Water Frontier Science & Technology Research Center
“Center for Interdisciplinary Research of Water on Materials’ Surfaces and Interfaces” founded by the private school research branding program
organized by The Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan in 2016
Water Frontier Science & Technology Research Center

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Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science Division I

由井 宏治

Hiroharu Yui

The W-FST Center was founded in the Research Institute for Science & Technology (RIST), Tokyo University of Science (TUS) by the support of Private University Research Branding Project organized by the MEXT, Japan in 2016. Water ubiquitously exists in our environments and also on both natural and industrial materials’ surfaces that strongly relate to our daily life and industrial activities. Water on materials’ surfaces plays crucial roles in inducing functional properties of materials and in the efficient operation of machinery and transport systems. In the W-FST Center, we will deepen the science of water on materials’ surfaces ranging from the nanometer to micrometer scales by the investigation of specific structures and functions of water through the collaboration among researchers in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and mechanical engineering. We also aim to apply such state-of- the-art science to the development of new materials for energy-saving and biomedical use to promote energy conservation and longevity society, friendly both to our environments and human life.

Various fields of research


Various fields of research

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Director
Professor: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

由井宏治

Hiroharu Yui

Development of spectroscopic and imaging techniques for heterogeneous systems such as surfaces, interfaces, and nanospaces

Laser spectroscopy
Microscopic imaging
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Vice-Director
Professor: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

本間芳和

Yoshikazu Homma

Study on the water surrounding and inside carbon nanotubes and graphene

Water in nanospaces of nanocarbon materials
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Group leader
Professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

佐々木信也

Shinya Sasaki

In situ measurements on behavior of molecular adsorption and chemical reactions on frictional surfaces and evaluation of mechanical properties on the surfaces

Tribology
Surface properties
Metal 3D printing
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Deputy-Group Leader
Associate professor: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

伊藤哲明

Tetsuaki Itou

Dynamics measurements of water molecules confined in nanospaces by NMR method

NMR(nuclear magnetic resonance)
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Professor: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

田所誠

Makoto Tadokoro

Ionic conduction, ionic transport, and gas occlusion in water clusters inside low-dimensional molecular nanopores

Methane hydrate, nanofluidics
Nanofluidics
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Professor: Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology

酒井秀樹

Hideki Sakai

Evaluation of the properties of water in nano-scaled regions and development of nanomaterials through use of the water

Interfacial chemistry
Surfactants
Nano-tribology
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Associate professor: Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science, Tohoku University

松井広志

Hiroshi Matsui

Utilization of discarded biological matters as functional materials such as fuel cells

Proton conduction
Electrolytes for fuel cells
Gas occlusion
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University

大宮司啓文

Hirofumi Daiguji

Control of heat, matters, and charges in nano-scaled regions

Adsorption and transport phenomena inside nanospaces
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Group leader
Professor: Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

大塚英典

Hidenori Otsuka

Study on the hydration at interfaces between biomedical implant materials and biological tissues

Colloidal and interfacial chemistry
Biocompatible polymers
Biomaterials
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Deputy-Group Leader
Junior Associate Professorr: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

住野豊

Yutaka Sumino

Study on the self-organization phenomena and dissipative structures in nature and engineering process

Non-equilibrium soft matter
Dissipative structures
Self-organization
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Professor: Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

橋詰峰雄

Mineo Hashizume

Study on the formation process of biological ceramics based on water and its application to the development of tissue-engineered materials

Organic-inorganic hybrid
Biomaterials
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Group leader
Professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology

上野一郎

Ichiro Ueno

Understanding of flow ranging from microscales to macroscales based on the research of “dynamic wetting”

Wetting
Surface tension
Heat and matter transport
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Deputy-Group Leader
Associate professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology

塚原隆裕

Takahiro Tsukahara

Understanding and control of fluid and flow phenomena by large-scale simulation

Thermofluid dynamics
CFD
Turbulent flow
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Professor: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

築山光一

Koichi Tsukiyama

Contribution to material sciences through use of infrared free electron laser (FEL-TUS)

Laser spectroscopy
Dynamics of excited states
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Group leader
Associate professor: Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

山本貴博

Takahiro Yamamoto

Simulation of microscopic structures, properties, and functions of water on materials’ surfaces

Simulation of microscopic structures and properties of water on surfaces
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Deputy-Group Leader
Junior Associate Professorr: Department of Applied Electronics, Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology

安藤格士

Tadashi Ando

Molecular modelling and simulation of soft matters such as biopolymers

Molecular modelling
Computation simulation
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Associate professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

山口康隆

Yasutaka Yamaguchi

Analysis of solid/liquid interfaces by molecular simulation, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics

Wetting
Fluid mechanics
Molecular simulation
Heat
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Group leader
Associate professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

元祐昌廣

Masahiro Motosuke

Control of Interfacial flow and particle behavior in micro/nanoscale and development of their measurement methods

Microfluidics, Interfacial flow, Micro- and nano-devices
Micro- and nano-devices
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Professor: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

徳永英司

Fiji Tokunaga

Electro-, magneto-, and photoexcited absorption spectra; Live cell absorbance spectral imaging; Light-induced force; Plasmon

Optical properties of condensed matter
Nonlinear spectroscopy
Photothermal spectroscopy
Green alga cell
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Professor: Department of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering

河合武司

Takes Kawai

Control of self-propelled behavior of metal nanoparticles-regioselectively supported polymer particles

Colloidal and interfacial chemistry
Nanomaterial chemistry
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Research Professor: Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center, The University of Electro-Communications

小林孝嘉

Takayoshi Kobayashi

Biophotonics and optical applications

Ultrashort pulse laser
Super-resolution photothermal microscopy
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Group leader
Professor: Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

中井泉

Izumi Nakai

Characterization of water resources throughout the country for analysis of origins of foods, elucidation of production area of woods, and analysis of cultural properties

X-radiation analysis
ICP-MS
Portable analysis
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Deputy-Group Leader
Junior Associate Professorr: Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology

小嗣真人

Masato Kotsugi

Study on electronic states on solid surfaces and solid/liquid interfaces by Synchrotron radiation

Synchrotron radiation
Micro-spectroscopy
Surface・interface
Operando analysis
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Associate professor: Research Institute for Science and Technology Photocatalysis International Research Center

寺島千晶

Chiaki Terashima

Material synthesis and transformation by water plasma and solution plasma

Water plasma
Photocatalysis
Diamond
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Professor: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

三浦和彦

Kazuhiko Mirura

Observation of formation of clouds in urban air and mountain air

Influence of ambient aerosol on weather
Field observation
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Professor: Department of Physical Electronics and Informatics, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka City University

白藤立

Tatsuru Shirafuji

Development of new methods for formation of solution plasma for highly efficient degradation of persistent substances and for synthesis of novel materials

Plasma
In solution
Organics decomposition
Water clarification
Synthesis
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Deputy-Group Leader
Junior Associate Professorr: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

住野豊

Yutaka Sumino

Study on the self-organization phenomena and dissipative structures in nature and engineering process

Non-equilibrium soft matter
Dissipative structures
Self-organization
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Professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University

大宮司啓文

Hirofumi Daiguji

Control of heat, matters, and charges in nano-scaled regions

Adsorption and transport phenomena inside nanospaces
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Deputy-Group Leader
Associate professor: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology

塚原隆裕

Takahiro Tsukahara

Understanding and control of fluid and flow phenomena by direct numerical simulation with supercomputer

Thermofluid dynamics
CFD
Turbulent flow
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Professor: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

築山光一

Koichi Tsukiyama

Contribution to material sciences through use of infrared free electron laser (FEL-TUS)

Laser spectroscopy
Excited state dynamics
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Director
Professor: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division I

由井宏治

Hiroharu Yui

Development of spectroscopic and imaging techniques for heterogeneous systems such as surfaces, interfaces, and nanospaces

Laser spectroscopy
Microscopic imaging
Created with Sketch.
Vice-Director
Professor: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Division I

本間芳和

Yoshikazu Homma

Study on the water surrounding and inside carbon nanotubes and graphene

Water in nanospaces of nanocarbon materials

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