The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP) was established in 1957 as a national joint research institute at the University of Tokyo to promote condensed matter physics and materials science research in Japan. In 2010, ISSP was granted a license to operate as a joint research center and act as a center of excellence in condensed matter physics and materials science. Since its inception,research, education, and joint research are the core axes of our activities.
To lead the cutting-edge research in the studies of the physical properties of materials.
- To develop medium- and large-scale state-of-the-art research equipment for opening or advancing new research fields.
- As a Joint Research center, develop new fields of academic research based on ideas colleceted from a broad research community.
- Promote prominent young scholars and personnel exchange.
- As an international research hub, develop networks in condensed matter physics and materials science.
- Contribute to the society by cooperating with industry and giving feedback on basic science issues.
ISSP is comprehensively advancing basic condensed matter physics and materials science by collaborating on fundamental and important aspects of experimental and theoretical research. Our experimental work includes topics such as the synthesis of new materials, creation of new nanostructures, and the development of unique measurement methods, while theoretical studies pursue the development of new concepts, models, and calculation methods.
About 300 scientific papers are published by ISSP researchers every year.
We are committed to graduate school education in condensed matter physics and materials science by utilizing our unique and specialized research facilities. Depending on the research field, the faculty members belong to either the Graduate School of Science with a major in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering; the Department of Physics with a major in Engineering; or the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences with a major in Physics, Complexity Science, or Engineering. We are also fostering young researchers in interdisciplinary fields of study beyond conventional educational frameworks. Guidance for prospective students is organized every year. For students enrolled in the first semester of the College of Liberal Arts,Kashiwa Campus Science Camp is held as an introductory study program.
We accept prospective research associates, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers, assist them in building an excellent research environment and careers at educational research organizations in Japan and abroad.
ISSP is a joint research institute for scientists in condensed matter physics in Japan, bringing together many visiting researchers who wish to use our facilities. The ISSP joint-research program is operated by two committees consisting of ISSP faculty and external board members.
ISSP regular workshops, ISSP workshops, seminars, colloquiums are held for presentation and open discussion.
Collaborative Research between Industry and ISSP
Our joint research activities with industry partners cover a broad range of companies specializing in battery materials, catalysts, cosmetics, and food. We utilize our know-how on designing new materials, synthesis and evaluation, and developing new principles.
The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Kashiwanoha 5-1-5, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581, Japan
(A) Regular Budget (Personnel) from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
(B) Regular Budget (Non-Personnel) from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
(C) Other Subsidies from the Government
(D) Grant-in-Aid from Private Corporations
(E) Grant-in-Aid from Governmental Agencies and Private Corporations
(F) Grant-in-Aid from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
|Associate Professors||16||Project Associate Professors||1|
|Research Associates||39||Project Research Associates||7|
|Project Researchers||48||Technical Associates||57|