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YAMAGUCHI Akira

Associate Professor

Affiliation

Materials Science and Engineering
[Master's Program] Materials Science and Engineering
[Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Specialties

Thin Film Materials
Hydrogen Materials
Eco Materials

My Areas of Research

The fabrication of thin films with nanostructures that have new functions

My research involves using film formation methods such as reactive co-sputtering to create entirely new metals, ceramics, and composites thereof, and investigate their structures and properties. In particular, I vigorously strive to create thin films with previously unimaginable nanostructures, and to impart new functions to these thin films. Specifically, I research new hydrogen-permeable thin films, and window materials and eco materials that change in transparency when hydrogen-permeable thin films are used in them.

My Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to educate students so that their thoughts and results can be put into practice. Thus, I encourage students to undertake thorough efforts without providing overly detailed guidance, even if the process of facing these challenges may lead to some detours. I seek students with this kind of initiative.

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