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 2019 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2020 academic year.

Kiyoshi IOI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Robotics Laboratory
Robotics, Mechatronics, Motion and Vibration Control

We conduct research on new robots and intelligent machines. We study a variety of bots, including robots that run in place, robots that travel on wall surfaces, and flying robots. We are also doing research on practical small Braille devices and on ultra-low-vibration wheels.

Mitsunobu IWASAKI

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.

Hiroshi KOMINAMI

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.

Yasuyoshi TOZAKI

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.

Hitoshi NAKANO

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laser Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering

We are actively conducting research related to laser and electrical energy control, for example, developing new lasers, new functional materials that use laser light beams, and systems that efficiently supply electrical energy using power semiconductors.

Kazuaki NISHIYABU

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.

Yuichi HASHISHIN

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laser Safety

This laboratory has a wide variety of laser equipment, as well as analyzers and observation systems. We conduct experiments on the use of lasers to cut wood, bone, and meat. We are also doing R&D on practical applications of lasers in the medical and healthcare fields as well as in industry.

Takashi HARADA

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.

Teruyuki BUNNO

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.

Yasuhiko TAKEMOTO

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 methods of Industrial Management based on data science and ICT.

Takaomi MATSUTANI

Position
Associate 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.

Masamitsu MORIYAMA

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.

Norihito KAWASHITA

Position
Lecturer
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.

Tomohisa HASHIMOTO

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..