Faculty Members SEKIMOTO Hidehiro

  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Chemistry
  • Metal


Assistant Professor

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • [Master's Program] Materials Science and Engineering

Degrees Obtained

  • Doctoral Degree (Engineering)

Fields of Research

  • Materials thermodynamics
  • Materials electrochemistry
  • Extractive Metallurgy


  • March 2006: Graduated from Undergraduate School of Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
  • March 2008: Completed Material Engineering Master's Program, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
  • March 2011: Completed Material Engineering Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
  • April 2011 - March 2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
  • April 2016 - Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Science and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering (organizational changes), Iwate University

Research Themes

The research of material processes based on equilibrium theory

Our daily lives are supported by a variety of metal materials. Metal materials are supplied through the mining and refining of ores, but in recent years supplies have been restricted due to decreases in ore grades, ore vein depletion, the political environment, and other similar factors. Obtaining the materials to create things is proving difficult with conventional methods. I research new metal smelting processes, metal recycling, and waste processing methods in the aim of realizing a sustainable society.

Teaching Philosophy

Material engineering is a field with extremely broad applications. I want for students to learn how to use their education and knowledge through research and have a desire to learn with an interest in various different fields.