About us


  • Tomoaki YAMADA, Associate Professor
    Tomoaki Yamada received his B.S. degree in Inorganic Materials and Ph.D. degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. In 2004, he joined the Ceramics Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he worked in the field of tunable ferroelectric thin films. In 2008, he became an assistant professor under the Global COE Program in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. In 2010, he moved to Department of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering at Nagoya University, Japan, as an associate professor. He also holds the concurrent post as a researcher in JST-PRESTO program for developing novel piezoelectric nanostructures from 2010 to 2016 and giant piezoelectric-constant films from 2016. His domains of experience and expertise are functional metal oxide thin films and devices, especially with focus on the manipulation of epitaxial growth, nano-structured interfaces, and characterizations and applications of these hetero-structures. (→ detailed profile)
    Keyword: Thin film, Nanostructure, Ferroelectric, Piezoelectric, Dielectric, Electro-optic, Electrocaloric
  • Masahito YOSHINO, Assistant Professor
    Masahito Yoshino earned a B.S. in materials science and engineering in 1998 and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 2003, both from Nagoya University. His research interests are primarily in three areas: phosphors and scintillators, proton conducting oxides, hydrogen embrittlement in steels. (→ detailed profile)
    Keyword:  Luminescence, Proton conduction, Hydrogen embrittlement, First principles calculation


  • Graduate student: 12
  • Undergraduate student: 4

Group photo

Under cherry blossoms, April 2017