Faculty Members NANAO Hidetaka

  • Environment
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical / Aviation

NANAO Hidetaka

Associate Professor

  • Chemistry
  • [Master's Program] Chemistry
  • [Doctoral Program] Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Tribology
  • Surface Chemistry

Research Themes


Tribology is, in simple terms, the scientific study of friction, wear, and lubrication. It plays a role in improving environmental problems, starting with energy conservation and resource conservation, but is also indispensable in a variety of other fields, from human joints to the stable operation of space stations. Regarding the dynamic phenomena of friction and wear, what actually happens to frictional surfaces cannot be understood without dynamic states. Thus, my research revolves around combining surface analysis equipment and friction testers to analyze and investigate the degradation and reactions that occur on frictional surfaces.

Teaching Philosophy

I educate students not only in the fundamental knowledge necessary for chemistry and bioengineering, but also with a broad perspective aimed at linking with other fields.