Japanese
Graduate School of Engineering

Research


  Computational Science and Technologies


Analysis of nanostructural properties by first-principles calculations

We create design guidelines for realizing new materials, using first-principles calculations, and analyzing nonstructural properties of alloys and metallic compounds.

Division of Quantum Engineering for Atomistic Design / Area of Materials Design for Quantum Engineering
Associate Professor MIZUNO Masataka


Heat transfer control based on molecular energy transfer mechanism

We elucidate and control heat transfer phenomena in the vicinity of solid-liquid interfaces based on molecular energy transfer mechanism for effective use of energy.

Division of Mechanical Engineering / Micro-mechanical Science Area / Micro Thermal Engineering Subarea
Professor (Adjunct) SHIBAHARA Masahiko
Division of Quantum Engineering for Atomistic Design / Area of Quantum Surface Structures Design
Assistant Professor FUJIWARA Kunio


Multiscale and Multiphysics modeling of materials and structures

We conduct multiscale and multiphysics modeling by electronic and atomic simulations and micropillar testing to create innovative materials and structures, and develop a new microscope for nondestructive observation using thermal and acoustic wave propagation multiphysically coupled.

Division of Mechanical Engineering / Complex Mechanics Area / Solid Mechanics Subarea
Professor (Adjunct) SHIBUTANI Yoji


Elucidate, control & manipulate, design new functional materials

We conduct research to elucidate, control & manipulate, design new functional (nano-)materials using analytical methods and computational physics techniques.

Division of Precision Science & Technology and Applied Physics / Applied Physics Area / Theoretical Nano Materials Science Area
Associate Professor (Adjunct) DIÑO Wilson Agerico Tan



  Nanomaterials Technologies


Creep damage analysis of heat-resistant materials by positron lifetime spectroscopy

Using PALS, we can accurately monitor defect density and micro-structural changes in heat-resistant materials during creep deformation. We can also apply the resulting model for creep damage and life prediction.

Division of Quantum Engineering for Atomistic Design / Area of Materials Design for Quantum Engineering
Professor ARAKI Hideki
Assistant Professor SUGITA Kazuki


Design of novel sintering techniques for crafting advanced materials

We carry out R&D of new synthesis process, mainly unique powder metallurgy techniques, e.g., directly applied current sintering, etc., to realize various functional materials.

Division of Materials, Structures, and Functions Design / Area of Composite Materials Design
Associate Professor ITO Mikio


Research on new nano magnetic materials for application of next-generation magnetic device

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.

Division of Materials and Manufacturing Science / Materials Physics Area / Physics of Surface and Interface Area
Professor (Adjunct) NAKATANI Ryoichi


In-situ microscopic observation for investigating mechanics at nanoscale

We have been trying to investigate mechanical phenomena at nanoscale based on direct observation by in-situ electron microscopy with nanomanipulation technique.

Division of Mechanical Engineering / Complex Mechanics Area / Nanostructural Engineering Subarea
Associate Professor (Adjunct) HIRAHARA Kaori



  Electro-Optical Devices Technologies


Low-Voltage Analog Integrated Circuit Technology utilizing statistics in production variation

Analog integrated circuits in IoT and wearable equipment are required to operate at low voltage for low power. However, in such circuits, even atomic-level variation in production degrades precision. To break through it, we are challenging for innovative integrated circuit technology, focusing on their statistics and even using machine learning technique.

Division of Quantum Engineering for Atomistic Design / Area of Functional Device Design
Associate Professor MATSUOKA Toshimasa


Organic materials and devices for electronics and photonics

We explore the possibilities of using π-conjugated molecules and liquid crystals to create novel functional materials and devices for realizing electronics and photonics applications.

Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering / Department of Quantum Electronic Device Engineering / Functional Molecular Materials and Devices Area
Professor (Adjunct) OZAKI Masanori


Fabrication of large diameter GaN wafer without structural defects through the Na-flux method

GaN crystal has been drawing attention as an energy-saving material for optical and electronic devices. We are working on improving the quality and enlarging the diameter of GaN crystals, using the Na-flux method.

Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering / Department of Quantum Electronic Device Engineering / Functional Materials Creation Area
Assistant Professor (Adjunct) IMANISHI Masayuki



  Plasma & Laser-Beam Applied Technologies


Technological innovations in processing of state-of-the-art semiconductor devices and biomaterials

Aiming at technological innovations in processing of state-of-the-art semiconductor devices and biomaterials, we conduct research in plasma physics, plasma chemistry, and plasma-material interactions, using experiments, modeling, and numerical simulations.

Division of Beam-Applied Engineering for Surface Activation Design / Area of Surface Reaction Design
Professor HAMAGUCHI Satoshi


Noble plasma technologies and industrial applications

We carry out R&D of novel plasma technologies and applications, e.g., applications in flow measurement and pulse processing reactors.

Division of Beam-Applied Engineering for Surface Activation Design / Area of Plasma Physics Design
Associate Professor SUGIMOTO Satoshi


Low-energy ion beam experiments for the development of novel materials

We have synthesized functional catalysts by injecting 500eV indium ions to SiO2 films. In addition, we have also produced low energy beam fragments from hexamethydisilane to form SiC films.

Division of Beam-Applied Engineering for Surface Activation Design / Area of Surface Reaction Design
Associate Professor YOSHIMURA Satoru


Medical and bio applications by atmospheric pressure plasma with room temperature

Atmospheric pressure plasma with room temperature can cause various chemical reactions. Applications are disinfection of human body, surface treatment of biomaterials and so on.

Division of Beam-Applied Engineering for Surface Activation Design / Area of Applied Plasma Design
Associate Professor KITANO Katsuhisa


Study on interaction between quantum beam, living organisms, and supramolecules; Physical property analysis; Analysis of biomolecules/biological substances

We study light-matter interaction, e.g., lasers interaction with living organisms and supramolecules. We also develop new optical instruments for industrial and clinical applications.

Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering / Quantum and Energy Engineering Area / Medical Beam Physics Area
Professor (Adjunct) AWAZU Kunio



  Functional Materials Technologies


Construction of functionalized organometallic complexes and π-conjugated molecules

Novel organometallic complexes and π-conjugated systems exhibit peculiar functionalities. We are engaged in elucidating the correlation between the structure and the properties of these materials.

Division of Materials, Structures, and Functions Design / Area of Functional Molecular Materials Design
Assistant Professor KONISHI Akihito


Development of direct transformation methods of organic compounds with metal catalysts

We develop new reactions using transition-metal catalysts, with the aim of establishing efficient and simple synthesis methods to realize organic molecules with diverse functions

Division of Materials, Structures, and Functions Design / Area of Molecular Assembly Design
Assistant Professor ANO Yusuke


Development of new synthetic methods constructing carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds

Our research programs are focused on the development of new synthetic methods constructing carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds by unique transition metal catalysts.

Division of Applied Chemistry / Molecular Chemistry Area / Catalytic Synthetic Chemistry Area
Professor (Adjunct) KAMBE Nobuaki


Applied Bioinorganic Chemistry to understand metalloproteins and generate new nanobiomaterials

We focus on unique relationships between structures and reactivities in various kinds of molecules, including organic molecules, metal complexes and biomolecules.

Division of Applied Chemistry / Materials Chemistry Area / Structural Organic Chemistry Area
Professor (Adjunct) HAYASHI Takashi



Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Osaka University

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