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Fundamental Energy Science

Department Organization

Division Groups Focus
Energy Reactions * Energy Chemistry
* Quantum Energy Processes
* Functional and Solid State
This division focuses upon education and research on chemistry for elementary processes, chemical reactions, reaction processes, substances and materials as related to production, control and the conversion of various kinds of energy such as quantum, thermal, chemical and electrical energy.
Energy Physics * Plasma and Fusion Science
* Electromagnetic Energy
* Plasma Physics
This division conducts research and teaching on energy physics based on mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical physics, and material physics. We target a thorough understanding of various physical processes that appear in fundamental energy science. We also pursue the peaceful use of nuclear fusion energy.
Plasma Science * Fusion Energy Control
* High-Temperature
Plasma Physics
Plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion are the main research and educational subjects. In particular, nonlinear and synergetic effects concerning plasma transport and heating are investigated in complex toroidal systems such as stellarators/heliotrons. Current research includes experimental, theoretical, and computational studies on, 1) magnetic surface topologies, 2) the kinetic and magnetohydrodynamic properties of toroidal plasmas, 3) confinement and relaxation of energetic particles, and 4) neutral beam and electron/ion
cyclotron heating.
Energy Materials
* Interfacial Energy Science
* Energy Nano Engineering
* Biofunctional Chemistry
* Bioenergy
Education and research activities are concerned with the chemical processes of materials and energy covering a wide field extending from quantum processes to molecular assemblies. This division aims to clarify the connection between microscopic and macroscopic aspects. Chemical principles and techniques enabling the effective utilization of energy resources are also actively pursued.
Nuclear Energy * Fundamental Neutron
* Energy Transport
To develop innovative high-performance nuclear systems for energy generation or neutron application, studies are focused on the scientific principle and neutronics design of nuclear systems, and on new principles and methods for energy transportation and storage.
Advanced Energy
(visiting professors) The division intends to discuss the guiding principle of advanced energy creation and its underlying physics and technological basis from the perspective of fundamental energy science by visiting professors.


For the Master's Program For the Doctoral Program
  • Advanced Study on Fundamental Energy Science 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Fundamental Energy Science
  • Physical Chemistry for Energy Science
  • Energy Electrochemistry
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Introduction to Functional and Solid-State Chemistry
  • Solid-State Electrochemistry
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Fundamental Plasma Simulation I, II (in English)
  • Applied Numerical Physics
  • Plasma Physical Kinetics
  • Physics of Nonneutral Plasmas
  • Photo-Related Chemistry
  • Sustainable Energy System
  • Molecular Science of Fluids
  • Catalytic Functional Chemistry
  • Biological Energy
  • Fundamentals of Fusion Plasma
  • High-Temperature Plasma Physics
  • Plasma Heating
  • Energy Transport
  • Neutron Mediated Systems
  • Introduction to Experiments Nuclear Reactor
  • Advanced Energy Creation, II
  • Physics of Superconductivity
  • Technology for Advanced Energy
  • Field Research Project on Fundamental Energy Science
  • Special Fundamental Study 1, 2
  • Industrial Ethics
  • Special Seminar on Interdisciplinary Energy Science
  • Functional and Solid-State
    Chemistry, Adv.
  • Physical Chemistry for Energy Science, Adv.
  • Plasma Simulation Methodology I, II (in English)
  • Topics in Plasma Dynamics, Adv.
  • Special Topics in Advanced Energy Creation, II
  • Technology for Advanced Energy, Adv.
  • Present and Future Trends of Fundamental Energy Science, Adv. (in English)
  • Special Topics in Advanced Energy I, II
  • Field Research Project on Energy Science