Research Activities

For details regarding these research activities, visit the Web site for each division (course).
For a list of research topics by instructor, click here.

Division of Life Science (Course in Life Science)

Area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Area of Regulatory Biology

  • Molecular-level research on a wide range of living organisms
  • Gene expression, gene and cellular evolution, DNA repair, cell death
  • Biomaterial metabolism and physiology, substance transporter proteins, molecular embryology
  • Stress responses and tolerance; nervous and endocrine regulation; behavior, learning, and aging
  • Cell proliferation and differentiation mechanisms, plant cell morphology and micromorphology

Division of Material Science (Course in Material Sciences)

Area of Fundamental Physics and Chemistry
Area of Functional Physics and Chemistry

  • Theoretical and empirical research on the interactions and structures of particles and atoms, the evolution of the universe and the origins of cosmic rays, and condensed systems
  • Research on the synthesis, structural analysis, and reactivity of new chemical compounds with heteroatomic characteristics, and the development of new synthesis reactions
  • Synthesis of inorganic materials with advanced functions, such as high conductivity and ultra-low heat expansivity, and the development of heterogeneous catalysis
  • Creation of new substances, such as inorganic substances, organic molecules, biological macromolecules, and functionalized molecules
  • Research and development on new substances and new methods of measuring and evaluating the configuration and organization of atoms and molecules
  • Analysis of the properties and reactions of substances used in functional molecular analysis, and the exploration of substances with new functions
  • Development of optically active organic compounds and metallo-organic complex materials, and the synthesis of new materials using molecular design methods

Division of Mathematics, Electronics and Information Sciences (Course in Mathematics, Electronics and Information Sciences)

Area of Mathematics
Area of Electrical and Electronic Systems
Area of Informatics

  • Algebraic structures for understanding the algebraic systems of mathematical phenomena
  • Geometric structures that add spatial considerations to mathematical phenomena
  • Structures for analyzing the derivatives and integrals of functions that appear in mathematical models
  • Research in the fields of optoelectronics, superconductor electronics, and electronic measurement technologies focused on the development of new semiconductor materials, high performance electronic devices, and sensor systems
  • Research on high-voltage control technologies that ensure high-reliability and high-efficiency transmission and control of electrical energy, insulation technologies, and plasma engineering, and development of theories and technologies related to the control of electronic devices and robots。
  • Research on the technologies that support an advanced information society, such as telecommunications technologies, microelectronics, antenna and microwave engineering, and intelligent transport systems
  • Mathematical informatics in pursuit of basic theories of information and their applications
  • Computer science that examines the basic science and technologies of computers and networks
  • Media informatics focused on the interaction between information and human beings/society

Division of Human Support and Production Sciences (Course in Human Support and Production Sciences)

Area of Production Science
Area of Human-Centered Systems Engineering

  • Material sciences, production sciences, thermal fluid science
  • Robotics and mechatronics, dynamics and design

Division of Environmental Science and Infrastructure Engineering (Course in Environmental Science and Infrastructure Engineering)

Area of Environmental Science
Area of Environmental Planning
Area of Infrastructure Creation

  • Clarification and resolution of mechanisms of the diverse environmental problems in the various areas co-inhabited by human beings and other living creatures
  • Construction of methods that will improve the ability of human society to share the natural ecosystem with other organisms and improve sustainability
  • Recycling systems, measurement and control, ecological environments
  • Community planning and design, river and coastal environmental planning
  • Structure and materials systems, earthquake engineering, environmental geotechnical engineering

Division of Joint Frontier Studies (Course in Joint Frontier Studies)

Area of Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics
Area of Brain Science
Area of Interdisciplinary Electronic Technology
Priority Research Area (1): Molecular Environmental Science and Engineering
Priority Research Area (2): Synthetic Information Biology
Priority Research Area (3): Frontier Photonics
Priority Research Area (4): Integrated Human Interaction

  • Empirical research in nuclear physics using unstable particles generated by heavy ion accelerators
  • Observation of γ rays, etc. in the process of heavy element synthesis in space
  • Theoretical research regarding the process of heavy element synthesis
  • Development of and research on particle detectors and cosmic radiation measurement devices
  • Functional analysis of brain generation and brain and nerve peptides, cognitive and brain science
  • Technologies for controlling atomic fusion plasma
  • Technologies for high-density electronic system integration used in hardware
  • High-power electronic devices based on wide-gap semiconductors


Priority Projects

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Facilities for Education and Research

 Common facilities for education and research in Saitama Univeristy.
  Details of the facilities

Partners in Collaborative Research

  Details of the partners

  • National Institute of Advanced Industrical Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Center for Environmental Science in Saitama
  • Research Institute for Clinical Oncoology, Saitama Cancer Center

Cooperative Research

Please refer Comprehensive Open Innovation Center about the application for cooperative research.