Faculty and Researchers

Innovative Engineering

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Innovative Engineering.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2022 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2023 academic year.

IWASAKI Mitsunobu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Inorganic Materials Chemistry

We make full use of environmentally friendly methods to fabricate artificial bone that enables fracture patients to live their lives as comfortably as possible. We are also actively involved in creating markers that enable the detection of even single cancer cells and colorants that change hue depending on the viewing angle.

OTSUKA Teppei

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Advanced Energy Environment Application Laboratory
Materials science for energy, Science and technology for hydrogen isotopes, Transport phenomena of elements in materials, Irradiation effects on materials

The research interests are safety confinement, storage and handling of hydrogen isotopes and radioactive elements in materials. Experiments and simulation on transport phenomena of elements in materials and interactions of radiation and materials are conducted.

OKADA Masaaki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Landscape & Heritage Study Laboratory
Landscape Engineering, History of Civil Engineering, Industrial Heritage, Heritage Studies

Research on landscape evaluation and history of civil engineering. We embrace the concept of using landscapes near to us as community assets in doing design. We start with familiar places, and identify issues and research ways to resolve them.

KOMINAMI Hiroshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Surface Design Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry, Catalytic Chemistry

Catalysts are what control chemical reactions. This laboratory develops intelligent catalysts to enable more effective resource utilization and allow full use of natural energy sources and waste materials. In addition, we also conduct research on earth-friendly chemical reactions such as energy conversion and environmental cleanup.

TOZAKI Yasuyoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Power Transmission System Laboratory
Machine Elements, Tribology, Machine Dynamics

We develop systems to make it possible to control motive power using new mechanisms that replace gears and to monitor operating status. We also do research aimed at their application to a wide range of machinery such as micromachines and large-scale wind power generation systems.

NAKANO Hitoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laser Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering

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.

NISHIYABU Kazuaki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
Machining, Composites Manufacturing, Micro/Nano Fabrication, Metal Powder Injection Molding

How do we effectively utilize advanced materials to boost the capabilities, performance, and environmental adaptability of components used in products such as aircraft and automobiles? We research processing methods that form the essential foundations of manufacturing. In particular, we are developing methods and equipment for manufacturing composite materials that combine metal, polymer, and ceramic. We make materials and machines myself, and explore the importance of "Connecting with different things".

HARADA Takashi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Precision Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
Parallel Mechanisms, Precision Machinery, Machine Kinematics, Mechanics

Ichiro Suzuki, the Major League player who continues to smash hits even though his circumstances have changed, is the precision machinery of the baseball world. We conduct research, aiming to achieve machinery like Ichiro—machines that do the job reliably even when operating environments and circumstances change.

HANDA Hisashi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Computational Intelligence Research Group
Evolutionary Computation

Humans and biological life forms appropriately sift through information while achieving intelligent behavior. In this laboratory, we are researching efficient, high-performance learning and evolutionary algorithms inspired by nature and living organisms.

BUNNO Teruyuki

Position
Professor
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Theory of Entrepreneurial Venture Development

We conduct research related to the creation of innovative new products and services that will bring greater convenience to our lives from the perspective of small- and medium-sized entrepreneurial start-up companies.

MATSUTANI Takaomi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Material Processing Laboratory
Material Science, Material Process Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering

We develop new materials to create new electronic components and also develop technologies to fabricate them easily. We also develop new analytical techniques using these new materials, such as atmospheric analysis and observation of catalyst reactions.

KASHIWAO Tomoaki

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Soft Computing and Optical Design Laboratory
LED Packaging, Soft Computing, Control Theory

My research interests include LED packaging optimal design based on ray-tracing simulation and machine learning, and big-data analysis of a railway telemeter system.

KAWASHITA Norihito

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Computational Life Science
Computational Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Protein-protein interaction, Infections, Drug Resistance, Molecular Evolution

We aim to elucidate various phenomena in the life sciences, including molecular evolution, drug susceptibility, and protein-protein interactions, using computational chemistry and bioinformatics that utilize computers and supercomputer.

TAKEMOTO Yasuhiko

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Industrial Management Engineering
Industrial Management Engineering, Quality Management, Operational Research, Applied Statistics

Industrial Management is a activity of achieving efficiency, rationalization, and optimization in production systems. This laboratory researches and develops some methods of Industrial Management based on data science and ICT.

MORIYAMA Masamitsu

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Electronic Commerce Laboratory
Service Computing

We research Web-based services used in e-commerce and B2B transactions. Our goal is to optimize work flow and business systems based on the concept of business process modeling.

HASHIMOTO Tomohisa

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
CAE Analysis and Design Laboratory
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Engineering, Computer-Aided Engineering

We study on the computer simulations of the flow, which is called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and especially develop the software for analyzing the flow and heat conduction related to the filling, packing and cooling stages in the plastic injection molding..