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Paving the way for Materials Design

 If we can realize "Material Design" by understanding the relationships between a material's atomic/electronic structure and properties, we will be able to dramatically accelerate material development.
 In order to realize the material design, it is necessary to calculate and measure the atomic and electronic structures of the local regions that are responsible for the materials function, and then use the obtained results to elucidate the mechanisms of function arising.

 At the Nano Materials Design Laboratory (NMDL) at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, we utilize first-principles calculations, information science, and atomic-level characterization to investigate the relationship between the structure and properties of materials. We are conducting research with the aim of precisely analyzing the correlation for realizing the "Material Design".

Our Achievements

 Since we do not have the position for the undergraduate stduents, students in our laboratory had moved from different universities and/or laboratories as they progress to the graduate school. Moving from one university or laboratory to another must be difficult and tough, but there are many things you can gain from it. Actually, Mizoguchi has changed the affiliation five times so far.

 Students assigned to our laboratory start new research themes after entering the graduate school, and even within a limited period of time, they make presentations at domestic and international conferences, and become the first authors of academic papers that will go down in the history of science. 

How to join

 Our laboratory is belonging to an research institute, so it does not belong to the "undergraduate" school. Thus, our laboratory is made up of the "graduate" students, researchers, and staffs from the Department of Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and researchers from companies. 

 We welcome visitors who are interested in our researches, such as undergraduate students who wish to enter the graduate school or transfer to our department, KOSEN students, graduate students and working in company who are considering entering the doctoral course, and Komaba students who are considering studying in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
 Please contact to Mizoguchi by email.

Official SNS & Manuals

 Our laboratory actively disseminates information using Twitter, Youtube, Github, etc. We also publish our know-how as a manual.

 We will regularly open information about the daily life of the laboratory, laboratory introductions, lectures on the condensed matter chemistry, videos of scientific experiments, developed software, etc as below:



Room Fe-312, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505
The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science,
Department of Materials and Environment, 
Mizoguchi Research Group



Cerebration Party (2019)

This page was made by Teruyasu Mizoguchi, Nano-Materials Design Laboratory, The University of Tokyo