Course title
Material Science

Course description
Material science, one of the important sciences that supports the development of industries, is an important study involved in all fields of engineering. Corresponding to remarkable progress, basic knowledge for selection of more effective materials and rational design is environmentally and historically important. In this lecture including quiz and mini-test, we would explain the familiar examples from the basics of materials to advanced materials in Japanese/English.
Purpose of class
To understand the state of solid-liquid-gas plasma as the basis of material science and the relationship between the phases as a state diagram. Regarding solid state materials in particular, to learn for the microscopic world based on atomic and molecular images and the framework of material science through example. In the latter part, material applications are introduced as follows;
1) material mechanical properties and their applications,
2) electrical and optical properties of materials,
3) characteristics of tool and mold material in manufacturing,
4) thermoelectric characteristics and hydrogen technology,
5) Learn the link between principle and characteristics - application development for safe.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand the structure of substance and the physical property in Japanese/English.
  2. To understand the fundamentals of thermodynamics and the relationship between each phenomenon change and heat in matter in Japanese/English.
  3. To understand the basis of the mechanical properties for materials in Japanese/English.
  4. To understand the functions of optoelectrical properties for materials in Japanese/English.
Japanese(English accepted)
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. State and structure of substances (electron and bond, atomic arrangement , solid - liquid - gas - plasma, metals - glass , ceramics - polymer) To investigate what is the structure of the substance. 100minutes
2. Structure of solid material (amorphous and crystal, crystal and structure, incompleteness in crystal, size dependence of crystals) To investigate technical terms such as crystal structure, amorphous and phase transition of solid. 100minutes
3. State of material (liquid and solid, equilibrium, temperature, pressure, equilibrium phase diagram, speed effect) To understand about simple equilibrium diagrams. 100minutes
4. Structure and thermodynamics (thermodynamics, equilibrium of multi component systems) To investigate the law of thermodynamics (basic) 100minutes
5. Structure and thermodynamics (surface thermodynamics, reaction rate) To investigate the meanings of technical terms such as surface thermodynamics, reaction rate and so on. 100minutes
6. Structure and thermodynamics (diffusion, phase transition, structure transition, sintering, oxidation, drying) To understand the meanings of diffusion, phase change, tissue change, etc., and to be able to briefly explain. 100minutes
7. Structure and thermodynamics (corrosion by aqueous solution) To investigate corrosion from the phenomenon of personal belongings. 100minutes
8. Mid-term examination and comments To prepare for mid-term examination 100minutes
9. Applied material - 1 (mechanical properties) To study the mechanical properties of solid materials. 100minutes
10. Applied material - 2 (electrical properties and optical properties) To learn for electrical properties and optical properties of solid materials. 100minutes
11. Applied material - 3 (thermoelectric properties and hydrogen technology) To learn the principle and application of thermoelectric devices as solid element and technology using hydrogen. 100minutes
12. Applied material - 4 (tools and dies for manufacturing) To learn the tool steels and die materials to be used as a means of production and how to control them. 100minutes
13. Applied material - 5 (nanotechnology and material, non-destructive testing) To learn for nanotechnology that generically refers to technologies that dramatically improve macro properties of material such as material strength. 100minutes
14. Final term examination and comments To prepare for final term examination 100minutes
Total. - - 1400minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Exercise・Reports Mid-term examination Final examination Total.
1. 5% 20% 0% 25%
2. 5% 20% 0% 25%
3. 5% 0% 20% 25%
4. 5% 0% 20% 25%
Total. 20% 40% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
There will be exercise/report (20 marks), two main exams: midterm (40 marks) and final (40 marks). Students must earn at least 60 marks out of 100.
Textbooks and reference materials
The Principles of Engineering Materials, Craig R. Barrett, William D. Nix, A. S. Tetelman (Prentice-Hall, New Jersey) 1973.
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, Jr. William D. Callister (John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey) 2006.
We will recommend to prepare this lecture by reading the introductory book of material science.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Questions are accepted during and before/after class. ZOOM discussion are welcome.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Industrial collaboration for developing the new non-destructive testing for materials in social infrastructure.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
Last modified : Fri Mar 18 23:56:58 JST 2022