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Materials Science
and Engineering

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Material process laboratory

What you will study

Creating materials from resources and delivering them to society

We create new materials directly useful for society to improve the quality of life, find solutions to social issues associated with the environment, resources, and energy, and formulate new methods for developing materials. With materials, chemistry, and physics as the core, our department covers a series of systems from nanoscale substances and materials to macroscale systems for manufacturing and production. Through our curricula combining materials engineering and molecular chemistry engineering, students will develop logical thinking skills and creativity. We offer opportunities to learn materials development and production engineering and interactions with industry, thereby fostering individuals who will lead the world.

Our concept for research and education

Study Environment

MONOZUKURI (manufacturing) based on substance compositions

Students will develop broad perspectives on materials by widely studying materials and molecular chemistry engineering. Our research aims at MONOZUKURI (manufacturing), which is based on the rules and principles of substances. Our research ranges from physical science exploring the principles of substances and materials using leading-edge measurement techniques, information-based research involving information engineering such as material design using big data or theoretical calculations, and to practical research for developing production processes of widely available materials. Students will easily find their fields of interest and have a more flexible vision toward the future beyond traditional academic frameworks.

More environment-friendly materials toward a better future

A promising future ahead

Materials engineering serving as the basis of every industry

Expertise acquired at the School of Materials Science and Engineering will be useful in the materials and chemical industries, and also greatly increase future options for students. Modern society requires professions in materials in all industries including machinery, automobiles, heavy industry, electrical and electronic equipment, medical care, foods, resource, and energy. Besides providing more future options, the School of Materials Science and Engineering closely cooperates with the key industries that support Japan. Graduates from the School use their expertise and engineering rationality and belief on the frontlines of a wide variety of industries, and are expected to lead and shape the future of the industries.

Materials engineering playing key roles in society

Special topics

  • Future car with Material engineering technology.

    Your dreaming future car will be achieved with the technologies in Material engineering, such as lightweight composite with collision safety and high stiffness, highly efficient solar cell, solid high-capacity battery, the technology of high-speed forming process.

  • Front-line experiment facility leads the way in Material engineering.

    There is world’s class facility for measurement analysis in our Material engineering faculty. An electron microscope is possible to observe the top layer of atom in metallic grain. Synchrotron light is possible for direct measurement of electron motion in a material. We approach to reveal the origin of materials with them.
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  • Research to help reduce global warming.

    Global warming is a serious problem to solve for human. Our research aims to maintain the earth environment for the future. We have developed the technologies to recover CO2, greenhouse gas, from mass scale emission source such as a power plant.
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My Six Years

I want to study out my original theme without regret

Ayano Nakamura

Ujihara and Tagawa Laboratory, Advanced Process Engineering Group

The First to Third year/I joined the circle of the university that is extremely active, because I didn’t do eagerly the club activity at high school. At the First grade, due to practice of the circle event for a university festival, I was not able to prepare in my examination very much.
I once thought to quit the circle, but successfully balanced study and the club activities until the Third year of retirement. It resulted that I felt fulfilled and shared a strong bond with the circle’s fellows at the next event. It also brought me to make the habit of planning by myself and making steady efforts in the learning.

I have developed repeatedly the material that has the targeted property to understand the mechanism from measurements.

My folk dancing team named as ONBU, performs in a musical, many traditional dances across Japan at our university festival and regularly per a year.

The Forth year to Graduate school/My research theme is to develop a material for the whole control of heat insulation & radiation like a switch. Domestic and overseas researchers have used various approaches to this theme. But I am the first person to use ion movement between the electrodes with tungsten oxide for it. If this research is put to practical use, it will lead to the effective use of energy. It is very attractive because I aim to contribute to environmental issues. I was sure to choose the laboratory famous for being very hard, and now keep research in this theme in the doctoral course so as to succeed at a world-class level. I know that this is not easy way. However aiming to make an estimate of putting into practical use before graduation, I have being engaged on this research without regret.