Dodbiba Research Group
Laboratory for Materials Processing, Recovery, and Recycling
Novel technologies are required for sustainable materials processing, to cope with the depletion of natural resources and environmental challenges. In an attempt to design a more sustainable future, Dodbiba Research Group is committed to finding innovative engineering solutions and developing materials or technologies. Our group identifies problems and works for solving them by pushing the boundaries of the current knowledge and expertise.
Dodbiba Research Group is interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of the behaviors of materials, minerals, solid wastes and effluent in aqueous systems. The topics we study are highly interdisciplinary, working at the interface of physics, physical chemistry, and colloidal chemistry. In our group, we carry out experiments and employ computer simulations to explore and develop environmentally-friendly chemical or physical processing methods and/or synthesize novel functional materials. We are particularly focused on improving efficiency and/or lowering the environmental impact of materials processing operations, by using less energy and resources as well as reducing emissions.
Finally, Dodbiba Research Group actively pursues collaborative research projects with other researchers at UTokyo and elsewhere, to assess the accuracy and reliability of our experimental results and predictions as well as to find inspiration for creative new ideas.