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Our mission

Observation of physical phenomena that no one has yet seen, new discoveries, and new technologies. We aim to be a laboratory where the enjoyment of pursuing new things gives birth to values and leads to people, knowledge, and technology that are useful to society. We are pioneering “phonon engineering”—the next-generation semiconductor thermal management technology made possible by semiconductor nanostructures based on deep physical understanding and design. Phonons are heat carriers, and advanced control of their transport will lead to applications such as thermal management in semiconductor devices, quantum communication networks, and thermoelectric energy harvesting. We hope that our physical exploration based on intellectual curiosity and the development of new technologies aimed at solving social problems will contribute to the construction of a knowledge society, green transformation, and carbon neutrality.

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Oct01Mr. Wang and Ms. Lin, D1 student, joined our group.
Sep27Dr. Yanagisawa won Best Presentation Award at the 20th Annual Conference of the Thermoelectrics Society of Japan.
Aug06Dr. Kim and Dr. Xin won Best Presentation Award at the 7th Phonon Engineering WS.
Jul03Ms. Marhic of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has joined our group as an internship student.
Jun30Prof. Paul from the University of Freiburg was invited to give an academic lecture on ‘Bayesian sensor calibration’.
May15Assistant Prof. Hamaoui from University of Gustave Eiffel has joined us as Short-term Visiting Researcher.
May10Dr. Huang won The Japan Society of Applied Physics Presentation Award.
May01Mr. Vo Van Qui from PSL University joined our group as an internship student.
Apr19Dr. Huang’s paper has been published in Nature Communications.
Apr07Prof. Anufriev received Young Scientist Award in Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Apr01Prof. Sawano from Tokyo City University has joined us as Visiting Professor, and Dr. Huang has joined us as Project Research Associate.
Dr. Wu has been promoted to Project Research Associate. Congratulations!

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We accept master and PhD students as well as post-doctral researchers.
Please contact Prof. Nomura.


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