Academic Staff and Fellows

NAKANO Hitoshi
Professor Ph.D. in Laser engineering
Department/Electric and Electronic Engineering 
Department of Electric and Electronic Enngineering
Graduate school/Innovative Engineering Electronic Engineering(兼担)

We are actively conducting research related to laser and electrical energy control, for example, development of new lasers, new functional materials by laser treatment, laser peening, and development of fast high-voltage switch using power semiconductors.

Laser peening experiments for improving mechanical performance of Metals

Research Area Laser Engineering
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Electrical circuit I, and II, Lasers and Electro-optics, Engineering design
Teaching (Graduate Course) Laser engineering, Laser processing
Research Interests Laser applications with high-power pulsed lasers
Development of a longitudinally excited gas laser
Laser peening
Development of functional materials by lasers
Fast high-voltage solid state switch using power semiconductor devices
Selected Publications (1) Simple and Compact Longitudinally Excited CO2 Laser Driven with a Fast High-Voltage Solid-State Switch, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering, Vol. 14, pp. 186-189 (2019).
(2) Effect of laser peening with glycerol as plasma confinement layer, Applied Physics A, Vol. 124:250 (2018).
(3) Effects of Laser Peening Parameters on Plastic Deformation in Stainless Steel, Journal of Laser Micro/Nanoengineering
Vol. 11, pp.227-231 (2016).
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Study on improvement of laser irradiation uniformity in high power laser system for inertial confinement fusion, Osaka university, 25 March 1993.
Biography 1993 Assistant Professor, Kindai university
1999 Visiting scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
2010 Full professor, Kindai university

Laser Engineering Laboratory

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Academic Staff and Fellows