• Kazuki TAKASHIMA
    Kazuki TAKASHIMA
    Dr. Kazuki TAKASHIMA

    Distinguished Professor

    International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology

    Email address: takashik[at]

    Research Fields Fracture and Fatigue, Mechanical Properties, Materials Evaluation

Vice Director

  • Kei TODA
    Kei TODA
    Dr. Kei TODA


    Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Analytical chemistry, Atmospheric chemistry, Environmental chemistry

Distinguished Professors

  • U Rajendra ACHARYA
    U Rajendra ACHARYA
    Dr. U Rajendra ACHARYA

    Professor (Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare),
    University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Research Fields Signal and Image processing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Dmitri Aleks MOLODOV
    Dmitri Aleks MOLODOV
    Dr. Dmitri Aleks MOLODOV

    Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics,
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Research Fields Characterization and control of micro-structure evolution in polycrystalline solids; Dynamic properties of interfaces in metals and alloys; Crystal plasticity
  • László PUSZTAI
    László PUSZTAI
    Dr. László PUSZTAI

    Scientific Advisor
    Wigner Research Centre for Physics

    Research Fields Structure of liquid and amorphous materials
  • Yufeng ZHENG
    Yufeng ZHENG
    Dr. Yufeng ZHENG

    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China


    Research Fields Metallic biomaterials

Tenure-track Associate Professors

  • Gaochuang CAI
    Gaochuang CAI
    Dr. Gaochuang CAI

    Email address: cai[at]
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    Research Fields Structural safety and sustainability(SSS), Dynamics and vibrations of structures, Structural seismic resilience(SSR), High-performance numerical analysis, Sustainable structures and materials(SSM), AI for civil engineering, Digital pattern recognition
    Postdoctral Researcher Prafulla Bahadur MALLA
  • Masahiko FURUTANI
    Masahiko FURUTANI
    Dr. Masahiko FURUTANI
    Research Fields Plant cell biology, nematode infection in plants, polar auxin transport
  • Hiroki MATSUO
    Hiroki MATSUO
    Dr. Hiroki MATSUO
    Research Fields Ferroelectrics, Lattice defects, Domain engineering,  Pulsed-laser deposition
  • Zhongyue ZHANG
    Zhongyue ZHANG
    Dr. Zhongyue ZHANG

     (Jan. 1, 2023-)

    Research Fields Coordination Polymers, Solid-state Electrochemistry, In situ Analyzing Techniques, Electronic and Magnetic States, Quantum Physical Properties

Postdoctoral Researchers

International Joint Research Faculty Members

  • Takumi HIGAKI
    Takumi HIGAKI
    Dr. Takumi HIGAKI

    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Quantitative bioimaging, cell morphogenesis, cytoskeleton and organelles
  • Takahiro HOSONO
    Takahiro HOSONO
    Dr. Takahiro HOSONO

    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Environment dynamics analysis, Environmental assessment, Hydro-environmental science, Environmental isotope science, Natural disasters
  • Kei ISHIDA
    Kei ISHIDA
    Dr. Kei ISHIDA

    Associate Professor, Center for Water Cycle, Marine Environment and Disaster Management

    Research Fields Hydrology
  • Makiko KOBAYASHI
    Makiko KOBAYASHI
    Dr. Makiko KOBAYASHI

    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Ultrasound, Sensor, Measurement
  • Ruda LEE
    Ruda LEE
    Dr. Ruda LEE

    Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Nanomaterials (IINa)

    Research Fields Drug delivery system/Molecular imaging/Hybrid particles/Multi-drug resistance/Biomedical Engineering/Environmental Science 
    Dr. Yuta NAKASHIMA

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Biomedical engineering, Biomedical devices
  • Shin-Ichi OHIRA
    Shin-Ichi OHIRA
    Dr. Shin-Ichi OHIRA

    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
    Postdoctral Researcher Reetu Rani
  • Atsushi SAINOKI
    Atsushi SAINOKI
    Dr. Atsushi SAINOKI

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Sustainable energy development, underground hard rock mining, rock slope stability, and induced seismicity
  • Mitsuru SASAKI
    Mitsuru SASAKI
    Dr. Mitsuru SASAKI

    Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Nanomaterials (IINa)

    Research Fields Reactions/Separations in Supercritical fluids, Materials processing with pulsed discharges, Biomass conversion to useful chemicals
  • Keitaro TAKAHASHI
    Keitaro TAKAHASHI
    Dr. Keitaro TAKAHASHI

    Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology

    Research Fields Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Visiting Professors

  • Raffi AROIAN
    Raffi AROIAN
    Dr. Raffi AROIAN

    (Apr. 1, 2023-)
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

    Research Fields Development of new drugs for Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STHs) using bacterial pore-forming toxins
    Dr. Suttichai ASSABUMRUNGRAT

    Professor, Center of Excellence in Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    Research Fields Chemical Reaction Engineering, Multifunctional Reactor, Process Intensification, Hydrogen Production, Biodiesel Production, Biorefinery
  • Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR
    Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR
    Dr. Josep-Lluís BARONA-VILAR

    Institute of History of Medicine and Science López Piñero (IHMC),
    University of Valencia, Spain

    Research Fields History of science, history of medicine
  • Nicorae BARSAN
    Nicorae BARSAN
    Dr. Nicorae BARSAN

    Senior Researcher/Group Head, University of Tubingen, Germany

    Research Fields Chemical sensors science and technology
  • Jorge Norberto BELTRAMINI
    Jorge Norberto BELTRAMINI
    Dr. Jorge Norberto BELTRAMINI

    Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

    Research Fields Catalysis, material science, energy
  • Olivier BOUTIN
    Olivier BOUTIN
    Dr. Olivier BOUTIN

    Professor/Deputy Director M2P2/Director Master Chemical Engineering
    M2P2 Laboratory/Aix Marseille University, France

    Research Fields Chemical engineering, high pressure and high temperature process for waste treatment and biomass valorisation, Wet air oxidation.
  • Paul BOWEN
    Paul BOWEN
    Dr. Paul BOWEN

    Feeney Professor of Metallurgy
    School of Metallurgy and Materials
    University of Birmingham, UK

    Research Fields Characterisation, development, fracture and fatigue of alloys and composite materials (MMCs and CMCs), etc. Please see below.
  • Pierre BREUL
    Pierre BREUL
    Dr. Pierre BREUL

    Polytech Clermont-Ferrand/ Institute Pascal/University of Clermont Auvergne, France

    Research Fields Soils and granular materials mechanics  
  • Maria Jose COCERO
    Maria Jose COCERO
    Dr. Maria Jose COCERO

    Chemical Engineering & Environmental Technology
    The University of Valladolid, Spain

    Research Fields 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.
  • Patrice DELMAS
    Patrice DELMAS
    Dr. Patrice DELMAS

    Associate Professor
    Department of Computer Science,
    The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Research Fields Image processing techniques applied to soil science, 2D/3D medical imaging, Theoretical and Applied Computer Vision at large
    Dr. Martin DIENWIEBEL

    Applied Nanotribology
    Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), Germany

    Research Fields Tribology, surface science, nanotribology
  • Martino DI SERIO
    Martino DI SERIO
    Dr. Martino DI SERIO

    University of Naples Federico II, Italy

    Research Fields Catalysis for green and circular chemistry
  • Derek ELSWORTH
    Derek ELSWORTH
    Dr. Derek ELSWORTH

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

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

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

    Research Fields Phytopathology (Molecular knowledge of the Plant-nematode interaction and nematodes control)
  • Bruno FAVERY
    Bruno FAVERY
    Dr. Bruno FAVERY

    INRAE Senior scientist (DR2)
    UMR 1355-7254, INRAE-Université Côte d’Azur-CNRS-Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA), France

    Research Fields Molecular and cellular determinants of the compatible interaction between root-knot nematodes and host plants
  • Etsuko FUJITA
    Etsuko FUJITA
    Dr. Etsuko FUJITA

    Senior Chemist
    Chemistry Division,
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

    Research Fields Photochemistry of transition-metal complexes, organometallic compounds, and band-gap-narrowed semiconductors; photochemical and electrochemical COreduction and water splitting; small molecule activation
  • Tomonari FURUKAWA
    Tomonari FURUKAWA
    Dr. Tomonari FURUKAWA

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    University of Virginia, USA

    Research Fields Robotics, autonomous systems, computational/experimental mechanics
    Dr. Jens HARTMANN

    Institute for Geology, Universität Hamburg, Germany

    Research Fields Aquatic geochemistry, global biogeochemical cycles
  • Ick Chan KWON
    Ick Chan KWON
    Dr. Ick Chan KWON

    Principal Research Scientist
    Biomedical Research Institute, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea

    Research Fields Drug delivery system, molecular imaging, theragnosis, nanomedicine
  • Youn-Woo LEE
    Youn-Woo LEE
    Dr. Youn-Woo LEE

    School of Chemical and Biological Engineering,
    Seoul National University, Korea

    Research Fields Supercritical Fluid Technology
  • Pavel LEJČEK
    Pavel LEJČEK
    Dr. Pavel LEJČEK

    Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic

    University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

    Research Fields Metallurgy, materials science
  • Bo LIU
    Bo LIU
    Dr. Bo LIU

    Department of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, USA


    Research Fields Plant cell biology, microtubules
  • Tao LIU
    Tao LIU
    Dr. Tao LIU

    (Aug. 1, 2023-)
    Dalian University of Technology, China

    Research Fields Multifunctional (Photo, Electronic, Magnetic) Molecular Materials, Smart and Stimuli-responsive Molecular Materials
  • Reiko ODA
    Reiko ODA
    Dr. Reiko ODA

    Research Director
     CBMN (UMR5248), CNRS-University of Bordeaux, France

    Research Fields Colloid/surfactant chemistry, physical chemistry
  • Shie-Ming PENG
    Shie-Ming PENG
    Dr. Shie-Ming PENG

    Distinguished Research Professor
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan

    Research Fields Inorganic Chemistry; Crystallography; Nano Science.
    Structure and Bonding of Transition Metal Complexes; Metal-Metal Bonds; Molecular Metal Wires; Molecular Electronics.
  • Christian RENTENBERGER
    Christian RENTENBERGER
    Dr. Christian RENTENBERGER

    Associate Professor
    Faculty of Physics
    University of Vienna, Austria

    Research Fields Structure and properties of nanocrystalline and amorphous materials, electron microscopy methods
  • Parasuraman SELVAM
    Parasuraman SELVAM
    Dr. Parasuraman SELVAM

    Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India

    Research Fields Nanostructured Materials, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Energy and Environmental Issues
  • Amir SI LARBI
    Amir SI LARBI
    Dr. Amir SI LARBI

    Professor, ENISE, University of Lyon, France

    Research Fields High-performance composite materials, structural engineering, structural strengthening
  • Konstantinos Daniel TSAVDARIDIS
    Konstantinos Daniel TSAVDARIDIS
    Dr. Konstantinos Daniel TSAVDARIDIS

    Professor (full) of Structural Engineering, Department of Engineering, School of Science & Technology, City, University of London, UK

    Research Fields Steel structures, steel-concrete composite structures, large scale experiments, topology optimization, seismic design of connections, modular buildings, AI-based design
  • Gioacchino (Cino) VIGGIANI
    Gioacchino (Cino) VIGGIANI
    Dr. Gioacchino (Cino) VIGGIANI

    Solid Mechanics and Civil Engineering
    Université Grenoble Alpes, France

    Research Fields Geomechanics
  • Thomas WAITZ
    Thomas WAITZ
    Dr. Thomas WAITZ

    Associate University Professor
    Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria

    Research Fields Nanostructured materials, shape memory alloys, phase transformations, transmission electron microscopy
  • Zhenghe XU
    Zhenghe XU
    Dr. Zhenghe XU

    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 Fields Engineering of nano particles and composites for bio, energy and environmental applications, etc.

Visiting Associate Professors

  • Tomoyasu MANI
    Tomoyasu MANI
    Dr. Tomoyasu MANI

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, USA

    Research Fields Electron and energy transfer, spin chemistry
  • Agus Pulung SASMITO
    Agus Pulung SASMITO
    Dr. Agus Pulung SASMITO

    Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada

    Research Fields Scientific and technological development of mine ventilation, heating, cooling, freezing and drying, geo-energy, thermal energy storage, artificial ground freezing, slurry, paste and particulate flow, rock-microwave and other multiphysics modeling in mining and energy extraction engineering
  • Dario ZAPPA
    Dario ZAPPA
    Dr. Dario ZAPPA

    Associate Professor, University of Brescia, Italy

    Research Fields Nanostructored metal oxides, Thermoelectric devices, Fuel cells
  • Daniel P. ZITTERBART
    Daniel P. ZITTERBART
    Dr. Daniel P. ZITTERBART

    Associate Scientist
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Research Fields Marine Animal Remote Sensing

Administrative Staff

Chief Miyuki MIYAYAMA
Senior Administrator Satomi MAEDA
Staff Member Takayuki UENO
Research Support Associate Tae SATO
Clerical Assistant Akiko TAJIRI
International Coordinator Junko MOTOORI
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