Human resource development through education
A dynamic cross-sectional curriculum from interdisciplinary perspectives has been adopted for this program which encompasses disciplines from both Engineering Sciences and Engineering Systems along with fundamentals of natural sciences. Students will be able to receive a comprehensive education in a wide range of fields, beginning with fundamentals and moving on to putting their knowledge into practice. Thus, aim of this program is to develop engineers, who having high potentials and wide overall vision, as future leaders of the society will contribute to develop, design, create, manage and run innovative systems that will help to elevate people's lives in the society.
Nobel Laureate Hideki Shirakawa, Professor Emeritus
Chemistry and Physics, Fusion of Science and Engineering and the Discovery/ Development of Conducting Polymers
Professor Emeritus Hideki Shirakawa, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has pioneered a new area called "Conductive Polymer" that reverses the conventional common sense that plastics do not pass electricity.
The invention of conductive polymer through which electricity can conduct was realized through combination of the chemical properties of thin film poly acetylene with the physical method called doping for improving the conductivity. That is, the conductive polymer can be said to be "a gift by fusion of chemistry and physics". In that sense, the conductive polymer is a "barefoot example of science and technology fusion" where the outcome of science has been applied to engineering and is a fine example of the viion that the program of " Interdisciplinary Engineering" is focusing.