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We are conducting research on the mechanical properties and multiphysics of materials with atomistic modeling and ab initio calculation.


Student program:
If you have got a scholarship and your scientific interest is within the scope of our group, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you find possibility to join us as grad students in Master's or doctorate course.

IMPORTANT! Please check out the research topics in our group and make sure they match what you are interested in. If your background is obviously different from the scope of our research interest, we may not respond to your inquiry about the possibility of joining us.

IME is a graduate program offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo for non-Japanese students.

Students in some countries have a channel to obtain a scholarship offered by the Japanese education ministry (MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) thruough nomination by the Embassy of the country. If you are one of them and interested in our group, please contact us for further information.

In principle, we do not accept 'research students' () except for the case of nomination by embassies or equivalent. Lately we are receiving tons of e-mails asking for the possibility of being accepted as research students, but such contacts will not be answered unless you've got a nomination from Embassy or a similar status.

If you want to work on a research topic of your own idea and plan, postdoctoral fellowship programs offered by JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) may support you. We are happy to help you apply for JSPS scholarship that enables stay in Japan up to two years with good salary.

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When you contact us inquiring possibility of joining us, please send us your CV. Besides your personal information, you must describe your educational record, research interest, former research activities and what made you interested in joining us. Please also inform us about your brief research plan and prospect of obtaining financial support (getting a scholarship or self-supporting).

Recommended reading materials for students:
Physical Basis of Plasticity in Solids
Jean-Claude Toledano (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
ISBN: 978-981-4374-05-7

Computational Materials Science
Dierk Raabe

Multiscale materials modelling: Fundamentals and applications
Edited by Z. Xiao Guo
ISBN: 987-1-84569-071-7 / 978-0-8493-9110-1

Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques
Ellad Tadmor and Ronald Miller
ISBN: 0521856981 / 978-0521856980

Computational Materials Science: An Introduction
June Gunn Lee
ISBN: 1439836167 / 978-1439836163

First-principles approaches to intrinsic strength and deformation of materials: perfect crystals, nano-structures, surfaces and interfaces
S. Ogata, Y. Umeno and M. Kohyama
(Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 17 (2009), 013001)

Ab initio calculations of mechanical properties: Methods and applications
J. Pokluda, M. Cerny, M. Sob and Y. Umeno
(Progress in Materials Science 73 (2015) pp.127-158 doi:10.1016/j.pmatsci.2015.04.001)