Faculty Members

Professor: | Toshihiro Kawakatsu, Riichiro Saito, Naokazu Shibata |

Associate Professor: | Nariya Uchida, Takashi Koretsune, Joji Nasu |

Assistant Professor: | Wataru Izumida, Atsushi Ono, Tatsuya Nakajima, Takahiro Murashima, Hisatoshi Yokoyama, Tuan Hung Nguyen, Muhammad Shoufie UKHTARY |

Research themes

The condensed matter theory group covers
a large area of solid state physics and statistical physics,
based on two fundamental frameworks;
quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. Exotic,
new and fundamental properties are of interest in
highly correlated systems, soft materials,
nano-materials, quasi-crystal and so on.
In addition to analytical approach, we perform numerical
calculations for non-equilibrium
systems or for electronic systems using
sophisticated techniques.
Domestic and international collaborations
with experimental groups or industries stimulate our
activities significantly.
Every member of this large group is available for
discussions on a daily basis,
thereby helping student to understand
many aspects of current physics. The following lists the research subjects for each groupmember. Further details can be found from the Web, or direct contact with group members can be made by e-mail.

Toshihiro KAWAKATSU

Theory and simulation on the mesoscopic structures and their dynamics of soft materials such as polymers and surfactants.

Riichiro SAITO

Solid State Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Electronic properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Atomic-layer materials, Resonant Raman Spectroscopy, Surface Plasmon

Naokazu SHIBATA

Theory of strongly correlated electron systems, computer simulations of electronic and structural properties of solid.

Nariya UCHIDA

collective phenomena and pattern formation in non-equilibrium and biological systems, nonlinear dynamics, synchronization, active matter

Takashi KORETSUNE

First-principles study and materials design. Especially, phenomena associated with electron-phonon interactions or spin-orbit interactions such as superconductivity, magnetism, and anomalous Hall effect.

Joji NASU

Theory on phenomena emerging due to strong electron correlations and entanglement between multi-degrees of freedom such as spin and orbital.

Wataru IZUMUDA

Mesoscopic systems, nano-materials, such as carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, nano-mechanics

Atsushi ONO

Photoinduced phenomena and ultrafast dynamics in strongly correlated electron systems.

Tatsuya NAKAJIMA

Theoretical study of low-dimensional electron systems in semiconductors, especially, quantum Hall systems.

Takahiro MURASHIMA

Polymer physics, rheology, nonequilibrium molecular dynamics, multiscale simulation.

Hisatoshi YOKOYAMA

Strongly correlated electron systems, especially, on high-temperature superconductivity, conductor-insulator transitions, magnetism, organic conductors, cold-atom systems, etc.

Tuan Hung NGUYEN

Fundamental theory and simulation of materials intelligence for energy applications; thermoelectrics, solid-state batteries and artificial muscles.

Muhammad Shoufie UKHTARY *In office until September 2021

Optical properties of low-dimensional material, surface plasmon related phenomena in low-dimensional material