Region of Research

  From a viewpoint of the energy saving and environmental problem solutions, the research fields of this department focus on both of the effective reuse of resources and energy including renewable ones and reduction of life hazardous materials and air pollutions. In particular, by controlling the interfacial mechanics and high-performance of materials, atomic/nano-scale composite materials and processing designs for the environmentally benign are established, and applied to innovative industrial development.

Current Research Subjects

  1. Titanium materials with high-strength and ductility via atomic-scale microstructure optimization by fi rst principle calculation
  2. Nano-carbon materials reinforced metal matrix composites through interfacial mechanics
  3. Surface modifi cation by 3D-nano structuring and application to novel biomaterials
  4. Direct bonding of plastic materials to metals by molecular structure control
  5. Nano-porous structured silica materials originated from rice husks
  6. Ni-rich TiNi shape memory alloys with nano-precipitation and expansion ability evaluation in application to stent devices



Assist. Prof.
K. Shitara


High strength and ductility improvement of Ti sintered materials with oxygen solid solution- Tensile and compression twins induced at grain boundaries of pure Ti materials with different oxygen solution in tensile test. Deformation mechanism in basal and prismatic planes of Ti material with high oxygen solution by micro-pillar compression test. Materials Science and Engineering A, 716 (2018) 1-10.


Nominal tensile stress-strain curves of CNTs reinforced Al composites and high-resolution TEM and inverse FFT images of Al-1%CNTs@BM24h. Dependence of strength contribution by CNTs on aspect ratio or length of CNTs. Acta Materialia, 140 (2017) 317-325.

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