The School of Fundamental Science and Engineering encompasses the academic domain of materials science from micro materials to macro materials used in large-scale structures. Besides basic research, we conduct research that targets requirements of industry from the point of view of machine science. Further, we pursue research and development of next-generation materials from the perspective of mathematical science.
Q. What sort of discipline is the Materials Science Major?
Q. How do teachers of mathematics relate to the field of materials?
For example, suppose we want to characterize an amorphous structure using X-rays. Material experts could not discern any regularity in structure from examination alone. However, hidden regularity could be found by homological analysis through collaboration with mathematical experts. Such analysis can be regarded as a prerequisite to opening new horizons in materials science.
Research is all about tackling unanswered problems
Q. What sort of expectations do you have of your students?
We teachers, too, are partners in the opening of new frontiers. We do our best to provide students with whatever backup is needed to support them in their effort to obtain significant results, an experience that can give them confidence as they go out into the world. I want all our students to enjoy their research.