Global Hydrogen Energy Unit
This unit investigates the implementation and technological development of a global-scale CO2-free hydrogen supply chain combined with the domestic hydrogen network, with collaboration between academia, industry, and government, aiming to realize a “best mix” of global and diverse energy resources.
Advanced Data Analysis and Modeling Unit
Our society is facing various problems expected to be solved by utilizing big data. This research unit, establishes solutions for these problems by following the three scientific steps applying the concepts and methods in physics: advanced analysis of synthesized big data, multilayered space-time modeling, and large-scale numerical simulations.
Advanced Computational Drug Discovery Unit
objective of this unit is to build an academic open innovative drug discovery platform with industry by integrating biochemical experimentation with computer-aided drug discovery. Our tools include molecular simulation, machine learning, and bioinformatics through the utilization of Tokyo Tech’s world class GPU-powered TSUBAME supercomputer.
Hybrid Materials Unit
In this unit, we take an initiative in creating subnanosized alloy particles with a fractional atomicity by making full use of the precision metal assembling method. The precision subnanosized alloy particles are classified as a new substance which will open up a new frontier in the field of chemistry.
This research unit exploits a flexible organizational structure to carry out leading-edge medical and health technology research for creating a rich and comfortable super-aged society. Domestic researchers in different fields work with counterparts abroad to find solutions required for realizing this goal.
Innovative Heterogeneous Catalysis Unit
The development of various catalysts in the past, has resulted in the production of a variety of essential chemicals, but serious problems not solved by such catalysts still remain. The aim of this unit is to solve such problems by creating new heterogeneous catalysts.
Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycle Unit
The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research Unit develops eco-friendly nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear wastes disposal technology featuring high safety and low emission of nuclear wastes. These technologies contribute to the early suppression of global warming, future energy security and decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors.
Clean Environment Unit
This unit is developing various methods to evaluate environmental risks which threaten, a safe and secure society. Advanced methods to monitor chemical components in exhaust gas from vehicles and incinerators in real time and an analyzer which reveals the origin and migration path ofsuspended particulate matter (SPM) have already been developed.
Nanospace Catalysis Unit
“Nanospace Catalysis Unit” focuses on nanospace materials such as zeolite and mesoporous materials, and tackle a control of structure of nanospace and its functionalization. This research unit aims to create nanospace catalyst that can make efficient use of diverse resources on the planet and that can contribute to the development of green production of chemical feedstocks and value-added chemicals.
Research Unit for All Solid-state Battery
Smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have become essential to our daily lives, and the paradigm shift to electric vehicles is expanding globally. The traditional power source employed in these devices has been the lithium-ion battery, which contains a liquid electrolyte. However, safer, more compact, and higher-performing batteries are greatly sought after. The superionic conductor (solid electrolyte) developed by Professor Ryoji Kanno functions over a broad range of temperatures, and its material allows ions to move within the structure selectively at high speed. It delivers outstanding safety and stability, does not leak, and has a high energy density, making it a key technology for all-solid-state batteries. The All-Solid-State Battery Unit leverages its lead in the development of superionic conductors to promote the commercialization of all-solid-state batteries.
Quantum Computing Unit
The Quantum Computing Unit engages in a broad range of research topics, from the establishment of basic theories in quantum annealing to societal applications. The unit strives to establish itself as the primary location for quantum annealing research in Japan.