Mechanical Science and Technology
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||Iwanori Murakami||Applied electromagnetics, Actuator, Applied of superconducting levitation, Jumping robot|
|Associate Professor||Md Abdus Samad Kamal||Control of next generation vehicular traffic system, model predictive control and intelligent control and their applications|
|Visiting Professor||Shuji Matsumura||Numerical simulation of linear and nonlinear vibration noise and its application to the automobile|
|Visiting Professor||Tetsushi Kaburagi||IoT technology, Manufaturing technology, Material testing and mesurement|
|Visiting Professor||Kazuhito Shimada||Space medicine, Medical instrumentation and measurement, Telemedicine, Otolaryngology|
|Visiting Professor||Hirohiko Watanabe||Soldering, Evalution of microstructure, Bonding materials for high-temperature power electronics|
New Arithmetic Circuits and Signal Processing
Computing systems are playing important roles in our daily lives. VLSI chips implementing controlling and computing units are used for real-time processing operations. A cell phone, for example, has high performance not only for communication, but also for viewing video and photo operations. In our laboratory, we are trying to find new VLSI algorithms to implement high-speed computing and controlling systems. Specifically, we present new methods for arithmetic operations using efficient number systems. We also aim to develop and design VLSI chips for self-driving vehicles.
Application of Fluid Mechanics, Cleaning of Semiconductor Wafers, Visualization and Measurement of Flow Behaviors
Fluid mechanics is a fundamental research field in mechanical science and technology with a wide range of applications, including the aircraft technology, car engineering, cleaning of electronics devices, and control of air pollution. Our laboratory studies a wide range of problems concerned with the cleaning process of semiconductor wafers based on experimental and modeling methods of fluid mechanics. We have also developed quantitative visualization and measurement techniques for fluid flows and some chemical substances. AS application themes of fluid mechanics, we also study micro-bubble flow and liquid atomization phenomena.
In October 2015, I came to Gunma University for my Science and Engineering doctorate. At first, the cultural difference between the Japanese and Chinese confused me a lot. As such, I felt uneasy and it was difficult for me to understand Japanese people’ s feelings. I also realized that the importance of talking to other people actively.
At present, I am studying in the laboratory of Energy and Environment. With the great help of my advisor and group members, I consider that my professional knowledge has greatly improved. Their conscientious and rigorous research attitude has made me develop good habits. The greatest feeling for me has been an advanced Japanese ability, which I consider necessary when undertaking any research in Japan.