Department of Mechanical Engineering
In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, new nanoscale phenomena and materials are detected, and study nano-engineering based on that can lead to new concepts, designs and products. Understanding the fundamentals of unique mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical phenomena occurring in the nanotechnology world, and studying design, machining, analysis, manufacturing technology and simulation technology, nurtures the ability to facilitate the development of new fields and creation of new technologies. For example, graduation research can be conducted not only on new nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanowires and the like, and ultra-precision machining technology, measurement and numerical analysis technology but also on various devices such as nano- and micro-electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), environmental power generation devices, heat dissipation and storage systems, and ultra-micro sensors and the like that utilize the abovementioned research. It is in this way, by being involved in cutting-edge research based on mechanical engineering and making the best use of nanotechnology, that we aim to foster talented individuals that will meet the needs of next-generation industries.
Department of Precision Engineering
“Nanotechnology” is “ultra-precise”.
Regarding “nanotechnology”, in the Department of Precision Engineering, dealing with small scale objects that are ultra-precise on a such as cells, semiconductors and the like on up through large objects such as electronic goods, vehicles and the like, can be studied in each of the fields of design, machining, manufacture and measurement. Specifically in machining, basic ways of thinking about ultra-precise machining and control of sensors, motors and the like are learned through semiconductor technology nano- and micromachining; in measurement, methods making the production of semiconductors, vehicles and the like possible are understood through the use of lights in nano- and· micro measurement technology. Based on these lectures and project exercises, fourth year students conducting research for graduation may participate in nanotechnology research and carry out advanced global research.
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
“Nanosize” and “nanotechnology” have brought semiconductor integrated circuits that run electronic devices and information processing systems, and optical devices that run communication systems into reality.
The fundamentals and applications of nanotechnology applied to next-generation electronic devices are studied in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
In particular, the merit of this department is its involvement in the world’s most advanced research and development in fields such as dissimilar material fusion processes and the like which utilize the self-organization phenomena of microstructures including advanced nano-processes of semiconductors, oxides and organic materials; spintronics manipulating a single spin; nanophotonics manipulating light; nanoparticles, nanotubes, DNA and the like. Next-generation devices such as flexible displays, solar cells, memory as well as ultimate physical property control and the like are learned in graduation research.
Department of Applied Physics
A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. The size of an atom is a fraction of that. In other words, nanoscale substances consist of from 100 to 10,000 atoms. That is the world of quantum theory. In recent years, the discovery of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and fullerene has amazed people with their astonishing physical properties. Quantum theory is indispensable in designing electronic devices embarking into the nanoscale.
The Department of Applied Physics, with a foundation based on quantum physics, pioneers that frontier, and grounded upon that acquired knowledge generates breakthroughs that support nanotechnology. Please join us in building the science and technology of the nano world.
Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics
Pursue ‘universal principles and methodology’! These are the basis of science and technology. This is the goal of the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics. Researching this ‘universal principles and methodology’ is indivisible from research in individual fields, and in the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics research in various fields is conducted along with researching the ‘universal principles and methodology’.
Examples related to the fields of "nanotechnology and macro technology" include the development of semiconductor micromachining and surface inspection technology, the proposal of quantum control methods and their application to quantum communication and quantum information processing, and the development of three dimensional micromachine production techniques and based on that, the creation of the world’s smallest remote controlled robot with a size of 10 microns. In the department curriculum, students acquire ‘universal principles and methodology’ basics in lectures, develop principles and methodologies through research for graduation, and engage in resolving practical issues.
Department of Materials Engineering
Nanometer-scale controlled nanomaterials, which are the key to advanced functional devices essential to every field, are studied in this course. Knowledge of sophistically engineered nanomaterials at the atomic and molecular level is indispensable in realizing devices such as fuel cells and solar cells. Key materials such as semiconductors, metals, ceramics, organic materials and the like cannot be produced without the knowledge acquired in the Material C (Nanomaterials) course. The field of materials engineering, in which all materials used in material civilization are the subject of research, is the foundation of all engineering. Our aim is to foster talented individuals who from a broad interdisciplinary stance have the capacity to contribute to the happiness of human society as a whole. In collaboration with the other two courses in the Department of Materials Engineering, we conduct education to cultivate extensive insight and we promote cutting-edge research.
Department of Chemical System Engineering
In the Department of Chemical System Engineering it is possible to analyze and control chemical phenomena with scales ranging from molecular to global in size, and with a focus on the systemization and design of these components, a chemical system engineering methodology can be acquired.
Among those, this department is involved in the creation of functional nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, metal and oxide nanoparticles, and new reaction facilities that use nano-space. With a focus on rate processes such as material movement phenomena, reaction rate, heat transfer and the like, we promote an understanding of nanostructure formation mechanisms from research on the rate-determination step controlling these phenomena. Additionally, nanomaterials and nano-spaces are used as a single part in the creation of even larger self-assembled structures. We develop superior new materials through the structural control of nanostructures and aggregates. Such fundamental knowledge is acquired through the curriculum, and actual issues can be addressed in research for graduation.