Mechanical Engineering is an academic field where the knowledge and techniques for developing, designing and manufacturing various industrial products, facilities and mechanical systems, such as automobiles, aircrafts, robots, computers, power plants and petroleum refinery plants, are organized together. The educational philosophy and objective of this department is to carry out academic research related to monozukuri (manufacturing) that contributes to lasting development of societies for all mankind and to cultivate advanced and specialized engineers and researchers.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Thermal / Fluid Engineering

    In addition to research on phenomena related to heat and flows such as the flow of air and water around airplanes, automobiles and ships, as well as the high-speed / high-temperature flows inside gasoline engines, jet engines, power plants and the like, we study their application to energy machinery.

    Gotoda Research Group / Ishikawa Research Group / Motosuke Research Group / Yamamoto Research Group

  • Materials / Structural Mechanics

    While learning the properties, strength, etc. of materials such as metal, ceramics, and plastics, we study how to determine durable shapes and sizes by calculating the forces acting on each member, for the production of automobiles, airplanes, robots and the like.

    Arai Research Group / Inoue Research Group / Ushijima Research Group

  • Intelligent Machinery / Mechanical Dynamics

    Typical areas of this field are robots and mechatronics. We make things, and cause them to move or analyze their movements. This area is related to the origins and roots of Japan’s technological skills which have been supporting Japan as a technological power.

    Hashimoto Research Group / Hayashi Research Group / Kobayashi Research Group

  • Design / Manufacturing Methods

    To produce machinery such as automobiles or robots, it is necessary to consider the mechanisms for obtaining the shapes, strength, and functionality of the required components, and to determine the methods by which these items are manufactured. These processes are called mechanical design and machinery production.

    Miyatake Research Group / Sasaki Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
ARAI Masayuki Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials Solid Mechanics, Damage Mechanics, Interface Mechanics
ISHIKAWA Hitoshi Professor Fluid engineering Turbulence, Vortex Dynamics, Flow Control
KOBAYASHI Hiroshi Professor Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems Robot, Image processing, Practical application
SASAKI SHINYA Professor Design engineering/Machine functional elements/Tribology
USHIJIMA Kuniharu Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials Computational Mechanics
YAMAMOTO Makoto Professor Fluid engineering Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulent Flow, Compressible Flow, Multi-Physics
GOTODA Hiroshi Associate Professor Thermal engineering Combution Engineering, Nonlinear Dynamics, Thermal Fluid Dynamics
HAYASHI Ryuzo Associate Professor Dynamics/Control
Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems
Vibration Control, Motion Control, Transport System Control, Vehicle Dynamics
Mechatronics, Human-Machine System, Active Safety System
MIYATAKE Masaaki Associate Professor Design engineering/Machine functional elements/Tribology Fluid film bearing, Precision Engineering
MOTOSUKE Masahiro Associate Professor Thermal engineering Micro/Nanoscale Thermo-Fluid Engineering
Hashimoto Takuya Junior Associate Professor Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems
INOUE Ryo Junior Associate Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Mechanical properties of composite materials and coatings
FUKUDOME Koji Assistant Professor Fluid engineering
Thermal engineering
Turbulent structure, Turbulent transition, Icing
Heat transfer, Heat convection, Dissimilarity, Stratified turbulence
ITO Kiyohiro Assistant Professor
KAWADA Shouhei Assistant Professor Design engineering/Machine functional elements/Tribology
MATSUMOTO Kenta Assistant Professor Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems Biomechanics, Sports Engineerring
WATANABE Seiya Assistant Professor Design engineering/Machine functional elements/Tribology Surface science, Spectroscopic method
YAMAMOTO Ken Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    73.1%
  • Machinery and appliances
    12.0%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    3.7%
  • Information Industry
    2.8%
  • Electronic Parts
    2.8%
  • Construction
    2.0%
  • Rubber and Leather Products
    0.9%
  • Transport and Postal Activities
    0.9%
  • Civil Servant
    0.9%
  • Other(persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)
    0.9%
(As of March 2020)