Basic information of the Research Area

[Development and recycling of materials]Basic Research for the Development and Recycling of Materials

Research Supervisor

Susumu KitagawaDistinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study

Strategic Objective

Materials Science for desirable Selection — Constructing new principles toward a sustainable development society


This research area aims to establish basic science for developing and recycling materials and fundamental technologies to address the environmental and resource problems faced around the world. In order to respond to the demands of society, such as the depletion of resources, reduction of environmental impact, and increase in the use of recycled materials, it is important to create materials from raw materials that are not subject to such restrictions and to create fundamental technologies for the separation, recovery, and recycling of used materials as desired. It is also important that these technologies are interconnected and function as a recycling cycle.
We aim to contribute to realizing a resource-recycling society by constructing a new basic science for material creation and recycling based on various academic findings beyond the framework of conventional material science and by working on developing fundamental technologies for these processes.

Research Area Advisors

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Takashi UemuraProfessor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Rie UmetsuProfessor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
Akihiro OkabeDirector, New Business Incubation Center, Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
Hiromasa KanekoAssociate Professor, School of Science and Technology, Meiji University
Madoka TakaiProfessor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Toshiharu TeranishiProfessor, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Keiichi TomishigeProfessor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Yumiko NakajimaProfessor, School of Materials and Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hiromi YamashitaProfessor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

Schedule of Selection Process

Deadline for application 2024/05/28 at 12:00 noon, Japan time
Document-based review 2024/07/10
JST will contact to the interviewees no later than 2024/07/17
Interview-based review(ONLINE)
※Interview date and time will be assigned by JST.
2024/07/30, 2024/07/31

Research Supervisor's Policy

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