Thermal management by nanotechnology

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," a 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.

Open positions

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

Recent news

Dr. Diego joined our group as Project Researcher.
Prof. Nomura has been appointed Deputy Director of the Institute.
Dr. Yanagisawa won Best Paper Award in PowerMEMS 2022 (IEEE).
Mr. Wu Xin from South China University of Technology and Mr. Yang Lei from Tsinghua University joined our group as Visiting Associate Research Fellow.
Mr. Huang got a doctorate's degree and graduated. Congratulations!
Dr. Yanagisawa has been promoted to Project Research Associate. Congratulations!
Ms. Singh got a master's degree and graduated. Congratulations!
Dr. Kosevich from Russian Academy of Sciences joined our group as Visiting Research Fellow.
Alumni and current lab members had an online reunion.
Ms. Coral from PSL University joined our group as Visiting Associate Research Fellow.
Assoc. Prof. Nomura has been promoted to a full professor. Congratulations!
Mr. Koike, D2 student, won the Excellent Poster Award in the 6rd Phonon Engineering WS.
"The University of Tokyo Komaba Research Campus Open House 2022" was held as a hybrid event. We opened our lab to the public at the site, and many people visited us.
Prof. Park from the University of Utah has joined us as JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan for the joint research.
Dr. Sato's paper has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications.
Dr. Zhang's paper has been published in npj Computational Materials (IF=13.2).
Dr. Anufriev's paper has been published in NPG Asia Materials (IF=10.5).
Prof. Nomura has been appointed Director of LIMMS/CNRS-IIS (IRL2820) International Collaborative Research Center.

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