Professor: Fujihiro Hamba

Yoshitaka Umeno Associate Professor

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Computational materials science and mechanics

Research content

Atomistic and electronic modeling simulations based on molecular dynamics and/or the first principles (ab initio) density functional theory enable highly reliable analysis of mechanical properties of nanometer-scale materials, namely deformation and strength. They can also clarify the mechanism of a wide variety of physical properties including magnetism and ferroelectricity. Using such simulation techniques my lab is carrying out analyses ranging from the ideal strength of materials and structural instability of nanomaterials to the multiphysics of functional materials, i.e. the effect of deformation on the properties of magnetic and ferroelectric materials.