About Department of Energy and Materials

Opened in April 2022

Study energy, create new technologies
Achieve the SDGs for a brighter future

Energy is innovating like never before. Now is the time to study energy and create new technologies so that the world can reduce fossil fuel use and become carbon free, as well as build a society where people can live in health and comfort.
To contribute to this brighter future and help the world achieve the SDGs, Kindai has established the Department of Energy and Materials.
Graduates who have studied energy and can contribute to the realisation of the SDGs are just what many sectors of industry are looking for. Kindai graduates can work at energy-related companies in the electricity, gas, and petroleum sectors, as well as at manufacturers in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, housing, medical equipment, materials, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.
They can also get teaching licences (for science subjects) or proceed to graduate school.

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Find and develop your strengths.
New department comprises three learning fields and three pillars of the energy field.

Education policy: Create a vision for the energy field and foster students who can make this vision a reality.
Society’s needs: Achieve SDGs, build the foundation for Society 5.0.
Foster student’s practical skills to carry out synergistic manufacturing by closely integrating chemistry, electric and electronic engineering, nuclear energy engineering, mechanical engineering, and life sciences.

Message from the Manager of the Department of Energy and Materials

Professor SUDO Atsushi

Professor SUDO Atsushi

The instructors in this new department have a range of expertise in areas such as hydrogen, plasma, coordination compounds, macromolecules, solar cells, nuclear physics, mechanics, and life sciences. This department was born of the desire to bring all this expertise together in comprehensive research into energy and materials that would lead to future energy technologies. My wish is to see students learn about the energy conversion at work behind all mechanisms and then use their knowledge towards future manufacturing. I also hope that students will think about the future of energy so that together we can create technologies for a more sustainable future.

Academic Staff

ATSUMI Hisao ARITOMO Yoshihiro OTSUKA Teppei TAKEMURA Yuichiro NOGAMI Masanobu IKEDA Atsutoshi TANAKA Senku FUCHIHATA Manabu KONNO Daijiro NAKAZAWA Naotaka OKUBO Takashi KAWASHITA Norihito SUDO Atsushi NAKAI Hidetaka KITOH Hirotaka



Energy and Materials Lab, 4th Floor, Building 38

Students in the first to third years take the Energy and Materials Experiments class in which they get both theory and practice in physics, chemistry, and life sciences, and in various energy technologies. This gives them the foundations for understanding advanced manufacturing.

Department Overview, Curriculum

Department Overview

Name Department of Energy and Materials
Start April 2022
Location Higashiosaka Campus, Kindai University
No. of entrants 120
Faculty dean YAMAGUCHI Yoshihiro
Department dean SUDO Atsushi
No. of instructors 15
Degree Bachelor’s degree (science)

Curriculum (Excerpt)

  1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Lectures and Exercises Introduction to Energy and Materials
Introduction to Physics for Energy and Materials
Introduction to Chemistry for Energy and Materials

Experiments in Fundamental Physics
Experiments in Fundamental Chemistry
Experiments in Chemistry for Energy and Materials
Exercises for Mathematics in Chemistry
Exercises for Mathematics in Physics
Introduction to Future Energy Infrastructure
Fundamentals of Environmental Energy Science
Chemistry of Energy and Materials 1
Chemistry of Energy and Materials 2
Life Device Energy Physics
Fundamentals of Biophysics

Experiments in Physics for Energy and Materials 1
Experiments in Physics for Energy and Materials 2
Exercises for Mathematical Analysis
Fundamentals of Chemical Information Processing
Fundamentals of Mathematical Information Processing
Hydrogen Energy Engineering
Electric Energy Generation and Transport
Quantum Physics and Engineering
Optoelectronic Functional Chemistry
Molecular Devices Engineering
Molecular Functional Chemistry
Introduction to Biological Sensors
Bioinformatics Engineering
Biomechanical Engineering

Experiments in Biology for Energy and Materials
Practice of Informatics
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis
Small-Group Instruction Basic Seminar 1
Basic Seminar 2
Seminar on Energy and Materials 1
Seminar on Energy and Materials 2
Seminar on Energy and Materials 3
Seminar on Energy and Materials 4
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis

Qualifications, Certification Tests

Qualifications obtainable with predefined credits

  • Type 1 senior high school teaching licence (science)
  • Type 1 junior high school teaching licence (science)
  • Librarian

All departments in Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • IT passport
  • Fundamental information technology engineer

Closely related qualifications, certification tests

  • Certified energy manager
  • Radiation protection supervisor (first class, second class)
  • Radiology technologist