Toward a safe, reliable, sustainable and vibrant global society
In October of 2014, Yokohama National University (YNU) used its selection for a grant in the fields of safety engineering and risk―which are two of the strongest fields at YNU―in FY2013 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as part of its Program for Promoting the Reform of National Universities, as an opportunity to establish the Institute of Advanced Sciences (IAS). Based on the notion of “risk symbiosis,” the IAS has begun conducting research to develop the kinds of rational risk management needed in the 21st century and to help make society safe, vibrant, and sustainable.
Striving for a safe risk-symbiosis society through cyber hardware security technology that is one step ahead of advancements in IT.
Information and Physical Security
（PI : Professor Tsutomu Matsumoto）
This research unit conducts research on one-step-ahead information and physical security techniques, developing and implementing……See the detail
Extremely Energy-Efficient Processors
（PI : Professor Nobuyuki Yoshikawa）
Our research goal is to realize extremely energy-efficient integrated circuits beyond the thermodynamic limit by using adiabatic and reversible circuits……See the detail
（PI : Professor Toshihiko Baba）This unit studies next era photonic devices such as optical interposers, LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, and bio-/environmental-sensors, in which various photonic functions including slow light, nanolaser……See the detail
Quantum Information Security
（PI : Professor Hideo Kosaka）
This research unit researches on quantum communications, quantum computers, and quantum repeaters interfacing them in the research area of quantum information security……See the detail
Creating safe and robust social infrastructures through advanced risk management and infrastructure management technologies.
Safety and Resilience of Infrastructure and Infrastructure Systems
（PI : Distinguished YNU Professor Yozo Fujino）
A large number of the civil infrastructures in Japan are aging. The safety and resilience of infrastructures and infrastructure systems are extremely important……See the detail
Safety Engineering and Risk Management of Energy Systems
（PI : Professor Atsumi Miyake）
This unit investigates loss prevention, hazard identification, risk management and safety promotion of technological systems such as process industries……See the detail
Promoting the social implementation of advanced knowledge and technologies and the creation of new social value using co-innovation dynamics within and across organizational boundaries.
（PI : Professor Seiji Manabe , Professor Masanori Yasumoto）
For innovations to realize their potential social value, advanced technologies and knowledge created by research institutes……See the detail
Chemistry of Hydrogen Energy Conversion
（PI : Professor Shigenori Mitsushima）
We develop systems and materials for direct electrosynthesis of energy carriers and non-precious metal oxide electrocatalysts……See the detail
In the current world of academic society, there is fierce competition on an international scale for acquiring outstanding human resources. In other words, “brain circulation” is accelerating. Making use of such conditions, the Institute of Advanced Sciences focuses on bringing in the best international researchers who explore the field of sustainable living with environmental risks, and promote the improvement of the system for acquiring such researchers. As a result, we can expect the formation of an international center which is capable of starting international projects, conducting creative research, and obtaining outstanding research results. By having well-known corporate researchers, which the Institute of Advanced Sciences plans to acquire, participate in such research activities, we aim for the strengthening of exit strategies connected with the implementation of research results, and can expect to uncover research seeds and create new research projects based on the needs of society.
Our overseas partner institutions are listed below. Information on the support system for researchers from overseas (currently under development) is also available below.
Also placing importance on industrial-academic partnerships, Yokohama National University proactively promotes industry-academic collaborative research led both YNU researchers and corporate researchers. The Institute of Advanced Sciences focuses on bringing in the best corporate researchers as key people who can plan for faster implementation of the newest research results in the field of sustainable living with environmental risks, and promote the improvement of the system for acquiring such researchers. With the expectation of well-known international researchers at the Institute of Advanced Sciences participating in such industry-academic collaborative research, we can anticipate the new development of industrial technologies which deal with environmental risks in Japan.
The Institute of Advanced Sciences is currently involved in industry-academic collaborative research with the following companies. Information on the support system for researchers from the industrial world (currently under development) is also available below.