Materials Science for desirable Selection — Constructing new principles toward a sustainable development society


The transition to a circular economy is considered vital for realizing a sustainable development society and necessitates changes in conventional manufacturing and materials circulation. This strategic objective focuses on new materials science that will be cultivated by “selection” and “multifunctionality control” as key concepts, which greatly contributes to the paradigm shift in manufacturing and materials circulation. Through this pursuit, we will create highly functional materials that are not bound by resource constraints or environmental regulations as well as circulation and process technology that achieves ultra-high energy and resource efficiency. By building platforms for the advanced analysis and evaluation of these technologies from a variety of perspectives, including sociological perspectives such as energy and LCA, we will aim at establishing foundation for manufacturing and materials circulation technologies from complex materials in the real environment.


Strategic Planning, Research and Development Division