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- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
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.
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 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).
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".
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
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.
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
|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
|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
|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
Machinery and Appliances16.0%
Professional and Technical Services2.0%
Wholesale and Retail Trade1.3%
Steel and Metal Mining1.3%
Other (persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)2.7%