Faculty Research

Chemical Processes for Sustainable Development

Egashira Group

We contribute to sustainable development by syntheses of various chemical processes using chemical engineering, especially separation engineering.

Bioenergy Production, Heavy Oil Treatment, Rare Earth Metal Separation, Wastewater Treatment

Exploring the frontiers of high energy density science with quantum beams

Hasegawa Research Group

We explore technologies on the generation and utilization of quantum beams (laser, ion beam, and cluster beam), aiming for application to energy field.

High energy density plasma, Nano cluster, Nuclear fusion, Quantum beam

Design innovative machines by mechanical modeling

Inaba Laboratory

We design various scale machines and structures from viewpoints of mechanics and material sciences; eg. flat panel display, automobile, power plant.

Computational mechancis, Engineering design, Fluid dynamics, Mechanics of materials

Solving energy problems by theoretical simulation

Ishikawa laboratory

We tackle the world’s energy problem by analyzing the chemical phenomena in catalyst, battery, or fuel cells from multi-scale theoretical simulations.

Catalysis, Computational chemistry, Machine learning, Theoretical chemistry

Neutron engineering, and medical application

Katabuchi Laboratory

Study on neutron-nucleus reaction, neutron nuclear data, and neutron medical application is performed. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy is one topic.

Neutron medical application, Neutron physics, Nuclear data, Nuclear physics

Elucidating ecosystem dynamics

Takashi Nakamura Laboratory

To understand ecosystem dynamics, especially of coral reef and mangrove, we are challenging ecological and geochemical monitoring and modeling.

Biogeochemistry, Coastal ecology, Ecosystem modeling, Numerical simulation

Solving Issues Related to Nuclear Energy and Building a New Nuclear Energy System

Nakase Laboratory

We aim to construct a new nuclear energy system through new material development, process design, machine learning, etc. To develop a rational nuclear fuel cycle, the core system design, reprocessing, waste treatment, and disposal are jointly studied.

Back-end technology, Nuclear fuel cycle, Reprocessing of nuclear spent fuels, Separation science

Environmental Policy & Planning for Sustainability

Nishikizawa Laboratory

Our mission is to contribute to creating a sustainable society through participation and consensus by an environmental policy and planning approach.

Consensus building, Environmental impact assessment, Public participation, Renewable engergy

Solutions of global nuclear issues by numerical analysis

Sagara Laboratory

We are pursuing studies on robust nuclear energy system against threats to safety, security and safeguards. Actinide management by transmutaion technology is also our focus, harmonizing with the global environment and peace.

Nuclear non-proliferation, Nuclear safety, Numerical simulation, Security

Waste management, recycles and environmental risk

Fumitake Takahashi Laboratory

Our research area covers whole life cycles of wastes from generation to final disposal. Waste management, recycles and environmental risk are studied.

Environmental risk, Human behaviors, Waste management, Waste recycle

Work on a variety of energy chemistry research.

Takasu Laboratory

Various technological innovations are required to achieve carbon neutrality, and our laboratory is working on a variety of energy chemistry research.

CO2 capture, Energy career, Energy chemistry, Energy conversion and storage, utilization and storage

Role of technology in society is investigated from view points of engineering and economics

Koji Tokimatsu Laboratory

Our mission is to conduct research and education on both views of technology and socio-economics via assisting self-realization of students.

Energy systems analysis, Energy technology assessment, Environmental and resource economics, Lifecycle assessment

Nuclear Fusion and Energy Storage by Magnetic Field

Tsutsui Laboratory

A nuclear fusion which generates energies and a superconducting magnetic energy storage system which stores energies are studied.

Nuclear fusion, Numerical calculation, Plasma physics, Superconducting magnetic energy storage

Global Urban Climatology

Varquez Research Group

We envision climate-resilient cities worldwide. Topics include understanding global urban-climate interactions and global database constructions.

GIS-based dataset construction, Global urban climatology, Numerical weather prediction, Urban-scale climate change

Pathway toward for 100% renewable energy system

Wakeyama laboratory

Study on a renewable-dominated energy system, energy policy and community acceptance from the perspective of model analysis and policy alignment.

Electricity system model, Local consensus building, Policy alignments, Renewable Energy

Energy Materials/Systems for Carbon Neutralization

Murakami Laboratory

We are enjoyably conducting energy-related R&Ds in the Keywords to realize carbon neutralization. Your questions and visiting us are highly welcomed.

CO2 adsorbent development, Materials development for batteries, Photon upconversion (light conversion), Thermal energy reuse & storage

Molecular Biology for Radiation Safety & Medicine

Matsumoto Laboratory

Seek to decipher the mechanisms of biological effects of radiation in molecular terms, toward radiation safety and medical application.

Cancer theray, DNA damage and repair, Nuclear energy, Radiation

Assessment and Risk Management for Sustainability

Murayama Laboratory

We aim to construct social systems for sustainability, considering the integration between scientific and democratic viewpoints.

Communication, Consensus building, Environmental policy & Planning, Impact assessment, Risk management

Explore FROM Space / Explore TO Space

Kasai Laboratory

We employ Terahertz for space resource exploration, extraterrestrial life detection, and monitoring vital Earth conditions.

Life exploration, Space industry creation, Terahertz wave remote sensing

Innovation for better water resources management

Kinouchi Laboratory

We have been studying innovative methods for better water resources management to minimize the impacts from floods, droughts and water pollution.

Analysis of sediment transport, Hydrologic analysis, Water quality modeling, Water resources management

Cutting Edge Technologies leading Global Urban Climatology

Kanda Laboratory

Through advanced climate prediction, comprehensive outdoor scale model and new sensing technology, we contribute to mitigate urban atmospheric environment.

Atmospheric environment, Fluid dynamics, Urban climate, Urban planning

Creating a better society through beam technology.

Hayashizaki Laboratory

Accelerator physics and engineering, Boron neutron capture therapy, Particle beam simulation, Radioactive material security

People-Centered Research for Social and Environmental Sustainability

Abe Research Group

Transidisciplinary research approach: involving the society and stakeholders, learning the real scenario through field visits, and merging theory and practical knowledge to find the best solutions.

Environmental policy, International development, Renewable Energy, Sustainability assessment

Leveraging AI-driven research across disciplines

Cross Laboratory

Creating research synergy across diverse fields: AI, machine learning, education, biofuels, marine microplastics and waste transformation.

AI in Education, Bio, Energy Policy, Waste Transformation

Transport and Logistics Research for Developing Countries

Hanaoka Research Group

Transport Development Studies can try to solve problems of developing countries through transport and logistics. Air transport is the other topic.

Air transport, Transport development studies, Transport infrastructure management, Transport logistics

Think Communication from a Perspective of Translation

Nohara Laboratory

Translation is an indispensable adjustment of languages, information and media for social life. Nohara lab looks at communication as translation to find more about human interaction.

Design education, Science & art, Science communication, Translation studies・Linguistics

Safe nuclear system for sustainable development

Obara Laboratory

We are studying innovative nuclear systems for sustainable development of the world and safe decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi NPP.

Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident, Innovative nuclear energy system, Nuclear safety, Reactor physics

From energy conversion chemistry to future energy system design

OTOMO Junichiro laboratory

We investigate energy conversion chemistry by integrating materials, reactions, and systems for future energy design via a fusion of technology and economy.

Electrochemistry, Energy conversion chemistry, Energy systems design, Reaction engineering

Diffusion of innovation by communication design

Saijo Research Group

User-innovation in communites, Scientific literacy and communication for risk management, Communication design among people with different background.

Applied lingusitics and social interaction, Communication design, Knowledge management, User centered desihn

Design by physcis, biomimetics, or human insight

Shigeki Saito Research Group

Our ultimate goal is to deliver our fundamental engineering knowledge to the society by developing bio-inspired funcational materials and the method of human-centered engineering design.

Creativity in engineering design, Functional material by bio-inspired structure, Robotics based on micro-mechanics

Study of propagation and applications of radios

Takada Laboratory

Nowadays, the wireless communication technologies have been indispensable for our life. We are engaged in the engineering innovation of wireless communication through radio measurements.

Electromagnetic simulation, International development engineering, Radio propagation measurement, Telecommunication

Coastal Disaster Research for Developing Countries

Takagi Laboratory

Our research aims at understanding and mitigating coastal disasters such as tsunami and storm surge particularly in vulnerable developing countries.

Climate change impact, Coastal and ocean engineering, Coastal disaster mitigation, International development

Interface science and applications


Adhesion, tribology, and joining based on mechanics, material science, and electromagnetism

Adhesion, Bio-mimicking, Energy harvesting, Interface

Planetary Exploration System using Space Environment

Akita Laboratory

Aerodynamics, Aerospace systems, and Landing, Atmospheric entry, Descent, Planetary exploration system

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