Nara Institute of Science and Technology Division for Research Strategy

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Future Project Laboratories

The Tenure Track Laboratory has been established in accordance with the New Research Area Creation Challenge Program "Project to discover and nurture young researchers", one of the University's efforts in the Research University Enhancement Promotion Project. This program invites young researchers from around the world who will play a leading role in research at NAIST in the future, and grants them the position and research environment of independent researchers as specially appointed associate professors which lead to the tenure track.

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

YOSHIDA Syosuke, Specially appointed Associate Professor

Since its establishment in December 2017, in collaboration with the Division of Biological Science, the Graduate School of Science and Technology, he explores the functions of microorganisms and develops technologies and refineries that contribute to environmental problems by utilizing these functions.

Robot Learning Laboratory

MATSUBARA Takamitsu, Specially Appointed Associate Professor

Since its establishment in January 2019, in collaboration with the Division of Information Science, the Graduate School of Science and Technology, he is conducting research on robot learning technology, which is a fusion area of machine learning and robotics, and its real-world applications, with the aim of realizing the advanced perception, judgment, and behavioral functions of robots that play an active role in the human-centered environment.

Promoted Professors

Nanomaterials and Polymer Chemistry Laboratory

AJIRO Hiroharu, Professor

Since its establishment in January 2015, in collaboration with the Division of Materials Science at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, he is engaged in research on the synthesis of new functional polymer materials through molecular design, in particular biocompatible and biodegradable polymers. In April 2019, he was promoted to professor in the Division of Materials Science.

Social Computing Laboratory

ARAMAKI Eiji, Professor

Since its establishment in September 2015, in collaboration with the Division of Information Science, the Graduate School of Science and Technology, he has been conducting research on the practical application of information technology, mainly in the fields of medical informatics, web engineering, and natural language processing. In April 2020, he was promoted to professor in the Division of information Science.

Plant Symbiosis Laboratory

YOSHIDA Satoko, Professor

Since its establishment in April 2016, in collaboration with the Division of Biological Science, the Graduate School of Science and Technology, she aims to elucidate the mechanism of biological interactions between parasitic and host plants using molecular biology and molecular genetics.

Materials Informatics Laboratory

HATANAKA Miho, Specially Appointed Associate Professor

Since its establishment in April 2017, in collaboration with the Division of Materials Science, the Graduate School of Science and Technology, she aims to clarify the mechanism of chemical reactions and the functional expression of functional materials using theoretical chemistry and computational chemistry and establish design guidelines for new materials by analyzing obtained computational data using informatics technology including machine learning. In April 2020, she was transferred to Keio University.