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Physical Science
and Engineering

Spin-polarized and pulsed transmission electron microscope laboratory - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Spin-polarized and pulsed transmission electron microscope laboratory

What you will study

Developing engineering based on physics

What can you imagine from Physical Science and Engineering? It literally seems a discipline combining physics and engineering, but it is not so simple. In modern society, science and technology are inseparable; scientific findings are directly applied to technology, whereas research for industrial engineering can greatly contribute to scientific development. To meet this trend of science and technology, the Applied Physics Course (currently the Applied Physics Department) was established at Nagoya University in 1962. The School of Engineering was reorganized in April 2017 to create the Physical Science and Engineering Department. The new Physical Science and Engineering Department provides education and research on both fundamentals and applications using physics and mathematical science.

Conceptual map of Physical Science and Engineering

Study Environment

Learn the basics of physics and leading-edge technology

Physics forms a basis of science and technology, together with mathematics. The department provides curricula on the basics of physics, mainly covering mathematics, dynamics, electro magnetics, and quantum mechanics, taught thoroughly through lectures and practical sessions. In the fourth year, students are directly supervised in small groups by faculty members in their laboratories, and plan and conduct their graduation research. In this process, students also improve communication skills and presentation skills, in addition to acquiring knowledge and technological skills. After advancing to the Graduate School, they will acquire higher levels of research skills by experiencing leading-edge research in applied physics and material science.

Discussion in a seminar

A promising future ahead

Graduates are expected to play key roles in many fields

Our graduates actively work in a wide variety of fields. Most students advance to the Master’s course at the Graduate School to acquire higher levels of research skills. Our graduates from the School or from the Master’s course find careers in fields including automobiles, machinery, electrics and electronics, communications, and chemistry. Thanks to our well-performing graduates, we receive many job offers from many companies every year. After completing the Master’s course, a certain number of students advance to the Doctoral course every year. Graduates from the Doctoral course may find their positions as researchers at universities across Japan, including Nagoya University, the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Keio University, or may join private companies and public research institutions, such as RIKEN, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research.

Special topics

  • Development of analysis method and new materials evaluation with particle beam

    Soneda Laboratory, Group of Quantum Beam Materials Science and Engineering, uses particle beam for determining the material property. Synchrotron X-ray generated from an electron accelerator is narrowed down to 1μm. To analyze the state of electron motion by high and depth, we generate a new material about 100μm under temperature and pressure surface.
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  • Producing grapheme by pyrolyzing SiC

    Grapheme has been attracting attention as a new future material. Saito Laboratory, Group of Nano- Materials Science and Engineering, produces single crystal grapheme by pyrolyzing SiC to assess it with STM, a scanning tunnel microscope.
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  • Numerical solution of differential equations and matrix eigenvalue problem

    Zhang Laboratory, Group of Computational Engineering Mathematics, develops high efficiency numerical solution for differential equations and large-scaled matrix eigenvalue problem, which could be occurred on electronic structure calculation or architectural analysis of buildings. We aim for the solution to be more speedy, high accuracy, robust, elegant.

My Six Years

Think and try for a result
It is a lot of fun, as well as lacrosse

Kazuki Oguni

Muto Laboratory, Nanoscale Analysis and Design Group

The First to Forth year/All my 4 years were occupied in researches, club activity, and part time work. It was the way I would like. Materials that are close to us and have possibilities, got me interested while I learned physical engineering. I spent working with an electronic microscope every day in the laboratory. I joined the lacrosse club, called as “the quickest ball game in the world”. I devoted 5,6 days in the week to practice the lacrosse and was chosen to an offensive leader who works out a strategy for a game. In my last game at Forth grade, the team won a Tokai division title and reached the top 4 of National University Champion. My performance won me the Tokai region game's MVP Award.

Using the state-of-the-art equipment as Combined electron spectroscopic scanning electron microscope for research.

(Left photo)I was awarded a prize at a poster session of both Japanese Society of Microscopy and Japan Institute of Metals.
(Right photo)NAGOYA LIZARDS is the men’s lacrosse club which a total of 100 members belong to in Nagoya University. I have played a game as a starter since sophomore year.

Graduate school/My research theme is a inorganic emitting material which is composed of carbon and silicon and oxygen. If it turned into practical use, this dream-material might be expected to take the place of LED. Because it is not expensive and contains light of a various wavelength like sun to show a substance in natural color. I engaged in research on unravel the mechanism of emission with microscope observation. In the First year of Graduate School, I was awarded a prize in the non-traditional hypothesis about the mechanism of emission at an academic conference. Formulating both a hypothesis and method to carry out brings fun to me, as well as lacrosse.