Faculty and Researchers

Electric, Information and Mechanical Engineering

Engineering and Machinery

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Engineering and Machinery.
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.

IDA Tamio

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Micro-Energy Laboratory
Renewable Energy, Microcombustion Science, Scale Modeling Engineering, Coating/Drying Engineering

We do research and education in multiple domains, while, with a focus on areas such as biofuel, hyperthermia for treating brain cancer, and microcombustion science, fostering industry-government-academia tie-ups, collaborating with other faculties and departments, and doing joint research in other fields—in Japan and internationally.

SAKATA Sei-ichiro

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Computational Processing Laboratory
Development of Computational Methods for Composite Materials, Development of Methodologies for Structural Design Optimization

How do we create better products using advanced materials and new structures? We are working on development of new simulation techniques and methodologies to solve a whole range of problems—from product evaluation and design to processing and production.

SAWAI Toru

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Thermal Energy System Lab.
Thermal engineering、Biomass energy engineering

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.

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.

FUCHIHATA Manabu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Thermal Engineering Laboratory
Combustion Engineering

We give thought to fuels and combustion technologies that minimize emissions of hazardous substances and carbon dioxide. We research small-scale, high-efficiency, and low-pollution technologies to burn various fuels that can be produced from plant-derived biomass.

WADA Yoshitaka

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Fracture Mechanics Laboratory
Machine Learning for CAE surrogate modeling, Computational Mechanics (Automatic Model Generation, Finite Element Simulation), Fracture Mechanics, Crack Propagation Analysis, Non-Contact Strain Measurement

We assume that a cell phone will be dropped. Defects exist in structures. But…neither break immediately. To measure and simulate structural strength and damage caused by crack growth, and to develop and do research on evaluation techniques—these are our themes.

KAJIWARA Shinji

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Mechanical Functional Design Laboratory
Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Design

We conduct research into improving the safety, comfort, and driving environment of cars by using a driving simulator and computer analysis to measure a number of factors of the car driver.

FUJITA Takashi

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Advanced machining system Lab.
Micro-machining technology, Precision measurement engineering, Semiconductor fabrication process

We are conducting research on ultra-fine grooving, cutting and chemical mechanical polishing technologies for a wide range of materials used in medical and chemical devices and semiconductors and electronic components. We aim to establish practical microfabrication and measurement technology using the principles of nature.

MICHIOKA Takenobu

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Fluid Engineering Laboratory
Fluid Engineering, Turbulent Flows, Material and Thermal Diffusion

We are working to elucidate and model the detailed behavior of flows, heat, and materials, such as inside mechanical equipment like chemical reactors and in flow fields in the environment. We also do research to develop practical numerical models helpful to industry.

SHISHIDO Nobuyuki

Position
Lecturer

TANIDA Koji

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Human Machine Interface Lab.
Human Machine Interface, Ergonomics/Human Factor, Cognitive Psychology, Automotive Engineering

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..

HIRANO Shigeki

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Applied Energy Science Lab.
Thermal Engineering, Heat transfer engineering, Powder technology

Magnetic Refrigeration Thermal storage and Heat transfer enhancement Thermal energy utilization on porous media