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Division of Artificial Systems Science


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Department of Mechanical Engineering




The Department of Mechanical Engineering is composed of four research areas: “Materials Science, Mechanics and Processing”, “Manufacturing and Machine Elements”, “Systems, Control and Biomechanical Engineering” and “Fluids, Energy Conversion, Aerospace and Global Environment”.

The goal is to cultivate the student’s ability to identify and to solve problems that arise in the course of research spontaneously under various circumstances. To correctly identify problems, wide knowledge of the related field and discerning judgment are needed. Moreover, prediction abilities such as “What problems are likely to be encountered?”, “What methodology is the best to solve the problems?” and “What effect will the research exert on the society?” are needed. Only after acquiring these abilities it is possible to identify the important and relevant problems correctly.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to educate specialists as researchers and advanced engineers.

Social needs

Professional skills of mechanical engineering such as “transport equipment of automobile and railroad”, “information equipment”, “equipment for electricity, gas and chemical plants”, “precision machine”, “medical equipment” are expected as advanced engineers.

Feature of educational programs

The Department of Mechanical Engineering consists of the following four education areas to provide systematical and global-scale education based on the understanding of mechanical principles and advanced engineering through the master's to doctor's degree programs.

  1. Advanced materials, Strength and fracture of materials, Material working.
  2. Manufacturing science, Tribology theory, Micro-engineering system, Machine elements.
  3. System control for manufacturing systems, Design of transport equipments, Biomechanical engineering.
  4. Energy of environment and heat and fluid flow for maximum efficiency.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering also provides advanced research and seminars foster the ability of finding and solving problems under various circumstances.

The goal is to enable students to have professional skills and knowledge that meet the needs of global engineering fields based on the understanding of mechanical principles and advanced engineering thought the master's and doctor's degree of the mechanical engineering programs.

Feature of Doctor's Program

The doctor's program is intended to produce individuals with highly specialized professional skills. The program provides opportunities for not only graduate students after finishing a master's program but also for members of the general public who are interested in continuing their education.

Substance of research areas

Materials Science, Mechanics and Processing

This area covers an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications in various areas of science and engineering, such as synthesis of advanced materials, smart materials, strength and fracture of materials, and material forming technology. Education and research on materials with new functions are executed from nano to macroscopic standpoints. The group aims to produce professionals who can reasonably realize the creative development of mechanical material.

Manufacturing and Machine Elements

This area aims to provide global knowledge about physical and chemical phenomena with manufacturing science based on mechanical theory and principals, to establish the development of advanced manufacturing systems and material processing systems in a small-domain from the micro to nano meter scale. The group provides the attainments of materials properties, physics and chemistry for manufacturing science, advanced manufacturing systems based on manufacturing science. The group also provides pre-education for design of machine based on the machine elements.

Systems, Control and Biomechanical Engineering

The aim of this area is the implementation of autonomous and intelligent mechanical systems, such as robots, mechatoronics, wheeled vehicles, flight vehicles, dynamical systems, optimal movements of living beings, technological applications of biomechanisms and welfare support equipment. These systems are designed to relieve or improve operation efficiency. Dynamical system, control engineering, biomechanical engineering and machine learning are researched with these goals.

Fluids, Energy Conversion, Aerospace and Global Environment

This area aims to achieve diversification and optimization of indispensable energy sources in order to maintain abundant, comfortable living without environment pollution. Research in heat and fluid engineering focuses on supplying, recycling, using, and converting energy, aerospace science. In this group, in addition to classical measurement techniques for flows, Particle Image Velocimetry and CT techniques have been developed for industrial flow studies and verification of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Teacher organization

Teacher organization of Department of Mechanical Engineering

Academic Research Area : Materials / Strength / Deformation

Professor: Ning Hu
Mechanics of materials, computational mechanics, materials strength, composite materials, damage evaluation, optimization
Professor: Hiroshi Asanuma
Smart materials, intellectual materials and structural systems, composite materials, multi-functional materials, self-restoration
Visiting Professor: Kei Sakata
Iron & steels, automotive steels, microstructural control, material evaluation, physical, chemical analysis
Associate Professor: Hideo Koyama
Plastic working, processing systems, new molding methods, sequential molding, properties of materials
Associate Professor: Kenichi Kobayashi
High temperature structural design, creep constitutive equation, heat-resistant materials, remaining life estimation, simplified inelastic analysis
Associate Professor: Yun Lu
New energy materials, environmental materials, evaluation of material functions, powder metallurgy, composite materials engineering
Associate Professor: Takaomi Itoi
Magnesium alloys, iron aluminides, machine materials, organizational control, micro-organizations, TEM observation
Assistant Professor: Tomonori Watanabe
Continuum mechanics, viscoelasticity and rheology, distortion and strength of materials, nonlinear mechanics, mathematical science


The purpose of the materials, strength, and deformation academic research area is the development of highly functional materials and the improvement of the properties of those materials that serve as the foundation for the materials and elements that compose machines. It also seeks to develop new methods for evaluating strength and to improve the strength properties that are dependent on the loading patterns and shape of the components, as well as to develop methods for evaluating strength in extreme environments, improve the processing properties when plasticizing the component elements, and develop new processing methods. To this end, this area covers the areas of materials engineering, functional materials, mechanics of materials, material strength, plastic engineering, and materials processing, and conducts the corresponding education and research to make creative development thereof a reality.

Academic Research Area:Processing / Elements

Professor: Noboru Morita
Precision machining, non-traditional machining, micro machining, machine tool, cutting tool, surface integrity
Professor: Takeshi Nakamoto
Micro-processing, machine processing, 3-D modeling, laser processing, machine elements
Associate Professor: Hiroshi Mishina
Tribology, friction and wear, lubrication, artificial joints, biomaterials
Associate Professor: Hirofumi Hidai
Super-precision machining, laser machining, bioenergy
Assistant Professor: Souta Matsusaka
Laser micro-processing, laser welding, micro joining, surface activating cold joining
Assistant Professor: Tatsuo Ohmori
Tribology, machine elements, lubrication, rolling roller bearing, lifespan of roller bearings


The purpose of the processing systems and elements area is the building of pioneering processing systems and the substantiation of methods for processing on a more micro level. To this end, it is necessary to inspect the principles and rules that are established when processing and to understand the physical and chemical phenomena that greatly affect processing. This area conducts education and research on the physics of processing and understanding the physicality of materials and ingredients, understanding chemical phenomena, and pioneering processing systems based on the understanding of processing phenomena and the physicality of materials. In addition, auxiliary education is also provided on topics such as machine design and the structural analysis of the elements that compose machines.

Academic Research Area:Systems / Control / Bioengineering

Professor: Hideo Kato 〇
Production systems, machine operations assist, virtual reality, skill training and inheritance, sensory feedback
Professor: Kenzo Nonami △
Unmanned aerial vehicles/micro aerial vehicles, six legged walking robots, dual manipulator and hand robots, autonomous robotic boats, autonomous intelligent mobile robots, flywheel energy storage system and electric vehicles, systems control
Professor: Hao Liu
Biodynamics, computational dynamics, biological flight and notation, winged flight vehicles, biomimetics, physiological flow, circulatory system simulations, multi-scale/multi-physics modeling, medical imaging
Associate Professor: Shizuichi Higuchi 〇
Intelligent production systems, grinding and polishing technologies, image processing, assessments of surface texture
Associate Professor: Akio Namiki
Robotics, high-speed vision, multifingered hand, high-speed manipulation and grasping, mechatronics, control engineering
Associate Professor: Ken-ichi Tsubota
Computational mechanics, biomechanics, bone remodeling, microcirculation, cell simulations, functional adaptation
Project Associate Professor: Michiko Sugawara
Biomechanics, computational systems biology, cell movements, multi-scale and/or multi-physics modeling of cell dynamics
Visiting Associate Professor: Koji Tanita
Systems control
Assistant Professor: Kazuya Okawa
Intelligent mechanical systems, robotics, learning control, behavioral intelligence, group intelligence
Assistant Professor: Daigo Fujiwara
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), flight control, mechatronics, aerodynamics, control engineering


The purpose of the systems control and bioengineering area is the realization of the engineering applications of life function mechanisms and the optimal movements of living organisms as well as the realization of intelligent and autonomous mechanical systems such as robots and mechatronics, vehicles, flight vehicles, dynamical systems, and welfare support equipment. In doing so, the human load on those operating the machinery can be reduced and the operating efficiency can be increased. To this end, education and research will be conducted on dynamic systems, control engineering, bioengineering, and behavioral studies.

Academic Research Area:Environment / Energy Related Thermofluid Engineering

Professor: Masahiro Takei
Multiphase flow, visualization, two phase flow, micro channel, artificial heart, plant
Professor: Kazuo Maeno
Aerospace thermal flow, applied laser measurement, shock waves, compressible fluids, extremely low temperatures
Professor: Yasuo Moriyoshi
Thermofluid engineering, internal combustion engine, modeling, numerical analysis, laser measurement diagnostics
Visiting Professor: Toshio Yamada
Internal combustion engine, combustion, HCCI engine, simulation, ignition, modeling
Associate Professor: Gaku Tanaka
Energy storage and transport machines, medical and biological thermal engineering, bio-fluidics
Associate Professor: Fumihiko Mikami
Fluid engineering, visualization and particle image velocimetry, micro flows, complex fluids, projectiles


The purpose of the Environment/Thermal Body Energy area is the realization of the optimization and diversification of energy sources that are indispensable for the maintenance of enriched, comfortable lifestyles without having a negative impact on the environment. To this end, education and research is conducted on thermal engineering and fluidics related to energy supplies, recycling, use, and conversion.

△denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2014.
〇denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2013.
◎denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2012.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering




Electrical and electronics engineering with broader horizons.

Advances in electrical and electronics engineering since the end of the last century have really been amazing, and contributed a great deal to the welfare of our society as well as to the development of science and technology.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering aims to dedicate itself to teaching talented students destined to lead major companies and/or large research projects in the future. According to this aim, we provide students with highly specialized professional knowledge and skills related to electrical and electronic engineering, and require students to obtain a sense of interdisciplinary research to cooperate with people with different academic backgrounds. There are 13 laboratories which are in charge of their own research and research-training for students, covering a wide range of electrical and electronic engineering; fundamentals and applications of electromagnetic waves and acoustic waves, physics of semiconductor and electronic devices, systems engineering, power electronics, control engineering, information technology and communication engineering.

Throughout the classes and research work in the department, all the students are expected to learn a wide range of technical knowledge and to cultivate a comprehensive ability required for real professional engineers and researchers. In order to acquire a sense of interdisciplinary research, students are strongly encouraged to take the classes and join research projects in other departments.

Graduates of the department are mainly working in industries as professional engineers, while some are playing a key role as research staff in universities and research institutions. The doctoral department is open for those who wish to pursue their further research and improve their skills.

Teacher organization

Teacher organization of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Academic Research Area:Waves / Circuits

Professor: Kenichiro Yashiro
Microwave engineering, synthesis of nonuniform transmission lines, inverse scattering, filters, scattering of electromagnetic waves, numerical analysis
Associate Professor: Hideo Saotome
Magnetic applications, magnetic actuators, ferrite, power electronics, AC/DC converters
Associate Professor: Toshiaki Takano
Radio wave science, measurement and application of electromagnetic waves, development of measurement systems, weak radio wave reception, highly sensitive milli-wave radar
Associate Professor: Hiroyuki Nakata
Aeronomy, space physics, plasma physics, radio wave propagation, magnetosphere, ionosphere, aurorae, MHD waves


This research area conducts academic research on the electromagnetic phenomena and wave phenomena that accompany the various physical phenomena in space, the atmosphere, and the earth, studying methods for designing microwave filters through inverse dispersion approaches, analyzing the propagation and dispersion of electromagnetic waves in periodic structures, and studying electromagnetic applied engineering and the area of power electronics. Research is also conducted on high-performance high-frequency ultrasound devices for mobile communications and high-performance ultrasound devices, sensors, and actuators based on thin film micro-processing technologies.

Academic Research Area:Materials / Devices

Professor: Kazuhiro Kudo
Organic semiconductors, organic transistors, ultra-thin-film materials, semiconductor devices, molecular devices
Professor: Akihiko Yoshikawa ◎
Nitride semiconductors, nanostructure semiconductor optical physics and devices, epitaxy control, wide gap semiconductors
Professor: Yoshihiro Ishitani
Semiconductor optical physics, semiconductor optical devices, semiconductor nanostructures, nitride semiconductors
Visiting Professor: Shinji Okamoto
Electronic display, inorganic EL, luminescent material, fluorescent material, optical condensed matter physics
Visiting Professor: Naoki Shimizu
High-density and large-capacity information storage, hologram, optical modulator, spin-transfer magnetization reversal, magneto-optical effect
Assistant Professor: Masatoshi Sakai
Organic electronics, organic semiconductor, Mott insulator, selective and oriented growth of organic crystals, molecular nanodevices, flexible electronics
Assistant Professor: Shigekazu Kuniyoshi
Organic semiconductor materials, thin-film and interfacial physics, electronic devices, porous alumina, anodization
Project Associate Professor: Kazuhide Kusakabe
Nitride semiconductors, optical devices, epitaxy control


This area conducts academic research on nanoscale electronic materials and devices using organic semiconductors such as nanoscale transistors, thin film transistors, and flexible sheet displays. High-performance optoelectronic materials and devices such as blue light-emitting diodes and lasers, flat surface displays, and optical sensors are studied from crystal growth to material characterization through making prototypes and theoretical analysis of devices.

Academic Research Area:Systems / Control

Professor: Yukihiko Sato
Power electronics, electronic equipment, motor control, electrical system control, new energies
Professor: Hironori Hirata △
Systems science and engineering, large-scale systems, biological systems, optimization, intelligence and learning
Professor: Kang Zhi Liu
Systems control engineering, advanced control theory, control of power electronics, control of power systems, smart-grid
Visiting Professor: Kazuo Watanabe
Extra-high voltage transmission system, electric power cable, electric material,high electric field phenomenon, application of elliptic function
Associate Professor: Seiichi Koakutsu
Computational engineering, VLSI layout CAD, probabilistic optimization, evolution and learning systems
Associate Professor: Keiichiro Kondo
Motor control, power electronics, electric machinery, energies storage, and their applications to the railway traction
Associate Professor: Tadanao Zanma
System control, hybrid control, robots, mechatronics control
Assistant Professor: Takashi Okamoto
Optimization methods, game theory, multi-objective optimization, application of nonlinear dynamics to engineering
Research Associate: Hiroyo Ohya
D-/E- region ionosphere, tweek atmospherics, magnetic storms, solar cycle variations, solar eclipse effects


In this research area, academic research is conducted to realize the effective and advanced use of electrical energy through applied technologies, control, and current modes for semiconductor power converters. Research is also conducted on the analysis, design, and modeling of large-scale complex systems; the engineering applications of biological systems; ecological systems; and the structural theory of systems and the feedback control theory thereof.

Academic Research Area:Information / Communications

Professor: Kenya Hashimoto
Ultrasonic engineering, elastic surface wave devices, high-frequency electronic circuits, communications engineering, micro-processing, optical probes, sensors
Professor: Tomoyoshi Ito
Computational science, exclusive computers, hardware, numerical computations, electronic holography, 3-D moving images
Professor: Heitoh Zen (General Media)
Image and video processing, computer vision, multimedia, sensing
Professor: Hideo Takahashi (Linguistic Education)
Educational engineering, CALL system, information equipment, multimedia, communication, English education
Visiting Professor: Shin-ichi Shikada
Diamond films and single crystals, power semiconductor devices, electron emission source, communication devices, and sensors
Associate Professor: Chang-Jun Ahn
Communication theory, MIMO system, RF circuit theory, software defined radio, cognitive radio
Associate Professor: Tomoyoshi Shimobaba
Computer synthetic holograms, 3-D displays, digital holography microscope, FPGA, embedded equipment
Associate Professor: Tatsuya Ohmori
Elastic wave device, electronic circuits, high frequency circuits, optical fiber sensor, wireless sensor


This area conducts academic research on computer resources and network environments, which are becoming increasingly high-speed and high-volume. Theoretical and empirical research is conducted from both hardware and software aspects on communications systems such as mobile communications, next-generation network systems that make the transmission of large-scale image media information possible, computational systems that realize high-speed numerical simulations, language education systems based on the quantitative analysis of natural language, and biological information measurement systems that optically identify brain function information.

△denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2014.
〇denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2013.
◎denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2012.

Department of Medical System

Advanced education and research for medical engineering, and wide-ranging liaison with other fields



Graduate students in this department are actively engaged in research at the forefront of medical engineering, in collaboration with faculty who are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields. Learning takes place in both biology and engineering with a broad spectrum of collaborations with specialists in the filed of medicine, physiology, information technology, Medical electronics and so on.

The innovative educational programs created by following two divisions. And there divisions complement one another as a reflection of the importance of approaching quantitative biological and biomedical problems from the two perspectives.


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Medical Information

This division covers research and education in Biosignal processing, Bioimage processing, Medical informatics and Recognition science both in theory and practical experiment. The advanced research and education in graduate school is pursued in following areas; Database processing technique, Visualization technique for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, Remote medical care and surgery using internet, communications satellite and virtual reality technology, Biosignal processing, .visual information processing, sensory information processing, statistical brain imaging., human engineering.

Medical Device and Technology

The role of research and education of this division is in Medical electromagnetism, System control and Welfare engineering (Including Rehabilitation engineering). The program for advanced education and research in this division is based on electronics and mechanical engineering, and pursued mainly in following projects; development of drag delivery system using nano-technology, development of Low invasive surgery system using micro-machine, preventive medicine for improving quality of daily life and healthy longevous life, developing wearable electric devices for health administration, development of care system using robotic technology.

Teacher organization

Teacher organization of Department of Medical System

Academic Research Area:Medical Information Systems

Professor: Etsuji Yamamoto
Image measurement system, MR imaging, ultrasonic imaging, image simulator
Professor: Tatsuo Igarashi
Endoscopic image processing, endoscopic surgery, surgical equipments, three-dimensional and panoramic image for endoscopy
Professor: Hideaki Haneishi (Frontier Medical)
Processing, analysis and integration of CT, MRI and PET images, medical application of color and spectral information
Professor: Hideki Hayashi (Frontier Medical)
Minimally invasive surgery, near-infrared bioimaging, sentinel lymph node navigation surgery, characteristic analysis of surgical energy devices
Visiting Professor: Yuichi Kimura
Molecular imaging, nuclear medicine, medical image processing, biomodeling and analysis, biological signal processing
Associate Professor: Kazuhiko Onuma
Ophthalmological optics, optical measurement, medical image processing
Associate Professor: Mikio Suga
Medical image engineering, bioinstrumentation engineering, MRI, PET, biological elasticity measurement
Associate Professor: Tadashi Yamaguchi (Frontier Medical)
Medical imaging, medical ultrasound, ultrasonic engineering


This research area oversees education and research on biological signal processing, image processing, medical information, and cognitive science. With information engineering and visual engineering as the main foundations, the area has as its goals the cultivation of practical and theoretical skills in medical information systems. In addition, in light of the progressive implementation of informational devices and diagnostic imaging devices in the area of medicine, education and research are also conducted on these electronic and information trends. The discovery and development of new technologies is also conducted using information and image theory, including database processing technology that makes quantitative determinations based on statistical methods and technologies that visualize things that were not clearly observable using X-rays through precise image processing. Further, this area investigates the research and development of remote medical systems using the Internet and communications satellites and the development of virtual surgical systems using VR (Virtual Reality).

Academic Research Area:Medical Devices and Technologies

Professor: Koichi Ito
Antennas, medical electromagnetic engineering, antennas for medical application, body-centric wireless communications, human body phantoms
Professor: Toshiyo Tamura △
Noninvasive measurements, unrestricted measurements, health informatics, biosignal interpretation, human interface, wearable sensors, welfare engineering
Professor: Wen-wei Yu
Biocontrol, bioengineering, medical robotics, rehabilitation robotics (including assistive technology), artificial intelligence
Visiting Professor: Kenichi Komatsu
Diagnostic imaging system, diagnostic image processing, MOT for diagnostic imaging business, R&D management
Associate Professor: Masakazu Iwasaka
Biomagnetism, magnetic field effects, high field magneto-science, biomagnetics,
Associate Professor: Toshiya Nakaguchi
Computer aided surgery and diagnosis, virtual reality training in medicine, medical image processing, biomedical measurement
Associate Professor: Kazuyuki Saito (Frontier Medical)
Engineering of electromagnetic wave, medical applications of microwave, numerical simulation of electromagnetic wave
Associate Professor: Masaharu Takahashi (Frontier Medical)
Interaction between human body and electromagnetic wave, electromagnetic compatibility, planar array antennas, electrically small antennas, body area network
Project Associate Professor: Ryoichi Nakamura
Computer aided surgery, surgical manipulator, surgical navigation, surgical workflow analysis
Assistant Professor: Nobuyuki Masuda
Computational engineering, digital signal processing, LSI design, numerical computations, circuit design
Assistant Professor: Masaki Sekine
Bioinstrumentation, biomedical signal processing, rehabilitation engineering,
welfare engineering


This area oversees research and education on medical magnetics, medical electronics, systems control, and welfare engineering (including rehabilitation engineering). Theoretical and practical education and research are conducted with electronics engineering and mechanical engineering as the main foundations for basic knowledge on the development of medical equipment and welfare equipment in an aging society with a declining birthrate. In addition, research and development on new equipment that will prove useful for diagnoses and treatment is also conducted. New technologies are created for more accurate, effective, and efficient treatment, such as the development of drug delivery systems using nanotechnology, the development of minimally invasive surgical systems using micromachines that minimize the stress placed upon the body, preventive medicine that improves the quality of daily life and extends lifespans, and the development of wearable devices for health management. This area also investigates the development of medical micromachine technologies and nursing care systems using robotics.

△denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2014.
〇denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2013.
◎denotes faculty who will retire on March 31st, 2012.

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