‘Energy Materials and Devices’ aims to discover energy solutions and investigate scientific fundamentals in terms of material science and electronic devices for affluent and perpetual humanity. This track is constituted by numerous experts in a variety of research fields and pursues generating unprecedented and efficient ways by combining the expertise and creativity of KENTECH members.
Why should we study this track?
Current humanity faces up to energy crisis and climate change coming from conventional carbon-based energy systems. To overcome these issues directly related to human survival, we have to find sustainable and carbon-neutral solutions, shifting the energy paradigm with creative thoughts and methods. ‘Energy Materials and Devices’ will deal with the issues by making innovations in views of material science & application processing which are the very basic factors for all of energy solutions.
What do we learn from this track?
In order to explore the solutions for the above purpose, ‘Energy Materials & Devices’ provides students with education enabling to be world-leading experts in research fields related to the conversion of infinite energy sources surrounding our life to electrical energy, transmission, and storage. In terms of scientific fundamentals, students will learn a variety of majors: chemical engineering, electrical engineering, organic/inorganic materials engineering, mechanical engineering, physics. Furthermore, faculties in this track have investigated numerous energy research fields including ‘photovoltaics’, ‘secondary battery’, ‘power semiconductors’, ‘quantum imaging’, and ‘nanomaterials science’. It should be an exceptional opportunity for students to experience research diversity and expand energy research perspectives.
Not other institutes but KENTECH
The faculties and students in this track will move forward to innovate solutions against energy crisis by fusing interdisciplinary backgrounds and research areas from a series of energy conversion-storage-transmission systems to cutting-edge analysis for in-situ/operando quantum imaging technology.
This track will operate ‘Energy Material Platform Center(???)’ facilitating upscale pilot test systems to realize commercial products based on invented results from laboratory-scale research.
What will it mean for my future and career? / What study we can do after graduation?
There is a shortage of professionals in energy technology. The demand for human resources in the fields of next-generation semiconductors, rechargeable batteries, and advanced materials is expected to increase in the future. The Energy Materials and Devices curriculum provides an understanding of the underlying principles of energy conversion-storage-transmission systems. After graduation from this track, graduates can start up a business or find employment in a wide range of institutions, including government ministries, universities, and companies. Further study at Master or PhD level is a popular option, and enables students to acquire specialist knowledge in a particular sector.