Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Study of the nature based on the material science:understanding the fundamental structure and function of the matter,and applying these studies to develop new materials.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Course Outline
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering carries out research and development on the creation, evaluation and application of matter and materials with new functions while also studying natural phenomena from a materials science perspective and understanding the underlying basic concepts involved. It consists of the following four chairs.
1. Pure and Advanced Sciences of Matter and Nature: This chair carries out research and education for the purpose of clarifying, through theoretical and experimental research into the laws of nature, the principles that determine the functions and properties of matter, and also for the purpose of applying the results of that research to the development of materials with new functions.
2. Fundamental Molecular Science: This chair carries out research and education on the structure, properties and functions of molecules and their aggregates, and on the response and reactivity of those molecules and aggregates when subjected to various stimuli.
3. Functional Molecules and Materials: This chair carries out research and education on the design and synthesis of high performance materials, on functional analysis of those materials, and on the clarification of expression mechanisms for those functions.
4. High Performance Materials: This chair carries out research and education on structural formation for expressing structures, physical properties and physical properties under extreme conditions, in extreme environments such as fibers, laminated materials, and thin membranes.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Principles
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering carries out research and education under three principles: (1) To foster talented people with a deep understanding of basic concepts and who are able to autonomously carry out applied research based on those concepts; (2) To foster talented people with a deep appreciation for maintaining harmony between society, the natural environment and science and technology; and (3) To foster talented people able to maintain a balance between cooperativeness and competitiveness and who are able to defend their own thinking while understanding the thinking of others.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Educational Policy
The educational policy of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is to: (1) Foster the ability to study natural phenomena from a materials science perspective while clarifying the structures, phenomena and functions of materials at each level of the natural world (from elementary particles to atoms, molecules, macromolecules, molecular aggregates, condensed systems, complex systems and the universe itself) from an interdisciplinary perspective extending beyond the original field of study and with a more acute academic perspective focused on the original field; and to (2) Teach the development of matter and materials with new functions based on clarified basic concepts, and teach paths for building new abstract concepts in order to gain a unified understanding of various phenomena at each level of the natural world.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Careers
Annual admissions to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are listed below. (Student numbers include both general student selection and working student special selection.)
2005 (6 students), 2006 (6 students), 2007 (5 students), 2008 (9 students), 2009 (4 students). General student selection accounted for 18 of these 30 students between 2005 and 2009.
The majority of general student selection students who completed the doctoral program are working in research and development at manufacturing enterprises.