List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

2017 List of potential supervisors who are open to accepting international students

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSES), Kyushu University,
August-3, 2017
  • Please carefully read the list and find a professor under whom you want to conduct your PhD research.
  • When you contact with an IGSES professor listed below for asking the possibility to supervise you, please send an e-mail with a subject of “Inquiry about a prospective supervisor” to avoid your mail being classified as spam.
  • Please keep in mind that IGSES professors are enthusiastic in welcoming excellent applicants. Based on your e-mail contact, professors will assess whether an applicant possesses sufficient ability, such as a basic knowledge of their chosen research area, strong ability for self-learning, excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as strong motivation to undertake doctoral level research.

Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Prof. Kiichi Hamamoto
Research fields: Opto-electronics, Photonic device, Semiconductor, Opto-electronic communication
Key words: Optical switch for future optical router, multi-mode multiplexing device for future high capacity transmission, laser diode by using active-MMI for high speed and high capacity communication, and optical integrated circuits for breath-sensing (gas-sensing)
Potential research
themes:
1.  Optical mode switch for future data center
2.  High speed laser diode
3.  Compact breath-sensing system
Required knowledge and skills: Electro-magnetic theory,  Fourier analysis,  Computer programming
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
(*) NHK morning news has broadcasted our recent research progress on optical mode switch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqEg6U76I2A
(We apologize that the news was taken in Japanese, however, you may see the device image and experimental setup in the video.)
Assoc. Prof. Kungen Teii
Research fields: Inorganic materials, Electronic materials and devices, Biomedical materials and devices
Key words: Electric and electronic materials, Wide bandgap material, Ultrahard material, Biomaterial, Dielectric material, Power semiconductor device, Field electron emitter, Doping, Plasma engineering, Diamond, Nano-carbon, Boron nitride, Silicon carbide, Electrostatic probe, Optical spectroscopy
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of power semiconductor devices using wide bandgap materials
2. Development of vacuum micro/nano-electronic devices using field electron emitters
3. Development of cutting tools and biomedical devices using ultrahard materials
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of materials science and engineering or semiconductor physics
Assoc. Prof. Masaru Itakura
Research fields: Microstructures of metallic and semiconducting materials
Electron microscopy for solid state physics
Key words: Electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Magnetic materials, Semiconducting silicides
Potential research
themes:
1. Microstructure analysis and control of hard magnetic materials
2. Microstructure characterization of silicon-based semiconducting thin-film materials
3. Research and development of low-voltage scanning electron microscopy
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge on material science and electron microscopy
Skills for safely treating chemicals or electrical tools.
Prof. Michitaka Ohtaki
Research Fields Inorganic materials science, Physical chemistry, Energy-oriented materials chemistry
Key words: Oxide thermoelectric materials, Thermoelectric conversion, Functional oxide ceramics, Energy conversion materials, Photocatalysis, Low-dimensional nanomaterials, Self-assembly, Organic-inorganic hybrids
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of oxide thermoelectric materials with unconventional crystal structure.
2. Electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of low-dimensional nanomaterials synthesized by using self-assembly
molecular template.
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of chemistry and physics
Prof. Satoshi Hata
Research Fields Electron microscopy
Nanostructural analysis of materials
Key words: Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM),
Electron tomography (ET), Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS),
Automated crystal orientation mapping (ACOM) by TEM, Order-disorder transformation in alloys, Plasmonics
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of advanced ET methods and their applications
2. Development of TEM-ACOM methods and their applications
3. Development of advanced EELS methods for plasmonics research
4. Study of order-disorder transformation in alloys by advanced TEM/STEM
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of electron microscopy (mandatory), solid state physics (mandatory) and metallurgy (optional)
Skills for safely treating chemicals and electrical tools
Skills for programing (optional)
Assoc.Prof. Tsuyoshi Yoshitake
Research Fields Thin Solid Films, Solid State Physics, Electronic Materials, Electrical Devices, Photovoltaics, Applied Physics
Key words: thin film growth, photovoltaics, photodiodes, Fe-Si heterostructures, nanocrystalline diamond, semiconducting iron disilicides, heteroepitaxy, hard coating, sputtering, coaxial arc plasma deposition
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of new spintronics devices based on Fe-Si materials
2. Fabrication of semiconducting iron disilicides thin films by sputtering and their application to photovoltaics
3. Fabrication of nanocrystalline diamond films by physical vapor depositions and their application to photovoltaics and hard coating
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of electronics or materials
Prof. Jun-ichiro Hayashi
Research fields: Chemical Engineering, Chemical Reaction Engineering
Key words: Carbon resources, biomass, lignite, coal, thermochemical conversion, catalysis, pyrolysis, gasification, upgrading, detailed chemical kinetics and modeling, computational fluid dynamics, reactor simulation and design
Potential research
themes:
Not specified
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of physical chemistry, chemical engineering, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, mechanical engineering or fuel science
Prof. Seongho Yoon
Research fields: Functional carbon materials and their applications to energy and environmental devices
Key words: High utilization of coal and petroleum residues (upgrading and pyrolysis), Functional carbons for batteries and capacitors, Activated carbons, Cokes and pitches for functional carbons, Carbon fiber and carbon nanofiber, Advanced adsorbents
Potential research
themes:
1.  Preparation, structural analysis and advanced applications of functional carbon materials
2.  High utilization of coal and petroleum residues for advanced functional carbon materials
3.  Preparation and applications of carbon nanofiber
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of material science and engineering
Assoc. Prof. Jin Miyawaki                   
Research fields: Adsorption science for porous carbon materials
Key words: Adsorption, Pore, Surface, Porous carbon, Analysis, Preparation, NMR
Potential research
themes:
1.  Molecular behavior in confined space of porous carbon
2.  Adsorption heat pump using activated carbon
3.  Porous carbon for gas separation
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of chemistry and physics
Applicants who want to be supervised by this professor MUST contact directly with the professor by email to ask for an invitation letter.
Assoc. Prof. Dong Wang
Research fields: Physics and technology of semiconductor material and devices
Key words: Optoelectronics, CMOS, MOSFET, strain engineering, gate stack engineering, channel engineering, source/drain engineering, interface engineering, defect engineering, metal/semiconductor contact, pn junction, MOS capacitor, Ge, SiGe, Si
Potential research
themes:
1.  Research & development of Ge based optoelectronics
  Strain, interface, defect, metal/semiconductor contact engineering
2.  Research & development of Si/Ge CMOS devices
  Gate stack, channel, and source/drain engineering
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of semiconductor physics and devices.
Fundamental knowledge of semiconductor optics and photonics.
Fundamental skills and experiences of semiconductor fabrication process.
Fundamental skills and experiences of electrical and optical measurements.
Prof. Reiji Hattori                   
Research fields: Electrical Device Engineering, Flat-panel display technology, Display electronics,
Key words: Oxide Thin-film transistor, Organic Thin-film transistor, Organic light-emitting diode, Touch sensor panel,
Potential research
themes:
1. Development of a new display AMOLED, E-paper, Elecrochromic display, Flexible Display
2. Development of display driving method Oxide thin-film transistor backplane design and fabrication, display driver LSI design, Wireless power transmitting technology
3. Development of display-related sensors Touch screen panel, Finger print sensor, biosensors
Required knowledge and skills: Fundamental knowledge of electrical circuit and electrical device physics.