Life Science

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor (RIKEN) Imamoto, Naoko Molecular and cellular physiology Molecular cell biology: By understanding the molecular basis of the flow of molecules between the nucleus and the cytoplasm and the construction of the functional structure of the nucleus, we can understand the connection between the nucleus and the surrounding intracellular space, as well as the connection with the various functions of the nucleus, and understand the overall function of the nucleus. Molecular Biology
Associate Professor Otsuka, Yuichi Biochemical and molecular genetics Molecular microbiology aims to elucidate the survival strategies and gene expression mechanisms of bacteria and viruses (bacteriophage) that infect bacteria. Molecular Biology
Professor Kotake, Toshihisa Biochemical and molecular genetics Plant glycobiology. Focusing on the formation and modification of polysaccharides and sugar nucleotide metabolism, the physiological importance of plant cell walls is studied. Molecular Biology
Lecturer Kore-eda, Shin Molecular and cellular physiology Biochemical and molecular biological studies on the transport of intracellular metabolites involved in photosynthesis. In particular, the aim to identify transporters unique to the C4 pathway and crassulacean acid metabolism and to elucidate the mechanisms regulating their activities. Molecular Biology
Professor (RIKEN) Suzuki, Tadashi Molecular and cellular physiology Glycobiology: Elucidation of new metabolic mechanisms of glycoproteins and elucidation of physiological functions of related molecules. Various model organisms such as mice, yeast, and Neurospora crassa are used for the study. Molecular Biology
Professor (RIKEN) Takahashi, Shunji Biochemical and molecular genetics Research to elucidate the biosynthetic mechanisms of bioactive natural compounds produced by soil microorganisms such as actinomycetes from the viewpoints of genetic engineering, chemical biology, and structural biology, and apply them to the production of useful substances. Molecular Biology
Professor Takahashi, Yasuhiro Biochemical and molecular genetics Genetic biochemistry, protein structure and function: The aim is to elucidate the mechanism of action of supramolecular machinery involved in the biosynthesis of a group of proteins (iron-sulfur protein) whose cofactors are iron-sulfur clusters. Molecular Biology
Professor (RIKEN) Dohmae, Naoshi Biochemical and molecular genetics Development of methods for structural analysis (Proteome analysis, post-translational modification analysis, and microquantitative analysis) of biopolymers, especially proteins, and research on their application. Molecular Biology
Associate Professor (Research and Development Bureau) Toyota, Masatsugu Molecular and cellular physiology Biophysics, Plant Physiology, and Mechanobiology: Using our original imaging technology, we are studying how plants can sense mechanical stimuli such as contact, gravity, and injury and generate long and high-speed signals. Molecular Biology
Professor Nakamoto, Hitoshi Molecular and cellular physiology Biochemical and molecular biological studies on the regulation of heat shock protein (molecular chaperone) function and expression. Biochemical and molecular biological analyses of photosynthetic enzyme and photosystem complexes. Molecular Biology
Professor Nishida, Ikuo Molecular and cellular physiology Molecular genetic studies on the biosynthesis and physiological functions of membrane lipids in plants and blue-green algae, molecular biological studies to improve the productivity of vegetable oils and fats, and molecular biological studies on the mechanisms of cold adaptation in plants. Molecular Biology
Professor Nishiyama, Yoshida Molecular and cellular physiology The study of the environmental response of photosynthesis. In particular, he uses molecular biology, biochemistry, and plant physiology to study photoinhibition and repair of photosynthesis, high-temperature injury and adaptation of photosynthesis, oxidative damage of photosynthesis, and redox regulation of protein synthesis. Molecular Biology
Professor Hihara, Yukako Molecular and cellular physiology Molecular biological studies of acclimation responses of cyanobacteria. Signal transduction pathways from detection of environmental changes to regulation of gene expression. Molecular Biology
Associate Professor Fujishiro, Takashi Biochemical and molecular genetics Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, Structural Biology, Structural Genomics, Enzymology: The study of the structure and function of biosynthetic enzymes of bioderived metal cofactors and their use as molecular catalysts. Molecular Biology
Lecturer (Scientific Analysis Support Center) Matsuoka, Satoshi Biochemical and molecular genetics Biochemical and molecular genetic studies on the biosynthesis and physiological functions of membrane lipids in bacteria such as Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli. Molecular Biology
Professor (AIST) Mitsuda, Nobutaka Biochemical and molecular genetics Plant function development. The identification of genes and transcription factors involved in plant cell wall formation, cuticle formation, and production of useful substances will be promoted using the latest technologies and bioinformatics. They will also be actively used in applications such as genome editing technology. Molecular Biology
Assistant Professor Takahashi, Daisuke Biochemical and molecular genetics Low-temperature response of plant cell walls: We have been studying factors involved in low-temperature response mechanisms and freezing resistance by focusing on plant cell wall polysaccharides and cell wall proteins. Molecular Biology
Assistant Professor Takahashi, Tomoko Molecular and cellular physiology Elucidation of antiviral defense network. In particular, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression by non-coding RNAs. Molecular Biology
Assistant Professor Takahashi, Hiroko Molecular and cellular physiology Research on photosynthetic electron transport. In particular, we are conducting spectroscopic, biochemical, and molecular biological studies with the aim of clarifying the photoenvironmental response of cyclic electron transport activity and the mechanism of activity control by related proteins. Molecular Biology

Regulatory Biology Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor (Faculty of Education) Kaneko, Yasuko Bioadaptation Plant cell biology is the study of the formation and functional expression of intracellular structures during the differentiation process of plant cells. By introducing new freezing techniques and electron microscopy techniques, we aim to clarify the cellular microstructure close to the living state and the dynamics of biopolymer. Regulatory Biology
Professor (Saitama Cancer Center) Kamijo, Takehiko Biomechanics Molecular pathology of cancer: The pathological mechanism of cancer is analyzed by molecular genetics such as molecular biology and comprehensive analysis such as biochemistry and genome editing using cancer cells, iPS cells, genetically modified animals, etc. Regulatory Biology
Associate Professor Kawamura, Akinori Bioinformation control Molecular Developmental Biology: Using zebrafish, a small tropical fish, we aim to find a universal control mechanism for the mechanism of early vertebrate development by molecular and genetic methods. Regulatory Biology
Professor (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology) Koike, Manabu Bioinformation control In this project, we aim to elucidate the life support mechanism against radiation at the gene, cell, tissue, organ, and individual levels, especially the molecular mechanism of DNA repair by making full use of advanced technologies such as molecular cell biology and genetic modification biology, and aim to contribute to the next-generation cancer treatment and diagnosis.  
Professor Kobayashi, Tetsuya Biomechanics Molecular endocrinology: Molecular endocrinological studies and evolutionary considerations concerning the synthesis and secretion of hormones, their reception and signal transduction, physiological effects and their mechanisms of action in vertebrates. Analysis of neuro-endocrine-immune system interactions. Regulatory Biology
Professor (RIKEN) Shinkai, Yoichi Bioinformation control Research on elucidation of molecular mechanism of epigenetics control and role in life function. Regulatory Biology
Professor Takezawa, Daisuke Bioadaptation Plant adaptive physiology: Molecular genetic analysis of the mechanism of resistance to freezing and dehydration using mosses as a model. Regulatory Biology
Professor Tanaka, Shuitsu Bioinformation control Molecular genetics: Using the model organism Neurospora crassa as the main experimental material, this project aims to elucidate the biological response to DNA damage and to elucidate the mechanisms of DNA repair and cell death through genetic and molecular biology. Regulatory Biology
Associate Professor Tsuda, Sachiko Bioinformation control Neurogenomics: Developmental genetics, physiology, and photogenetic analysis of the mechanisms by which neural tissues and circuits are shaped and neural functions emerge in zebrafish. Regulatory Biology
Professor (Center for Child Health and Development) Nakamura, Kazuaki Bioadaptation Neuroendocrinology and Experimental Pharmacology: Focusing on neuroendocrine and experimental pharmacological mechanisms, research is being carried out on the mechanisms of response to the external environment of an individual, especially through the central nervous system. This research includes the analysis of clinical cases from the viewpoint of disease, with a focus on rodents. Regulatory Biology
Associate Professor Hatakeyama, Shin Bioinformation control Microbial Genetics: Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Genome Maintenance and Aging Mechanisms in Neurospora crassa. Regulatory Biology
Professor (Environmental Research Laboratories) Horiguchi, Toshihiro Biomechanics Marine ecotoxicology: We have investigated and studied the actual status of organotin compound imposex in snails, the effects at the population level, and the induction mechanisms. Investigations and studies on the effects of other adverse factors (Oxygen depleted water mass, hydrogen sulfide and radionuclides) on marine organisms are also under way.  
Associate Professor (Environmental Research Laboratories) Maekawa, Fumihiko Biomechanics Neurotoxicology and neuroendocrinology: The research focuses on the effects of external environment in the developmental stage on the development and development of the brain, behavior, neural circuit, endocrine, etc.  
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Miyatake, Hideyuki Biomechanics Structural life science: Elucidation of biological control mechanisms based on the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules. In addition, medical application research such as fixation of growth factor protein to medical material and immune response control of the organism by organic molecule will be developed.  
Associate Professor (Center for Child Health and Development) Miyado, Kenji Bioadaptation Reproductive biology: Studies of mammalian fertilization and implantation, including humans, of the maintenance of the maternal environment by commensal bacteria, and of cell fusion, membrane repair, and viral infection control by extracellular microparticles. Regulatory Biology
Professor Moriyasu, Yuji Bioadaptation Plant growth physiology: To understand the responses of plants to environmental stresses such as nutrient starvation, the mechanisms of autophagy and its physiological significance, and the mechanisms of vacuole formation. Regulatory Biology
Professor Yamasu, Kyo Developmental Biology Molecular Developmental Biology: The aim of this project is to elucidate the regulatory mechanisms of the formation of axes, regionalization, cell differentiation, and morphogenesis in the embryo body and central nervous system (brain) in animal development by molecular biology and developmental genetics using zebrafish as a model animal. Regulatory Biology
Professor (RIKEN) Yoshida, Minoru Biomechanics Chemical genetics: By determining the intracellular targets of compounds, we have discovered key factors involved in histone acetylation and nuclear export. The following are carried out: Functional analysis of the protein using the chemistry and research on the protein modification at the genome level. Regulatory Biology
Assistant Professor Inoue, Yuko Bioadaptation Plant cell physiology: The analysis of intracellular membrane dynamic mechanism with environmental change using plant body and plant culture cell as a material. Regulatory Biology
Assistant Professor Takemi, Shota Biomechanics Gastrointestinal physiology: a study on the relationship between vital phenomena in the digestive tract, such as secretion, immunity, and differentiation, and the maintenance of homeostasis in individuals. Regulatory Biology
Assistant Professor (Scientific Analysis Support Center) Furudate, Hiroyuki Biomechanics Neuroethology: To clarify the role of the basal nucleus accumbens and the limbic hippocampus in the output of learning behavior, we performed a neurobehavioral approach in rats and mice. Regulatory Biology
Assistant Professor Yoshihara, Ryouhei Bioinformation control Radiobiology: DNA damage repair and mutation induced by mutagens such as ultraviolet rays and radiation are analyzed by molecular biological methods, and the survival strategy of organisms against these mutagens is clarified. Regulatory Biology
Material Science Course

Fundamental Physics and Chemistry Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor Ishii, Akihiko Elemental chemistry Organic heteroatomic chemistry: Research on the synthesis of compounds with unique structures, luminescent compounds, and ligands that form complexes with transition elements, taking advantage of the characteristics of group 14-16 elements. Chemistry
Professor Inoue, Naoya High-energy physics Cosmic Particle Ray Physics: An experimental study on the origin and mass composition of ultra-high energy cosmic particle rays. In addition, simulation studies related to experimental studies on high-energy particle interactions using cosmic particle beams in Takayama. Physics
Associate Professor Ogihara, Hitoshi Catalytic chemistry Development of catalytic processes that contribute to solving global energy problems. Research topics are as follows: (1) direct conversion of methane, (2) novel electrocatalytic processes, and (3) synthesis of mixed oxide nanoparticles as catalysts. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Otosu, Takuhiro Spectrophysical chemistry Development of new fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and its application to biopolymer. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Kamiguchi, Satoshi Catalytic chemistry Inorganic chemistry, complex chemistry, and catalytic chemistry: Synthesis and reactivity of polynuclear transition metal complexes containing sulfur and halogen as ligands, and applied research as functional materials. At present, the utilization to various high-functional catalytic reactions such as small molecule activation is mainly studied. Applied Chemistry
Professor (AIST) Kameta, Naohiro Elemental chemistry Based on natural and biological materials, research is being carried out to develop interfacial materials such as nanocapsules and nanotubes whose structure, shape, and size are precisely controlled, to elucidate the characteristics of nanospace, and to apply them to industry. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Kawamoto, Masuki Elemental chemistry Development of pi conjugated polymer showing external field response and research on film formation technology of nano carbon material by wet process are carried out. Applied Chemistry
Professor (National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology) Kitagawa, Atsushi High-energy physics Research on medical applications of high energy ion beams by accelerators. Development of equipment for ion generation, beam control, etc. 0
Professor Kurokawa, Hideki Catalytic chemistry Catalytic chemistry: Development of metallocene catalysts supported on clay minerals, synthesis of inorganic layered compounds with ion-exchange ability and application to catalytic reactions, and development of Pt-based dehydrogenation catalysts. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Kosaka, Masashi Condensed matter physics Experimental study of strongly correlated electron systems, especially magnetism in f-electron systems and synthesis of high quality samples. Physics
Professor Saito, Shingo Analytical chemistry Analytical chemistry: Research on developing advanced electrophretic separation methodology in order to discover novel functional molecules, such as metalloproteins in biological samples, and DNA aptamers recognizing cells and proteins. Applied Chemistry
Lecturer Saitoh, Hideki Elemental chemistry Crystallography: The relationship between physical properties and crystal structure is studied by X-ray crystallography for structural phase transition phenomena, optical and electrical properties of organic and inorganic crystals. Chemistry
Professor Saito, Masaichi Elemental chemistry The goal is to replace the carbon atoms that form the backbone of organic compounds with other main group elements, to synthesize new π-electron systems, double and triple bond compounds, to explore differences and similarities with carbon systems, and to gain a unified understanding of the world of main group elements. Chemistry
Lecturer Sato, Ohki Elemental chemistry Organic and aromatic chemistry. Research on synthesis, reaction, structure and functionality of sulfur ‐ containing azulenes. Synthesis and asymmetric catalytic ability of nonbenzenoid asymmetric ligand tropopodando. Research on synthesis and functionality of sulfur containing dendrimers and molecular wires. Chemistry
Professor Satoh, Kazuhiko Condensed system physics Study of Low-temperature properties of strongly correlated electron systems such as f-electron compounds and organic materials. Especially, the study of magnetism and superconductivity by muon spin rotation and relaxation experiment. Physics
Professor (AIST) Sato, Kazuhiko Elemental chemistry Develop environmentally friendly oxidation reactions and contribute to environmental symbiotic chemistry (Green and Sustainable Chemistry). We will develop oxidation technologies that are truly useful for society and provide society with highly functional new materials and products through industry-academia-government collaboration. Chemistry
Associate Professor Sato, Joe High-energy physics Theory of elementary particles: Among them, I mainly study neutrino physics, symmetry among generations, model construction based on unification theory, boundary region with cosmology, or basic contents of quantum theory. Physics
Associate Professor Sugihara, Yoshiaki Elemental chemistry Heteroatomic chemistry and heterocyclic chemistry: Development of a one-step synthesis of thiiranes from alkenes, and development of a synthesis method of heterocyclic compounds using ring strain elimination of thiiranes. Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of new heterocyclic compounds containing sulfur and nitrogen atoms. Chemistry
Professor Suzuki, Takeshi High-energy physics Nuclear physics: The experimental study of global properties such as the radii and masses of nuclei far from the stabllity line, momentum distribution and density distribution of nuclear nuclei. Wave functions of the outer shell nucleon, neutron halo, neutron skin, et. Physics
Professor Takeda, Hiroaki Inorganic material chemistry Inorganic materials, physical properties, and crystal engineering: Research and development of electronic ceramic materials focusing on functional single crystals. Pressure sensors operating in special environments, high temperature sensors, new solid ion conductors, and biomedical ceramics. Applied Chemistry
Professor Tanii, Yoshiaki High-energy physics Particle physics: Unified theories of elementary particles including gravity, in particular, string theory, supergravity and supersymmetry. Applications of string theory to gauge field theories. Physics
Associate Professor Taniguchi, Hiromi Condensed system physics Experiments on physical properties: We have been conducting experimental studies focusing on the effects of superconductivity, magnetism, and electron correlation on the physical properties of organic conductors. The physics of correlated electron systems will be elucidated by synthesizing organic conductors, measuring physical properties under high pressure, and searching for pressure-induced superconductors. Physics
Associate Professor Hasegawa, Toshio Elemental science Fragrance organic chemistry: Isolation and structural determination of organic compounds from essential oils of fragrant plants, elucidation of components constituting the fragrance of the fragrant material, and elucidation of the relationship between the structure of the fragrant organic compounds and their fragrance. Chemistry
Professor (AIST) Himeda, Yuichiro Inorganic material chemistry Research on energy conversion technology such as hydrogen carrier and carbon dioxide conversion based on complex catalyst. Construction of design concept of catalytic ligand for improvement of catalytic ability. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Fujihara, Takashi Elemental chemistry Inorganic Chemistry and Complex Chemistry: Synthesis of transition metal complexes and study of magnetic properties, reactivity, and spectroscopic properties. Currently, we are mainly studying the expression of unique properties and novel functions in systems where metal ions are concentrated, such as binuclear and trinuclear metal complexes. Chemistry
Professor (RIKEN) Hou, Zhaomin Elemental chemistry Organometallic chemistry and molecular catalytic chemistry: (1) Development of new precision polymerization catalysts with the aim of creating highly functional polymers (2) Development of new organometallic catalysts with the aim of highly efficient and highly selective organic synthesis (3) Creation of polynuclear rare earth polyhydride complexes and multipoint cooperative activation for reaction substrates Chemistry
Associate Professor Yanase, Ikuo Inorganic material chemistry Inorganic Material Chemistry and Inorganic Solid Chemistry: Research and development of high-performance ceramics with precise control of crystal structure and structural phase transition. Ion conduction ceramics, negative to zero thermal expansion ceramics, CO2 absorption ceramics, etc. Applied Chemistry
Professor Yamaguchi, Shoichi Physical chemistry Development and application of new nonlinear laser spectroscopy for selective observation of surfaces and interfaces Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Yamaguchi, Takayuki High-energy physics Experimental study of atomic and nuclear physics with stored beam. Precision mass and lifetime measurements of exotic nuclei and the synthesis of superheavy elements. Physics
Professor Yoshida, Naotaka High-energy physics Nuclear physics: Theoretical studies of hadronics, astrophysics, and quantum chaos based on nuclear structure theory, lattice gauge theory, and molecular dynamics methods, especially with respect to collective kinetic shell models. Physics
Assistant Professor Ishihara, Hidekazu Atmospheric chemistry Atmospheric Chemistry and Atmospheric Environment Chemistry Applied Chemistry
Assistant Professor Ebata, Shuichiro High-energy physics Nuclear physics: Theoretical study of nuclear structures and reactions by mean-field models based on energy density functional theory. Research on the effects of nuclear superfluidity on nuclear structure, the relations between the structure of unstable nuclei and nuclear matter, and nuclear fission and fusion reactions. Physics
Assistant Professor Kobayashi, Takuya Condensed system physics Physical property experiments: Experimental studies on the physical properties of molecular organic conductors, such as superconductivity, magnetism, and charge ordering, which are caused by electron correlation effects. New materials and new physical properties are also developed by molecular synthesis. Physics
Assistant Professor Shinaoka, Hiroshi Condensed system physics Computational physics. Using the latest calculation methods and supercomputers, we will attempt to clarify the phenomenon of strong correlation properties, especially in transition metal oxides. Physics
Assistant Professor Nakata, Norio Elemental chemistry Synthesis and structural analysis of organic typical element compounds with unique structures (Especially sulfur, selenium and silicon) are being carried out, and construction of new transition metal complexes using them as ligands is being studied. Chemistry
Assistant Professor Tasaki-Handa, Yuiko Analytical chemistry Development of new material or system for separation and analysis utilizing functionality of nano-macro sized space Applied Chemistry
Assistant Professor Furukawa, Shunsuke Physical organic chemistry By focusing on functional organic materials, which are indispensable in the field of organic electronics, and by elaborating the principle of functional expression and molecular design, which is the key to achieving it, we are creating scientifically advanced organic molecules. Chemistry
Assistant Professor Hoshino, Shintaro Condensed matter physics Quantum condensed matter theory of superconductivity and strongly correlated electrons, exploring new laws, phenomena and functions. Physics
Assistant Teacher (Scientific Analysis Support Center) Michimura, Shinji Condensed system physics Physical property experiment: Development of new physical properties by sample synthesis of rare earth intermetallic compounds. Basic properties such as magnetism, electrical properties, and thermoelectric properties are investigated. In addition, we are conducting research on magnetic and orbital order using synchrotron radiation and neutrons. Physics

Functional Physics and Chemistry Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor (Materials and Materials Research and Development Bureau) Abe, Hideki Quantum property Solid and catalytic chemistry.  
Associate Professor Ishimaru, Yoshihiro Biomolecule function Organic chemistry, structural chemistry, and supramolecular chemistry. Synthesis and functional evaluation of new host compounds using large macrocycles. Functional Materials Science
Professor Ueno, Keiji Functional molecular analysis Surface chemistry: Thin film growth under ultrahigh vacuum and measurement of the structure and physical properties of layered materials and organic molecular crystals are mainly carried out. In addition, nanostructures are formed using these materials, and physical properties are searched using a scanning probe microscope. Chemistry
Associate Professor Kakizaki, Koichi Quantum property Magnetic material engineering: The research on granular thin film medium with L10 -ordered alloy, hexagonal M type ferrite thin film medium which can be applied to the next generation ultra-high density magnetic recording is carried out. Functional Materials Science
Professor (RIKEN) Kato, Reizo Functional molecular analysis Molecular Physical Chemistry: Using synthetic chemical and physical methods, we have been developing functional materials, especially new electrical conductors and superconductors, which are composed of molecule ranging from pure organic substances to transition metal complexes. Chemistry
Professor Kamata, Norihiko Quantum property Optical properties of solid state and their application to efficiency improvement of LEDs, phosphors and electronic devices. Detection and characterization of detrimental crystalline defects by two-wavelength excited photoluminescence are utilized for optimizing crystal growth, composition, structure of such devices. Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor Kamishima, Kenji Quantum property Synthesis of 3d transition metal oxides and intermetallic compounds by powder metallurgy, Electronic and magnetic properties of these oxides and compounds Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor Kinoshita, Hidenori Organic synthetic chemistry Synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry. Development and research of the new organic synthesis reaction using the organometallic reagent are carried out. Applied Chemistry
Professor (RIKEN) Kim, Yousoo Quantum property With the aim of exploring the theory of energy transfer and conversion processes at surfaces and interfaces, molecular and atomic level studies are mainly carried out in terms of both experiments using scanning probe microscopy and theoretical calculations using density functional theory.  
Associate Professor (Saitama Industrial Technology Center) Kurihara, Hideki Functional molecular analysis Research to create novel batteries. We are developing positive and negative electrode materials and electrolytes that constitute novel batteries. The aim is to realize a novel battery by analyzing the electrochemical properties of each material and the reaction mechanism of the constituent cells. Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor Kodama, Koichi Organic material chemistry Development of functional organic crystals based on the chemistry of molecular assemblies and crystal engineering based on organic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. Especially, the research with the aim of the elucidation of chiral recognition mechanism of the asymmetric molecule is carried out. Applied Chemistry
Professor Sakai, Masamichi Quantum property Solid-state Electron Physics Quantum Device Engineering: The problem of electron transport in metals mediated by hydrogen atoms has been investigated from the viewpoint of magneto-electric conduction and far-infrared property, and the function enhancement of hydrogen storage materials has been tackled. Semiconductor crystal evaluation method using nonlocality of microscopic optical response was developed. Functional Materials Science
Professor Shirai, Hajime Quantum property Atmospheric-pressure chemical mist deposition and atomic layer deposition of polymer and metal oxide thin films for application to rcrystalline Si and perovskite photovoltaics and field-effcet transistors (FETs). Characterization of optical and carrier transport properties at the Si/dielectric layer interface using real-time monitoring by ellipsometry and FTIR. Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor Suzuki, Miho Biomolecule function Development of live imaging tools, bioprobes for cellular signal transduction and dynamics and traceable drug delivery systems based on molecular biology and biochemical physics. Study on biological processes and exploitation of theranostics system with developed tools Functional Materials Science
Professor (RIKEN) Sodeoka, Mikiko Functional molecular analysis Organic synthetic chemistry, chemical biology: The development of new reactions and methodologies for the efficient synthesis of bioactive substances, the creation of new bioactive compounds, and the study of biological chemistry using synthesized compounds. Chemistry
Professor Takayanagi, Toshiyuki Functional molecular analysis Theoretical Chemistry, Computer Chemistry: We study quantum effects in chemical reactions using various theoretical methods such as quantum chemical calculation. Recently, he has been studying the formation mechanism of interstellar molecules and the dynamics of solvated electrons. Chemistry
Lecturer Tachikawa, Tatsuya Organic material chemistry At present, for the purpose of visual detection of radiation using functional dyes, research on design and synthesis of organic functional molecules, evaluation of structure and physical properties, development of devices, and high-precision prediction of electron spectra using molecular orbital method are being conducted. Applied Chemistry
Professor (RIKEN) Tanaka, Katsunori Biomolecule function The following researches are carried out on chemical biology based on organic synthetic chemistry. Synthesis of biologically active natural products. In vivo imaging of biomolecules. Development of reactions and reagents in the blood and on specific organs, synthesis of natural products, and development of drug discovery research and its therapeutic strategy (in vivo synthetic chemotherapy). Creation of functional molecules in vivo using template-induced reaction and microflow method.  
Professor (RIKEN) Tanaka, Takuo quantum property Based on three-dimensional optical microscopy technology, we are developing new optical measurement and processing technologies that utilize the interaction between materials and light in micro- and nano-spaces. In particular, we are researching a new optical functional material called Metamaterial which artificially manipulates the optical properties of materials using metal nanostructures, and developing a new optical technology that can control light (Photons) freely.  
Professor (RIKEN) Tahara, Tahei Functional molecular analysis Advanced spectroscopic measurements have been developed to study molecular functions and their mechanisms. In particular, we are advancing the elucidation of ultrafast dynamics using ultrashort femtosecond pulses, the study of liquid interfaces by nonlinear spectroscopy, and the observation of structural changes of biomolecules by single molecule spectroscopy. Chemistry
Professor Nemoto, Naoto Biomolecule function Molecular Biophysics and Evolutionary Molecular Engineering: Creation of high-performance biopolymers through rapid molecular evolution in the laboratory and development of functional creation systems using nanotechnology. The research of evolutional engineering molecular design mainly on the peptide is carried out. Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor Hatano, Ken Biomolecule function Development of inhibitors against pathogens by sugar chain cluster compounds in which functional sugar chains are integrated on the surface of dendritic molecules branched from silicon, and basic research on silicon bridgehead compounds and silicon mono-periodic heteroatom hybrid polymers. Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor (Saitama Industrial Technology Center) Handa, Takashi Organic material Medical engineering and life support engineering: Development of a doctor support system for artificial joint surgery and development of human measurement technology and equipment for use in rehabilitation, etc. In addition, standards for wheelchairs and life support robots are being developed and related test studies are being conducted. Functional Materials Science
Professor Hirose, Takuji Organic material chemistry Organic chemistry, organic material chemistry, and complex chemistry: In organic chemistry, especially in asymmetric chemistry, development of asymmetric recognition molecules and reactions and elucidation of optical resolution methods, in organic materials, synthesis of liquid crystal materials and utilization of polymer materials, and in complex chemistry, research on photoreaction and recognition materials. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Fujimori, Atsuhiro Biomolecule function Structural control of functionally oriented molecular organization and its analysis. In particular, the formation of two-dimensional molecular films of comb polymers, aluminosilicates, and charge-transfer complexes, the construction of their layer structures, and precise molecular orientation analysis. In addition, elucidation of the interaction between these organization and biological materials such as enzymes and proteins. Functional Materials Science
Professor Futamata, Masayuki Functional molecular analysis We are studying methods for in situ spectroscopic analysis of molecules and ions in local spaces, such as metal nanostructure junctions, with single-molecule sensitivity and nanometer spatial resolution. It is applied to actual catalyst surfaces for fuel cells to analyze local reaction processes. Chemistry
Associate Professor Honda, Zentaro Quantum property Development of molecule-based magnetic materials. Synthesis and analysis of the magneto-structural correlations in organic-inorganic hybrid materials including poly-phthalocyanine complexes and carboxylate bridged polynuclear complexes. Functional Materials Science
Associate Professor Homma, Shunji process engineering Computational fluid dynamics, computational transport phenomena, and nuclear chemical engineering: Numerical analysis of free interface flows such as jets and droplets. Numerical analysis of the transport phenomena at the interface. Computations of coating. Study of the spent fuel reprocessing process. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor Maeda, Kiminori functional molecular analysis Magnetic sensitivity and photochemical reactions of organisms such as the spin dynamics of reaction intermediates by light, magnetic field, and magnetic resonance, and migratory birds. Development of spectroscopic methods for photochemical reactions in biomolecular systems. Chemistry
Associate Professor (AIST) Matsui, Takuya quantum property The research and development of the next generation solar cell expected in energy and environment field is carried out. The main research themes are thin film deposition such as photoelectric exchange material and transparent conductive film and physical property evaluation, and development of high-efficient solar cell device using them.  
Professor Matsuoka, Koji biomolecule function Research on organic synthetic chemistry, glycotechnology, and synthesis of functional materials based on sugar chains. We are developing a simple construction method for sugar chain clusters by using organic synthetic and biochemical methods. Functional Materials Science
Professor Miura, Katsukyo synthetic organic chemistry Development of Synthetic Organic Reactions: We are studying catalytic reactions using organometallic reagents (organosilicons, etc.) and transition metal compounds (platinum salts, etc.) to develop highly efficient and selective methods for organic synthesis with discovery of new catalysis and elucidation of the reaction mechanisms. Applied Chemistry
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Muranaka, Atsuya organic material chemistry Physical organic chemistry: Synthesis and electronic structure analysis of π-electron compounds. Especially, the research on near infrared ray absorption pigment and aromaticity is carried out.  
Lecturer (Scientific Analysis Support Center) Yasutake, Mikio organic material chemistry With the aim of developing organic semiconductors and liquid crystal charge transport materials, we are conducting research focusing on pyrene with strong π stacking properties. In order to control intermolecular and bulk structures, long chain alkyl chains and intermolecular interaction sites have been introduced into pyrene derivatives, and their physical properties have been investigated. Applied Chemistry
Professor (RIKEN) Yamada, Yoichi catalytic chemistry A catalyst (Mainly solid catalysts, insoluble catalysts, and supported catalysts) with high activity and high functionality is being developed. In particular, we are working on the development of catalysts with new functions by self-organization, supramolecular, and complexation from polymeric ligands, inorganic molecules, and metal molecules.  
Professor Yoshikawa, Hiroshi functional molecular analysis Physical chemistry of self-organizing systems (e.g., crystallization, protein organization, lipid membranes, and tissue formatiom). Various advanced optical and mechanical methods such as laser processing, optical interferrometry, and atomic force micrscopy are utilized to actively control these systems and undestand their physico-chemical features. Chemistry
Professor Wakasa, Masanobu functional molecular analysis Photochemistry, Spin Chemistry: Research on the reaction mechanism of photoreactions of organic compounds and organometallic compounds. the study of magnetic field effects and magnetic isotope concentration in chemical reactions based on the interaction of electron spins and magnetic fields. Magnetic science under a 30 Tesla superstrong magnetic field. Chemistry
Assistant Professor Ishikawa, Ryo quantum property Thin-film solar cell:perovskite solar cells Functional Materials Science
Assistant Professor Nagashima, Hiroki functional molecular analysis Elucidation of the structure and properties of photoreactive intermediates and radicals such as biomolecules by measuring inter-spin distance and reaction dynamics based on pulsed electron spin resonance. Chemistry
Assistant Professor Matsusita, Takahiko biomolecule function Development of functional biomolecules based on bioorganic chemistry. Synthesis and analysis of the structure-function relationship of polyvalent compounds carrying carbohydrates and peptides. Functional Materials Science
Assistant Professor Yago, Tomoaki functional molecular analysis We are studying chemical reactions that progress by irradiating molecules with light. Using electron spins as probes, short-lived intermediates are detected and the mechanism of the photochemical reaction is clarified. Chemistry
Assistant Professor Yoshizumi, Toshihiro Quantum property Quantum Devices, Inorganic Chemistry, Machine Learning: spin-polarized field-effect transistors, synthesis of inorganic compounds, and machine learning-assisted sensing systems. Functional Materials Science
Mathematics, Electronics, and Informatics Division

Mathematics Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor Ebihara, Madoka Algebraic structure We study algebraic geometry, the rational connectivity and the uniraterality of higher-dimensional algebraic manifolds, focusing on their relationship to the deformation of algebraic manifolds. Mathematics
Professor Kishimoto, Takashi Algebraic structure I study algebraic geometry, especially the problems surrounding open algebraic manifolds called affine algebraic manifolds. Mathematics
Associate Professor Sakurai, Tsutomu Analytical structure Partial differential equation theory: Harmonic analysis and functional analysis, such as pseudo-differential operators, are used to clarify the solution properties of a given partial differential equation. In particular, we study the structure of the singularities of solutions. Mathematics
Associate Professor Sato, Yohei Analytical structure The solution structures of nonlinear elliptic partial differential equation systems with variational structures, such as the time-independent nonlinear Schrödinger equation, are mainly studied using the variational method. Mathematics
Professor Shimokawa, Koya Geometric structure Knot theory, 3-dimensional topology and their applications to DNA topology, polymer chemistry and material science. Mathematics
Professor Nagasawa, Takeyuki Analytical structure Nonlinear analysis: A mathematical model is extracted from various nonlinear phenomena appearing in mathematical science, and the phenomena are analyzed using a functional analysis method. We also analyze nonlinear problems which appear in various fields of mathematics such as differential geometry. Not only theoretical aspects but also feedback of engineering applications are considered. Mathematics
Professor Fukui, Toshizumi Algebraic structure Singularity theory: Singularities of maps are the main subject of research. Describing defining equations of the closure of the orbit of the map in the jet space, relations of singularities with topology of manifold in the context of differential topology, several applications to classical differential geometry and differential equation and otehr related topics have been investigated. Mathematics
Professor Machihara, Shuji Analytical structure Partial differential equation theory: This paper studies the initial value problem of partial differential equations of nonlinear hyperbolic type and nonlinear dispersion type. The unique existence theorem of the solution is studied, and especially, the technique for handling initial value function and solution function which are not smooth is studied. Mathematics
Associate Professor Richard Neal Bez Analytical structure Harmonic analysis and its interactions with partial differential equations and geometric analysis. Mathematics
Assistant Professor Egashira, Shinji Geometric structure Studies on leaf layer structure and mechanical systems on differentiable manifolds. We study the qualitative properties of a given leaf layer structure and mechanical system and the values of various invariants. Mathematics

Electrical and Electronic Systems Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Aoyama, Tetsuya Electronic materials and devices Basic physical properties such as optical response and charge mobility, and device applications such as organic transistors, organic photoelectric conversion devices, and organic EL devices are studied using organic photonic and electronic functional materials such as organic semiconductor materials, focusing on the relationship between molecular packing structure and performance. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Ito, Kazuhito Information communication and circuit system Various design problems of large scale integrated circuits are tackled. Research is being carried out on parallel processing scheduling and high level synthesis techniques, circuit design and design automation of parallel digital signal processing systems and image processing hardware, and system LSI design methodology. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Uchida, Hidekazu Electronic materials and devices Research on chemical sensor devices and measurement systems, especiallytwo-dimensional electrochemical sensor for imaging of chemical species distribution, high throughput screening systems for drug discovery, chemical sensors for security system such as initial fire detection and quarantine detection. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Ono, Keiji Electronic materials and devices Fabrication of semiconductor nanostructured devices such as quantum dots using III-V compound semiconductors and electrical conduction measurements in the ultra-low temperature region are being carried out to elucidate and control the physics of the small number of electrons, electron spins, and nuclear spins in the devices. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate professor Ohira, Masataka Information communication and circuit system Theoretical/numerical research and experimental investigations are carried out in the area of microwave/millimeter-wave circuit design and development, especially filters and antennas employing the latest design theory. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Kaneko, Yasuyoshi Energy control system Research on industrial applications of power electronics and robotics. In particular, development of wireless power transfer systems for EVs and the development of intelligent and high-performance welding robot systems based on intelligent information processing and control technologies. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate professor Kimura, Yuichi Information communication and circuit system Research and development of planar antennas, which are important devices in wireless communication systems. In particular, high performance and high functionality design of waveguide slot antennas and microstrip antennas for microwave and millimeter waves based on electromagnetic field analysis. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor Shioda, Tatsutoshi Information communication and circuit system Advanced research on photonics and sensing systems based on optical fiber communication, free-space optics, non-linear optics, optical interferometry, and optical frequency comb. Applications of the research are, for example, a single-shot ultrafast optical arbitrary waveform synthesis/analysis on a femto-second time range, optical dispersion spectroscopy, single-shot 2D tomographic imaging for factory in-line inspection, and spatially resolved complex optical electric field spectroscopy. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor Taino, Tohru Electronic materials and devices Research on the development of next-generation devices such as photon detectors, terahertz wave detectors, and superconducting integrated circuits that take advantage of the characteristics of superconductivity. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor Tsuji, Toshiaki Energy control system With the aim of adapting robots to the environment where humans exist, the following research has been developed. 1. A method of systematically describing robot skills, 2. High-precision force measurement technology, 3. dynamic force control algorithm Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Hasegawa, Takaaki Information communication and circuit system Considering ICT that emphasizes the real world, we are conducting research on the mobility related social infrastructure and the apparel industrial social infrastructure based on the systems innovation theory (IST). Specifically, in view of the IST including the platform theory and the quality of spatial comfort (QoSC), there are people and things’ mobility related systems and systems that extract consumer preference information fed back to product planning offices. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor (Information Technology Center) Hasegawa, Yuki Electronic materials and devices We are developing gas sensors for environmental monitoring, taste and smell sensor devices and systems. In addition, we are conducting research aimed at industrial applications such as elucidation of biological phenomena and development of monitoring technology using biological reactions of plants by bioelectric potential measurement of plants. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor Hijikata, Yasuto Electronic materials and devices Research on the developments and applications of ultra low loss power devices and quantum functional devices using wide gap semiconductors. In particular, research is being conducted on the evaluation of electronic properties of semiconductor surfaces and oxide/semiconductor interfaces, as well as on their microstructural control. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor (RIKEN) Hirayama, Hideki Electronic materials and devices We are researching new quantum optical devices, especially deep ultraviolet light emitting device using wide bandgap AIGaN system crystal, high-efficient laser using three-dimensional photonic crystal, and terahertz quantum cascade laser. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Fukuda, Kenjiro Electronic materials and devices We are researching the development of electronics with unprecedented flexibility and lightness using mainly organic semiconductor materials. In particular, we are focusing on ultra-thin organic solar cells, and are advancing research on higher efficiency, improved environmental stability, and integration with sensors. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Ma, Zhewang Information communication and circuit system Research and development of compact higher performance microwave and millimeter-wave passive circuits, including filters, power dividers, and other multi-functional circuits for wireless communication systems. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Maeyama, Mitsuaki Energy control system We are developing a pulsed power source for generating lasers and electron beams, measuring and controlling various plasmas, and studying new plasma sources and their applications. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor (RIKEN) Midorikawa, Katsumi electronic materials and devices We are researching laser engineering, especially development and application of ultrashort pulse high intensity laser. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Myoren, Hiroaki Electronic materials and devices Research on superconducting electronics using superconducting devices with features such as ultra high speed, low power consumption, and ultra high sensitivity. We are studying the fabrication process of Josephson devices, a detector for terahertz electromagnetic waves and photons using Josephson devices, and a digital logic circuit capable of subterahertz clock operation. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor Yagi, Shuhei Electronic materials and devices Research on semiconductor crystal growth and opto-electronic devices. In particular, developments of novel materials , fabrication process, and analysis methods of operation mehcanism for next-generation high-efficiency solar cells are conducted. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Professor Yaguchi, Hiroyuki Electronic materials and devices Epitaxial growth and optical characterization of semiconductor nanostructures for next-generation photonic devices, such as high-efficiency photovoltaic cells, high-efficiency light-emitting devices, single- and entangled-photon emitters Electrical and Electronic Systems
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Yamaguchi, Tomohiro Electronic materials and devices Research on novel phenomena in nanostructured devices and their applications. Fabrication of quantum effect nanostructure devices using nanomaterials such as nanotube nanowires and superconductors, and measurement of electrical conduction properties at low temperatures are being carried out.  
Associate Professor Yamano, Yasushi Energy control system Electric insulation technology and discharge control technology under vacuum environment are studied. The technology development is carried out on the improvement of electric insulation proof stress in vacuum of electrode material and insulator material by various treatments. Research and development of high performance fuses for circuit protection is also under way. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Assistant Professor Inada, Yuki Energy control system The following researches are carried out in order to solve environmental, medical treatment and energy problems by discharge plasma. (1) Development of advanced plasma diagnostic techniques with high versatility and usefulness (2) elucidation of discharge plasma mechanism and search for new phenomena by using these diagnostic techniques (3) optimization and new practical application of discharge plasma application technology based on phenomenon understanding. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Assistant Professor Shimizu, Maki Electronic materials and devices It aims at sensitivity enhancement and function enhancement of the sensor using carbon material (Diamond and carbon nanotubes), and measurement of material property and bio, etc. using the sensor actually. Experiments are carried out in a wide range of fields from material preparation to measurement. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Assistant Professor Naruse, Masato Electronic materials and devices The authors are developing a user-friendly terahertz wave high sensitivity camera which can be used in a wide range of fields such as astronomical observation, security, and medical treatment. In addition to electromagnetic field analysis calculation for optical system design, process technology for superconducting sensors, and low-temperature technology, research on physical properties of superconductors is being conducted with the aim of improving sensor sensitivity. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Assistant Professor Fujikawa, Sachie Electronic materials and devices We are conducting research on optical and electronic devices using semiconductor materials that can be used in a wide range of fields such as medicine, space and disaster prevention. We are working on the elucidation of physical properties by first-principles calculations, the development of high quality quantum structure fabrication technology by crystal growth, and the evaluation of physical properties. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Assistant Professor Manabe, Tetsuya Information communication and circuit system IT (information technology) based systems innovation for human mobility sophistication, in particular, realizing information society infrastructure in the real world, such as pedestrian navigation systems including seamless positioning, and navigation / driving safety support information systems for slow vehicles including bicycles. Electrical and Electronic Systems
Assistant Professor Misawa, Ryota Information communication and circuit system I study integral equation method for solving electromagnetic problems. I am particularly interested in the application of the boundary integral equation method to eigenvalue problems in open spaces, and formulation of accurate and fast solvers based on well-conditioned integral equations. Electrical and Electronic Systems

Informatics Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor Azumi, Takuya Computer science Our research focuses on system software technologies such as real-time systems, model-based development, and operating systems, and middleware for embedded systems. As an application example, we are working on the research and development of a fully automated driving system. Information and Computer Science
Professor Uchida, Atsushi Mathematical informatics Chaotic phenomena in lasers and their applications to information-communication technologies are studied. Main research topics are in the following: optical secure communication using chaotic lasers, information security system, ultrafast physical random number generation, chaos synchronization and consistency, optical reservoir computing for artificial intelligence, and decision making using photonics. Information and Computer Science
Associate Professor (Information Technology Center) Ohkubo, Jun Mathematical informatics Using probability theory and statistical mechanics, I am researching probabilistic information processing, statistical learning theory, machine learning, and statistical physics. Recently, I focus on research about stochastic processes and the application to information science. Information and Computer Science
Associate Professor Goto, Yuichi Computer science We are studying the development and application of a theory and a method for automatically making a computer perform forward reasoning, which is indispensable for discovery and prediction, and an automatic forward reasoning engine for actually making forward reasoning. Information and Computer Science
Professor Kobayashi, Yoshinori Media informatics Based on computer vision techniques, we are working on human behavior recognition using cameras and LiDARs. We are also proposing the application systems (e.g. robotic wheelchair) by incorporating the sociological perspective for supporting users’ daily life. Information and Computer Science
Professor Komuro, Takashi Media informatics We are researching imaging systems, information sensing, and next-generation user interfaces. In particular, it aims to realize a performance far superior to that of conventional systems and to create new applications that cannot be found in conventional systems by focusing on high-speed image processing technology. Information and Computer Science
Professor Shigehara, Takaomi Mathematical informatics Our current specialties include numerical analysis and high-performance computing. In particular, various problems related to numerical linear algebra are examined from a mathematical standpoint, and efforts are being made to create, improve, and implement algorithms with high accuracy and speed. Information and Computer Science
Professor Shimamura, Tetsuya Media informatics We are researching digital signal processing, voice information processing, communication systems, circuits and systems, and image processing. In particular, we have achieved results in voice information processing in a noisy environment and wireless communication technology robust to fading characteristics. Information and Computer Science
Associate Professor Matsunaga, Yasuhiro Mathematical informatics Numerical simulation technique and data analysis method for understanding and controlling the behavior of biomolecules are developed and applied. In particular, we are studying efficient sampling methods to capture structural changes in proteins and modeling methods for structural dynamics using machine learning. Information and Computer Science
Associate Professor Yamada, Toshinori Computer science Graph Networks, Discrete Algorithms, Parallel and VLSI Computations: We are developing fault-tolerant technologies for multiprocessor systems and conducting basic research for efficient network operation. Information and Computer Science
Professor Yoshiura, Noriaki Computer science We are researching management and operation of computer networks, security technology, software verification using formal methods, and logic that can be used for knowledge processing. We are aiming to develop a practical system based on basic theory. Information and Computer Science
Associate Professor Yoshikawa, Nobukuzu Media informatics New optical information processing such as information processing and measurement technology using the characteristic property of the light, three-dimensional information processing based on the complex amplitude information, and space-time processing will be studied. Information and Computer Science
Professor Yoshida, Norihiko Computer science System design methodology, computer networks including the Internet, and distributed artificial intelligence. In particular, formal design from abstract specifications, dynamic adaptive networks, and distributed sensing. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Kanno, Kazutaka Mathematical informatics Laser generates complex phenomena such as chaos and synchronization, and research is progressing on their complex phenomena and information processing applications. In particular, it is working on artificial intelligence based on a physical phenomenon called optical reservoir computing. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Kimura, Kei Computer science We study the structure behind problems which admits efficient algorithms. By this, we attempt to develop basic algorithmic technology which is useful in the real world and to theoretically clarify the limit of computation and artificial intelligence. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Shimada, Yutaka Mathematical informatics We study data analysis methods for analyzing nonlinear complex phenomena, especially methods based on nonlinear dynamics and complex networks. Their application is also studied, for example, analysis of temporal networks, written text analysis for understanding human language, and math-agro sciences. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Sugiura, Yosuke Media informatics Our research focuses on digital signal processing, adaptive signal processing, and its apprications including speech recognition, acoustic noise reduction, acoustic anomaly detection, image denoising, objective recognition, and so on. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Fukuda, Hisato Media informatics Based on computer vision technology, we are researching intelligent robots. We are also researching human robot interaction as an application. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Matsumoto, Noriko Computer science Computer networks including the Internet, and distributed artificial intelligence. In particular, dynamic adaptive networks, and distributed sensing. Information and Computer Science
Assistant Professor Yasui, Nozomiko Media informatics The research of acoustic signal processing, music information processing, acoustic psychology, and design of the sound is tackled, and especially, it aims at elucidation of the human perception model for the sound and development of AI based on it. Information and Computer Science
Human Assistive Engineering and Production Science Division

Production Science Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor Arai, Yoshio Materials science Strength of materials, materials science, elasto-plasticity, fracture mechanics, micro-nano mechanics, fracture of materials, fatigue, fractography. Mechanical Engineering
Professor Araki, Wakako Materials science Strength of materials, fracture mechanics, solid mechanics, and solid state ionics Mechanical Engineering
Professor Ikeno, Junichi Production processing Production processing, ultra-precision grinding, micro-machining, laser processing, laser trapping, production environment, processing properties, production principles. Mechanical Engineering
Professor (RIKEN) Ohmori, Hitoshi production processing The research and development of phenomena analysis and feedback control by software are carried out in the refinement of the fabrication related to micromechanical fabrication, microfactory, and micromeasurement. Mechanical Engineering
Professor Obara, Tetsuro Thermo-fluid dynamics Thermo-fluid dynamics, propagation of detonation wave, deflagration-to-detonation transition over obstacles, detonation initiation processes by flame-jet injected from sub-chamber Mechanical Engineering
Professor Kageyama, Kensuke Materials science Materials science, material engineering, material evaluation science, experimental mechanics, non-destructive evaluation, acoustic emission, sensor materials, plant engineering, intelligent materials. Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Kaneko, Jun’ichi Production processing Cutting, NC machining, end milling, CAM, computer simulation, error prediction, GPGPU. Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Kang, Donghyuk Fluid engineering turbomachinery, fluid instability, fluid-structure coupled vibration, microfluidic machines Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Sakai, Takenobu Materials science molecular dynamics simulation, viscoelastic mechanics, acoustic emission, composite materials. Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Narukawa, Terumasa Production processing Dynamics of mechanical systems, machine element, mechanism. Mechanical Engineering
Professor Hirahara, Hiroyuki Fluid Thermal Science Flow measurement on thermal fluid dyanamics, speckle and PIV method, unsteady phenomena in high-speed air flow as shock wave and non-linear wave, fluid machinary, biomechanics and bioreactor. Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor Maeda, Shinichi Thermo-fluid dynamics Gaseous detonation and its engineering application, combustion in supersonic and hypersonic flow, high-speed flame and gasesous explosion. Mechanical Engineering
Professor Yamamoto, Hiroshi Production processing Vibration analysis, sliding bearing, gas bearing, tribology (Fluid lubrication, friction, and wear), vibration isolation mechanism. Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor Abe, Takeyuki Production processing Additive manufacturing, 3D printers, arc welding, CAM Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor Zheng, Ying Production processing Elasticity, thermoelasticity, vibration analysis, gas bearing, and tribology (Fluid lubrication, friction, and wear). Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor Yamada, Noriyasu Materials science Functional materials, piezoelectric polymers, material engineering, polymer crystallography, Raman spectroscopy Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor Yamada, Yohei Production processing Production processing, ultra-precision laser processing, abrasive grain processing, and difficult-to-machine material processing. Mechanical Engineering

Human-Centered Systems Engineering Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor Kaede, Kazunori Ambient mobility Mechatronics, robotics, human-machine system, usability. Mechano-Robotics
Associate Professor Kotosaka, Shinya Robotics and mechatronics Robotics and mechatronics, mechatronics, intelligent machines, biomimetic machines, Robot safety. Mechano-Robotics
Associate Professor Tadokoro, Chiharu Dynamic design Vibration, tribology (Boundary lubrication, nano-film thickness measurement), autonomous systems, functional materials, and soft materials Mechano-Robotics
Professor Nagamine, Takuo Mobility dynamics Self-excited and self-excited vibration, synchronization phenomena, and analysis methods. Mechano-Robotics
Associate Professor Hara, Masayuki Cogunetics Cognetics, robotics and mechatronics, haptics, virtual reality, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience. Mechano-Robotics
Associate Professor Hodoshima, Ryuichi Robotics and mechatronics Robotics and mechatronics, mechanism design, motion control, mobile robots, biomimetic robots, embedded systems, robot elements. Mechano-Robotics
Professor Mizuno, Takeshi Robotics and mechatronics Mechatronics, control engineering, magnetic levitation, magnetic bearings, active vibration control, autonomous vehicles, electrostatic levitation, space balances, applications of dynamic vibration absorbers, vibration isolators, composite actuators, servomechanisms, and control elements. Mechano-Robotics
Professor Watanabe, Tetsuya Dynamic design Dynamics design, damping dynamics and modeling, seismic engineering, sensitivity engineering, sports engineering, multi-body dynamics. Mechano-Robotics
Assistant Professor Narisawa, Yoshinori Dynamic design Dynamics design, mechanical dynamics, signal processing. Mechano-Robotics
Environmental Science and Infrastructure Engineering Division

Environmental Science Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor Ishikawa, Toshiki Ecological environment Elucidation of environmental stress tolerance mechanism through biomembrane of plant and molecular breeding by metabolic modification of membrane lipid. Environmental Control System Course
Professor Kadono, Hirofumi Measurement control Statistical optics, laser speckle interferometry, measurement using bio-speckle and measurement using light scattering. We are developing new environmental sensing technologies by applying these noncontact and nondestructive high-sensitivity optical measurement technologies to the dynamic and functional measurement of plants. Environmental Control System Course
Associate professor Sekiguchi, Kazuhiko Circulation system Research on development of measurement techniques and elucidation of the generation mechanism by investigation of atmospheric behaviors for the suspended particulate matter (aerosol), especially for ultrafine particles in the atmosphere. Research on decomposition treatment techniques for gaseous/particulate pollutants, and synthesis of materials and fuel using reactive species generated from ultraviolet light, plasma, ultrasonic waves, catalysts, etc. Environmental Control System Course
Associate Professor Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Measurement control Research and development of energy conversion and energy conversion systems using plasma and semiconductors. Nanowire devices that include quantum effects by nanostructuring thermoelectric conversion semiconductor devices that can directly convert heat to electricity are being developed, interactions between materials and magnetic fields are being studied, thin film formation using plasma is being conducted, and research is advancing from a physical point of view. Environmental Control System Course
Professor (Saitama Prefectural International Center for Environmental Sciences) Hachinohe, Shoichi Circulation system Discipline: Environmental geology. Content: By utilizing the knowledge and technology of earth science (especially geomorphology and geology and groundwater science and geochemistry) and engineering (especially geotechnical, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, etc.), we are working to solve environmental science problems and prevent damage expansion. Environmental Control System Course
Professor Fujino, Takeshi Ecological environment Environmental engineering, 1) physical, chemical and biological characteristics on the dynamic phase of organic substances in river and mountain stream and their interaction. 2)Environmental control method of heat in urban space. Environmental Control System Course
Associate Professor (Saitama Prefectural International Center for Environmental Sciences) Mishima, Iori Circulation system Water Environmental Engineering: Research on the development and evaluation of treatment technologies for nutrient salts and hazardous substances by applying biological or physicochemical technologies for water circulation, and life cycle assessment of water treatment processes are under way. Environmental Control System Course
Professor Yamane, Satoshi Measurement control Specialty field: Measurement and control engineering research content: In order to reduce the workload of workers in a welding production and processing environment that is severe for human beings, research is being carried out on the development of robot welding systems and the risk assessment of electromagnetic environment in production and processing using a large current. Environmental Control System Course
Associate Professor (Saitama Prefectural International Center for Environmental Sciences) Yonekura, Tetsushi Ecological environment Assessing the risks of air pollutants and global warming to plants (such as crops and trees). It evaluates the effects of plant environment manipulation experiments and risk assessment using a geographic information system based on the results. Environmental Control System Course
Professor Wang, Qingyue Circulation system Resource utilization technology, analytical chemistry, bioenvironmental science, and environmental control engineering. Measurement of environmental pollutants and pollen allergens. Research on basic environmental chemistry (pollution mechanism), identification of pollution sources and evaluation methods of their source contribution rate. Optimization of thermal carbonization system for municipal solid organic waste. Research on the development and practical application of a system for highly efficient use of depletable resources, recyclable resources, and energy. Environmental Control System Course
Assistant Professor Senavirathna, Mudalige Don Hiranya Jayasanka Ecological environment Responses of Macrophytes and Cyanobacteria to changing environmental factors (light, temperature, flow velocity, and salinity). Macrophytes-cyanobacteria interactions under various environmental conditions. Plant electrical potentials and electrical signaling. Plant responses to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiations. Environmental Control System Course
Assistant Professor Lim Yi Heng Measurement control Development of nondestructive optical measurement techniques of biological functions and three-dimensional tissue structures for environmental evaluation. Environmental Control System Course

Environmental Planning Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor Kubota, Hisashi Regional planning design Urban transportation planning, neighborhood traffic planning, and city planning. Recent topics : Theory of planning and designing for the promotion of safety measures for community roads. Transportation system theory for urban area activation. Transportation systems in world heritage sites and tourist spots. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Associate Professor Kojima, Aya Regional planning design Research on neighborhood traffic planning, traffic calming, traffic safety measures on community roads, residents’ consensus building for neighborhood traffic planning, bicycle safety measures, traffic safety for elderly people. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Tanaka, Norio River and coastal engineering Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Environment-friendly Water Disaster Prevention and Disaster Mitigation Engineering. Research on planning and management of coastal and riparian forests that contribute to strengthen the mitigation functions for tsunamis and river floods, and research on river channels downstream of dams, cobble riverbeds, and wetlands are being conducted with the aim of Elucidation of aquatic biological dynamics under the interaction between flow field and sediment transport sedimentation. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Associate Professor Fukahori, Kiyotaka Regional planning design Through research on evaluating the visual characteristics of urban space and structures, and research on people’s perception of landscape, we are working on the construction of a technical system to support landscape planning and design of urban space and structures. Environmental Control System Course
Associate Professor Yagisawa, Junji Rivers and coasts Research on the environment and disaster prevention engineering in the hydrosphere. Research on hydraulic experiments and numerical models for the purpose of clarifying scouring phenomena during overflow around levees. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Igarashi, Yoshiya Rivers and coasts Flood Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Engineering: For flood disasters such as floods and tsunamis, the phenomena are clarified through hydraulic model tests, numerical simulation, and field surveys. In addition, research is being conducted on the management of rivers and coasts that contribute to disaster reduction and disaster prevention. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Kato, Teppei Regional planning design Transportation network analysis, cost-benefit analysis. Research on the benefit estimation of road projects considering the uncertainty of road networks. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure

Infrastructure Creation Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor Asamoto, Shingo Structural and material systems Studies on time-dependent deformation of hardened cement bodies focusing on microscopic moisture behavior, crack checking of actual structures and crack control technology, and evaluation of effects of high temperature action on concrete, etc. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Associate Professor Uchimura, Taro Environmental geotechnical engineering Development and operation of slope protection technologies, natural disaster and environmental monitoring devices, new ground materials and structures. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Okui, Yoshiaki Structural and material systems Structural engineering (especially bridge engineering) and applied mechanics: research on rational design method of composite bridge, development of constitutive law of high-damping rubber, load rating for existing bridges International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Associate Professor Oguchi, Chiaki Environmental geotechnical engineering Rock weathering, stone heritage and geomorphology: weathering alteration processes of geomaterials including stone montuments; contamination of sediments and groundwater; and long-term change of landform and geosphere materials. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Osada, Masahiko Environmental geotechnical engineering Rock Mechanics and Engineering Geology: Deformation of rocks, Hydraulic property of rocks and rock masses, Drying-induced deformation of sedimentary rocks, Monitoring of rock mass deformation including IoT devise development International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Kuwano, Jiro Environmental geotechnical engineering Geotechnical Engineering: Besaides the basic research such as deformation and strength characteristics of soil, the following topics are of the main interest: Dynamic problems of ground such as liquefaction, improvement of seismic stability of soil structures by geogrid, long-term stability of embankment, and problems related to maintenance and repair. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Saitoh, Masato Earthquake engineering Earthquake Engineering and Resilient Engineering: the main fields of expertise are soil-structure interaction problems, base isolation systems, and resilient structures. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Associate Professor Taniyama, Hisashi Earthquake engineering Analysis of earthquake ground motion, and study on deformation and progress of slip surface caused by displacement of fault of foundation. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Maki, Takeshi Structural and material systems Construction Materials, Concrete Engineering, Composite/Hybrid structures: Mechanical and seismic behavior of concrete structures is a major research interest, in addition to steel-concrete composite/hybrid structures, structure-foundation-soil interaction, and application of nonlinear finite element analysis to various engineering problems. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Matsumoto, Yasunao Structural and material systems Structural Dynamics and Vibration Engineering: Various problems related to the dynamic behavior of civil engineering structures such as bridges and buildings are studied from the viewpoints of safety, serviceability and environmental compatibility. In particular, with regard to serviceability and environmental compatibility, the evaluation and countermeasures based on human vibration response characteristics are studied. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Associate Professor Mogi, Hidenori Earthquake engineering Seismic engineering: Seismic response analysis of irregular ground, ground structure investigation using microtremors, examination of probability distribution of earthquake ground motion, development of earthquake ground motion observation equipment using a personal computer, etc. are mainly being studied. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Goit, Chandra Shekhar Earthquake engineering Earthquake engineering: Dynamic interaction of soil and structures with deep foundations such as pile foundation, effects of soil nonlinearity of on the response of structures, tunnel with shotcrete, earth retaining structures, etc. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Saito, Takeshi Geotechnical engineering Heat and material dynamics in soil and groundwater are studied. Through the combined use of field surveys, equipment analysis, and laboratory tests, the project aims to clarify the effects of changes in the underground thermal environment on the dynamics of harmful chemical substances and greenhouse gases. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Dang Ji Structural and material systems Earthquake engineering, Bridge Seismic Performance, Seismic Isolation. Deep Learning based bridge damage detections, bridge inspection using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Smartphone and IoT Sensing for bridge seismic monitoring, Seismic Performance and Disaster Mitigation for bridge structures,Aging Deterioration of bridges and its impact to seismic performance. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Togashi, Yota Environmental geotechnical engineering Rock mechanics, tunnel engineering: Current research topics are a development of advanced element tests for deformation characteristics of rock mass, the stability of the rock slope and mountain side tunnels. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Malik, Adnan Anwar Environmental geotechnical engineering Pile foundation and deep excavation support system International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Assistant Professor Luan, Yao Structural and material systems Durability of cementitious materials based on microstructure and mass transfer, Development of highly durable and environmentally friendly concrete, Repair and strengthening of concrete structures International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Collaborative Advanced Research Division

Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor Inoue, Naoya High-energy physics Cosmic Particle Ray Physics: Experimental studies on the origin and chemical composition of ultra-high energy cosmic particle rays. In addition, simulation studies related to experimental studies on high-energy particle interactions using cosmic particle beams in Takayama. Physics
Professor (RIKEN) Uesaka, Tomohiro High-energy physics Nuclear Physics (experiment): Characteristic phenomena in neutron and proton excess regions have been studied by experiments using unstable nuclear beams. In parallel, the development of spin knitted pole proton target and heavy ion storage ring is also carried out. Physics
Associate Professor Sato, Kosuke High-energy astrophysics Cosmophysical experiments using mainly X ‐ rays: X‐rays from high energy phenomena, especially observational studies of galaxy clusters which are large clusters of galaxies, and development of X‐ray microcalorimeters operating at very low temperatures. Physics
Professor Suzuki, Takeshi High-energy physics Nuclear physics: The experimental study of global properties such as the radius and mass of nuclei far from the stable line, momentum distribution and density distribution of nuclear nucleons. Wave functions of the outer shell nucleon, neutron halo, neutron skin, etc. Physics
Professor Tashiro, Makoto High-energy physics Cosmophysics using X-ray, γ-ray and visible light: The mechanism of plasma heating and particle acceleration under large scale or high gravity is studied through the observation of high energy phenomena especially by celestial bodies. Physics
Professor Tanii, Yoshiaki High-energy physics Particle physics: I am studying topics related to the unified theory of elementary particles, including gravity, in particular string theory, supergravity theory, and supersymmetry theory. He is also interested in the application of string theory to gauge field theory. Physics
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Nio, Makiko High-energy physics Particle theory: Based on standard theory, especially quantum electromagnetism, properties of single and two-particle systems are calculated as theoretical values, and compared with experiments and fundamental physical constants are determined. Physics
Professor (RIKEN) Motizuki, Yuko Astrophysics and cryology A study of supernova detonations and the correlation between climate change and solar activity based on chemical analysis of ice cores. They include space nucleosynthesis using supercomputers, numerical simulations of chemical climate models, and calculations of isotopes and chemical reactions caused by space radiation in the earth’s atmosphere. Physics

Interdisciplinary Electronic Technology Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Aoyagi, Masahiro System integration engineering Research and development of hardware system integration technology necessary for the construction of high-performance electronic systems characterized by high-speed, high-density, and low-power consumption, as well as high-speed, high-density electronic system integration technology, are being carried out in an integrated manner by mutually linking design, manufacture, and evaluation.  
Professor (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Ishida, Yuuki Electronic materials and devices We are studying the crystal growth and evaluation of power semiconductor materials, especially wide gap semiconductor materials such as SiC and GaN, and their application to devices.  
Professor Uchida, Hidekazu Electronic materials and devices Research on chemical sensor devices and measurement systems, especiallytwo-dimensional electrochemical sensor for imaging of chemical species distribution, high throughput screening systems for drug discovery, chemical sensors for security system such as initial fire detection and quarantine detection.  
Professor (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Kato, Shin System integration engineering In the field of robots and intelligent transport systems (intelligent transport system), we are conducting research on elemental technologies such as sensing, communication, control, and HMI (human machine interface), as well as system integration technology for driving support and the construction of automatic driving systems, including evaluation and verification.  
Professor Myōren, Hiroaki Electronic materials and devices Research on superconducting electronics using superconducting devices with features such as ultra high speed, low power consumption, and ultra high sensitivity. We are studying the fabrication process of Josephson devices, a detector for terahertz electromagnetic waves and photons using Josephson devices, and a digital logic circuit capable of subterahertz clock operation.  
Professor Yaguchi, Hiroyuki Electronic materials and devices Epitaxial growth and optical characterization of semiconductor nanostructures for next-generation photonic devices, such as high-efficiency photovoltaic cells, high-efficiency light-emitting devices, single- and entangled-photon emitters  
Professor (AIST) Yoshida, Manabu Electronic materials and devices Research and development is being conducted on soft electronic devices such as wearable devices that are intended to be worn on the human body.  

Brain Science Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor (RIKEN) Goda, Yukiko Neuronal cell biology Synapses are the core part of the neural circuitry that underpins brain function and are involved in all aspects of animal behavior. We want to understand how synaptic control mechanisms control the activity of neural networks.  
Professor (RIKEN) Shimogori, Tomomi Neurogenesis After birth, environmental stimuli affect the organization of neural circuits and greatly affect behavioral patterns. We studied the mechanism of this external stimulus-dependent change in gene expression in the brain, the mechanism of neural circuit formation, and the mechanism controlling behavior.  
Professor (RIKEN) Tanaka, Motomasa Structural neuroscience The research aims at elucidating the pathology of neurodegeneration and mental diseases caused by structural abnormalities of proteins from various methods such as neuroscience, structural biology, genetics, and omics.  
Associate Professor Tsuda, Sachiko Bioinformation control Neurogenomics: Developmental genetics, physiology, and photogenetic analysis of the mechanisms by which neural tissues and circuits are shaped and neural functions emerge in zebrafish. Regulatory Biology
Associate Professor (RIKEN) Murayama, Masanori Sensory neurophysiology It aims at clarifying the information processing of tactile sensation in the brain at the dendritic level and at the local and wide area circuit level.  
Professor Yamasu, Kyo Bioinformation control Molecular Developmental Biology: The aim of this project is to elucidate the regulatory mechanisms of the formation of axes, regionalization, cell differentiation, and morphogenesis of the embryo body and central nervous system (brain,) in animal embryonic development by molecular biology and developmental genetics using zebrafish as a model animal. Regulatory Biology
Strategic Research and Development Division

Green and Environmental Innovation Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor Kawai-Yamada, Maki Plant environmental science Molecular breeding of stress-tolerant plants, Modification of plant metabolic pathway using methods of molecular biology Environmental Science and Civil Engineering
Professor Kawamoto, Ken Environmental geotechnical engineering Elucidation of the transport mechanism in the ground in various forms such as dissolved state, gas state, colloidal adsorption state of pollutants related to land and groundwater pollution problems and modeling of material transport parameters. Improvement of waste management in developing countries, environmental risk assessment at final disposal sites, and development of appropriate technologies for pollution prevention. International Course on Environmental and Social Infrastructure
Professor Takagi, Masaru Molecular and cellular physiology Plant molecular biology: Comprehensive functional analysis of transcription factors using the novel gene silencing method (CRES-T method). Search for transcription factors conferring useful characteristics such as stress tolerance, increased biomass, and improved material productivity, and applied development research. Molecular Biology
Professor Tozawa, Yuzuru Protein science Functional and structural analysis of membrane transport proteins and signaling proteins based on in vitro protein synthesis technology. Molecular Biology
Associate Professor Yamaguchi, Masatoshi Plant molecular biology By using transcription factors, we aim to produce plants with added useful characteristics such as efficient use of lignocellulosic biomass. We are also working to elucidate the control mechanism of how plants accumulate lignocellulosic biomass. Environmental Science and Civil Engineering
Associate Professor Ikeda, Miho Plant molecular biology Elucidation of various phenomena controlled by plant transcription factor genes and modification of plant functions using transcription factors. Molecular Biology
Assistant Professor Takasaki, Hironori Plant molecular biology Analysis of the transcriptional regulatory mechanism of plant genes and its application.  
Assistant Professor Miyagi, Atsuko Ecological environment Metabolome analysis of plant environmental response. Molecular breeding for high quality crops. Studies on oxalate metabolism in ecosystems.  

Life Science and Nano Biology Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor Sakata, Ichiro Biomechanics Endocrinology: A study of the mechanism of the brain-gut interaction in feeding control and gastrointestinal motility. Regulatory Biology
Professor Tsukahara, Shinji Biomechanics Neuroendocrinology: Mechanisms of the sexual differentiation of the brain. Regulatory Biology
Professor Nakabayashi, Seiichiro Functional molecular analysis Physicochemistry: Reaction and structure of solid-liquid interfaces: Specific physicochemical processes at solid-liquid interfaces, including electrochemical systems, are studied by laser, atomic force microscopy, and superconducting magnets. Nonlinear science: The neural circuit of a living body is simulated by a nonlinear electrochemical oscillator population. Chemistry
Associate Professor Loukanov Alexandre Romenov Nanobiotechnology Development of highly fluorescent nanodots for bioimaging of in vivo physiological processes.  
Assistant Professor Kawamura, Ryuzo Functional molecular analysis In order to clarify the cooperative behavior of biomolecules involved in the formation of structures and the expression of motor functions in a group, structures are formed inside and outside cells, and the dynamics of macromolecules and cells are analyzed. Chemistry
Assistant Professor Kobayashi, Naritaka Nano-interface measurement Nanoscale measurement of solid-liquid interfacial phenomena by in-liquid atomic force microscopy.  
Assistant Professor Matsuzaki, takahisa biophysics Mechanobiological Study of Multicellular Tissue Focusing on the Hardness of Biomembranes  

Humna-Machine Interaction Systems Engineering Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Professor Takasaki, Masaya Mechatronics Mechatronics, control engineering, ultrasonic engineering, ultrasonic applications, ultrasonic motors, surface acoustic wave applications, tactile displays, and computer interfaces. Mechano-Robotics
Professor Watanuki, Keiichi Ambient mobility Human Interface, Brain Machine Interface, Ambient Mobility, Univasal Design, Virtual Reality, Skill Transfer, Human Resource Development, Robotics, Mechatronics, Intellectual Control, Brain Science, Brain Function Analysis, Medical Engineering, Kansei Engineering, Ergonomics, Welfare Engineering, Environmental Design, Next Generation Vehicle. Mechano-Robotics
Assistant Professor Muramatsu, Keiichi Sensitivity informatics Kansei evaluation, knowledge sharing, ontology, human interface. Mechano-Robotics

X-ray, optical and infrared astrophysics Unit

Job Title Name Research Field Specialty Master’s Course in Charge
Associate Professor (Faculty of Education) Oasa, Yumiko Optical infrared space physics astrophysics using visible light and infrared and radio waves etc. We are conducting various observational studies focusing on the formation and evolution process of stars, planet/planetary mass objects, brown dwarfs, and the universality and diversity of exoplanets including the second earth. Physics
Associate Professor Sato, Kosuke Cosmic physics Cosmophysical experiments using mainly X ‐ rays: X ‐ rays from high energy phenomena, especially observational studies of galaxy clusters which are large clusters of galaxies, and development of X ‐ ray microcalorimeters operating at very low temperatures. Physics
Professor Tashiro, Makoto X-ray astrophysics Cosmophysics using X-ray, γ-ray and visible light: The mechanism of plasma heating and particle acceleration under large scale or high gravity is studied through the observation of high energy phenomena especially by celestial bodies. Physics
Associate Professor Terada, Yukikatsu X-ray Gamma-ray astrophysics High Energy Cosmophysics: observational researches on thermal plasmas, non-thermal phenomena under the extreme physical conditions in the universe using astronomical observatories both on ground and the satellites, and the development of instruments of the next generation of X-ray satellites and gamma-ray telescopes for astrophysical uses. Physics
Assistant Professor Katsuda, Satoru X-ray astrophysics Observational study of supernova remnants using X-ray astronomy satellite and visible light observatory Physics