Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, School of Engineering
Our research target is to clarify the fundamental correlation between molecular structures and their functionalities in nanoscale, and we are engaged in the research for developing the functional organic devices based on quantum chemical calculations, well-ordered thin film fabrication and creation of optical and electronic functions based on new principles. In particular, we aim to systematize their functionalities (ferro-, pyro- piezo- electricity, etc.) depending on the molecular electric dipole moment, and the effects of interfacial polarization fields on the neighboring materials in order to create a new academic field as "molecular dipole engineering".
Furthermore, for realizing a recycling-oriented society, our laboratory conducts extensive research ranging from practical technology development to exploration of basic principles from the viewpoint of applied physics, such as resource recycling materials using polymer gels, and complex systems science using electroconvection of liquid crystal for environmental mimetics.
By introducing these new concepts and new materials, we are challenging research toward the next generation of molecular scale science.