. We aim to develop and design the advanced structural and functional materials such as heat resistant alloys, permanent magnets, superelastic alloys and metallic glass by controlling lattice defects in nano- and micro-scale.

    Crystals Growth Engineering and Science Area

    Professor FUJIWARA Yasufumi   Associate Professor TATEBAYASHI Jun   Assistant Professor KOJIMA Takanori
    For the purpose of creation of new quantum functional materials that put the realization of large-scale information society friendly to the environment, we have investigated the manufacturing and control of microstructures in semiconductors, "bottom-up control of materials function”. For example, the thin-film crystal growth technique which is controlled at the atomic level can realize effective quantum size effects, and can make different color laser diodes and light emitting diodes, and ultrafast transistors. Also, by manipulating impurities having a function in semiconductors, it can enhance its functionality to the limit.

    Environmental Materials and Surface Processing Area

    Professor FUJIMOTO Shinji   Associate Professor TSUCHIYA Hiroaki   Assistant Professor MIYABE Sayaka
    Materials deterioration and damage caused by the interactions with diversified and severe environments are one of social issues. We study the interactions between materials and environments such as aqueous environments and high-temperature atmospheres and also aim to develop new materials with high corrosion and oxidation resistance. A wide range of characterization techniques including electrochemistry is used to examine the properties of metal and semiconductor surfaces. Tailoring the interactions between materials and environments often leads to the formation of unique surface structures. We target on the fabrication of highly ordered nano-scale structured surfaces with enhanced functionalities.

    Biomaterials and Structural Materials Design Area

    Professor NAKANO Takayoshi   Associate Professor ISHIMOTO Takuya   Assistant Professor TODAI Mitsuharu   Assistant Professor MATSUGAKI Aira
    Our investigations include the evaluation of biological tissues, the formation mechanisms of tissues both in vivo and in vitro, and the development of novel biomaterials which can function as or better than the original biological tissues, based on a materials science point of view. We focus on the anisotropy that appears in microstructure, cell migration, crystal growth, etc., in an attempt to control these effects by means of metal-based biomaterials or external fields. More generally and in the long term, we aim to establish “Anisotropy in Materials”, a new research horizon in Materials Science.

    Control of Materials Function and Morphology Area

    Professor UTSUNOMIYA Hiroshi   Associate Professor MATSUMOTO Ryo
    This laboratory is developing novel processes for new materials such as eco-materials, high-strength materials, materials with formability. The evolutions of microstructure, texture and properties during the processes are investigated academically. Tribology in the process is also studied.

    Intelligent Manufacturing Process Area

    Professor HIROSE Akio   Associate Professor SANO Tomokazu   Assistant Professor MATSUDA Tomoki
    Manufacturing requires addition of characteristics suitable for the target structures or products. Intelligent processing engineering, combining both functionalization of materials and intelligent processing, is necessary for the purpose. Our laboratory study the systematization of the engineering based on the materials science and physics of materials processing. While the targets range from electronic parts to automobiles, we have succeeded in optimizing the characteristics regardless of size by utilizing microstructural analysis and the controlling for the surface or interface at the nanoscales.

    Material Joining Process Area

    Professor SAIDA Kazuyoshi    Associate Professor OGURA Tomo
    To advance the material science research in welding/joining, 1) Clarifying the multi-scale material behaviors for visualization comprehension with atomistic approach, 2) Evolving the interfacial bonding for material science approach to advanced materials & processes, 3) Promoting the collaborative research in material mechanics process for comprehension & prediction of welding/joining phenomena.
    Our mission is to systematize the “Processing Metallurgy” for optimizing the welding/joining/repair/maintenance processes.

    Physics of Materials Processing Area

    Professor ASAI Satoru   Assistant Professor NOMURA Kazufumi   Assistant Professor OGINO Yosuke
    Our research group develops the frontier of materials processing to realize innovative manufacturing systems. We particularly emphasize research and development on arc discharge and plasma as promising energy sources for novel materials processing. Undergraduate students, graduate students and numerous collaborators are studying science and technology in interactive projects.

    Novel Joining Area

    Professor ASAI Satoru   Associate Professor YASUDA Kiyokazu   Assistant Professor TAKAHARA Wataru
    For our ecology-oriented future, we are developing hybrid manufacturing processing based on biomimetics, spinning conventional knowledge built up by human beings and wisdom in organisms inherited by natural selection. Among those study is “Chaining” dissimilar materials; heterogeneous materials bonding which integrates the structure and function of advanced materials. For such an achievement by manufacturing processing from atomic & molecular bonding to multi-materials integration, we evolve novel joining technology to revolutionize the future “monodukuri” by making full use of theoretical and experimental approach as well as computer simulation.

    Process Mechanics Area

    Professor MOCHIZUKI Masahito   Associate Professor MIKAMI Yoshiki   Assistant Professor OKANO Shigetaka
    Welding and joining, cutting, machining —essential processing technologies for manufacturing—inevitably generate residual stresses and distortions, and consequently control the performance and integrity of products and structures. “Process Mechanics” is a new discipline to investigate the mechanical behavior related to manufacturing processes on the basis of materials science, physics of processes, and mechanics. Our major approaches are the development of simulation models for manufacturing processes and their application to the prediction of mechanical properties, design, and integrity assessment of components and structures.

    Structural Integrity Evaluation Area

    Professor OHATA Mitsuru   Professor MINAMI Fumiyoshi(Adjunct)   Assistant Professor SHOUJI Hiroto
    A procedure has been developing for the transferability analysis of the micro-structural properties of materials, strength of welded joints and the fracture performance of structural components, which leads to advanced multi-scale design of infrastructures as well as industrial goods. The study includes the mechanics and mechanism of ductile damage, brittle fracture and fatigue of structural steels.
    A computational damage simulation with modeling damage and fracture is on going, which enables the link between the materials properties and the structural integrity in terms of the resistance to unstable fracture, crack growth resistance, ductile instability and fatigue fracture.

    Design and Reliability Area

    Associate Professor KURASHIKI Tetsusei

    Manufacturing System Integration Area

    Professor ARAI Eiji   Associate Professor WAKAMATSU Hidefumi   Assistant Professor MORINAGA Eiji
    We aim to develop a methodology for intelligent computer support of creative human activities performed in development and production of industrial products. We have been developing computer support methods for function decomposition in product design, assembly of products composed of flexible parts, process planning in welding and machining, design and management of globally-optimized manufacturing systems considering those issues, etc. so that unexperienced workers can adequately perform those creative activities.

    System Integration in Electronics Area

    Professor FUJIMOTO Kozo   Associate Professor FUKUMOTO Shinji   Assistant Professor MATSUSHIMA Michiya
    We keep studying and providing education for the sake of
    achieving integrated electronics system from function
    design、 manufacturing process、 inspection to evaluation。
    We are interested in electronics devices、 micro machines、
    precise sensing and control systems、 intelligent inspection
    system、 and fatigue fracture analysis as the elements of
    system integration in electronics。

    System Design Area

    Associate Professor IWATA Yoshiharu
    For the next-generation electronics system, we have two research aims. One is the development of new product design
    and business feasibility evaluation system which can respond to change of future social needs, technology, and
    manufacturing technique. And the other is the prediction of the next-generation ideal LSI composition. The last target
    of research and development is the prediction of the production & system with high creativity, and high additional
    value. Therefore, the new optimal design technique is developed for the product system which consists of complicated
    and a compound system technologically and economically. Also, it is inquiring and developing focusing on the
    cooperation / integrated system design technique at design early stage.

    Applied Materials- and Bio- Science Division

    Professor MITSUOKA Kaoru
    We use electron microscopes to determine the high-resolution structures of bio-molecular complexes. The determined structures can be used to understand the functions of the complexes at molecular and atomic levels for their applications. In addition, we develop the methods for high-resolution structural analysis by ultra-high voltage and cryo-electron microscopy to their wide applications by many researchers.

    Department of Nanocharacterization for Nanostructures and Functions[Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research]

    Professor TAKEDA Seiji   Associate Professor YOSHIDA Hideto   Assistant Professor KAMIUCHI Naoto   Assistant Professor ASO Ryotaro
    It is crucial to characterize both the fabrication processes and the properties of nanomaterials and devices at real environments. We have been developing electron microscopy techniques for the purposes. High-resolution environmental transmission electron microscopy (ETEM) now allows us to observe various dynamic phenomena in-situ and at atomic scale. With the experimental technique, we aim at creating novel nanostructures and investigating the structures and properties of the nanostructures in real environment for further progress on materials science and technology to the future.

    Department of Advanced Hard Materials[Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research]

    Professor SEKINO Tohru   Associate Professor TANE Masakazu   Assistant Professor GOTO Tomoyo   Assistant Professor CHO Sung Hun
    This laboratory is carrying out next-generation materials research and development of ceramics, metals and related materials from crosscutting point of view. The subject covers crystal structures, nano to macro scale hierarchical structural design and process control, fusion of various functions, and fundamental understanding of materials characteristics for advanced hard and nanostructured materials. Our emphasis is placed also on the practical application of developed materials and technologies as the key components for various devices and instruments, next generation biocompatible, environmental and energy systems, all which are the strongly demanded materials technologies to solve crucial problems arising in our society.

    Design and Mechanics for Joining and Welding Laboratory[Joining and Welding Research Institute]

    Professor MINAMI Fumiyoshi   Assistant Professor TAKASHIMA Yasuhito
    This department focuses on the development of a procedure for fitness-for-service assessment, in particular fracture assessment of metallic structures constructed by joining & welding.

    Functional Materials Laboratory

    Professor MINAMINO Yoritosi
    The purpose of Functional Materials Area is to develop new materials with high functional performance by methods of control of microstructures from nano to micro size and desgin of alloys composition. Now, the target of our laboratory is to produce of high performance materials such as high damping materikas, metals with fine grains, high strength-high hardness-high toughness steels and so on.

    Intelligent Actuators and Sensors Laboratory

    Professor HIRATA Katsuhiro   Associate Professor MIYASAKA Fumikazu   Assistant Professor NIGUCHI Noboru
    We are conducting research on next generation actuators and sensor devices such as multi-degree-of-freedom actuators, linear resonant actuators, magnetic gears, nano ion devices that use new operating principles and new materials. Our research is a comprehensive process from the beginning until the end; starting with the proposal of an idea, to the development of an analysis method, to the optimization of a design, all the way to the verification of a prototype through experiments.

    Computational Materials Designing and Creation Laboratory

    Associate Professor YOSHIYA Masato
    The third approach as computation is known enables us to meet with the needs from our society which is more demanding than ever and to provide the seeds which provide further opportunities in our society. In this group, by fully using wide spectrum of computational methods of materials science that ranges from atomistic simulations to macroscopic continuum matter modeling, we are exploring emerging advanced materials and searching for better materials design for them, not confined by existing theories but go beyond them, in conjuction with extensive collaboration with groups doing experiments.

    Creation of Highly-functional Structural Materials Laboratory

    Associate Professor HAGIHARA Koji
    We have tried to create and develop a new class of structural metallic materials which support our social life.
    We have develop the materials based on the strategy that “Clarifying the correlation between the crystal structure, phase–stability and the mechanical properties.”
    We have investigated the next-generation “multi-functional structural materials” which posses many superior properties simultaneously, such as light-weight, high heat resistance, high strength, high corrosion resistance, good biocompatibility , etc.


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