Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University
Research fields and staffs

Mechanical Engineering

The mission of Advanced Course of Mechanical Engineering is to train leading engineers with high abilities. Researches and education are made actively on fundamental and applied subjects and their integration so that new functions and structures of machinery can be developed. This course is organized into three divisions : Mechanical Systems, Synthesis and Control, Energy Conversion Engineering, and Production Systems and Materials for Machinery. The staff members are working principally on the evaluation and the reliability design of material strength and dynamic properties of solids and structures, the creation of new materials, adaptive control and human-interfaces, and the elucidation and the management of thermofluid phenomena. Graduate programs are composed of applied subjects corresponding to undergraduate fundamentalones and of advanced subjects concerned with up-to-date topics.

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Mechanical Systems

This division consists of three education and research fields : dynamics of machinery, control engineering, and robotics. The major subjects of our research area contain the followings : dynamics of solids and structures, shape optimization, intelligent control,ergonomics, mechatronics, and intelligent systems.

Staffs and Research Fields
Evaluation of viscoelastic properties of polymer materials
Takayuki Tamaogi
Control systems of intelligent machines for coexisting with humans
Satoru Shibata
Robotics & Intelligence System, Artificial Intelligence, Vibration & Control, Computational Mechanics
Shingo Okamoto
Robotics, Mechatronics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Applications
JaeHoon Lee
Robotics for coexisting with humans, Welfare devices
Tomonori Yamamoto
Control engineering, Welfare devices
Shenglin Mu

Energy Conversion Engineering

This division consists of four education and research groups : thermal engineering, fluids engineering, heat and mass transfer engineering, and mathematical engineering. The staff members engage in instruction and research on thermal engineering, aerothermodynamics, fluids engineering, rheology, sustainable energy, zero emission process, partial differential equations, and numerical analysis.

Staffs and Research Fields
Smart control of combustion for hydrogen and hydrocarbon energy
Masaya Nakahara
Theory of laminar-turbulent transition & turbulence, hydrogen sensing
Kazuo Matuura
Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics and its application, medical fluid mechanics
Kazunori Yasuda
Approach to various problems applying fluid engineering
Yukiharu Iwamoto
Plasma process and sono-process
Shinfuku Nomura
Discharge in high density media
Shinobu Mukasa
Functional Analysis
Masaki Kawamoto

Production Systems and Materials for Machinery

This division is composed of several research groups of material engineering, mechanics of materials, production processing and innovate materials processing etc. The object of this division is to conduct academic research on various problems concerning solid-state physics and strength evaluation of advanced materials, creation of new materials, innovative materials processing, advanced plastic forming of metals, and fabrication and machining of CFRPs.

Staffs and Research Fields
Strength and damage evaluation of advanced structural materials
Manabu Takahashi
Development of non-conventional machining
Hiromichi Toyota
Materials Forming and Processing
Xie Zhu
Evaluation of composite strength reliability materials
Keiji Ogi
New materials syuthesis using extreme condition
Masafumi Matsushita
Estimation of mechanical properties of industrial materials
Mitsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Design and nondestructive evaluation of industrial composite structures
Koichi Mizukami
Ship performance and ship equipment
Susumu Tanaka

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