Faculty Members

HIROYUKI Matsuura/Lecturer/Division of Transdisciplinary Sciences

Department of Advanced Materials Science//Non-equilibrium Materials Processing

Career Summary

2001: BEng (The University of Tokyo)
2006: PhD (The University of Tokyo)
2006-07: Research Associate (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.)
2007-10: Assistant Professor (The University of Tokyo)
2010-present: Lecturer (The University of Tokyo)

Educational Activities

Graduate school: Introduction to Advanced Materials Science VI

Research Activities

My major research areas are the fundamental study and development of high-temperature materials processing. Materials processing must be continuously developed to meet the societal demand for materials with high quality, high production efficiency, and low environmental impact. In addition, the recent drastic economic growth of developing countries has increased the consumption of materials, so materials supply via recycling processes is also becoming important. My main research activities for high-temperature materials processing and recycling processes are the
a) development of advanced ironmaking and steelmaking processes with low energy consumption,
b) investigation of the kinetics of chemical reactions between liquid metals, oxides, and gases by using isotope exchange reactions,
c) control of inclusions in liquid and solid state steels for high-quality steel production,
d) development of metal recycling processes by using selective chlorination and oxidation reactions,
e) estimation of physicochemical properties of ionic melts through molecular dynamics simulation, and
f) development of recovery systems for unused thermal and chemical energies in metal production processes


1) X. Yang, H. Matsuura and F. Tsukihashi: "Dissolution Behavior of Solid 5CaO SiO2 P2O5 in CaO-SiO2-FeOx Slag", Materials Transactions, Vol. 51 (2010), pp. 1094-1101.
2) R. Corbari, H. Matsuura, S. Halder, M. Walker and R. J. Fruehan: "Foaming and the Rate of the Carbon-Iron Oxide Reaction in Slag", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 40B (2009), pp. 940-948.
3) H. Matsuura, M. Kurashige, M. Naka and F. Tsukihashi: "Melting and Solidifying Behaviors of the CaO-SiO2-FeOx Slags at Various Oxygen Partial Pressures", ISIJ International, Vol. 49 (2009), pp. 1283-1289.

Other Activities

Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ)
Japan Institute of Metals (JIM)
Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ)
Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST)
Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

Future Plan

Both high-temperature materials processing and the quality of the produced materials could be improved significantly. I want to continue working towards creating innovative materials processing in which the material yield and energy efficiency are much improved. I also want to create a new field in materials processing science/engineering.

Messages to Students

Any students who are willing to do something new in materials processing world are welcome. Please concentrate your time and effort on obtaining academic knowledge and improve yourself as much as possible. Your maximum effort as a GSFS student will certainly lead you to a bright future.