Welcome to the Aoki Lab, Theoretical Material Science, Solid Surface Science
Since Kenichi Fukui won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981, molecular orbital theory, which developed in the field of quantum chemistry, has been granted “citizenship” in molecular science. However, in the future, giving experimentalists guidelines for material synthesis by playing a useful role in material design will be important from the standpoint of both reducing the cost of such synthesis and increasing its environmental friendliness.
In the Aoki Lab, we are research to implement the next generation supercomputer by developing the novel quantum chemical method for the highly-efficient and accurate in the of gigantic matter materials. Although it may seem difficult to create new methods using only paper and pencil, it can be fun to see the results of your own thinking. Our goal is not only to have fun with theories, but also to use the software we developped to elucidate and predict the functions of polymers, nano-, and biol- systems (electric and magnetic properties, non-linear optical phenomena, cooperative phenomena, etc.), design new functional materials, and provide information that can serve as guidelines for material synthesis.
The Aoki Lab works to give its research activities a global cast by participating in joint research and exchanges with overseas researchers (from the countries such as China, Canada, Germany, U.S., Poland, and Belgium), and we carry out extensive research for national institutes and corporations. We have also welcomed JSPS foreign researchers and international students.