Department of Science for Advanced Materials
The educational aim of the Department of Science for Advanced Materials is to educate students who are interested in careers in the materials fields. Currently, our world is faced with difficult issues such as a rise in energy consumption, environmental destruction, and depletion of natural resources. Finding solutions to these problems is a primary mission of engineering; simultaneously, progress in technology is sought. Materials science provides a basis for evolution of other technological fields, which owe their existence to functions of substances in various ways. Materials and their functions are the basis of the material world, so there are needs for expertise in materials science in a wide range of industrial fields.
Materials science is an academic field that cultivates the knowledge necessary to develop novel functional materials. Topics include optical and fundamental properties of substances, nanoscience and nanomaterials, novel measurement techniques, the science of crystals and defects, and device applications. Our society is supported by man-made products that are applications of physics and chemistry. Materials science is a disciplinary field integrating physics and chemistry, and its aim is to improve the capability of atomic-scale manipulation of materials so that humans may develop preferable properties and functions of substances. Mathematics is relevant to this field as well. Therefore, our department provides unique educational programs that facilitate studies of these fundamental fields. In addition to lectures, many original laboratory exercises are provided to deepen and widen students' knowledge and capabilities. During academic life, students can acquire scientific literacy satisfactorily.Relevant occupational fields and career options include access to graduate school, advanced electronic devices, development of novel functional materials, medical equipment, and advanced measurement instruments.
Group photo in orientation camp [Left], Experiment of electronic circuits [Right]
Visiting Nobeyama Radio Observatory [Left], Lab tour for freshmen [Right]