Frontier Technology for Energy and Devices

Education Goals

This program endeavors to train students to become professionals with creativity and expert-level abilities who can respond flexibly to the complicated academic and social demands of energy engineering, an area of research that supports the foundations of our society.

Education Objectives

We aim to help students acquire abilities such as the following.

1. High-level expert knowledge, skills, and research abilities
  • Expert-level knowledge in areas related to energy engineering, which covers a wide spectrum of topics
  • Ability to be intellectually inquisitive and logical, the ability to discover and resolve issues, and expressive abilities gained by submitting papers to academic journals, research results and discussions
2. Holistic academic ability that allows for understanding of a wide array of disciplines
  • Ability to handle a variety of research areas and to pioneer new areas, gained through taking research-driven courses that blend both science and engineering
3. A global outlook and ability to take action
  • English communication ability sufficient for having an international outlook that will allow one to be active on the world stage, gained through instruction from professors at leading international universities, paper presentations at international conferences, and internships abroad
4. Leadership abilities to be a driver of change in the local community
  • A deeper understanding of local industry and the ability to use one’s global outlook and expert-level knowledge to take the lead in giving back to the local community, gained through exploring research topics that connect the industrial and academic worlds and practical experience through internships both in Japan and abroad

What We Offer

The effective use of energy, the development of alternative energies, and the development of materials and devices with new functions serve key roles in stabilizing the energy infrastructure and resolving environmental issues. This area of research covers a wide range of educational and research topics including energy generation from large-scale energy sources such as thermal power and nuclear energy and distributed energy sources as well as their conversion to mechanical, heat, or light energy, electrical energy transportation, the technologies which use electrical energy, superconductive devices, semiconductor integrated circuit technology, and electronic properties and devices such as nanostructure devices and materials.