Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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Faculty Members

  • ARIKAWA Keisuke

    ARIKAWA Keisuke Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Robot Kinematics
    • Robotic Mechanism
    • Mechanism Design
    [Research Themes]
    • Manipulator with Unconventional Topological Structure
    • Robotic Mechanisms with Unconventional Joints
    • Application of Compliant Mechanisms
    • Analysis of Protein Motion based on Robot Kinematics
  • KAWASHIMA Takeshi

    KAWASHIMA Takeshi Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Engineering for a Sustainable and Quality Life
    [Research Themes]
    • Motion and Vibration Control (for example, Active seat belt, and Active child restraint systems)
    • Design of Vibration and Comfortable Swing (for example, Active rocking Chair)
    • Effective Utilization of Renewable Energy (for example, Control system for Thermosiphons)
  • KIMURA Shigeo

    KIMURA Shigeo Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Rotary wing aerodynamics
    • Cold regions engineering
    • Green energy engineering in cold climates
    [Research Themes]
    • Development of unmanned aerial vehicle in meteorologically harsh conditions
    • Application of icephobic coatings to aircraft icing prevention
    • Safety operation of wind turbines in cold climates
    • Measurements of atmospheric icing on structures
  • KOZUKUE Wakae

    KOZUKUE Wakae Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Applied Study of Deep Learning, Data Science and Neural Network to Mechanical Engineering
    [Research Themes]
    • Symbol and Character Recognition Using Deep Learning
    • Cluster Analysis of Machines and Vehicles
    • Topology Optimization Analysis of Box Structures for Reducing Vibration
  • SATO Tomoaki

    SATO Tomoaki Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Development and Evaluation of Teaching Materials in Engineering Education
    [Research Themes]
    • Educational Technology
    • Engineering Education
    • GC Animation Content of the Technical Heritage
    • Use of the Multimedia Content in Engineering Education
    • Educational Use of the Stereo Visualized System
  • TERUI Fuyuto

    TERUI Fuyuto Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Control Engineering
    • Astrodynamics
    • Applied Research in Aerospace Engineering
    [Research Themes]
    • Guidance, Navigation and Control of Spacecraft
    • Motion (Attitude and Position) Control of Spacecraft
    • Autonomy in Aerospace Engineering
  • WATANABE Takeo

    WATANABE Takeo Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Mechanics of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Technology and Society, Design Science
    [Research Themes]
    • Study of the Fracture Characteristics of Dome Structures
    • Study of Collapse Behaviour of Tensegrity Structures
    • Study of Penetration and Fracture Characteristics of Thin Metals
  • IMAI Kenichiro

    IMAI Kenichiro Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Ductile-mode Grinding and Cutting
    • Vibration Assisted Machining of Difficult-to-cut Materials
    • Monozukuri Based on Biomimetics
    [Research Themes]
    • Ductile-mode Grinding and Cutting of Hard and Brittle Materials (Fine ceramics, Synthetic Silica, Single crystal Si and SiC)
    • Vibration Assisted Grinding of Difficult-to-cut Materials (Ti-6Al-4V alloy, Inconel)
    • Thrust Force Directional Vibration-assisted Machining in Ductile-mode
    • Modelling of Auditory Ossicles and the Vibrational Analysis
  • NAKANE Ichiro

    NAKANE Ichiro Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Environmental Fluid Engineering / Traffic Flow / Wing Aerodynamics / Modeling / Numerical Simulation
    [Research Themes]
    • A study of pollen re-transport behavior in the urban environment
    • Car traffic flow measurement and building a mathematical simulation model
    • Numerical and experimental studies of aerodynamics of Flying Snakes
    • Design of a long distance flight multicopter with fixed-wings
  • HAGINO Naoto

    HAGINO Naoto Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Thermal Fluid Engineering / Unsteady flow /Turbomachinery
    [Research Themes]
    • A Study of Unsteady Flow Occurring Turbo Compressor
    • Detection of Unsteady Flow by Machine Learning
    • A Study of Jet Engine Fan Icing
    • A study of self-circulating thermosyphon
  • HAYASHI Naoki

    HAYASHI Naoki Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Numerical Simulation of Combustion
    [Research Themes]
    • Numerical simulation of flame-wall interaction
    • Numerical simulation of spray combustion for engine
    • Numerical analysis and experiment for fundamental phenomena of combustion
    • Numerical research for ultra-micro combustion
  • MIZUNO Toshihiro

    MIZUNO Toshihiro Assistant professor

    [Key Words]
    • Measurement of Contact Pressure
    • Ductile Fracture of Metal
    • Computer Simulation of Plane
    [Research Themes]
    • Measurement of Contact Pressure in Die Forging by Ultrasonic
    • Measurement of Contact Pressure in Flange Joint by Ultrasonic
    • Failure in Injection Upsetting
    • Analysis of Flight Characteristics at Low Speed Flight
  • YOSHIOKA Takakazu

    YOSHIOKA Takakazu Assistant professor

    [Key Words]
    • Development of the non-destructive inspection method for detecting and evaluating various damages by the impact and mechanical vibration in composite materials or new materials.
    [Research Themes]
    • Evaluate the mechanics characteristics of new materials
    • Evaluation of damage by the impact of new materials
    • Damage detection inside the composite material using the electrical-resistance changing method