In order to realize a sustainable and safe recycling-oriented society, we must use material chemistry as a focal point from which to gain a deep understanding of the relation between chemical structure and function at the atomic/molecular level. It is also essential to develop new materials that can be controlled at the nano level. In this education program, students will learn the building blocks of material chemistry including chemistry, physics, and biology in a logical progression from the basics to their applications, developing a generation of scientists who have the practical research abilities needed to meet the demands of an ever-evolving society and face various problems from a scientific standpoint.
This education program has established the following objectives in order to accomplish these goals, while continuing to respect academic freedom.
We have created an education program through which students can systematically deepen their knowledge in specific areas of the material sciences while aiming to maintain a balance of specificity and broader knowledge in order to avoid the pitfalls that may come with overspecialization. Our education program aims to provide a hands-on education. With each research theme, students will read and analyze several English-language academic papers and gain the ability to understand research trends both in Japan and abroad, and they will use this knowledge as a foundation to establish their own experiment plans and carry out research under them. We also have a number of professors who will instruct students outside the normal laboratory setting.