The technological innovations now unfolding at amazing speed around the world are supported at their foundations by the evolution of new materials and advances in materials processing technology. Tohoku University has long been internationally renowned for its research and education in the science and technology of materials.
This reputation began with the establishment of the Research Institute and Department of Metallurgy in the early 1920s. The group has been growing and changing ever since, in order to remain in step with the dramatic growth in science and technology.
Today, undergraduate education is overseen by faculty members of the three departments, and research and education at the graduate level are administered by the three departments and two research institutes: The Institute for Materials Research and the Institute for Advanced Materials Processing.