Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Chemistry Course, School of Engineering
Our goal is creation of ceramic-based new functional materials that contribute to the fields of energy & environment technologies and electronics by employing various synthetic techniques as well as the knowledge of solid-state physics and inorganic chemistry.
Most of elements in the periodic table are in our interests. A variety of crystal (or amorphous) structures derived from the multiple combinations of elements, their interfaces, surfaces and microstructures are the origin of diverse functionalities. Mixed chemical bonding characters and defects involved in crystals are our particular interests. Outstanding performances and durabilities are fascinating properties for inorganic solids and ceramic materials. The engineering utilizing these properties are also kept in our research mind.
Examples of synthetic inorganic particles with various morphologies (SEM photographs)