Learn research topics in materials and applied chemistry that will be preliminary knowledge for taking specialized subjects from the 200th series onwards in the School 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 and B. The students will visit the laboratory and experience cutting-edge research.
Acquire preliminary knowledge of materials and chemical engineering.
Foundations and technologies required for materials and chemical engineering.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This lecture is an omnibus format by six faculty teachers, and introduces the foundation and latest research topics in materials and chemical engineering as an example. The students will visit the laboratory and experience cutting-edge research.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Microreactor and its numerical modeling||Learn microreaction technology, which relies on micro-scale reactors for chemicals production and water treatment, and understand its merits through practical applications. Learn design and operation optimization of microreactors relying on numerical models.|
|Class 2||Drive organic reactions with visible light (sunlight)||Photoredox catalysis, which is promoted by visible light including sunlight, will be surveyed. The conventional photo reactions caused by UV irradiation frequently induce skeletal transformations of organic compounds, whereas photoredox catalysis is regarded as a green organic production system, where radical species can be generated under mild conditions by the action of the redox functions of photo-activated species.|
|Class 3||Unique polymers by new methods of synthetic polymer chemistry||The aim of this lecture is to know the important role of applied chemistry to create both new synthetic methods and new polymeric materials that exhibit unique functions such as luminescence, electric conductivity, and sensing some specific targets.|
|Class 4||Integrating multiscale observations of fatigue in metals||The aim of this lecture is to understand the formation ond development of dislocation microstructures during cyclic deformation of metals.|
|Class 5||Design and synthesis of environmentally friendly polymeric materials||It is significant to think about environmentally friendly polymeric materials in order to build a sustainable society. Polymer solar cells and biomass polymers are shown as an example.|
|Class 6||Drive organic reactions with visible light (sunlight)||Learn about medical technology to treat various diseases based on material engineering.|
|Class 7||Fundamental and applied research of material science / applied science||Introduce fundamental and applied research of academic disciplines in each department|
|Class 8||The end of term examination|
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.
Evaluation of reports and end of the term examination
It is recommendable to take Materials and chemical technology literary, Introduction of materials and chemical technology A and Introduction of materials and chemical technology B.