University-Industry Cooperation and Research Program Division,
Research Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

University-Industry Research Cooperation Societally Applied Scientific Linkage and Collaboration

University-Industry Cooperative Research Committees

Aims and Goals

The committee focuses on global environmental disruptions, the effects of global warming, and the maintenance of human health.

The committee’s focus includes measures to prevent natural and man-made disasters.

There is a need for a clear grasp of two fields: research into materials themselves and research into objects, structures, apparatus parts, and entire devices composed of materials other than completely fault-free solid matter on the atomic and nanometer levels and their shapes and sizes. Our dual goals based on this philosophy are to achieve remarkably high precision and performance in various kinds of structures, devices, and equipment while ensuring high reliability and safety.

Research Themes

1. Analysis of methodologies and research and development applied to practical technologies for science, engineering, and medicine, involving everything from ultra-small materials and devices to huge materials and structures
2. Research and development involving the tensile strength, high precision, and high reliability of materials, devices, and structures
3. Marked improvements in the strength and longevity of materials and structures at high temperatures and development of high degrees of precision and reliability
4. Research and development involving high performance materials and structures for hydrogen environments or use in hydrogen
5. Development of national and international standardization technology regarding advanced and existing materials

Committee Chairperson

A.Toshimitsu Yokobori.Jr
specially appointed professor
Teikyo University


June 1960

Membership Composition   (As of Apr.2017)

Academia: 22
Industry: 16
Total membership: 38


Prevention of global environmental disruption and maintenance of human health

Committee Achievements and Special Activities

Subcommittee 1: Fusing nano, meso, and macroscopic structures; constructing new paradigms; and applying those paradigms to science, engineering, medicine, etc.

Subcommittee 2: Dramatically improving the performance of the structures of materials in terms of their high-temperature strength and fracture strength and ensuring their precision, reliability, and safety

Subcommittee 3: Research and development of safe and effective applied hydrogen technologies for environmental durability, particularly for various structures and infrastructures

Special Activities
Active in the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards as an influential Japanese support group Now applying for ISO certification
The Japanese representative has been the chairperson of this committee since research began in 1986.
Co-hosting the Japan National Symposium on Strength, Fracture, and Fatigue (hosting the 52nd symposium)
Holding two international symposia and being an influential host organization at the 10th International Congress on Fracture (this field’s largest conference) in Hawaii in 2001

Standardized Stress Corrosion Cracking Test Methods, edited by this committee, p. 90, 1985, published by the Society of Materials Science, Japan

Standardized Ductile Fracture Toughness Test Methods for Ductile-Brittle Transition Temperature Ranges, edited by this committee, p. 104, 1995, published by the Society of Materials Science, Japan

Materials Strength and Fracture Science: Creative Advances and Applications, edited by this committee, p. 308, 1999, published by Sasaki Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.