Faculty and Researchers

Chemistry and Materials Science

Materials Science and Ceramics

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Materials Science and Ceramics.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

IWASAKI Mitsunobu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Inorganic Materials Chemistry

We make full use of environmentally friendly methods to fabricate artificial bone that enables fracture patients to live their lives as comfortably as possible. We are also actively involved in creating markers that enable the detection of even single cancer cells and colorants that change hue depending on the viewing angle.

OTSUKA Teppei

Position
Associate Professor
Materials science for energy, Science and technology for hydrogen isotopes, Transport phenomena of elements in materials, Irradiation effects on materials

OKA Kengo

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Solid state chemistry

Research interests in the Oka group are in the synthesis of novel inorganic compounds by mixing hetero anions and investigation of their physical properties such as magnetism and negative thermal expansion. Accurate crystallographic information is indispensable for the interpretation of physical properties. Thus, we often perform synchrotron X-ray diffraction study at SPring-8 and collaborate with other groups for integrating experimental and theoretical studies.

SOEJIMA Tetsuro

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Applied Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Photocatalyst

This laboratory is guided by the concepts of comfort in daily living and environmental cleanup. Our research is centered on the use of nanotechnologies to develop new synthesis methods for inorganic compounds as well as to derive new functionalities from a wide range of materials.

NOMA Naoki

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Photofunctional Materials Laboratory
Materials Chemistry, Photochemistry, Physical Chemistry

Using proprietary microfabrication techniques, we fabricate nano-sized ceramic patterns and evaluate their photo and electrical characteristics.