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Department of Energy Science
and Engineering

Functional Material Laboratory - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Functional Material Laboratory

What you will study

Energy supporting modern society

What makes it possible to provide content and services you enjoy on your smartphones? The smartphone body, or radio waves? No. It is energy. Energy supports modern society. The department covers diversified areas associated with the energy that is needed for all activities in modern society. Students will study a wide range of fields from fundamentals to world-leading research, including new materials associated with energy, various leading-edge measurement techniques, and innovative energy generating systems. For the sustainable future development of society, the world needs the skills acquired at the department.

Night view of Sakae in Nagoya

Study Environment

Attentive support through small-group education

The department has an admission capacity comparable to about the class size of high school, and yet has more than 20 faculty members. Those faculty members will attentively support students, who may first be unfamiliar with the new lecture style different from high school, difficult lecture contents, new life environments, or new research subjects. Lectures, experiments, and practical sessions are conducted in a face-to-face environment, rather than through mass education. To allow students to effectively learn the comprehensive field of energy, our curricula are designed to start from the fundamentals mainly on scientific subjects and advance gradually to their special fields of interest.

Workshop in the Yamamoto laboratory

A promising future ahead

Wide variety of options after graduation

Most students advance to the Master’s or Doctoral course in the Graduate School to deepen their studies and research. After completing the Graduate School, they are expected to find careers as researchers or engineers in private companies or research institutions including universities. Most of their technical fields involve energy. Students who have acquired broader perspectives by studying the comprehensive field of energy can have a wide variety of career options in fields that support social infrastructures, such as power companies, gas companies, heavy electric machinery manufacturers, and energy-related industries, and manufacturing industries such as automobile manufacturers and electrical manufactures, and also trading companies and IT related companies.

Graduates playing key roles in society

Special topics

  • Global simulation of material transportation

    Atmospheric movements makes an effect on materials reaching in East Asian region and Japan. According to the physical law, we used math calculation to achieve simulating the world map of this movement about reaching and the place from. We confirm this simulation by using concentration observation of Atmospheric radon.
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  • Use of neutron for cancer treatment

    BNCT, a front-line therapy for cancer using neutron, is now attracting attention as human body-friendly method because it doesn’t cause injury to normal cells. We have developed an accelerator for BNCT, and new curative neutron and the medical measurement method with source liquid lithium target.
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  • Yagi Laboratory is researching for Nanoparticle creation.

    In these days many various methods of Nanoparticle creation have been fund. They have good and bad points. Our laboratory designs nanoparticle by the optimal method for our purpose, and analyzes it with synchrotron light for application.
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My Six Years

It is Nagoya University that I had numerous encounters,
and gained valuable experience

Ryohei Terabayashi

Iguchi Laboratory, Energy Qunatum Engineering Group

The First to Third year/I was engaged in “TFT Project” in the undergraduate years, which is organized activity to support children for a lunch program in developing countries. I built my network of contacts across the country, when I was the Tokai representative of university organization. I realized that my world will broaden if I go out of university. A flexible frame of mind enjoyed learning, such as use of the physics to automobile. All of them were like watching a movie for me. I chose the special study in nuclear energy from such as many choices, because it was needed to make advances for peaceful utilization.

(Left photo)If my research could be put to practical use, it will lead to a cost reduction and a time crunch of new drug development.
(Right photo)TFT, TABLE FOR TWO, aims at providing children in a developing countries a school lunch through the donation of 20 yen per the healthy choices in the school cafeteria. 20 yen is equal to one meal for them.

The Forth year to Graduate school/Our laboratory has developed the medical device that can measures an ultraweak radioactive material with a laser beam. At first year, I have been in Finland on three-months study program of the college, which is front-line in this field. As well as learning the technology there, I used a broad knowledge in engineering to find and improve the software problem faced by science researchers. It was impressive that they were thankful for me. Turning numerous encounters and experiences at Nagoya University into a power, I will find a company in manufacturing that can make people happy in the future. That's motivation that I am going to a doctoral course to advance my research.