2022 Introduction of Materials and Chemical Technology B

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School of Materials and Chemical Technology
Nakajima Ken  Hayashi Miyuki  Harada Takuya  Asai Shigeo  Yamaguchi Takeo  Tokita Masatoshi  Vacha Martin  Miyauchi Masahiro  Matsumoto Hidetoshi    Tanaka Hiroshi 
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Course description and aims

Learn fundamentals of materials and applied chemistry that will introduce specialized subjects of materials and chemical engineering, mainly focused on freshmen from the School of Materials and Chemical Engineering, based on the introduction of materials and chemical engineering A. Also, with a view to research from the foundation, it shows the path to grow to engineers and researchers who can be active worldwide. Appreciation of ethic as scientist and engineer is an important subject in this course. The experience of learning the lectures delivered in English will lead the useful guideline to develop future perspectives.

Student learning outcomes

Understand the fundamentals of materials and chemical engineering.


Understand the foundation of materials and chemical engineering.

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This lecture is an omnibus format by 4 faculty teachers, and introduces the foundation and latest research topics in Materials and Chemical Engineering as an example. We also learn the ethic of scientist and engineer. English-based lecture is also provided.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Necessity of hydrogen society and design of energy materials Understand the necessity of a hydrogen society that uses a large scale of renewable energies and how to design the water electrolysis and fuel cell materials and devices.
Class 2 Polymer structures for desired properties and functionalities Explain polymer structures characterized with hierarchical structures including chemical structures (configuration), chain conformation, and higher-order structures assembled by many chain molecules. Understand the importance of polymer structures to design polymeric materials with desired properties and functionalities.
Class 3 Semiconductor based photo-energy conversion materials. Understand semiconductor-based photocatalysis for solar light energy conversion and environmental purification. Students can learn the basic principle of band structures of semiconductors and catalysis reaction on their surface.
Class 4 Structure and properties of polymeric materials from the viewpoint of transport phenomenon Understand the structural characteristics of organic polymeric materials through transport phenomena such as ions, charge carriers, and small molecules. In addition, this class introduce recent applications of polymeric materials for fuel cells, secondary batteris, and solar cells.
Class 5 Researcher ethic and safety for scientific studies Understand the importance of researcher ethic and safety for the operation of scientific studies.
Class 6 English based lecture “Nanoscale properties and function of organic materials studied on the level of single molecules" Have an experience of learning scientific subjects through English-based lecture, Understand the structure, optical properties and function of organic and polymeric materials on nanometer scales as investigated by microscopy and spectroscopy of single molecules
Class 7 Admission consultation Admission consultation

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluate by report assignments and examination (mini test)

Related courses

  • XMC.A101 : Materials and Chemical Technology Literacy
  • XMC.A102 : Introduction of Materials and Chemical Technology A
  • XMC.A104 : Introduction of Materials and Chemical Technology C

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

It is recommendable to take Materials and chemical technology literary and Introduction of materials and chemical technology A.

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