Material Science and Engineering

Outline

The organic, inorganic, metallic, and composite materials of these are used in our daily life in various aspects. Recent advancement of science and technology is amazing, and various types of new materials with high-functionality and high-performance are being developed one after another. These new materials are the key to technological innovation, and are changing our way of life.

Our department covers a wide range of fields of applied chemistry and materials engineering, and is working on education and research in this area. Some of the major topics are synthesizing methods of inorganic, organic and polymeric materials, the structure and physical properties of these materials, and the engineering analysis of the production processes. Our graduates are working actively in a wide variety of areas, and our achievements in research and fostering of talented engineers are acknowledged by the communities and industries.

Our department will succeed and further develop the current educational and research achievements. We will foster talented engineers and researchers who can develop new materials, with a balanced view of environment and human activities, with a strong will for continuous learning, and with a positive and unconventional mindset. When a wide range of scientific knowledge acquired in our department and our students' energetic intellectual curiosity are positively combined, we believe that the development of new materials leading to the prosperity of humankind in the 21st century will be achieved. Now, we are waiting for you to accept this challenging project.

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Features of Curriculum

Natural phenomena are diverse, but, fortunately, there are not too many basic principles that govern the phenomena. Our department covers very wide areas, but phenomena that look complicated and different can be understood reasonably well by applying a small number of basic concepts when we comprehend the essence.

Development of a new material means to produce a material that has never been undertaken. It is made possible only after accumulating firm basic knowledge of materials science. In other words, we believe that the acquisition of basic concepts to a satisfactory extent is the key for the development of new materials.

The curriculum of our department is arranged so that students can acquire fundamental and comprehensive abilities in chemistry and engineering, with a strong focus on mathematics and physics. Obviously, education cannot be done with one-way teaching by instructors, and it will not be effective unless students actually feel delight in understanding. We place strong emphasis on the problem solving and experiments. We believe our students can acquire abilities to solve actual problems and develop new materials by themselves through our curriculum.

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