Course title
Advanced Science and Innovative Engineering

YAMAMOTO Ayako Click to show questionnaire result at 2019



Course content
This course aims at introducing students to the current scientific and engineering developments in the fields of new materials for energy, environment, and health. Teachers in this course will promote cross-countries mutual understanding by engaging students into group discussions on technological challenges with students of different nationalities.
Purpose of class
The purpose of the course is to develop human resources that can utilize latest scientific findings in developing new technologies and engineers that have ability to bridge various scientific fields and work in different cultural environments. 
Goals and objectives
  1. The students can understand and explain how natural resources change the form and are utilized in our society.
  2. The students can understand and explain the production and conversion of energy and relevant applications in a daily life.
  3. The students can understand and explain basic science and current technological developments in the field of batteries and point-of-care testing.
  4. The students understand and explain the history and role of thin films and thermoelectrics in the development of technology.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Short quizzes Reports & presentation Total.
1. 10% 15% 25%
2. 10% 15% 25%
3. 10% 15% 25%
4. 10% 15% 25%
Total. 40% 60% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Orientation and self-introduction. preparation of self introduction 190minutes
2. Energy production and the related environmental effects. review of the lesson 190minutes
3. Advanced energy conversion and energy storage. review of the lesson 220minutes
4. Advanced materials and their day-life applications.
(presentation on classes from 1 to 3)
review of the lesson 190minutes
5. Japanese traditional materials. review of the lesson 190minutes
6. Resources in the earth. review of the lesson 190minutes
7. Carbon as flexible materials. review of the lesson 220minutes
8. Thermoelectric materials and their applications review of the lesson 190minutes
9. Science and technology of thin films part 1 review of the lesson 190minutes
10. Science and technology of thin films part 2 review of the lesson 220minutes
11. Nanostructured materials for energy and health. review of the lesson 200minutes
12. Batteries and their future. review of the lesson 200minutes
13. Point of-care medical devices. Smartphone-enabled chemical analysis. review of the lesson 200minutes
14. Group discussion about materials
(presentations on classes from 8 to 13)
review of the lesson 220minutes
Total. - - 2810minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Evaluation will be performed on the basis of short quizzes and/or reports/presentation.
Each teacher will explain in detail the evaluation method for his/her part.

Short quizzes will contribute 40% to your grade.
Reports/presentation will contribute 60% to your grade.

Students need at least 60% of the full score to pass this course.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in outside of the class (ScombZ, mail, etc.) Feedback is provided during office hours. Pls contact teacher in charge and make appointment.
Textbooks and reference materials
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact via E-mail, the e-mail addresses are: Dr. Ayako Yamamoto: ayako[at], Dr. Miryala Muralidhar: miryala1[at], Dr. Izabela Rzeznicka: izabela[at], Dr. Paolo Mele: pmele[at]
  • Office hours: on request
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • 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
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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