Radioisotope Research Laboratory

A joint-use facility for the Graduate School of Engineering that enables safe use of radioisotopes (RIs), which serve as probes in fundamental research

A century after the discovery of radioactivity by A. H. Becquerel, radioisotopes (RIs), along with X-rays and accelerator beams, are now used in a wide variety of ways, ranging from research exploring the fundamental principles of nature to scientific and technical work in the fields of biology and the life sciences, medicine, and the environment. The RI Research Laboratory of the Graduate School of Engineering provides centralized management of RI work, and a joint-use facility where RIs can be handled safely and securely. This RI lab also serves to promote exchange between academic staff and students from different disciplines, and therefore also as a breeding ground for the emergence of new disciplines.