Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2023Nagaoka University of Technology

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Advanced Light Metallic Materials Laboratory

Industry-Academia Fusion Specially Appointed Lecture / NAKATA Taiki

Industry-Academia Fusion Specially Appointed LectureNAKATA Taiki

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  • The lightest material : Magnesium
  • Comprehensive research : from Manufacturing Technology to Analysis
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Industry-Academia Fusion Specially Appointed Lecture / NAKATA Taiki
Has an uncompromising honesty to research development. Work with students for some experiments such as casting, wrought processing and microstructural characterization. Students sometimes get strict opinion against their data and consideration if they poorly understand the results.

Research Content

The main purpose is to develop high-performance magnesium alloys that can be used as structural components of transportation vehicles.
We try to do collaborative works with industries. The ''industry-academia'' collaboration helps us to tackle issues which hinder wide application of magnesium alloys.
We are doing some national projects as well. They motivate us to focus on challenging studies.

An application example of newly developed Mg alloy; bumper reinforcement for automobiles.

A Day in the Lab

We have machines for casting, extrusion, and rolling. They enable us to freely design new alloys and processing conditions. Also, various microscopes (optical microscopes and electron microscopes) are available as well as mechanical testing machines. Without setting core time, students can start experiments whenever they want to try.
Such work environment encourages us to improve the planning ability of research.

A scene from daily experiments; SEM observation

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Development of room-temperature formable and corrosion-resistant Mg alloy sheets
  • (M)Elucidation of texture formation in Mg alloy sheets.
  • (M)Development of super-ductile Mg alloy extrusions.

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Shin-Etsu Chemikal
  • Hitachi High-Tech Science
  • Nippon Kinzoku
  • Kobe Steel
  • Suzuki Motor Coporation
  • Hitachi Metals
  • Daido Steel
  • Isuzu Motors
Writer : KAIBE Keigo, Mechanical Engineering
(National Instiute of Technology, Tsuyama College)