Specific mechanical properties of nano- and micro-materials are revealed through world-class experimental techniques using the latest experimental equipment.
Professor Takashi Sumigawa
Features of our laboratory
- Latest research equipment
- We have a variety of high-end microscopes that are necessary for the observation of nano- and micro-sized materials, as well as micromachining and deposition equipment used for sample preparation. For loading devices, we design and develop new devices to perform mechanical experiments that are completely unique in the world. In addition, we can conduct the world's most advanced research using various analytical software and analytical equipment.
- Collaboration with Industry
- Our laboratory has experience in joint research with companies in the materials, electrical, automotive, and other industries, and we are still receiving requests from several companies. Students participating in joint research are encouraged to actively participate in meetings with corporate researchers and engineers, so that they can acquire presentation and communication skills that will be useful after graduation.
- Education of young researchers and engineers
- While our research activities are aimed at providing the world's most advanced results, we also provide guidance to students with the goal of helping them acquire the "abilities necessary after graduation". We encourage discussions not only with faculty members but also among students to improve their individual abilities. We also invite researchers from abroad and accept international students, and create an environment that nurtures young researchers and engineers with global competence.
We provide opportunities for students to visit our laboratory and deepen their understanding of our research.
Seminar (presentation of research)
Laboratory-wide research meetings are held once a half year. Meanwhile, from time to time, discussions and lecturing in turn are held within individual research teams.
(Undecided due to COVID-19 disaster)
Materials Design for Energy System
Campus Life at Graduate School of Energy Sciences, Kyoto University
Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University
Taken by drone in 2014
Grant-in-aid for scientific research and Commissioned research fund
FY2022-2023 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)
"Realization of reversible plasticity in metals by mechanical control of self-organized dislocation structure"
FY2021-2023 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
"Elucidation of nano-flexoelectricity and creation of buckling memory devices”
FY2020-2021 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)
"Construction of design platform for controlling collective dislocation structure and creation of nano-scale multi-physics network"
FY2018-2019 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory)
Creation of Mechanical Nano-Defect Control Engineering
FY2018-2020 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Fatigue of Nano-sized Metals and its Governing Mechanics
FY2015-2017 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Elucidation of characteristic fatigue behavior of nano-scale metals and construction of its mechanical foundation
FY2014-2015 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
Investigation of Fatigue Damage Mechanism in Nano-scale Metals by Resonant Fatigue Testing
FY2014-2015 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Research of Magneto-Acoustic Emission Behavior under Biaxial Plane Stress for 2 Dimensional Stress Evaluation
FY2012-2014 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
Production of Thin Film consisting of Metallic Nano-helices and Hierarchical Elucidation of Novel Mechanical properties
FY2011-2012 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
Fabrication of Nanowire Specimen with Controlled Shape and Crystallographic Orientation and Development of Tensile Testing Method based on Mechanical Design of Specimen
FY2009-2011 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
Elucidation of Dynamic Dislocation Behavior in Nano-scale Metal Component
FY2007-2008 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Investigation of Size-effect of Single Crystal by Compression Test in Transmission Electron Microscopy