Creation of Life Innovation Materials for Interdisciplinary and International Researcher Development

Hidemi KATO

Project Leader : Prof.Hidemi KATO

  • Specially Appointed Assist. Prof. Daixiu WEI
  • Specially Appointed Assist. Prof.Takayuki MOKUDAI
  • Visiting Prof. Mitsuo NIINOMI
  • Prof. Akihiko CHIBA
  • Prof. Rie UMETSU
  • Assoc. Prof. Satoshi SEMBOSHI
  • Assoc. Prof. Takeshi WADA
  • Assoc. Prof. Kenta YAMANAKA

A Joint Research Project Among Six Institutes (FY2016-2020)
The Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (IMaSS), Nagoya University
The Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University
The Materials and Structure Laboratory (MSL), Tokyo Institute of Technology
The Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University
The Institute of Biomaterials and Bioenginnering (IBB), Tokyo Medical and Dental University
The Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Waseda University

This project aims to contribute to society by developing novel infrastructural materials and promoting their practical applications through the collaborative researches oriented toward the new concept ”life-innovation materials”, which is a concept created on the basis of the outcome of past collaborative research activities among the 6 institutes, also through promoting an international exchanging, industry-university collaboration, high-level human resource development meeting the demand of the industry, The 6 institutes will collaboratively promote researches of novel ”life-innovating materials technologies” by integrating their fundamental technological researches and the researches of sustainable materials, biomedical materials and development of devises oriented toward the life-innovating applications which facilitates our daily life. A new academic discipline covering both basic and applied research will be developed by shearing the roles in the creation and application of new materials through the interdisciplinary alliances taking every advantage of each institute, and conducting researches for solving the nation-wide social issues responding to the requests from the industry.

life-innovation materials, energy-saving materials, biomedical materials

Concept and framework of the project

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