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Global Focus on Materials Science
2022.4.1
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science Ⅱ : FY2022 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
The lectures will be held as online or in a hybrid format of face-to-face and online.
The URL of the online lectures will be notified on the UTAS.
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
Date Lecturer Title Language(*) Lecture format
April 7 E. Saito(Program Coordinator, Department of Applied Physics) Introduction + How to see things in Physics E Online
April 14 M. Fujita(Department of Applied Chemistry) Coordination Self-assembly: New Principles for Emerging New Structures and Functions on the Nano Scale E Online
April 21 H. Tokudome(TOTO) Development of practical photocatalytic devices for sustainable self-purification and clean hydrogen production E/J Online
April 28 H. Katori(Department of Applied Physics) Ultra-high precision atomic clocks and their applications E/J Online
May 12 S. Okazaki(Department of Advanced Materials Science) Computational science of polymer materials - molecular dynamics calculations
高分子材料の計算科学ー分子動力学計算
E/J Online
May 19 Y. Oowaki(KIOXIA) Technology development & Market development Two sides of a coin for success E Online
May 26 T. Setoyama(Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation) Science & Technology as your expertise for profession
研究/技術開発を生業(なりわい)とすること
E/J Online
Jne 9 S. Nakatsuji(Department of Physics) トポロジーが創る新しい磁性とその機能 E/J Online
Jne 16 Y. Yamada(NTT DOCOMO) Artificial intelligence and internet of things in medicine and healthcare E/J Online
Jne 23 H. Isobe(Department of Chemistry) Nanocarbons viewed from molecular science E Online
Jne 30 A.Tsuneto(Cabinet Office) 電力市場の制度設計はどうあるべきか(仮題) E/J Online
July 7 H. Hosono
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
「材料研究の醍醐味:透明酸化物の新物質創成とその実用化」
”Excitements in Materials Research:creation and application of novel transparent oxides”
E/J Online
July 14 Y. Hirai(AGC) My career in the Business Industry after getting Ph.D. E/J Online
(*)
E: Lecture in English
E/J: Lecture primarily in Japanese but partly in English with English written slides
J: Lecture in Japanses
2021.4.1
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science Ⅰ : FY2021 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
The lectures will be held as online or in a hybrid format of face-to-face and online.
The URL of the online lectures will be notified on the UTAS.
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
Date Lecturer Title Language(*) Lecture format
April 8 E. Saito(Program Coordinator, Department of Applied Physics) Introduction, Physics and Material Science E Online
April 15 K. Yasui(Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) Global investment trends unfolding under the keywords of carbon neutral and DX, and prospects for technology fields accelerated by COVID-19
カーボンニュートラル・DXのキーワードで展開される世界の投資動向とCOVID-19が加速させた技術分野の展望
E/J Online
April 22 S. Tsuneyuki(Department of Physics) First-principles material simulation and beyond E Online
May 6 N. Okamoto(Glocal Academy) 「20代の自己投資とキャリア形成」~専門知の生産と可能性~ E/J Hybrid
May 13 H. Goto(TOSHIBA Corporation) Toward realizing the world's fastest machine: From quantum to classical E Online
May 20 T. Hiramoto(Institute of Industrial Science) Integrated Silicon Nanoelectronics E/J Online
May 27 K. Domen(University Professor) Semiconducting photocatalysts for solar hydrogen production from water E/J Online
Jne 10 Y. Iwasa(Department of Applied Physics) 2次元物質の科学 Science of two-dimensional materials E/J Online
Jne 24 M. Sagawa(Daido Steel Co., Ltd.,NDFEB) Nucleation and growth of the research for the rare earth iron magnets E/J Online
July 1 N. Shibata(Institute of Engineering Innovation) 原子の世界の可視化に挑む -電子顕微鏡の挑戦-
Challenge for the visualization of atom world by electron microscopy
E/J Online
July 8 M. Shiraiwa(UC Irvine) Development of academic career in abroad: my atmospheric chemistry research in Germany and US E Hybrid
July 15 K. Hashimoto
(OSAKA University)
Deep Learning and quantum gravity E Online
July 16 H. Noji(Department of Applied Chemistry) 人工細胞リアクタを用いた超高感度バイオ分析と自律型人工細胞創出
Artificial cell reactor technology for single-molecule bioanalysis and building a living molecular system
E/J Online
(*)
E: Lecture in English
E/J: Lecture primarily in Japanese but partly in English with English written slides
J: Lecture in Japanses
2020.4.1
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science Ⅱ : FY2020 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
For the time being, the lectures will be held online.
The URL of the online lectures will be noticed on the UTAS.
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
Date Lecturer Language(*)
April 9 M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center) E
April 16 K. Ito (Department of Advanced Materials Science, ImPACT) E/J
April 23 M. Sugiyama (Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, RIKEN) E
April 30 H. Yokoyama (Kavli IPMU) E/J
May 7 Lecture cancellation  
May 14 T. Mori (NIMS) E/J
May 21 H. Suga (Department of Chemistry) E
May 28 N. Aoto (Micron Memory Japan, G.K.) E
June 4 A. Fujishima (Tokyo University of Science) E/J
June 11 A. Yamada (Department of Chemical System Engineering) E
June 18 T. Aida (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, RIKEN) E
June 25 T. Iizuka (THine Electronics, Inc.) E
July 2 T. Fukushima (SuperPower Inc., Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.) E
July 9 Lecture cancellation  
(*)
E: Lecture in English
E/J: Lecture primarily in Japanese but partly in English with English written slides
J: Lecture in Japanses
2019.3.8
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2019 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
Date Lecturer Language(*)
April 11 M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center) E
April 18 K. Nozaki (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology) E/J
April 25 H. Yokoyama (IPMU) E/J
May 2 Lecture cancellation  
May 9 Y. Hirai (AGC) E
May 16 E. Nakamura (Department of Chemistry) E
May 23 K. Kataoka (iCONM) E/J
May 30 K. Yasui (Mitsubishi Electric) E/J
June 6 M. Kotani (Tohoku Univ.) E
June 13 M. Ueda (MEXT) E
June 20 T. Chikyo (NIMS) E
June 27 T. Hiramoto (Institute of Industrial Science) E/J
July 4 M. Yamashita (Asahi Kasei) E/J
July 11 S. Tsuneyuki (Department of Physics) E
(*)
E: Lecture in English
E/J: Lecture primarily in Japanese but partly in English with English written slides
J: Lecture in Japanses
2018.3.8
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials ScienceⅡ : FY2018 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
Date Lecturer Language(*)
April 5 M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center) -
April 12 Lecture cancellation -
April 19 S. Iijima (Meijo University)※Room 63, Bldg.6, Faculty of Engineering -
April 26 H. Suga (Department of Chemistry) -
May 10 T. Someya (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems) -
May 17 T. Okamoto (Department of History and Philosophy of Sciencce) -
May 24 T. Ishikawa (RIKEN) E
May 31 M. Notomi (NTT Basic Research Laboratories) E
June 7 A. Yoshino (Asahi Kasei)※Room 63, Bldg.6, Faculty of Engineering J
June 14 A. Takimoto (Japan Display) E
June 21 H. Yokoyama (IPMU) E/J
June 28 H. KIKUCHI (Eisai) E
July 5 K. Ito (Department of Advanced Materials Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, ImPACT) E
July 12 T. Aida (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, RIKEN) E
(*)
E: Lecture in English
E/J: Lecture primarily in Japanese but partly in English with English written slides
J: Lecture in Japanses
2017.3.9
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2017 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 6M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
April 13K. Nozaki (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
April 20S. Tsuneyuki (Department of Physics)
April 27T. Hiramoto (Institute of Industrial Science)
May 11S. Shinkai (Kyushu University)
May 18T. Kitamori (Department of Applied Chemistry)
May 25M. Sugawara (QD Laser, Inc. )
June 1Lecture cancellation
June 8H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
June 15M. Yamashita (Asahi Kasei Corporation. )
June 22Lecture cancellation
June 29M. Okada (Department of Complexity Science and Engineering)
July 6E. Nakamura (Department of Chemistry)
July 13H. Tanaka (Kwansei Gakuin University)
2016.2.15
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science II : FY2016 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6 Outline:
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 7N. Nagaosa (Riken / Department of Applied Physics)
April 14M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
April 21H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
April 28H. Kikuchi (Eisai Co.,Ltd.)
May 12K. Ito (ImPACT / Department of Advanced Materials Science)
May 19T. Aida (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
May 26N. Osakabe (Hitachi, Ltd.)
June 2K. Kataoka (iCONM)
June 9M. Fujita (Department of Applied Chemistry)
June 23M. Kawai (Institute for Molecular Science / Department of Advanced Materials Science)
June 30Y. Ie (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
July 7T. Someya (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems)
July14T. Kitamori (Program Director, Department of Applied Chemistry)
2015.3.12
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2015 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 9T. Kitamori (Department of Applied Chemistry)
April 16Y. Nishi (Ex-CTO of Sony Corporation)
April 23E. Nakamura (Department of Chemistry)
April 30A. Toriumi (Department of Materials Engineering)
May 14H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
May 21T. Hiramoto (Institute of Industrial Science)
May 28K. Hashimoto (Department of Applied Chemistry)
June 4H. Takeda (Hitachi, Ltd.)
June 11K. Nozaki (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
June 18S. Ted Oyama (Department of Chemical System Engineering)
June 25Y. Tei (GPLLI)
July 2S. Tsuneyuki (Department of Physics)
July 9M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
2014.2.18
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science Ⅱ : FY2014 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:30–20:10)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 10M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
April 17T. Kitamori (Program Director, Department of Applied Chemistry)
April 24N. Osakabe (Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.)
May 8H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
May 15K. Kataoka (Department of Materials Engineering)
May 22K. Kitazawa (Tokyo City University)
May 29N. Nagaosa (Department of Applied Physics)
June 5Y. Ie (The Institute for Solid State Physics)
June 12T. Aida (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
June 19T. Someya (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems)
June 26T. Kato (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
July 3M. Fujita (Department of Applied Chemistry)
June 10T. Okamoto(Department of History and Philosophy of Science)
2013.2.20
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2013 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:30–20:10)
Location:
Lecture Room 63, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines. Titles and keywords for each lecture are given below.
 DateTitle (Lecturer)Keywords
Materials and SocietyApril 11Leaders in Materials Science (Kitamori) 
April 18Strategy and Management in Corporate Research Institutes (Sone) 
April 25
No class
Materials Science and a Sustainable Future for the Earth (Eiichi Nakamura)history of science, food shortage, energy crisis, resource depletion, organic chemistry
May 9Business and the University (Toriumi) 
May 16Ethics in Scientific Research (Sekimura)ethics for technologists, research ethics, ethical guidelines
Materials and their FunctionsMay 23The Future of Nanophysics and Nanoscale Devices (Hiramoto)device physics, high performance, low-power consumption, roadmaps
May 30Designing and Creating Novel Photoreactive Materials (Hashimoto)photocatalysts, solar cells, artificial photosynthesis
Changing MaterialsJune 6
Amended start time: 18:45
The Design, Synthesis, and Function of Metal Oxide Clusters (Mizuno)solid catalysts, polyoxometalate, high atom efficiency
June 13Transforming Solar Energy into Chemical Energy (Domen)photocatalyst materials, water decomposition, oxygen
June 20Molecular Catalysts for Materials Development (Nozaki)fine chemicals, complex catalysts
Materials TodayJune 27New Material Functions through Symmetry Breaking (Arima)giant response, symmetry breaking, synchrotron X-rays, spin-charge-orbital physics, giant electromagnetic effects
July 4Searching for Novel Quantum Electronic Phases (Hidenori Takagi)novel superconducting mechanisms, quantum spin liquid, spin-orbit coupling, giant electronic entropy, thermoelectric effects
July 11New Trends in Physics through Oxide Interfaces and Electronics (Kawasaki)metal oxide thin film, perfect crystal, crystal growth techniques, search for new functionality, combinatorial synthesis technology
Materials and SocietyJuly 25
Additional Class
Materials Science and a Sustainable Future for the Earth (Eiichi Nakamura)history of science, food shortage, energy crisis, resource depletion, organic chemistry