Research Activity

Although TTI has a history of only 38 years, it has already been recognized as one of the world's leading academic institutions in research. It now has three research centers supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), as well as projects running with significantly large grants supported by MEXT and other government agencies.


Toyota Central R&D Laboratories


  • Research Center for
    Smart Vehicles
    Project Leader. Yutaka Sasaki
  • Nanotechnology Platform
    Program (Fabrication) of
    the MEXT, Japan
    Project Manager. Minoru Sasaki
  • Research Center for
    Smart Energy Technologies
    Project Leader. Yoshio Ohshita
  • Research and Development for
    High Efficiency and Low Cost
    III-V/Si Tandem Solar Cells and Modules
    Project Leader. Masafumi Yamaguchi
  • Research Center for
    Smart Photons and Materials
    Project Leader. Yasutake Ohishi
  • Research and Development of Common
    Platform for Silicon Solar Cell Processes
    Based on Advanced Multiple Technologies
    Project Leader. Yoshio Ohshita
  • Research Center for
    Advanced Catalysis
    Project Leader. Yukihiro Motoyama

TTI at Chicago

TTI has a unique system of programs that offer various means of support and encouragement, enabling its faculty and researchers to carry out cutting-edge research in the fields of science and engineering.

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