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. Norimichi Ukita
  • Nanotechnology Platform
    Program (Fabrication) of
    the MEXT, Japan
    Project Manager. Minoru Sasaki
  • Research Center for
    Smart Energy Technologies
    Project Leader. Yoshio Ohshita
  • Investigation into unusual
    behaviors in electron and
    lattice thermal conductivity
    Project Leader. Tsunehiro Takeuchi
  • Research Center for
    Smart Photons and Materials
    Project Leader. Yasutake Ohishi
  • Microscopic imaging systems utilizing
    ultrafast infrared lasers:development
    and application for life science
    Project Leader. Takao Fuji
  • Research and Development of Common
    Platform for Silicon Solar Cell Processes
    Based on Advanced Multiple Technologies
    Project Leader. Yoshio Ohshita

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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