Faculty and Researchers

Electric, Information and Mechanical Engineering

Engineering and Electric/Electronic

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Engineering and Electric/Electronic.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

ATSUMI Hisao

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Energy Engineering Laboratory
Energy Materials, Energy Conversion, Energy Education

Looking ahead to future energy applications, this laboratory is researching 1) nuclear fusion energy to produce electricity using the same principle that powers the sun, 2) hydrogen storage materials used in hydrogen fuel cells, and 3) thermoelectric conversion to produce electricity directly from heat.

TAKEUCHI Yoshinori

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Integrated System Design Laboratory
Integrated System Design, Embedded Systems

VLSI is a key technology to design integrated systems. In designing integrated systems, we should optimize many metrics such as low power, low energy, high robustness and high performance. This laboratory conducts research concerning integrated system design methodology and design itself.

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.

HASHISHIN Yuichi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laser Surgery and Medicine 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.

MAEDA Yoshinobu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Optoelectronics Laboratory
Optoelectronics, Semiconductor Engineering

We are currently doing research on optical triodes needed in the field of optoelectronics to perform various types of signal processing using optical signals. In the future, our goal is to develop optical computers.

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.

MORIMOTO Takeshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Remote Sensing Engineering Laboratory
Atmospheric Electricity, Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic compatibility

We make practical application of remote sensing technologies that measure the nature of objects from a distance using specific properties such as electromagnetic emissions. We also develop equipment and perform observations and analyses on various subjects, such as phenomena that cause disasters to happen, the Earth’s environment, etc.

YAMANISI Hirokuni

Position
Professor
Environmental ionizing radiation, Evaluation of radiation dose, Radiation protection

YOSHIDA Minoru

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Fiber Optics Laboratory
Optical Fibers, Fiber Lasers, Laser Engineering

This lab does research on the fundamentals and potential applications of light, revolving not only around optical communications, but also the development of new lasers that use optical fibers. We also promote development of new optical technologies and enjoy discovering previously unknown phenomena involving light.

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.

Sugahara Kengo

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory
Electromagnetic Analysis Accelerator Physics

NAKAYAMA Keizo

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Optical Information and Optical Materials Laboratory
Liquid Crystals, Optics, Optical Security, Welfare Technology

We are advancing research to make practical application of the liquid crystal materials widely used in displays for optical security device and assist device in color discrimination for color vision defect.

YOSHIDA Shuhei

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Photonics Engineering Laboratory
Optical Engineering, Holography, Information Storage Engineering

We are addressing research and development on measurement, display, visualization, and information storage technologies based on holography.