[Revolutional Materials Development] Revolutional material development by fusion of strong experiments with theory/data science

Strategic Objective

Construction of revolutional material development methods through fusion among experiments and theory/data science

Research Supervisor


Hideo Hosono (Honorary Professor & Institute Professor, MDX Research Center for Element Strategy, Tokyo Institute of Technology)


 This research area merges theory, computation, and data science with the experimental sciences, which has been the basis of substance and material development undertaken so far, with the aim of building methods for revolutional material development. Specifically, this research area focuses on the realization of materials or functions that have great societal need but has not yet been achieved, through new research teaming and techniques, thus demonstrating a new integrative approach of Japanese materials research, which has been leading the world so far. This research area not only covers materials science but also involves a complex system, which is essential for the development of real materials.
 The system comprises theoretical, computational, and data researchers centered on an experimental materials science system to promote research in close collaboration with them.
 This research area offers revolutional and novel methods for materials development to promote industrial competitiveness in our country.

Research Area Advisors

・Kiyohito Ishida
Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University

・Kohzo Ito
Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

・Satoshi Itoh
Chief Coordinator, Foundation for Computational Science

・Naoki Ohashi
Director, Research Center for Electronic and Optical Materials, National Institute for Materials Science

・Michiko Kusunoki
Emeritus Professor, Nagoya University

・Masaki Takata
Professor, International Center for Synchrotron Radiation Innovation Smart(SRIS), Tohoku University

・Koji Tsuda
Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

・Junichi Nakagawa
Guest Researcher, Nippon Steel Research Institute Corporation

・Kazumasa Nomoto
Technology Fellow, Technology Platform, Sony Group Corporation

・Shu Yamaguchi
Special Appointed Professor, Research Department, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education

・Satoshi Yamasaki
Special Appointed Professor, Nanomaterials Research Institute, Kanazawa University

・Shinji Yuasa
Director, Research Center for Emerging Computing Technologies, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

・Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida
Honorary Professor, Osaka University / Researcher, Center for Spintronics Research Network, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

・Masahiro Asami
Counselor, Japan Intellectual Property Association

・Masato Sagawa
Adviser, Daido Steel Co. Ltd. /President, NDFEB Corporation

・Akira Yoshino
Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corp.

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2017
  2. Year Started : 2018
  3. Year Started : 2019

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