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Global Focus on Materials Science
2017.3.9
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2017 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 6M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
April 13K. Nozaki (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
April 20S. Tsuneyuki (Department of Physics)
April 27T. Hiramoto (Institute of Industrial Science)
May 11S. Shinkai (Kyushu University)
May 18T. Kitamori (Department of Applied Chemistry)
May 25M. Sugawara (QD Laser, Inc. )
June 1Lecture cancellation
June 8H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
June 15M. Yamashita (Asahi Kasei Corporation. )
June 22Lecture cancellation
June 29M. Okada (Department of Complexity Science and Engineering)
July 6E. Nakamura (Department of Chemistry)
July 13H. Tanaka (Kwansei Gakuin University)
2016.2.15
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science II : FY2016 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6 Outline:
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 7N. Nagaosa (Riken / Department of Applied Physics)
April 14M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
April 21H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
April 28H. Kikuchi (Eisai Co.,Ltd.)
May 12K. Ito (ImPACT / Department of Advanced Materials Science)
May 19T. Aida (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
May 26N. Osakabe (Hitachi, Ltd.)
June 2K. Kataoka (iCONM)
June 9M. Fujita (Department of Applied Chemistry)
June 23M. Kawai (Institute for Molecular Science / Department of Advanced Materials Science)
June 30Y. Ie (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
July 7T. Someya (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems)
July14T. Kitamori (Program Director, Department of Applied Chemistry)
2015.3.12
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2015 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:45-20:30)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 9T. Kitamori (Department of Applied Chemistry)
April 16Y. Nishi (Ex-CTO of Sony Corporation)
April 23E. Nakamura (Department of Chemistry)
April 30A. Toriumi (Department of Materials Engineering)
May 14H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
May 21T. Hiramoto (Institute of Industrial Science)
May 28K. Hashimoto (Department of Applied Chemistry)
June 4H. Takeda (Hitachi, Ltd.)
June 11K. Nozaki (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
June 18S. Ted Oyama (Department of Chemical System Engineering)
June 25Y. Tei (GPLLI)
July 2S. Tsuneyuki (Department of Physics)
July 9M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
2014.2.18
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science Ⅱ : FY2014 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:30–20:10)
Location:
Lecture Room 64, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines.
DateLecturer
April 10M. Kawasaki (Program Coordinator, Quantum-Phase Electronics Center)
April 17T. Kitamori (Program Director, Department of Applied Chemistry)
April 24N. Osakabe (Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.)
May 8H. Yokoyama (Public Relations Office, School of Science)
May 15K. Kataoka (Department of Materials Engineering)
May 22K. Kitazawa (Tokyo City University)
May 29N. Nagaosa (Department of Applied Physics)
June 5Y. Ie (The Institute for Solid State Physics)
June 12T. Aida (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
June 19T. Someya (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems)
June 26T. Kato (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology)
July 3M. Fujita (Department of Applied Chemistry)
June 10T. Okamoto(Department of History and Philosophy of Science)
2013.2.20
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2013 Summer Course
Date and time:
Thursdays, Period 6 (18:30–20:10)
Location:
Lecture Room 63, 2nd Floor, Engineering Building 6
Outline:
This survey course is designed to enable students to develop the broad perspective that is required of global leaders working in and across industry, academia, and government. Students will gain knowledge and insight on advancements in each field of materials science research, given by leading researchers working on the frontline in those fields. This will allow students to consider how peripheral fields are related to their own area of expertise, and to consider the potential for forging bridges between related fields in the future. In addition, students will learn specific methodologies designed to facilitate smooth communication among different disciplines. Titles and keywords for each lecture are given below.
 DateTitle (Lecturer)Keywords
Materials and SocietyApril 11Leaders in Materials Science (Kitamori) 
April 18Strategy and Management in Corporate Research Institutes (Sone) 
April 25
No class
Materials Science and a Sustainable Future for the Earth (Eiichi Nakamura)history of science, food shortage, energy crisis, resource depletion, organic chemistry
May 9Business and the University (Toriumi) 
May 16Ethics in Scientific Research (Sekimura)ethics for technologists, research ethics, ethical guidelines
Materials and their FunctionsMay 23The Future of Nanophysics and Nanoscale Devices (Hiramoto)device physics, high performance, low-power consumption, roadmaps
May 30Designing and Creating Novel Photoreactive Materials (Hashimoto)photocatalysts, solar cells, artificial photosynthesis
Changing MaterialsJune 6
Amended start time: 18:45
The Design, Synthesis, and Function of Metal Oxide Clusters (Mizuno)solid catalysts, polyoxometalate, high atom efficiency
June 13Transforming Solar Energy into Chemical Energy (Domen)photocatalyst materials, water decomposition, oxygen
June 20Molecular Catalysts for Materials Development (Nozaki)fine chemicals, complex catalysts
Materials TodayJune 27New Material Functions through Symmetry Breaking (Arima)giant response, symmetry breaking, synchrotron X-rays, spin-charge-orbital physics, giant electromagnetic effects
July 4Searching for Novel Quantum Electronic Phases (Hidenori Takagi)novel superconducting mechanisms, quantum spin liquid, spin-orbit coupling, giant electronic entropy, thermoelectric effects
July 11New Trends in Physics through Oxide Interfaces and Electronics (Kawasaki)metal oxide thin film, perfect crystal, crystal growth techniques, search for new functionality, combinatorial synthesis technology
Materials and SocietyJuly 25
Additional Class
Materials Science and a Sustainable Future for the Earth (Eiichi Nakamura)history of science, food shortage, energy crisis, resource depletion, organic chemistry