Department of Chemistry and Materials Science
The Department of Chemistry and Materials Science was established in 1998 based on the new idea of "building the education and research of materials science and engineering by the unification of basic sciences and materials engineering".
Though it does not have a corresponding faculty in the undergraduate course, the education and research in the department are carried out in cooperation with the department of chemistry in the faculty of science, the departments of metallurgical engineering, inorganic materials, organic and polymeric materials, chemical engineering, and polymer chemistry in the faculty of engineering as the mother's body.
The methodology and target of the education and research of the department is to clarify structure, characteristics, and functions of materials by returning back to each origin : What occurs ?, How they occur ?, and Why they occur ?. For that purpose, it is required to remove the barrier between the conventional basic sciences and the engineering, and to interact with all the related fields to the education and research of materials science and engineering.
The Department is opening the door not only for the students graduated from the school of science and engineering of Tokyo Tech but also for students from the whole country and the whole world by setting a final goal of "the fusion of basic sciences and engineering in the field of materials science". The Department also aims to form active assemblies of highly motivated students, researchers, and faculty members who shall cultivate a bright future through the study of materials sciences and engineering.