Mechanical Science and Technology

Program Contents

The university’ s Division of Mechanical Science and Technology has four fields for education and research: 1) intelligent systems, which covers the theories of control of mechanical systems, 2) energy systems, which includes aerospace and aeronautical propulsion, multiphase fluid dynamics, and combustion in internal combustion engines, 3) materials systems, where we explore new materials such as lead-free solder and perforated metals, and 4) mechatronics, which studies the mechanical dynamics of non-linear vibration, noise harshness, and the application of image processing to mechanical systems.

The division has received the JABEE accreditation for undergraduate education since 2003. The undergraduate program has nine educational objectives: to educate students in engineering ethics, to cover the fundamentals of social, cultural and natural science, to provide education in the four major mechanical engineering fields listed above, to nurture creativity through problem-based learning and research, to equip students with presentation and communication skills enable them to work with people all over the world, and to provide enough opportunity of team-working.

Faculty Members and Fields of Specialization

Faculty Members Fields of Specialization
professor
Kenji Amagai
Thermo-fluid engineering, Interfacial flow, Atomization, Environmental fluid engineering
Professor
Mikiya Araki
Jet engines, Jet noise, Combustion, Spray
professor
Tsuneaki Ishima
The experimental elucidation for flow, heat and mass transfer and laser application for flow including small particle
professor
Shugang Wei
High-speed arithmetic circuits, VLSI systems, and digital audio signal processing
professor
Ikuo Shohji
Heterophase interface science, micro joining, electronics packaging materials, brazing, surface treatment and corrosion of metals
professor
Takaaki Suzuki
Micro-Nano Systems and Control, Bio-applications
Professor
Nobuaki Nakazawa
Human interface, biomedical motion control, and motion planning for a robot
professor
Yoshihiko Hangai
Fabrication and mechanical evaluation of porous metals
professor
Yusaku Fujii
Precision measurement, Optical measurement, Electrical-mechanical measurement
professor
Tomohiko Furuhata
Combustion, spray flow and gas turbines
professor
Masaaki Matsubara
Strength evaluation of new material and structural integrity estimation using fracture mechanics
Professor
Shinichi Maruyama
Vibration analysis and measurements of machines and structures, Nonlinear phenomenon
professor
Takao Yamaguchi
Numerical analysis for dynamics of cars, machines and living bodies, wave black hole, vibration damping,
professor
Ko Yamada
System control theory and its application, control of machine and robot, and intelligent control of the machine
professor
Weimin Lin
Developing a high efficiency ultra-precision polishing machine. Research for the application of ELID process. Creating a desktop processing machine and test.
Associate Professor
Tomoyasu Aihara
Microscopic evaluation of metal strength and destruction, and character of fluid by simulation
Associate Professor
Yoshinori Ando
Robust control theory and its application to the machine motion control and safety of the man-machine system
Associate Professor
Masahiro Inoue
Development and characterization of organic/metal/inorganic hybrid materials, and their application to novel electronic systems
Associate Professor
Atsushi Iwasaki
Structural health monitoring and composite material
Associate Professor
Hisanobu Kawashima
Bubble dynamics, heat and fluid flow measurement, and multiphase flow
Associate Professor
Shinji Koyama
Precision bonding, surface hardening, corrosion resistance, wear resistance
Associate Professor
Yoshio Zama
Spray flow, Quantitative visualization measurement, Automotive engineering
Associate Professor
Masato Funatsu
Hypersonic and high-temperature gas dynamics, Thermal protection system for space vehicle, Plasma diagnoses by spectroscopy
Associate Professor
Tsutomu Matsuura
Mathematical engineering, multivariate analysis, inverse problem, neural network, reproducing kernel theory
Associate Professor
Iwanori Murakami
Applied electromagnetics, Actuator, Applied of superconducting levitation, Jumping robot
Visiting Professor
Shuji Matsumura
Numerical simulation of linear and nonlinear vibration noise and its application to the automobile