Faculty and Researchers

Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Department of Electric and Electronic 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.

Hisao ATSUMI

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.

Yoshinori Takeuchi

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.

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.

Masanobu NOGAMI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory
Separation Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry

We are working to develop new separation technologies and new functional materials using radiation in order to make effective use of radioactive substances not only in atomic energy applications, but also with the aim of expanding into other areas such as healthcare.

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.

Yoshinobu MAEDA

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.

Takeshi MORIMOTO

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.

Minoru YOSHIDA

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.

Yoshihiro ARITOMO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Nuclear Reaction Energy
Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Reaction Theory, Synthesis of Super-Heavy Elements

Under the theme of utilizing energy from nuclear reactions, we have taken up the challenge of elucidating the dynamics of nuclear reactions. We are engaged in wide-ranging research on nuclear fusion and fission, transmutation, reprocessing, and synthesis of super-heavy elements.

Teppei OTSUKA

Position
Associate Professor
Materials science for energy, Science and technology for hydrogen isotopes, Transport phenomena of elements in materials, Irradiation effects on materials

Youji OCHI

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Information Science and Intelligent Software Laboratory
Educational Information Technology

This lab focuses on the research field known as e-learning, and conducts R&D on sensing technologies and systems to recognize behavior and actions in education and learning. We make full use of application technologies such as artificial intelligence, multi-media technology, and computer vision.

Tomoaki Kashiwao

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.

Kengo Sugahara

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory
Electromagnetic Analysis Accelerator Physics

We are moving forward with R&D on wireless power supply systems that can transmit power without a cable, not only for portable devices, but also in the field of industrial equipment. Using applied electromagnetic field technologies, we are doing research on the next generation of wireless power supply technologies.

Yuichiro TAKEMURA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Plasma Engineering Laboratory
Plasma Engineering

Plasma is variously employed in, for example, plasma TVs and welding, and it has become an absolutely essential industrial technology. We are making practical application of this plasma and conducting research to find uses for it in a variety of other fields.

Senku TANAKA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Electronics Laboratory
Organic Electronics, Organic Solar Cells

Our main target is a new electronic device with organic semiconductors. Especially, we are focusing on the development of organic solar cells.

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.

Yoshiyuki MATSUMOTO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Electric Physical Properties Laboratory
Hydrogen-Bonded Ferroelectrics, Superionic Conductors

The physical properties of many materials having hydrogen bonds undergo a variety of changes when conditions change. To answer the question of why such changes occur, we irradiate substances with lasers and measure the frequency of the scattered light.

Masaki YUMOTO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Information Systems Engineering Laboratory
Information Systems Engineering, Intelligent Information Processing

We are doing research using techniques that fuse information and knowledge processing technologies with system technologies such as simulation and optimization techniques. Our goal is to enable computers to replace humans for intellectual tasks such as identifying problems and formulating solutions to them.

Miho TSUYAMA

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Photo Process Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering, Laser Applications

We are involved in R&D on laser equipment, laser application research, as well as laser-related peripheral technologies.

Keizo NAKAYAMA

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.

Shuhei YOSHIDA

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.

Ryo AMANO

Position
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Digital Control Laboratory
Control Theory and its Apprication

Making a robot behave as you want can be described as “control.” We are engaged in theoretical research related to this kind of control. We are also conducting applied research to control actual ones using computers.

Hirokazu TANIMOTO

Position
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Electronic Control Engineering Laboratory
Control Engineering

This lab conducts research related to methods to accurately control a diverse range of power systems that use induction motors such as in elevators and high-speed Shinkansen bullet trains. We also study microprocessors embedded in industrial products such as air conditioners.