What is a Advanced Materials Science

Welcome to the Advanced Materials Science

Learning new science and disseminating it at the Integrated Science Research Center for Materials Science.

This major was established in April 1999 in the Graduate School of Emerging Areas, The University of Tokyo, and is a new 21st century graduate school that integrates materials and physical property related instructors such as the Institute for Solid State Physics, Graduate School of Science and Graduate School of Engineering. I am a major. This department is created by the cooperation of the Graduate School and The Institute for Solid State Physics, and pursues the role as the strongest and largest physical properties center in the world. There are many instructors who are aiming at physical properties, and they conduct research together with students, and also provide comprehensive and systematic wide-ranging physical education, and foster a true professional in physical properties research.

The "substance" we are dealing with is a super-multibody system in which nanoscale components of an atomic nucleus and an atom made of a plurality of electrons are assembled over an astronomical number of 1023. So far, various substances and various phenomena that they exhibit have been understood, and studies have been established to apply them. However, the degrees of freedom that we can handle at present are only a small fraction of the astronomical degrees of freedom that supermassive systems have. The goal of this major is to explore this untapped freedom, search for new phenomena, construct new concepts, and develop their application areas.


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Entrance Examination Briefing Schedule

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For questions about entrance examinations and this program in general, please contact Professor Junichi Takeya takeya@edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

Hongo Campus

2019.04.20 Sat.

Sanjyo Conference Hall Second floor
Main conference room

13:00 to 16:00
General explanation, question and answer
Introduction of each laboratory

Kashiwa Campus

2019.06.01 Sat.

Shinryoiki-kibanto 2F
Large lecture room

13:00 to 16:00
General explanation, question and answer
Introduction of each laboratory

Kashiwa Campus

2019.06.08 Sat.

Shinryoiki-kibanto 2F
Large lecture room

13:00 to 16:00
General explanation, question and answer
Introduction of each laboratory, Laboratory tour

※Venue and time may change. Please check the latest information.

List of teachers

Prof. Hiroshi Okamoto

Quantum Condensed-Matter Science

Assoc. Prof. Noriaki Kida

Quantum Condensed-Matter Science

Assoc. Prof. Yusuke Tokunaga

Correlated-Matter Physics

Assoc. Prof. Kenichiro Hashimoto

Quantum Phases of Matter

Assoc. Prof. Yoshiaki Sugimoto

Single Atom Molecule Science

Assoc. Prof. Hideaki Yokoyama

Super Molecular Science

Assoc. Prof. Masanobu Naito

Super Molecular Science

Assoc. Prof. Toshihiro Okamoto

Organic Electronics Science

Prof. Takashi Uemura

Molecular Organization Chemistry

Assoc. Prof. Nobuhiko Hosono

Molecular Organization Chemistry

Prof. Fumitaka Tsukihashi

Materials Processing in Non-Equilibrium State

Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuura

Materials Processing in Non-Equilibrium State

Prof. Kazuo Terashima

Process Science for Advanced Materials

Assoc. Prof. Tsuyohito Ito

Process Science for Advanced Materials

Prof. Masashi Takigawa

Condensed Matter Science

Assoc. Prof. Minoru Yamashita

Condensed Matter Science

Prof. Satoru Nakatsuji

Quantum Materials

Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Matsuda

International MegaGauss Science

Prof. Yoshihisa Harada

Synchrotron Radiation Science

Prof. Mitsuhiro Shibayama

Neutron Science

Admission schedule

Admission guide / Application Requirements

Admission guide

Admission guide (English)

Application Guideline (Master's, From page 14)

Application Guidelines (Ph.D., From page 15)

Voice of alumni

  • Hiroyuki Miyazoe

    IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center (2009.3 Terashima laboratory Doctoral completion)

    In addition to the reduction of the processing dimensions of conventional silicon-based devices, the introduction of new materials such as III-V based compound semiconductors and carbon based semiconductors is being considered every few years. Is facing a challenging and dynamic phase. In the department of materials science, he was engaged in research on microfabrication of materials using charged particles such as electrons and ions such as plasma, and material synthesis processes, and he was able to build the foundation necessary for current research and development on plasma etching. In addition, graduates are not limited to engineers / researchers, but they are active on the front lines as presidents, businessmen, securities firms, etc., and it is most proud that they could spend their student days with such associates.

  • Shinsuke Tanaka

    FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD. (2002.3 Okamoto laboratory Master's completion)

    After graduating from the master's course on the subject of high-speed optical properties of organic semiconductors, I joined Fujitsu Laboratories and worked for about 10 years in research and development of semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers for optical communication. Recently, I summarized the results as a doctoral dissertation and took a doctoral degree in material science major. In the process, I reaffirmed that this department is a valuable environment in which we can work on research with a wide variety of "approaches" to a very rich variety of "materials". In the screening, we received useful advice from a broad perspective that can not be obtained at the company site. From now on, if you are going to study in this major, deepen your own research theme and acquire specialized knowledge and research attitude, and be curious about the themes and techniques of the surrounding labs, as long as you broaden your perspective. I think. I think it will be useful when you are active in any place after graduation.

  • Maki Tokue

    Fujitsu Limited (2014.3 Sasaki laboratory Master's completion)

    In graduate school, I used the synchrotron radiation facility to measure protein movement. The teacher was passionate about research and the time I spent discussing with everyone who supported my research was very meaningful. Everything I learned in my master's school has a great influence on me now. While analyzing the large-scale data obtained in the experiment, I became interested in handling the data itself and joined Fujitsu. Currently, the company is developing products that use big data. Also, the relationships I have made at graduate school have become treasures of my lifetime and always give me energy. If you are hoping to go on to higher education, why not repeat creative times in material science majors? And, take a chance to grow.

  • Shinnosuke Abe

    KONICA MINOLTA, INC. (2014.3 Shin laboratory Master's completion)

    When I was a graduate student, I was researching device development of photoelectron microscope. The research was hard, but now it was a good memory to survive with my major friends. I am currently developing image processing for X-ray equipment. Although I work in a different field from when I was in graduate school, the knowledge and ideas I learned in the material sciences department are very useful for my current work. AMS(Advanced Materials Science) can learn a wide range of fields such as physics, chemistry, and materials science, and there is no other facility with the same research environment. By all means, everyone, please enjoy the research life in AMS(Advanced Materials Science) and aim for a top-class researcher!

  • Hiroshi Idzuchi

    Harvard University(2014.3 Otani laboratory Doctoral completion)

    I am currently a postdoctoral student at Harvard University's Physics department. There are people with diverse backgrounds here, and I'm having fun studying. I thought that it was a valuable experience to have been able to work in such an environment because people with diverse backgrounds gathered in the AMS(Advanced Materials Science) when I thought about it. It may be connected to For me, AMS(Advanced Materials Science) was about to respond to any of the motivations here. We hope that you will make AMS(Advanced Materials Science) a place of growth.

  • Mayumi Koichi

    AMS(Advanced Materials Science)(2011.9 Ito-Yokoyama laboratory Doctoral completion)

    I spent my student life in AMS(Advanced Materials Science) for 4 and a half years with my master's and doctoral course. In the field of polymer science, in the field of polymer science, he observes the superstructure chemistry that assembles a complex with molecules as a part, and the microscopic structure and dynamics of the finished supramolecular complex using synchrotron radiation and neutrons. We have been engaged in a wide range of research from quantum beam measurement to macroscopic physical property evaluation (mainly mechanical testing) of bulk materials. In order to create useful new materials in the world, it is important to acquire flexibility that can travel freely from micro to macro, from synthesis to physical properties, from micro to macro, regardless of existing academic fields such as chemistry and physics. It becomes. Students with diverse backgrounds gather in AMS(Advanced Materials Science), but while cherishing the specialized field with the axis, broadening the range of interest, the new potential of material science I would like you to open up.

  • Sakakibara Noritaka

    Terashima laboratory (Master's completion)

    Currently, I am conducting research using laser measurement of cryoplasma, which is a new type of plasma in the temperature range below freezing and cryogenic temperatures. Plasma is an ionized gas that contains charged particles. Because of the dual nature of particle behavior and collective behavior, various knowledge backgrounds are required to understand and advance research. There are teachers and researchers with backgrounds in a wide range of fields, regardless of science or engineering, in the AMS(Advanced Materials Science), and it is possible to study widely on a regular basis without being restricted only to your own research field I can do it. Therefore, I can absorb knowledge of fields different from my specialty and review my research from a broad perspective, and I can live a meaningful research life. In addition, I was unable to narrow my interest into one and suffered from various problems at the time of university entrance or course assignment, but I have a wide range of study opportunities in the field of AMS(Advanced Materials Science), so If you want to learn science, I would recommend this major. Besides researching, I am also focusing on performance activities on the stage, and there is also an atmosphere in which such personal activities are well received. I think that AMS(Advanced Materials Science) is an excellent environment where you can act independently and challenge yourself, and you can enrich your research life as well as others.

  • Yuto Kinoshita

    Okamoto-Kida laboratory (Doctoral completion)

    At present, I am conducting research to visualize micro domain structures of materials such as ferroelectrics and ferromagnets using the phenomenon that electromagnetic waves called terahertz electromagnetic waves are generated when a material is irradiated with an ultrashort pulse laser. You are Since research must be carried out from the construction of optical systems used in experiments to measurement and analysis, it requires a wide range of knowledge and techniques. It is difficult to master these, but each time teachers and seniors support me carefully, you can clear them step by step. Of course, there are many things that don't work because it is cutting edge research, and there are many steady tasks. For example, an experiment was conducted to apply a magnetic field using an electromagnet while cooling a substance to be measured to a cryogenic temperature, but it was not possible to introduce an electromagnet with the device that originally existed. Therefore, we designed a new experimental device from scratch and metal-worked necessary parts, etc., and we were able to test it. Unfortunately the experiment itself did not work well (laughs). However, because of such hard work, the joy when good results are achieved is exceptional. Other than research, there are many recreations such as BBQ and athletic meet sponsored by the Graduate School, and there are many events where you can refresh your research fatigue. There is a large park nearby, and I think that the campus is a good environment for new research life. Let's learn together in the AMS(Advanced Materials Science).

  • Kana Maeshima

    Arima-Tokunaga laboratory (Doctoral completion)

    At university, I belonged to the Department of Chemistry, and studied magnetic complexes. But as I was researching, I wanted to understand more about magnetism. At that time, I got to know the current laboratory because of the connection between the teachers, and I took an exam of AMS(Advanced Materials Science) from other universities. The most important thing in moving the laboratory was whether to use the background of chemistry. In that respect, AMS(Advanced Materials Science) is a wonderful environment. Graduate School of Frontier Sciences is a graduate school that aims to open up new research areas without being confined by the framework of existing fields.そのため様々な分野から人が集まっています。 Through exchanges in classes, lectures and events, you can get in touch with the perspectives of various things and be inspired. At first there was anxiety of moving to university and moving the field. However, even if I had something I could not understand or could not do, I felt kindly relieved by the kindness of the people in the laboratory. I have new discoveries and notices every day and I am now excited and researching. For those who want to broaden their horizons and challenge new fields, I believe that AMS(Advanced Materials Science) is the best option. Let's all have a fun and fulfilling research life here!

  • Shohei Hayashida

    Masuda laboratory (Doctoral completion)

    One of the attractiveness of the AMS(Advanced Materials Science) is that laboratories in various fields such as physics, chemistry, and materials science gather under the common term of material science. Therefore, interdisciplinary research can be performed by affecting and interacting with each other across boundaries between fields. Of course, due to the diversity of fields, it is necessary to make an effort to understand each other's fields of research. By myself, I feel that my knowledge in material science is spreading through exchanges in lectures and presentations of AMS(Advanced Materials Science) and barbecue events. Currently, I belong to the laboratory of the Institute of Physical Properties, and I'm interested in studying the micro structure and dynamics of magnetic materials and searching for magnetic materials with new properties. Among them, in order to investigate the microscopic picture of the magnetic substance, a technique called neutron scattering is used. Neutron scattering has many opportunities to interact with researchers from not only Japan but also from various countries in order to use large facilities, so it is a lot to learn in addition to research. I think that having the opportunity to interact with front-line researchers regardless of the country is one of the attractiveness of the AMS(Advanced Materials Science). Let's all learn together about material science in such an environment.

  • Taku Terashima

    Matsuda laboratory (Doctoral completion)

    I am currently studying as a doctoral year two, and I have a good time every day. I think that the research environment of The University of Tokyo is large. First of all, it is the best place to be able to teach first-class teachers. Every teacher treats a student as a researcher. Also, because there are few students, you can discuss closely with the instructor in charge. The ability to identify the student's ability and issue an appropriate task will create a feeling of trying hard. The Kashiwa Campus is also an excellent research environment. Shower rooms, a nap room, a 24-hour library, a gym, etc. are available and can be used to suit your research style. There are also soccer, tennis, and other activities on the campus, and there are many sports exchanges as well as research. (I play soccer at noon at The Institute for Solid State Physics. If you enrolled, I will wait!) Another important thing is that there are many doctoral students. Being in the same situation around you is a stimulus and a motivation for your research. I would recommend it to people who want to take a doctoral course. Also for those who entered as a master's school, I think it's good to have a doctoral student who can ask questions freely, even if it is difficult to ask the teacher. Whether you are a master's two year or a doctor's five year, I believe that conducting research activities in a good environment will always be a good experience in your future life. Please also have a good time with AMS(Advanced Materials Science) by all means.

  • Yanchun Tang

    Ito-Yokoyama laboratory (Doctoral completion)

    I have enjoyed two and half years wonderful study time in the AMS(Advanced Materials Science) at TODAI as a research student and then a master student. Now, I am going to take the PhD course in the same department in this October. As part of the graduate school of frontier sciences whose basic philosophy is fusion of academic ?elds, this department focuses on material science which featured by an academic fusion of chemistry, physics and biology. It provides state-of-the-art facilities for groundbreaking explorations, encourages inventive thinking, and embraces diversity. I deeply believe that only a quali?ed researcher who has solid expertise as well as transdisciplinary perspectives can realize the technical transfer and apply material science to contribute to society. AMS(Advanced Materials Science) can offer us the opportunity to achieve this goal --- being a quali?ed researcher.

Senior voice

Course after completing the master's program

Course after completing doctoral course

Employment situation(Mynavi×AMS)


Characteristics of the course

Multiple teacher guidance system

In this course, in addition to supervisors, assistant supervisors are assigned to each course student. It is the person in charge of MERIT (teacher of this university) who can become the assistant supervisor.

Economic support for course students

An incentive fee of \ 200,000 a month will be provided from the second half of the first year of the master's program. Incentives for course students are paid until the doctoral degree, but during the doctoral program, the maximum benefit period is 3 years.

Qualifying Examination

For students enrolling in a master's degree program in April 2012 (after April 2012), the course will start from October in the first year of the master's degree (Note). The maximum number of students for the first year of master's school is 40. Qualifying exams will be held in April in the second year of the master's course, and students will be selected for course enrollment in the doctoral program. The capacity limit per academic year for the doctoral program is 30 people.

(Note) If you are a student of master's degree in September, you will enter the course from April of the first year of the master's program. Capacity limit is a few people. In April of the second year of the master's program, students will be selected for the qualification exam Qualifying Examination to be enrolled in the doctoral program.

Past entrance exam results

Master's Course

year applicants candidates successful people
2012 107 85 57
2013 72 64 44
2014 77 64 48
2015 80 75 63
2016 120 87 64
2017 88 75 63
2018 115 100 64

Doctoral course

year applicants candidates successful people
2012 25 21 19
2013 16 16 13
2014 22 21 20
2015 22 21 19
2016 21 19 19
2017 19 18 16
2018 23 21 20

Contact us


AMS(Advanced Materials Science), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo Kashiwanoha 5-1-5, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561, Japan