Department of Electronics and Materials Science

Outline of the Department of Electronics and Materials Science

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 Innovative new technologies to improve quality of life and industry have been developing in the field of electronic devices and materials science. LED lighting systems, Blu-ray Discs, high efficiency solar cells, highly efficient low-fuel-consumption cars, and many other technologies are improving with the ongoing development of electronics and advanced batteries. Based on physical electronics and materials chemistry, our department offers practical and basic education on the development of various electronic and energy devices including nanodevices and nanomaterials. These are important for progressing the energy, transport, and electronic industries as well as making many highly advanced materials. We aim to train many talented researchers and engineers who can develop the frontiers of science and technology.

Education Courses After graduation Faculty

Education in the Department of Electronics and Materials Science

Electronics and Device Experiments
Electronics and Device Experiments Ⅰ
(Measurements of device properties)

 Our department has two courses: Course of Electronics and Devices and Course of Materials Science and Engineering. After one year of general subjects students can choose one of the two courses, where they learn both basic and specialized information concerning their field.

[Course of Electronics and Devices]

 In addition to the basic study of electronics such as electromagnetism, electronic circuitry, solid-state physics, and electronic devices, they learn the basics of materials science, which is important for the development of various new devices. In this way we aim to train talented researchers and engineers with a base knowledge of electronic devices and materials science that will advance into the ability to create new devices from a global view point.

[Course of Materials Science and Engineering]

 In addition to the basics of chemistry students thoroughly learn physical chemistry and materials science as well. By training talented researchers and engineers who can aid in the creation of novel energy, eco-friendly, electronic, and photonic related materials we hope to contribute to the future world of highly advanced devices.

Course of Electronics and Devices

 In addition to the basic study of electronics such as electromagnetism, electronic circuitry, solid-state physics, and electronic devices, they learn the basics of materials science, which is important for the development of various new devices. In this way, we aim to train talented researchers and engineers with a base knowledge of electronic devices and materials science that will advance into the ability to create new devices from a global view point. In order to maintain and develop a stable advanced Japanese society for years to come, a great number of researchers and engineers who contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology and devices are necessary. This department consists of staff belonging to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Research Institute of Electronics, and the Department of Materials Engineering. The Research Institute of Electronics inherited the research on the television from Prof. Kenjiro Takayanagi, the inventor of the first electronic television, and has contributed to the development of various new electronic and imaging devices. Following his footsteps, this course aims to train talented electronics researchers and engineers who can develop new devices in the fields of energy, photonics, and electronics.

 Furthermore, special lectures concerning a wide range of fields such as quantum effect devices, chemistry of solid surfaces, and electronic transport of nanostructures etc. are prepared along with quantum electronics, spintronics, and nanophotonics, which are important for the development of new devices. Through graduation research and research in master's coursework, students can experience device development using nanotechnology or a quantum-mechanical effect. In doing so, the students can raise their potential as a researcher and as an engineer while simultaneously engaging in nanotechnology research and the fabrication of other advanced technologies. And so, students who study in this course are expected to play an active part in central Japanese businesses, and to contribute considerably to the development of electronics industries of the future.

Course of Electronics and DevicesBroadband tunable mid-infrared lasers research
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Course of Electronics and DevicesElectron-beam device and
application research that utilizes the
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Course of Materials Science and Engineering

 In this course, students not only gain a thorough knowledge of the basic fields of materials chemistry and physical chemistry, but also learn the basics of electronics. As a result, students in our course are expected to be excellent researchers and engineers in the field of both materials science and energy related materials. In doing so, we hope to increase the number of engineers and researchers who have the ability to generate renewable energy, eco-friendly materials, and electronic and photonic materials which lead to the invention and development of new technologically advanced devices. In our current world especially it is absolutely vital to develop materials with a low environmental load such as thin films and nanoparticles, which lead to the invention of other advanced devices such as nanosensors and MEMS devices as well as new energy related materials, which generate renewable energy. All of these materials are very useful not only for the purpose of promising energy related industries such as solar cell manufacturing, but also for various other industries such as the transportation, and electronics industry. In this course, we are engaging to develop new technologies on thin films, nanomaterials, energy related materials, new generation batteries, optical materials, and certain exotic materials which could potentially substitute for some rare elements. We also wish to focus on the synthetic production of advanced materials through energy saving processes. Students are exposed to a variety of situations that allow them to cope with recent complex techniques concerning the acquisition of basic knowledge of electronics and materials science. In addition, they devote themselves to acquire the ability to apply and develop new materials in each section of this course through graduation study or master's course study. They will play an active part as an engineer or researcher in various industries related to energy related materials, transportation technologies, and/or electronics with a global view point.

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After graduation

 Approximately 60% of department graduates continue to study in the master’s course and some continue to a Ph.D. program.

 The workplaces of the graduates include the electronics industry (Toshiba, Panasonic, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC,etc. ), photonic industry (Hamamatsu Photonics), transportation industry (Toyota, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha Motor, Dunlop, Central Japan Railway, Denso, Aisin, etc.), energy industry (Chubu Electric Power, battery-related companies), glass ceramics industry (NGK Spark Plug, Noritake, LIXIL, TDK, Murata Manufacturing, Taiyo Yuden, Asahi Glass, Kyocera, NGK Insulators), and chemical industry (Toyoda Gosei, Tokai rubber, Toagosei, Nitto Denko Corp.) etc. The rate of employment is almost 100%.

Faculty

Course of Electronics and Devices

Professor
Nobuhisa Fujima The Electronic Properties of Materials
Yasuhiro Hayakawa Electronic Materials Engineering
Hiroshi Inokawa Nanoelectronics
Yoku Inoue Semiconductor Engineering
Akihiro Ishida Physics and Applications of Semiconductors
Satoshi Kokado Theoretical Properties of Materials
Hidenori Mimura Photonic and Imaging Devices
Vygantas Mizeikis Photonics
Masaaki Nagatsu Plasma Electronics
Nobuharu Nakajima Optics
Yukinori Ono Quantum Nanodevices
Hirokazu Tatsuoka Semiconductor Engineering
Associate Professor
Hiroya Ikeda Semiconductor Nanodevices
Tetsu Ito Quantum Electronics
Takayuki Nakano Crystal Engineering
Yoichiro Neo Vacuum Nanoelectronics
Akihisa Ogino Plasma Science and Technology
Takuya Okabe Theoretical Properties of Materials
Atsushi Ono Plasmonics
Yasushi Takano Semiconductor Engineering
Ryo Tamura Theoretical Properties of Materials
Lecturer
Masahiro Hori Semiconductor device
Assistant Professor
Jonghyun Moon Vacuum Nanodevices
Seisuke Nakashima Magnetic Nanomaterials
Hiroaki Sato Photonic Devices
Yosuke Shimura Semiconductor Engineering

Course of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor
Naoto Azuma Physical Chemistry
Desheng Fu Materials Physics of Ferroelectrics
Kazuhiko Hara Electronic and Photonic Materials
Akinori Konno Electrochemistry
Atsushi Kubono Organic Materials Science
Kenji Murakami Electronic Materials Engineering
Masaru Shimomura Surface Chemistry
Seiichi Suda Energy Materials and Interface Engineering
Hisao Suzuki Inorganic Materials Science
Naoki Wakiya Inorganic Materials Science
Associate Professor
Hiroko Kominami Optical Properties and Applications of Materials
Daniel Moraru Materials for Nanoelectronics
Masayuki Okuya Inorganic Materials
Naonori Sakamoto Inorganic Materials Science
Yasutaka Tanaka Lithium Ion Batteries
Lecturer
Fumihiro Sagane Electrochemistry
Assistant Professor
Takahiko Kawaguchi Superconductivity, Thin Film Growth
Tetsuya Kouno Semiconductor Engineering
Ryosuke Matsubara Organic Materials Science