MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING IS THE KEY TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL KINDS OF ENGINEERING.NEW MATERIALS CAN DESIGN UNLIMITED WORLD BEYOND THE UNIVERSE.
I, Mitarai, wanted to study mechanical engineering because I was interested in building robots. When I noticed my wish was not realized, I started to study material science. But I feel it is not bad because I can interact with various fields and attractive people through the research with materials installed in aircraft engines. Dr. Matsunaga worked in JAXA and is interested in materials used in aerospace, and contributes to aerospace field through metallic materials science. The reason why we get into the project is COFFEE. I met him in his boss’s office and talked about titanium during his coffee break.There are some trends in research field. I've been working on rather minor research topics. However, I have continued these topics no matter how others think about my research. And if I keep going, others recognize, "Mitarai is the specialist of this field." I think that I have been able to continued my research because I have not given up my interest topics and I like understanding new things. It would be nice if you could reach world-leading finding by probing into phenomena what you feel fun.