Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Constitution

  • 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.

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    Global Hydrogen Energy Unit

  • 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.

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    Advanced Data Analysis and Modeling Unit

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Biointerfaces Unit

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • All Solid-state Battery Unit

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sustainable Chemical Resource Production Unit

    Our aim is to produce chemical raw materials in a sustainable way without using limited fossil resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas in order to establish industrial processes that are better for the environment and realize non-petroleum plastics. The Innovative Heterogeneous Catalysis Unit, which existed until Fiscal 2018, created an innovative catalyst process. This made it possible to produce raw materials for plastics and high-performance polymers from biomass, and established a roadmap toward a non-petroleum plastic society. This research unit will work to establish the world's rst industrial process for the mass-production of polymer raw materials, etc., by utilizing the developed catalysts in collaboration with companies.

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  • Heterogeneous and Functional Integration Unit

    Semiconductors for CPU and memory indispensable for personal computers and smartphones have improved performance through device shrinkages. However, we are encountering the physical limits of shrinking using conventional technology. The three-dimensional large-scale integration (3D LSI) technology that we developed has special vertical interconnect technology and special ultra-thinning technology for semiconductor die stacks, and improves performance while making the stacks smaller and thinner. Using this technology, we will integrate multiple semiconductor functions into a one-stack module, and our goal is to surpass the limits of shrinking devices two-dimensionally. Further, we will apply matured know-how of the semiconductor manufacturing process to heterogeneous elds and endeavor to create new industries in biotechnology and agricultural engineering.

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  • AI Computing Research Unit