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Let’s look at research on “science and engineering,” which has the power to enrich society.

CIST offers a wide variety of research themes for students to systematically study “science” and “technology,” which are indispensable for the creation of a comfortable society. Why not look at science and engineering research at Chitose Institute of Science and Technology and experience the joy of turning scientific knowledge into technology?

Okoshi Laboratory – Professor Kento Okoshi

Unpredictable fun in creating liquid crystal without knowing what might appear.

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Applied chemistryApplied physics
Research is being conducted on the use of polymer liquid crystals as optical materials. The latest theme is ultra high efficiency polarizing plates used for liquid crystal displays. With the aim of commercialization, joint research is also being conducted in collaboration with companies.
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Kawabe Laboratory – Professor Yutaka Kawabe

Quest for materials that make 3D images look more natural and beautiful

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Applied physics
Research activities involve plastic and bio based materials and for 3D displays, novel lasers and other applications. Holography makes more natural 3D images, taking the place of 2D TV. The laboratory's project had also been selected for a national support program.
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Karthaus Laboratory – Professor Olaf Karthaus

The world at the level of one billionth of a meter helps the global environment.

Related areas

Applied chemistryBiochemistryPolymer Science
New nano sized materials are being created by combining artificial materials and excellent natural materials such as pollen and spider silk. Optical and electron microscopes are used to observe and evaluate novel materials while proceeding with research.
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Kimura Laboratory – Professor Hiromi Kimura-Suda

“Light” elucidates the mechanism of diseases.

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Applied chemistryMedical engineeringApplied physics
Visible light and infrared light are both used in joint research processes with experts in all fields to elucidate the mechanism of diseases suffered by many people, such as osteoporosis, chronic kidney disease, and arteriosclerosis.
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Shimomura Laboratory – Professor Masatsugu Shimomura

Amazing nature technology hidden in insects

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Applied chemistryBiotechnology
Under the theme of biomimetics, research is being conducted to create new materials and devices that contribute to solve problems in modern society by utilizing the functions expressed by the microstructure of living organisms.
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Tanio Laboratory – Professor Norihisa Tanio

Plastics support cutting-edge technology.

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Applied chemistryApplied physics
While pursuing the relationship between the matter “polymer” and the physical phenomenon “light,” research is being conducted to enhance the optical properties of transparent polymers that support advanced technology.
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Li Laboratory – Professor Liming Li

Laser-assisted medical treatment wards off cancer.

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Medical engineeringApplied physicsElectrical and electronic engineering
Research conducted here concerns biomedical photonics focusing on the laser-assisted diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The laboratory contributes to the development of the increasingly important life medicine and medical fields.
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Umemura Laboratory – Associate Professor Nobuhiro Umemura

The evolution of lasers creates new technology.

Related areas

Applied physics
Special crystals are used to advance research intended to generate laser light with a wavelength (color) that could not be obtained with conventional equipment. The laboratory is taking on the challenge of creating a new laser light source.
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Sakai Laboratory – Associate Professor Ken-ichi Sakai

Vivid light synthetic molecules create materials with new functions.

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Materials chemistryPhotochemistryApplied physics
Based on a unique idea, a variety of fluorescent colors are realized for organic molecules and metal complexes, and are applied to organic EL devices and biological research as fluorescent sensors and fluorescent probes.
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Takada Laboratory – Associate Professor Tomoya Takada

New materials prepared using carbon the potentialities are unlimited

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Applied chemistryApplied physics
Our research is carried out to develop novel methods to modify nanocarbon materials by chemical reactions and control their chemical bonding with other raw materials and their interactions with various molecules The aim of our work is the development of new functional materials
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Hirai Laboratory – Associate Professor Yuji Hirai

Creating superior materials by learning from the nature unctions

Related areas

Biomimetics
Nature functions derived from the surface nano and microstructures are now the center of attention. Through fieldwork in which organisms are collected and researched, the laboratory aims to create artificial functional materials that reduce the burden on the environment.
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Ide Laboratory – Associate Professor Jun’ichiro Ide

Unraveling the relationship between forests and people based on water resources and courses

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Applied chemistry
Research focuses on the roles of forests in a watershed environment and people’s lives by elucidating the mechanisms behind spatiotemporal changes in water chemistry in forest ecosystems Advanced analytical techniques are used to analyze substances in water in various environments and explore their origins
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Oda Laboratory – Professor Naoki Oda

Hoping to support industry and daily life with robot technology

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Electrical and electronic engineering
Research subjects include various robots such as bipedal walking robots and robot wheelchairs to enhance the robot motion control technology and human/environment sensing technology required for human life support.
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Karasawa Laboratory – Professor Naoki Karasawa

The immeasurable expanse of a super-instantaneous laser

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Applied physicsElectrical and electronic engineering
An ultrashort light pulse is a laser that glows super-instantaneously. Research is being conducted on new possibilities of applying this advanced technology, expectedly in the fields of circuits, modeling, and diagnosis.
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Sasaki Laboratory – Professor Shinya Sasaki

With the development of optical communication, the boundaries of information will be got over.

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Electrical and electronic engineeringInformation and communication engineering
With the aim of sending as much information as possible as far as possible, research is being conducted on the development of high speed optical communication systems. Efforts are being made to develop technology that will contribute to next generation optical communication.
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Hasegawa Laboratory – Professor Makoto Hasegawa

The depth of switching technology that supports every possible kind of system

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Applied physicsElectrical and electronic engineering
For the purposes improving performances of electro mechanical switching devices as the core technology in daily life, research activities are being is performed through construction of unique 3D shape measurement systems as well as arc discharge evaluation systems.
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Fukuda Laboratory – Professor Makoto Fukuda

Learn how interesting craftmanship is through the design of electronic circuits.

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Electrical and electronic engineering
Students master the basics of analog electronic circuits and the design of electronic circuits using personal computers. They also learn high-frequency electronics technology that is indispensable in wireless communications such as smartphones and Wi-Fi.
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Yamanaka Laboratory – Professor Dean Akio Yamanaka

A wide variety of shining substances can be used as the material of new equipment and devices.

Related areas

Applied physics
The main research targets are substances that glow in bright colors, such as oxides, which are compounds of metal elements, oxygen, and luminescent ceramics. The laboratory is also conducting joint research with companies and working on the application of these to optical devices.
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Yoshimoto Laboratory – Professor Naoto Yoshimoto

A new network will connect all people and things.

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Electrical and electronic engineeringInformation and communication engineering
To realize a next-generation communication network that comfortably connects all people and things, efforts are being made to build a common network infrastructure by combining optical and wireless access.
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Aoki Laboratory – Associate Professor Hirooki Aoki

Support medical care and welfare by measuring the human body with 3D images

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Medical engineeringElectrical and electronic engineering
Research and development activities involve image measurement such as “non contact physiological measurement” that visualizes the movement of the heart with 3D imaging technology, and exercise support systems that utilize illusion.
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Eguchi Laboratory – Associate Professor Masashi Eguchi

How to realize faster and larger capacity optical fibers?

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Applied physicsInformation and communication engineeringSoftware engineering
Basic research to realize faster and larger capacity optical fibers is being conducted, and includes analysis of photonic crystal fibers, the proposal of new structures, and efficient simulation/analysis methods.
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Zhang Laboratory – Associate Professor Gongjian Zhang

Optical semiconductor technology will open up the future of an advanced information society.

Related areas

Applied physics
Research is being conducted on organic electronics and photonics materials and devices. The aim is to develop functional optical device technology that supports large-capacity, high-speed optical communications.
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Oda Laboratory – Associate Professor Hisaya Oda

Hoping to create unprecedented technology using artificial crystals that control light

Related areas

Applied physics
A photonic crystal has a nanostructure of which the refractive index changes periodically. Using it as an optical semiconductor, research is being conducted on applying it to new devices that control light.
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Imai/Ishida Laboratory – Professor Junichi Imai

Supporting easy-to-understand and interesting classes with ICT (information and communication technology)

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Software engineeringService science
With the key phrase of effective class design using digital teaching materials, teaching materials for classes are being developed in collaboration with high school teachers. The aim is to create future learning methods.
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Komatsugawa/Yamakawa Laboratory – Professor Hiroshi Komatsugawa

Aiming at a next-generation information system that can comfortably be used by anyone

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Information engineeringSoftware engineering
With the themes of training ICT specialists and developing next-generation applications, joint research on intelligent systems that utilize mobile devices is being conducted in collaboration with companies.
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Soga Laboratory – Professor Toshioki Soga

Quest for new services utilizing the benefits of mobile information terminals

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Information engineeringSoftware engineeringService science
Using mobile information terminals such as smartphones and tablets, research on the development and usage of new web services is being conducted with researchers nationwide. The services are actually used for improvement.
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Yamabayashi Laboratory – Professor Yoshiaki Yamabayashi

There should be ways to utilize existing resources for new technologies.

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Electrical and electronic engineeringInformation and communication engineering
Research on ultra high speed transmission over multimode fibers making effective use of installed optical fibers in buildings is being conducted. We are also working on research on liquid level height measurement technology that utilizes the reflection delay of laser pulses.
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Murai Laboratory – Professor Tetsuya Murai

VR, AI, and Unity

Related areas

Information engineeringService science
Information engineering / Service science
By UNITY, VR and AI, you can create your own brave new world.Its keys are "Kansei" and "granularity of information."

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Misawa Laboratory – Professor Akira Misawa

The IoT sensor network helps all industries to use ICT.

Related areas

Information and communication engineeringElectrical and electronic engineering
The aim is to find and solve familiar problems in daily life, including traffic information and health management, by combining sensing technology, information processing and communication technology from cases of the most advanced IoT systems.
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Kobayashi Laboratory – Professor Daiji Kobayashi

We always keep in mind that the importance of designing systems, products, and services based on Human-Centred Design that is an effective approach to systems and development that aims to make interactive systems more usable by focusing on the use of the system and applying human factors/ergonomics and usability knowledge and techniques. That means we should study the new knowledge for designing human-computer interactions in emergent society.

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Service science
Human-Computer Interaction, including designing immersive environment based on human factors/ergonomics and psychophysiology.Service Engineering, such as increasing usability of systems providing services based on human factors/ergonomics and service science.

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Fukuda Laboratory – Professor Hiroshi Fukuda

Further accelerating cutting-edge information and communication technology

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Applied physicsElectrical and electronic engineeringInformation and communication engineering
Applied physics, Electrical and electronic engineering, Information and communication engineering
Research into the application of LSI technology, which has throughly supported information processing for many years, to future photonics communications, is promoted.
The challenge is to make full use of both hard- and software.

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Imai/Ishida Laboratory – Associate Professor Yukiya Ishida

How to utilize ICT in educational settings

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Software engineeringService science
Research is being conducted on the use of ICT in educational settings. Classes and teaching materials are designed and developed based on the analysis of the current situation, and after actual use, the quality is enhanced by adding evaluations and improvements from the user's point of view.
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Hagihara Laboratory – Associate Professor Shigeki Hagihara

Using mathematics to create dependable software and secure protocols

Related areas

Computer scienceSoftware engineering
Research continues on methods for constructing dependable software and protocols that are not vulnerable to attacks by using mathematical approaches called formal methods.
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Fukamachi Laboratory – Lecturer Kenichi Fukamachi

Utilizing networks and big data to create a more comfortable society

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Information and communication engineeringSoftware engineering
Through the security, management, and operation of networks that connect computers, as well as programming and the development of server equipment itself, the laboratory is exploring the possibilities of using them.
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