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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Materials Science and Engineering


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Features

Transmission-type electron microscope

Transmission electron microscope

Smartphones, automobiles and Tokyo Sky Tree are all made from materials. The blue LED material that won the Nobel Prize in Physics had an influence on the society. The materials science and engineering studied in this course will support society and build the future. We expect students to acquire the ability to respond to a wide range of problems. We have put together mathematics and physics with materials engineering in our educational program in which engineering and science are integrated. We have set up the two fields of metal production engineering and functional materials science and engineering. Students can learn knowledge and build the application skills of materials processing, recycling technology, new materials and cutting-edge devices. We aim to foster graduates who can contribute to the material development for technical innovations, and who can respond to problems from local industrial needs to global issues of energy, environment, and resources.

Features

Contents of Study

Scanning electron microscope

Scanning electron microscope

Superconducting bulk magnet experiments

Superconducting bulk magnet experiments

Field of Metal Production Engineering

Based on the physical and chemical properties of metals and ceramics, such as materials physical chemistry, materials organization, and metal structure materials science, students study materials purification, materials strength, heat treatment and materials processing. They also learn about composite materials science as well as materials processing such as new materials development through thin film processing technology, metal smelting, metal recycling, casting, welding and powder metallurgy.

Field of Functional Material Science and Engineering

Based on electromagnetics, solid-state physics and semiconductor science and engineering, students study the behavior of electrons inside solid bodies and the electrical, magnetic, thermal and crystallographic properties of solid bodies. They also learn about functional oxides, superconductors, organic semiconductors, new functional materials such as magnetic materials, new energy materials, and the non-destructive assessment method of advanced structural materials.

With my family’s support and my friends’ encouragement, I’m doing my best at my university studies

Materials Science & Engineering | NAKAMURA Arisa [from Sanbongi High School, Aomori Prefecture]

NAKAMURA Arisa

I chose the Materials Science and Engineering course because I’m interested in basic research about materials. Through various lectures, my interest in the field of metal materials increased and I’m now studying casting.
I put emphasis on study in my campus life. I believe all my efforts will be reflected in my evaluation. When I couldn’t find my motivation or when I hit a wall in my studies or research, I overcame it with a change of pace, such as chatting with my family or hanging out with my friends. With a balance of studying, hobbies and mental breaks, I bet you can enjoy a fulfilling life as a student.

Curriculum

First year Second year Third year Fourth year
Specialized Basic Courses
Basic Mathematics
Calculus I
Calculus Ⅱ
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Physics
Chemistry I
Chemistry Ⅱ
Biology
Vector Analysis
Fourier Analysis
Physics Laboratory
Chemistry Laboratory
Complex Analysis
Probability and Statistics
Earth Science
Materials Science and Engineering Course Subjects
Physical Chemistry of Materials Ⅰ
Metallic Structural Materials
Mechanics of Materials
Physical Chemistry of Materials Ⅱ
Microstructure of Materials Ⅱ
Strength and Fracture of Materials
Electrochemistry
Semiconductor Devices
Eco Materials
Welding and Bonding Technology
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Ferrous Process Metallurgy
Non-ferrous Extractive Metallurgy
Casting Materials Engineering
Composite Materials
Graduation Research
Common Courses within Science
Basic Exercises in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
Design and Drawing
Thermodynamics
English for Technology Ⅰ
Microstructure of Materials Ⅰ
Electricity and Magnetism Ⅰ
Quantum Physics Ⅰ
Statistical Physics
Circuit Theory
Electricity and Magnetism Ⅱ
Optics
English for Technology Ⅱ
Numerical Analysis
Computer Programming
Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Ⅰ
Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Ⅱ
Solid State Physics
Selected Topics in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Ⅰ
Selected Topics in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering Ⅱ
Industry Visits
Electronic Material Physics
Analysis for Materials Research
Dielectric Materials Science
Semiconductor Science and Engineering
Organic Materials
Magnetic Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering of Superconductivity
Nano Science and Engineering
English Seminar for Science Technology
Advanced Study in Physics, Materials Science and Engineering
Common Courses within the Department
Introduction to Soft Path Science and Engineering Nuclear Engineering
Ethics for Engineers
Quality Control and Industrial Management Plan
Introduction to Intellectual Property
Selected Topics in Patent Law
Internships
Overseas Training in English for Science and Engineering

Compulsory Subjects Elective Subjects

Career Paths

People who can develop and assess materials are needed in every industry and every field. Consequently, a high rate of employment is also anticipated. Many students are also expected to go on to graduate school.

metallic materials / automobiles / machine manufacturing / electricity and electronics / IT / casting / transport / civil service / go on to graduate school, etc.

Faculty Members

KAMADA Yasuhiro
Professor
Research into materials assessment technology using magnetism and ultrasonic waves
HIRATSUKA Sadato
Professor
Creation of high-performance cast iron and development of integrated technologies
FUJISHIRO Hiroyuki
Professor
Superconductor applications and creation of thermoelectric conversion materials
MIZUMOTO Masayuki
Professor
Development of advanced composite processes for metal matrix composite material
YAMAGUCHI Katsunori
Professor
Non-ferrous metal smelting and metal recycling
YOSHIMOTO Noriyuki
Professor
Development of organic thin film controls for organic electronic devices
KOBAYASHI Satoru
Associate Professor
Development of magnetic non-destructive methods of assessing material deterioration
NAITO Tomoyuki
Associate Professor
Magnetic flux and phase transition of oxide high-temperature superconductors
HAREYAMA Takumi
Associate Professor
Increasing the strength of casting materials and developing organizational miniaturization technology
YAMAGUCHI Akira
Associate Professor
Development of thin film material related to hydrogen and fuel cells
KUZUHARA Daiki
Assistant Professor
Development of functional organic semiconducting materials for organic electronics
SEKIMOTO Hidehiro
Assistant Professor
Research into raw materials processes based on equilibrium theory
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