Design & Engineering by Joint Inverse Innovation for Materials Architecture(DEJI²MA)

Hidemi KATO

Project Leader : Prof.Hidemi KATO

  • Visiting Assist. Prof.Takayuki MOKUDAI

A Joint Research Project Among Six Institutes:
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; and the Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Waseda University. (FY2021-2027)

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 ”Inverse Innovation ”, 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 ”Inverse Innovation ” 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.

Inverse Innovation, energy-saving materials, biomedical materials

Concept and framework of the project

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