About Us

In Applied Physics Program, we aim to develop advanced academic fields of study that can connect with scientific thinking and inspire learners to discover innovative techniques of engineering. The fields of research can be divided into nanotechnology, functional devices, and fine measuring. Nanotechnology is the core technology of this institute. It is used to fabricate and evaluate semiconductor devices, functional optical devices, and magnetic devices. Fine measuring is applied in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and x-ray microscopy, which deliver measurement precision in nano-scale to analyze structures and states of solids, organic materials, and biological objects. One of the characteristic methods of measurement in this institute is "non-invasive diagnostics," which does not destroy or damage the subject of measurement. Measurement using electromagnetic waves, including laser; those using beams with relatively high energy, such as protons, electrons, positrons, ions, and x-rays; methods applying magnetic resonance are included in this diagnostic method. Our research system promotes joint research while recognizing individual contributions. The graduate schools associated with this institute are Graduate School of Science and Engineering (master's program) and Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences (doctoral program: applied physics, frontier science). Related faculties are applied physics and quantum and electronics engineering in College of Engineering Sciences. Most faculty members of this institute are involved in the undergraduation program. While research activities are mainly held in individual laboratories, many also use the Center as their base of research. Please feel free to visit our laboratories and know about our recent innovations.