Greetings from the Deputy Director


The Core Research Cluster for Materials Science (CRCMS) consists of three wings (Functional Materials Wing, Structural Materials Wing, and Innovation Creation Wing, which supports the contribution of research results to society) that work together to demonstrate the university's comprehensive research capabilities and strongly promote research and development. From FY2022, we have newly established two areas in the Functional Materials Wing and two areas in the Structural Materials Wing, and have begun fusion research within and between these areas. We also strive to train young independent faculty members and other young faculty members. Activities toward industry-academia collaboration led by the Innovation Creation Wing have also become even more active.

As of 2022, the participating departments include the Graduate School of Science, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Institute for Materials Research, the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, the Advanced Institute for Materials Research, the Rare Metal and Green Innovation Research and Development Center, and the Material Solutions Center, and we are promoting university-wide efforts that go beyond the Katahira Campus where the secretariat office is located. In addition, various events and awards for young researchers are open to all people involved in materials science research at the University, regardless of affiliated department.

We hope you will continue to look to Tohoku University's materials science research with great interest.

ORIMO Shin-ichi

Deputy Director