It has been ten years since the establishment of the Department of Electronics and Materials Science in the Faculty of Engineering and the Graduate School of Electronics and Materials Science (reorganized as the Electronics and Materials Science Course of the Graduate School of Engineering, a part of the Institute of Science and Technology, from the academic year 2015). During this time, seven cohorts of undergraduate students and nine cohorts of master’s students have graduated and are actively contributing to society in various fields such as electronics, automotive, and chemistry-related industries.
Our department aims to enrich and foster students with knowledge in electronics physics and device development, as well as materials chemistry, to support the development of new devices. The advancement of technology, particularly in electronics and photonics devices driven by nanotechnology, has brought about significant changes in lighting, displays, and energy devices such as high-performance Li-ion batteries and fuel cells, contributing to various aspects of daily life and industries.
To address these emerging challenges, our curriculum focuses on providing a solid foundation in electronics, chemistry, and materials science. In the second year, students can choose to specialize in either the Electronic Devices Physics or Materials Energy Chemistry track, but both tracks offer interdisciplinary courses to encourage collaboration and understanding between the fields.
The Materials Energy Chemistry track conducts active research in electronic materials, including dielectrics, liquid crystals, and luminescent materials, as well as energy materials and devices such as dye-sensitized solar cells, Li-ion batteries, and fuel cells. On the other hand, the Electronic Devices Physics track focuses on nanotechnology-driven research in single-electron devices, optoelectronic devices, image devices, and energy devices such as solar cells and thermoelectric conversion devices.
Our department is equipped with state-of-the-art analytical equipment in the Shared Equipment Centre on the Hamamatsu campus, including high-performance electron microscopes, X-ray photoelectron spectrometers, and X-ray diffraction devices, to support research in electronics and materials science. Additionally, many of our faculty members are affiliated with the Electronics Research Institute, contributing to cutting-edge research in electronics.
We welcome high school students interested in electronics and materials science, as well as those with strengths in chemistry and physics, to consider joining our department. We also encourage collaboration and partnership with industry stakeholders who share our educational and research goals.
We look forward to your interest and support in our department’s endeavours.

Department of Electronics and Materials Science
Department Chair: Hirokazu Tatsuoka
Vice Chair: Masayuki Okuya

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