"From resource and energy conservation for industry covering fields of metals, polymers and inorganic new materials"
To solve contemporary environmental and energy problems that require global efforts, it is important to nurture talented global leaders who can take leaders with a bird's-eye view that overlooks the whole picture. It's mission. In the materials energy course industrial activities are supported by a wide variety of materials, and material science and material engineering are closely related to all kinds of science and technology and industry. Those who control the material can change the world better. By catching metal, organic and inorganic materials as a triple, we can deal with energy-related materials applications in a wide temperature range from cryogenic temperatures to ultra high temperatures, depending on the diversity of their respective atomic bonding modes. Even if only energy conversion materials related to power generation are considered, it can be diversified. Solar cells and thermoelectric materials that generate electricity from the electronic structure, dye-sensitized solar cells and fuel cells that generate electricity using chemical reactions are materials for direct conversion. Piezoelectric elements and shape memory alloys that are essential to actuators, turbines for turning with combustion gases and steam, heat resistant alloys and ceramics that make up the engine can be said to be materials for indirect conversion. When looking at peripheral materials such as catalysts and various electronic devices, there is no room for enumeration. Let's challenge and develop materials and related knowledge together.