STAFF

Director

  • Takashi HIYAMA
    Dr. Takashi HIYAMA

    Distinguished Professor
    Priority Organization for Innovation & Excellence

Vice Director

  • Jun OTANI
    Dr. Jun OTANI

    Vice-President for International Affairs

    Professor
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology
    Graduate School of Science and Technology

Distinguished Professors

  • 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
  • László PUSZTAI
    Dr. László PUSZTAI

    Scientific Advisor
    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

Tenure-track Professor

  • Mitsuhiro AIDA
    Dr. Mitsuhiro AIDA
    Research Interests: Plant growth and development, morphogenesis, transcriptional regulation
    Technician Kazuko ONGA

Tenure-track Associate Professors

  • Takumi HIGAKI
    Dr. Takumi HIGAKI
    Research Interests: Quantitative bioimaging, cell morphogenesis, cytoskeleton and organelles
    Technician Hitomi OKADA
  • Ruda LEE
    Dr. Ruda 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

  • Minwoo KIM
    Dr. Minwoo KIM

    Lee Lab

    Research Interests: Theragnosis, polymers, liposomes, and biomimetic nanomedicine
  • Akiko NAKAMASU
    Dr. Akiko NAKAMASU

    Higaki Lab

    Research Interests: Pattern formation, plant morphogenesis, and theoretical and mathematical biology
  • 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

Young Faculty Members for International Joint Research

  • Takahiro HOSONO
    Dr. Takahiro HOSONO

    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Interests: Environment dynamics analysis, Environmental assessment, Hydro-environmental science, Environmental isotope science, Natural disasters
  • Kei Ishida
    Dr. Kei Ishida

    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Interests: Hydrology
  • Makoto KUMON
    Dr. Makoto KUMON

    Robot, Control and Instrumentation Group, Division of Environmental Science, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Interests: Robotics, UAV, real time embedded systems, control applications, nonlinear systems
  • Mizue MUNEKATA
    Dr. Mizue MUNEKATA

    Advanced Thermal and Fluid Energy System Group, Division of Industrial Fundamentals, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Interests: Fluid engineering
  • Masayuki TANABE
    Dr. Masayuki TANABE

    Signal and Information Processing Group, Division of Environmental Science,
    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Interests: Ultrasound Imaging, Signal Processing

Visiting Professors

  • U Rajendra ACHARYA
    Dr. U Rajendra ACHARYA

    Senior faculty member
    Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

    Research Interests: Signal and Image processing and Artificial Intelligence
  • José E. ANDRADE
    Dr. José E. ANDRADE

    Professor
    California Institute of Technology (Caltech),USA

    Research Interests: Developing a fundamental understanding of the multiscaleand multiphysical behaviors of porous materials—everything from soils, rocks, and concrete to bone.
    Behavior of granular materials like sand, snow, and even grain stored in silos.
  • Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR
    Dr. Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR

    Professor
    Institute of History of Medicine and Science López Piñero (IHMC),
    University of 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
    School of Metallurgy and Materials
    University of Birmingham, UK

    Research Interests: Characterisation, development, fracture and fatigue of alloys and composite materials (MMCs and CMCs), etc. Please see below.
  • Maria Jose COCERO
    Dr. Maria Jose COCERO

    Professor
    Chemical Engineering & Environmental Technology
    The University of Valladolid, Spain

    Research Interests: Development of biorefinery processes and products.
    Healthy and high added value products from renewable raw materials.
    Intensification of processes through the implementation of new technologies for revaluation of raw materials and waste.
    Energy and fuels for the sustainable development.
  • Marc DE BOISSIEU
    Dr. Marc DE BOISSIEU

    Director
    SIMaP, CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes, France

    Research Interests: Quasicrystals, structure, phonon and phason,
    Coherent x-ray diffraction imaging,
    Ge based clathrates
  • 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
  • Martino DI SERIO
    Dr. Martino DI SERIO

    Professor
    University of Naples Federico II, Italy

    Research Interests: Catalysis, Green Chemistry
  • Derek ELSWORTH
    Dr. Derek ELSWORTH

    Professor
    Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and of Geosciences
    The Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Research Interests: Computational mechanics, rock mechanics, and in the mechanical and transport characteristics of fractured rocks
  • Carolina ESCOBAR
    Dr. Carolina ESCOBAR

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Environmental Sciences
    School of Environmental Sciences and Biochemistry
    University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain

    Research Interests: Phytopathology (Molecular knowledge of the Plant-nematode interaction and nematodes control)
  • Amir A. FARAJIAN
    Dr. Amir A. FARAJIAN

    Associate Professor
    Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
    Wright State University, USA

    Research Interests: Nanoscience and nanotechnology with emphasis on computational modeling, sensors, materials for renewable energy, inelastic response, nano- and molecular-electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems, electronic and thermal quantum transports, bio-inspired nanomaterials.
  • 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
  • Tomonari FURUKAWA
    Dr. Tomonari FURUKAWA

    Professor
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

    Research Interests: Robotics, autonomous systems, computational/experimental mechanics
  • 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, USA

    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
  • Christian HARDTKE
    Dr. Christian HARDTKE

    Professor
    Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Research Interests: Plant development, vascular differentiation, plant hormones, peptide signalling
  • Jens HARTMANN
    Dr. Jens HARTMANN

    Professor
    Institute for Geology, Universität Hamburg, Germany

    Research Interests: Aquatic geochemistry, global biogeochemical cycles
  • Yang KIM
    Dr. Yang KIM

    Professor
    Kosin University, Korea

    Research Interests: Supramolecular chemistry, chemosensor
  • Alexei KUZMIN
    Dr. Alexei KUZMIN

    Head of Laboratory
    Laboratory of Materials Morphology and Structure Investigations
    Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

    Research Interests: X-ray absorption spectroscopy, computer simulations, oxide materials
  • Ick Chan KWON
    Dr. Ick Chan KWON

    Presidential Scholar
    Department of Cancer Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA

    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
  • Matthieu MICOULAUT
    Dr. Matthieu MICOULAUT

    Professor
    Sorbonne University, France

    Research Interests: Glasses, liquids.
    Glass transition, structure of disordered materials.  
  • 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
  • Rahul Raveendran NAIR
    Dr. Rahul Raveendran NAIR

    Professor
    Materials Physics
    National Graphene Institute and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
    The University of Manchester, UK

    Research Interests: Materials physics, 2D materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, 2D materials based membranes and coating, nanofluidics
  • Reiko ODA
    Dr. Reiko ODA

    Research Director
    CBMN UMR5248, CNRS,
    University of 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
  • Shirley SHEN
    Dr. Shirley SHEN

    Principal Research Scientist
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

    Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Surfacel interphase designs and embedded functions
  • 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
  • Christian RENTENBERGER
    Dr. Christian RENTENBERGER

    Associate Professor
    Faculty of Physics
    University of Vienna, Austria

    Research Interests: Structure and properties of nanocrystalline and amorphous materials, electron microscopy methods
  • Gioacchino (Cino) VIGGIANI
    Dr. Gioacchino (Cino) VIGGIANI

    Professor
    Solid Mechanics and Civil Engineering
    Université Grenoble Alpes, France

    Research Interests: Geomechanics
  • 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
  • Andrew WHITTLE
    Dr. Andrew WHITTLE

    Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

    Research Interests: Geotechnical, urban infrastructure    
  • Zhenghe XU
    Dr. Zhenghe XU

    Dean
    College of Engineering,
    Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

    Teck Professor
    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Research Interests: Engineering of nano particles and composites for bio, energy and environmental applications, etc.
  • 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 Tomomi MAEDA
Staff Member Kenichi FUKUDA
Staff Member Tae SATO
University Research Administrator (URA) Chikako UEDA
International Coordinator Shoko MURAO
Clerical Assistant Junko ODAWARA
Clerical Assistant Shiho ISHII