Engineering Physics sits at the “interface of science and technology,” bringing them together to benefit society. Therefore, the Engineering Physics Program at Nagoya University seeks scientists and engineers aspiring to lead in designing new technologies. By exploring the fundamental principles of nature, constructing new materials and developing new computational schemes, students will study how to connect science with the technology needed for building a sustainable society.
Areas of research include superconductivity, topological materials, organic and polymer materials, magnetic materials, biological physics, surface and interface physics, optical physics, electron beam physics, high-pressure physics, nanoelectronics, spintronics, rheology physics, numerical mathematics, and computational materials science.
The goal of the master’s program is to develop the capacity of each student so they may pursue a career as a professional engineer or continue their studies in a doctoral program. Students will learn how to design and solve problems related to solid-state physics, materials science and their applications. They will take courses in basic and specialized subjects followed by supervised research in the laboratory.
The doctoral program aims to prepare students for completing an advanced research project. Students will complete course work and conduct research on a supervised project representing an original contribution to knowledge.
Course List for Engineering Physics Doctoral Program
The Earth and Planetary Sciences Course offers research opportunities in subjects related to geology, geobiology, geochemistry and geophysics, bridging fundamental science with disaster mitigation and environmental studies. Scientists in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Course work on a wide range of research subjects, finding clues on the dynamics and history of our planet in rocks and minerals, using fossils and DNA analysis to unravel the evolution of the biosphere, investigating seismic, volcanic and tectonic processes based on geophysical observations and simulations, using remote-sensing technologies to reveal the composition and geological history of planetary surfaces, applying theoretical physics to understand the formation of the solar system, and devising ingenious new strategies for sustainable energy production.
The Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences Course is dedicated to understanding global environmental changes in the present context of increasing anthropogenic influence. Research carried out in the Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences Course covers subjects related to climatology, meteorology, glaciology, hydrology, and oceanography. Scientists in this course are involved in a wide variety of research projects, such as understanding the impact of climate change on drylands, the study of aerosols and clouds, the study of glaciers and glacial lakes, monitoring primary production in the oceans based on satellite remote sensing, and using computer simulations to predict future environmental changes.
The graduate program of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences strives to offer graduate students the opportunity to acquire specialized skills by taking part in intensive research activities, while fostering a global perspective and an integrated approach by promoting exchanges with other students and researchers. Graduate students can benefit from a unique set of methods, from field observations to laboratory analyses, from in situ measurements to satellite remote sensing, to tackle fundamental questions relative to the past, present and future of the Earth, and contribute to solving important environmental problems.