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Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Materials Innovation are dedicated to foster international elite and
to promote high-quality researches by letting excellent students from overseas meet top-level
researchers in Tsukuba area. We understand that many highly talented students at top universities in the region of Southeast Asia hope
to study in graduate school in Japanese universities if they have a chance to be supported financially. On the other hand, researchers in
Tsukuba such as NIMS, AIST, and KEK need talented young human resources with high-abilities and enthusiasm. Their research facilities
are excellent and fully equipped. The encounter of excellent students and first-class researchers should contribute science & technology
significantly not only in Japan but also ASEAN countries. Our study-program is trying to provide scholarships as much as possible.
The main content of our educational program is innovation of energy and environmental materials such as solar cells, fuel cells, thermoelectric materials, magnetic materials, optical function materials, catalysts, and bio-materials. The educational program consists of three pillars; i) material designs by quantum-mechanics, physical chemistry, and organic chemistry, ii) material analyses by spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation facilities, high-resolution electron microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy, and iii) fabrication of devices and synthesis of functional materials. All lectures and seminars are performed in English.
The feature of this course also includes participation of companies who have been active in business and are interested in friendship among Southeast Asia countries. Seminars to introduce one’s own research will be held regularly in the presence of company people followed by Get-together party, where participants can communicate personally and company people can observe the growth of students in this program.
The relationship between Japan and ASEAN countries will be increasingly important issues hereafter. This program makes a significant contribution to the development of human resources and revitalization of Japanese academia scene. Although the number of students in doctoral courses in Japan tend to be decreasing recently, but I believe our program will activate basic researches in Japan as well as in ASEAN countries. All faculty members execute this challenge with full effort. We would be appreciated your cooperation and support from various aspects.
DFT, Thermodynamics, Chemistry
SPM, Ultrafast Spectroscopy, Electron microscopy
Electrochemistry, Band-gap engineering, Polymer synthesis