STAFF

Director

  • Takashi HIYAMA
    Dr. Takashi HIYAMA
    Distinguished Professor
    Priority Organization for Innovation & Excellence

Vice Director

  • Jun OTANI
    Dr. Jun OTANI
    Professor
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology
    Graduate School of Science and Technology

Distinguished Professors

  • László PUSZTAI
    Dr. László PUSZTAI
    Research Group Leader
    Wigner Research Centre for Physics,
    Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
    Research Interests: Structure of liquid and amorphous materials
  • Yufeng ZHENG
    Dr. Yufeng ZHENG
    Professor
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
    College of Engineering, Peking University, China
    Research Interests: Metallic biomaterials

Project Professor

  • Toshiyuki TOSHA
    Dr. Toshiyuki TOSHA
    Research Interests: Geothermal energy development

Tenure-track Professor

Tenure-track Associate Professors

  • Takumi HIGAKI
    Dr. Takumi HIGAKI
    Research Interests: Quantitative bioimaging, cell morphogenesis, cytoskeleton and organelles
  • Aeju LEE
    Dr. Aeju LEE
    Research Interests: Molecular engineering, molecular imaging, nanomedicine, and drug delivery
  • Atsushi SAINOKI
    Dr. Atsushi SAINOKI
    Research Interests: Sustainable energy development, underground hard rock mining, rock slope stability, and induced seismicity

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

  • Takashi ISHIDA
    Dr. Takashi ISHIDA
    Research Interests: Plant stem cell and development
    Technician Mika YOSHIMURA

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Adam Karl SCHWARTZKOPFF
    Dr. Adam Karl SCHWARTZKOPFF
    Sainoki Lab
    Research Interests: Rock fracture mechanics, three-dimensional crack propagation prediction, analytical and numerical calculations of stress intensity factors, hydraulic fracturing, and rock failure analysis
  • Aditya ARDANA
    Dr. Aditya ARDANA
    Lee Lab
    Research Interests: Development of polymeric theranostics for cancer treatment

Young Faculty Members for International Joint Research

Visiting Professors

  • Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR
    Dr. Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR
    Professor
    Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia López Piñero (IHMC),
    Universidad de Valencia, Spain
    Research Interests: History of science, history of medicine
  • Jorge Norberto BELTRAMINI
    Dr. Jorge Norberto BELTRAMINI
    Associate Professor-Senior Research Fellow
    Nanomaterials Centre (NANOMAC);
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN),
    The University of Queensland, Australia
    Research Interests: Catalysis, material science, energy
  • Paul BOWEN
    Dr. Paul BOWEN
    Professor
    Department of Metallurgy and Materials
    The University of Birmingham
    Research Interests: Characterisation, development, fracture and fatigue of alloys and composite materials (MMCs and CMCs), etc. Please see below.
  • Patrice DELMAS
    Dr. Patrice DELMAS
    Associate Professor
    Department of Computer Science,
    The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Research Interests: Image processing techniques applied to soil science, 2D/3D medical imaging, Theoretical and Applied Computer Vision at large
  • Martin DIENWIEBEL
    Dr. Martin DIENWIEBEL
    Heisenberg-Professor
    Applied Nanotribology
    Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany
    Research Interests: Tribology, surface science, nanotribology
  • Etsuko FUJITA
    Dr. Etsuko FUJITA
    Senior Chemist
    Chemistry Division,
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
    Research Interests: Photochemistry of transition-metal complexes, organometallic compounds, and band-gap-narrowed semiconductors; photochemical and electrochemical COreduction and water splitting; small molecule activation
  • Hamid GHANDEHARI
    Dr. Hamid GHANDEHARI
    Professor
    Director of Utah Center for Nanomedicine,
    Professor of Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Bioengineering,
    University of Utah
    Research Interests: Engineering biomaterials for delivery of bioactive agents, toxicology of engineered nanoconstructs
  • Olivier HAMANT
    Dr. Olivier HAMANT
    Research Director
    INRA, RDP, ENS Lyon, France
    Research Interests: Plant development, mechanical signals
  • Yang KIM
    Dr. Yang KIM
    Professor
    Kosin University, Korea
    Research Interests: Supramolecular chemistry, chemosensor
  • Konstantinos KONTIS
    Dr. Konstantinos KONTIS
    Professor, Head of the Aerospace Sciences Division
    Sir Henry Mechan Chair of Engineering
    School of Engineering,
    University of Glasgow, UK
    Research Interests: Aerospace engineering
  • Ick Chan KWON
    Dr. Ick Chan KWON
    Principal Research Scientist
    Biomedical Research Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea
    Research Interests: Drug delivery system, molecular imaging, theragnosis, nanomedicine
  • Pavel LEJČEK
    Dr. Pavel LEJČEK
    Professor
    Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, AND
    University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
    Research Interests: Metallurgy, materials science
  • Viren Ivor MENEZES
    Dr. Viren Ivor MENEZES
    Professor
    Department of Aerospace Engineering,
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
    Research Interests: Applications of shock waves and hypersonic aerothermodynamics
  • Dmitri Aleks MOLODOV
    Dr. Dmitri Aleks MOLODOV
    Professor
    Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics,
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Research Interests: Characterization and control of micro-structure evolution in polycrystalline solids; Dynamic properties of interfaces in metals and alloys; Crystal plasticity
  • Reiko ODA
    Dr. Reiko ODA
    Research Director
    CBMN UMR5248, CNRS,
    Université de Bordeaux, France
    Research Interests: Colloid/surfactant chemistry, physical chemistry
  • Ramesh Shanmughom PILLAI
    Dr. Ramesh Shanmughom PILLAI
    Professor
    Department of Molecular Biology,
    University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Research Interests: RNA biology and epigenetics
  • Zoran REN
    Dr. Zoran REN
    Professor
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
    University of Maribor, Slovenia
    Research Interests: Advanced computation solid mechanics, cellular materials, impact and dynamics
  • Supri SOENGKONO
    Dr. Supri SOENGKONO
    Senior Geothermal Geophysicist
    GNS Science, New Zealand
    Research Interests: Magnetic and gravity
  • Thomas WAITZ
    Dr. Thomas WAITZ
    Associate University Professor
    Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
    Research Interests: Nanostructured materials, shape memory alloys, phase transformations, transmission electron microscopy
  • Zhenghe XU
    Dr. Zhenghe XU
    Professor
    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
    University of Alberta, Canada
    Research Interests: Engineering of nano particles and composites for bio- and environmental applications, etc. Please see below.
  • Firuz ZARE
    Dr. Firuz ZARE
    Professor
    Power and Energy Group,
    The University of Queensland, Australia
    Research Interests: Power electronics and energy conversion

Administrative Staff

Chief Junichi KUMAGAI
Senior Administrator Naomi MORISHITA
Staff Member Kenichi FUKUDA
University Research Administrator (URA) Yutaro KUROGI
University Research Administrator (URA) Chen CHEN
International Coordinator Shoko MURAO
Clerical Assistant Tae SATO