Advanced Research Laboratories (ARL) is TCUfs research base, which opened in 2004 with cutting-edge experiment devices. ARL consists of the following four research centers, Exploratory Research Laboratories, Incubation Laboratory, etc., and not only conducts research activities within the university but also actively promotes collaborative research with corporations and other universities and research institutes and tries to promptly share the findings with society. In addition, it is also a major feature that undergraduate and graduate students actively participate in projects.
TCU so far has directly worked on the development of highly efficient energy-usage technologies, including methanol fuel cells, as well as the establishment of environmental load-reducing technologies using photocatalysts, etc. At this center, based on these achievements, researchers specializing in environmental and energy areas have been conducting the development of clean energy and research of eco-friendly technologies, making use of their own expertise and skills.
This research center is mainly dedicated to the research and education for silicon-based electronics and photonics with the aid of nano-technology at the cutting edge. A joint research project with other universities and institutions has been conducted to promote a wide variety of research activities in these fields; ultra-high speed silicon hetero-structure electronic devices, current-injected silicon-based light-emitting devices, and advanced simulations aiming at optimal design for these electronic and photonic devices. All the research findings were published in international scientific journals and also released on the Internet.
This facility was founded in 1992, aiming at developing applied technologies related to hydrogen energy and studying clean hydrogen energy that will not damage the earthfs environment based on experience in the research and development of clean hydrogen automobiles for as many as 30 years. Research and development of hydrogen vehicles entered a new development stage of pursuing higher power, and our movement from now on is attracting major attention from inside and outside Japan.
This center is conducting research aimed at developing a biochip for a biological interface that combines the silicon-based semiconductor device and a novel carbon nanotube-based device. In addition, we also advance the biocompatibility study of a biochip using stem cells that come under the spotlight in the field of the regenerative medicine. The main staff of the center is belongs to the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Tokyo City University. The center is aimed to actively cooperate with researchers belong to other universities.
- Research on carbon nanotube-based biosensors
- Research on fabrication and characterization of silicon quantum effect devices
- Research on neurogenesis plays on the biochip using stem cells
- Research on improvement of the biocompatibility of nanomaterials
- Research on quantitative analysis of the degree of affinity for tissue of the biochips
using image processing technologies