NIMS Course
Kawakami Lab. (Kohsaku Kawakami)
Make contributions to basic science related to physical chemistry and interfacial science of organic materials as well as practical development of pharmaceutical products.


Shibata Lab. (SHIBATA Akinobu)
Main our research target is structural metallic materials (particularly, steel). We are investigating microstructure evolution by phasetransformation, relationship between deformation / fracture behavior (mainly brittle fracture, such as hydrogen embrittlement) and microstructure. We try to propose novel alloy design and microstructure design concepts for developing advanced steels from theoretical background.


Taguchi lab. (Tetsushi Taguchi)
Fundamental studies on the biomedical materials for minimal invasive therapy. We synthesize soft materials which show sol-gel transitions under the physiological environment and apply them for tissue/cell adhesives and drug-eluting stent, etc.


Takeuchi Lab. (Masayuki Takeuchi)
Creation of new organic nanochemistry thorough the design, synthesis , and characterization of organic, macromolecular, and supramolecular materials with photoand electro-active components, chemosensing functions, dynamic mechanical characters.


Chen lab. (Guoping Chen)
Research on tissue engineering scaffolds and stem cell function manipulation materials is carried out. Porous and hybrid scaffolds of biodegradable polymers, biomimetic matrices, nano- and micro-patterned functional biomolecules and biofunctional nanoparticles are  prepared to investigate their cellular interaction and application for tissue engineering.


Naito Lab. (Masanobu Naito)
Studies on adhesive and coating materials for aircraft, automobile, ship, and infrastructures. By using state-of-the-art surface analysis technique, polymerization method, and process techniques, we develop novel, high performance adhesive and coating materials.


Hono lab. (Kazuhiro Hono)
Studies on magnetic and spintronics materials for energy efficient data storage and automobiles using atomistic characterization techniques, i.e., the development of magnetic recording media and read sensors for next generation hard disk drives and high performance permanent magnets.


Mori lab. (Takao Mori)
We focus on developing highly functional energy & environment materials, such as, thermoelectric and battery materials, through atomic network control, synthesis of new materials, nano/microstructure control of materials with strong structure-property relationships from their topology. We especially aim to realise the first wide-spread application of thermoelectrics.


Ebara Lab. (Mitsuhiro Ebara)
Our research group is interested in developing smart biotechnologies using stimuli-responsive polymers. These smart biomaterials are designed to act as an “on-off” switch for drug delivery technologies, gene therapy, affinity separations, chromatography, diagnostics.


Hashimoto lab. (Ayako Hashimoto)
Development and applications of transmission electron microscopy techniques and systems. We especially focus on in-situ observations of environmental and energy materials such as photovoltaic materials, fuel cells, rechargeable batteries and so on.


Watanabe Lab. (Ikumu Watanabe)
We have developed a computer aided engineering framework to accelerate material research and development, based on multi-scale and multi-discipline modeling to characterize material behaviors and properties. We focus on especially structural materials for automotive and aviation industries.


Kawai Lab. (KAWAI Shigeki)
Single molecular chemistry with high-resolution atomic forcemicroscopy/scanning tunneling microscopy. Development of local probe chemistry. Functionalized nano-carbon materials synthesized by on-surface chemical reaction.


Sodeyama Lab. (SODEYAMA Keitaro)
The working mechanism of energy-related materials such as lithium-ion batteries will be clarified by first-principles molecular dynamics simulations using a supercomputer. We also use the machine learning techniques to find new feasible materials with experimentalists.


Sakaushi Lab. (SAKAUSHI Ken)
We conduct our research to solve modern energy issues through unveiling basic principles and synthesis of materials of electrochemistry towardsfuel-cells and rechargeable batteries. We put special emphasis on researches in collaboration with experiments, theoretical calculations, and data science, focusing on the following two points: (1) uncovering reaction mechanisms by using model electrodes, and (2) design and synthesis of novel electrode materials.