[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 (Professor, Institute of Innovative Research, 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
Program Manager, Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

・Satoshi Itoh
Director, Center for Materials Research by Information Integration, National Institute for Materials Science

・Shinji Inagaki
Senior Fellow / Laboratory Manager, INAGAKI Senior Fellow Laboratory, Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.

・Michiko Kusunoki
Professor, Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (IMaSS), Nagoya University

・Masaki Takata
Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University

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

・Shizuo Tokito
Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Organic Materials Science, Yamagata University
Director, Research Center for Organic Electronics, Yamagata University

・Junichi Nakagawa
Chief Researcher, Mathematical Science & Technology Research Lab., Advanced Technology Research Laboratories, Research & Development, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

・Shu Yamaguchi
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

・Satoshi Yamasaki
Invited Senior Researcher, Advanced Power Electronics Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

・Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida
Project Researcher / Senior Research Fellow, Center for Spintronics Research Network, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

・Masahiro Asami
Fellow, FUJIFILM Corporation

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

・Akira Yoshino
Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corp.

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2017

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