Machinery is the foundation of all artificial material that human beings create, and mechanical engineers should constantly think about how machines should be used to contribute to better lives for human beings, rather than being limited to simply thinking about "machines." The Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to cultivate human resources who can comprehend the essence of problems and come up with paths for how to resolve such problems on their own and to contribute to the development of human society by producing many engineers who can support the infrastructure of an advanced technological society.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Strength of Materials

    When an object is significantly deformed or locally deformed, the force per unit area will increase, which may cause the object to break. This field clarifies the degree of deformation or how forces act on an object, to prevent such a state from occurring.

  • Material Sciences

    This area uncovers the microscopic structures and properties of materials. The "material" forming a product is indispensable for industrial development, and material sciences are required not just for mechanical engineering but for engineering in general.

    Matsuzaki Research Group / Ogiwara Research Group / Okada Research Group / Takahashi Research Group

  • Dynamics of Machinery

    All machines are subject to problems such as vibration and noise. Vibration and noise are important not only in mechanics, but also in civil engineering and architecture. The dynamics of machinery are related to this vibration and noise.

  • Mechanical Design

    Mechanical design is a comprehensive study of machinery. Knowledge of design drawings and mechanical elements such as bearings is mandatory in mechanical design. To be able to design smooth moving machines, it is also very important to understand friction, wear, and lubrication (tribology).

  • Mechatronics

    The term "mechatronics" was originally coined in Japan, but is now commonly used all over the world. Combining mechanical engineering with electronics, it points to "machines running smartly under control by electronic circuits".

  • Material Processing

    Machine material processing is research on manufacturing products suitable for the electronic age, by producing components by casting metal materials, working plastics by use of a press, removal machining such as lathe turning, heat treatment, coating and plating, and assembly of components by use of welding or bolts.

    Asakura Research Group / Hayase Research Group / Mizoguchi Research Group / Noguchi Research Group / Takemura Research Group

  • Thermodynamic

    When a rocket is flying or an automobile is traveling, heat generated by the combustion of fuel is changed into a fluid motion, and this is what we utilize. Further, heat and fluids play an important role in global warming phenomena.

  • Fluid Mechanics

    We are living together with water and air. The scientific area conducting research on the flows of water and air is called fluid mechanics. Being closely related to blood flow and environmental problems, it is an old and yet new field which has impacted mankind throughout history.

    Kawaguchi Research Group / Muraoka Research Group / Tsukahara Research Group / Ueno Research Group / Yonemoto Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
HAYASE Masanori Professor Production engineering/Processing studies MEMS, Micro Machining, Fuel cells, Plating, Electrochemistry
KAWAGUCHI Yasuo Professor Fluid engineering Turbulence, Rheology, Multiphase flow, Heat transfer, Energy conversion
MIZOGUCHI Hiroshi Professor Educational technology
Intelligent mechanics/Mechanical systems
Learning support system, Full body interaction, Body Experience
Human symbiotic and collaborative machines
NOGUCHI Shoji Professor Design engineering/Machine functional elements/Tribology Rollong Bearing, Tribology, Precision Measurement
OGIHARA Shinji Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials
Composite materials/Surface and interface engineering
Aerospace engineering
Mechanics of Composite Materials
Mechancal Properties in Composite Materials
Materials/Structures for Aerospace Applications
Okada Hiroshi Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials Finite Elemenet Method, Fracture Mechanics, Simulation
TAKEMURA Hiroshi Professor Perceptual information processing Robotics, Gait Analysis, Human Modeling
UENO Ichiro Professor Thermal engineering Interfacial Thermo-Fluid Dynamics
YONEMOTO Koichi Professor Aerospace engineering System Engineering, Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics, Guidance and Control, CFRP
MATSUZAKI Ryosuke Associate Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials Composite Materials, Smart Materials and Structure, Functional Materials
TAKAHASHI Akiyuki Associate Professor Materials/Mechanics of materials Computational Mechanics, Materials Strength, Materials Science
TSUKAHARA Takahiro Associate Professor Fluid engineering
Thermal engineering
Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics,
Turbulent heat transfer
ASAKURA Takumi Junior Associate Professor
MURAOKA Masahiro Junior Associate Professor Fluid engineering
FUJIKAWA Takahiro Assistant Professor Aerospace engineering Future Space Transportation System, Optimization, Guidance and Control
KUROSE Kizuku Assistant Professor Thermal engineering
OTOGURO Yuto Assistant Professor
YAMAMOTO Masataka Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    58.7%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    16.0%
  • Electronic Parts
    4.7%
  • Construction
    2.7%
  • Miscellaneous Services
    2.0%
  • Civil Servant
    2.0%
  • Information Industry
    2.0%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    2.0%
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
    1.3%
  • Chemical Engineering
    1.3%
  • Steel and Metal Mining
    1.3%
  • Other Industries
    3.3%
  • Other (persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)
    2.7%
(As of March 2020)