Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

Introduction

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering Science and Department of Intelligent Machinery and Systems were merged into Department of Mechanical Engineering on April 1, 2008. Department of Mechanical Engineering in Faculty of Engineering is composed of following 9 research and education fields.
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Combustion
  • Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  • Control and Systems
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Machine Design and Bionic Systems
  • Hydrogen Utilization Engineering

Teaching staff of Department of Mechanical Engineering in Faculty of Engineering are in charge of the education for Mechanical Engineering Course in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in School of Engineering (undergraduate program) and for Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems in Graduate School of Engineering (master's and doctoral programs).
Education in English is offered in both undergraduate and graduate programs since 2010.

International Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering

Human civilization was built with machines. Mechanical engineering is a discipline that teaches how to produce and use various machines and manufacturing equipment with the latest technologies to support our affluent lifestyle. In this program, students study the advanced engineering needed to create machines that enhance our world, such as ultra-super precision instruments that work on micro and nano scales, robots with artificial intelligence, and hydrogen energy and biotechnology devices.
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International Master's and Doctoral Programs in Mechanical Engineering

The educational goal of these programs is to lead students to acquire a broad and firm knowledge of mechanical engineering through classroom study and research, so that they will be equipped to work actively in international academic societies and industry after completion of the program.
Research and education fields of Department of Mechanical Engineering in Graduate School of Engineering are as follows.                    
Material Strength and Design System
Solid Mechanics Lab. NOGUCHI, Hiroshi (Professor)
HAMADA, Shigeru (Associate Prof.)
KOYAMA, Motomichi (Assistant Prof.)
Machine Elements and Design Engineering Lab. SAWAE, Yoshinori (Professor)
YAMAGUCHI, Tetsuo (Associate Prof.)
MORITA, Takehiro (Assistant Prof.)
Structural Materials Research Lab. TODA, Hiroyuki (Professor)
HIRAYAMA, Kyosuke (Assistant Prof.)
Micro Mechanics Lab. CHEN, Qiang (Professor)
Fluids Engineering
Flow Control Systems Lab. WATANABE, Satoshi (Professor)
TSUDA, Shin-ichi (Associate Prof.)
KATAYAMA, Yusuke (Assistant Prof.)
Fluids Engineering Science Lab. FURUKAWA, Masato (Professor)
MORI, Hideo (Associate Prof.)
YAMADA, Kazutoyo (Assistant Prof.)
Thermal Engineering
Thermal Energy Conversion Lab. MORI, Hideo (Professor)
HAMAMOTO, Yoshinori (Associate Prof.)
MIYATA, Kazushi (Assistant Prof.)
Reactive Gas Dynamics Lab. KITAGAWA, Toshiaki (Professor)
NAGANO, Yukihide (Assistant Prof.)
Engine Systems Lab. MORIUE, Osamu(Professor)
Thermal Physics and Engineering Lab. KOHNO, Masamichi (Professor)
Effective Utilization of Thermal Energy Lab. SAHA, Bidyut Baran (Professor)
Dynamics of Machinery
Vibration and Acoustics Lab. KIJIMOTO, Shinya (Professor)
ISHIKAWA, Satoshi (Associate Prof.)
TAKAYAMA, Yoshihisa (Assistant Prof.)
Mechanical Vibration Lab. KONDOU, Takahiro (Professor)
MORI, Hiroki (Associate Prof.)
SOWA, Nobuyuki (Assistant Prof.)
Structural Dynamics Lab. INOUE, Takumi (Professor)
KADOWAKI, Ren (Assistant Prof.)
Control and Systems
System Engineering Lab. KIGUCHI, Kazuo (Professor)
ARATA, Jumpei (Associate Prof.)
TSUJI, Yasutaka (Assistant Prof.)
Control Engineering Lab. YAMAMOTO, Motoji (Professor)
KIKUUWE, Ryo (Associate Prof.)  Web
NAKASHIMA, Yasutaka (Assistant Prof.)
Human Centered Robotics Lab. TAHARA, Kenji (Associate Prof.)  Web
Manufacturing Processes
Precision Machining Lab. KUROKAWA, Syuhei (Professor)
HAYASHI, Terutake (Associate Prof.)
SAJIMA, Takao (Assistant Prof.)
Material Processing Lab. SHINAGAWA, Kazunari (Professor)
TSUMORI, Fujio (Associate Prof.)
Bioengineering
Heat and Mass Transfer Lab. TAKAMATSU, Hiroshi (Professor)
KURATA, Kosaku (Associate Prof.)
CANNON, James (Associate Prof.)
WANG, Hai Dong (Assistant Prof.)
Biofunctional Engineering Lab. KUDO, Susumu (Professor)
SERA, Toshihiro (Associate Prof.)
NAKASHIMA, Kazuhiro (Assistant Prof.)
Bio-medical Fluid Engineering Lab. YAMANISHI, Yoko (Professor)

Hydrogen Compatible Materials and Fracture Lab. KUBOTA, Masanobu (Professor)*
* The staff of International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research


International Master's and Doctoral Programs in Hydrogen Energy Systems

The educational goal of these programs is to lead students to acquire the ability to understand materials and processes on the basis of mechanical engineering fundamentals through classroom activities and research, so that they will be equipped to work actively in international academic societies and energy industries, and to assure leadership in the march towards a low carbon society.
Research and education fields of Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems in Graduate School of Engineering are as follows.
Hydrogen Utilization Systems
Hydrogen Utilization Processes Lab. SASAKI, Kazunari (Professor)
SHIRATORI, Yusuke (Associate Prof.)
TACHIKAWA, Yuya (Assistant Prof.)
Fuel Cell System Lab. ITO, Kohei (Professor)
KITAHARA, Tatsumi (Associate Prof.)
NAKAJIMA, Hironori (Assistant Prof.)
Hydrogen Storage Systems
Hydrogen Storage Systems Lab. MATSUNAGA, Hisao (Professor)
Hydrogen Materials Strength and Machine Design
Tribology Lab. SUGIMURA, Joichi (Professor)
YAGI, Kazuyuki (Associate Prof.)
TANAKA, Hiroyoshi (Assistant Prof.)
Solid Mechanics Lab. NOGUCHI, Hiroshi (Professor)
HAMADA, Shigeru (Associate Prof.)
KOYAMA Motomichi (Assistant Prof.)
Fatigue and Fracture of Materials Lab. TSUZAKI, Kaneaki (Professor)
FUKUSHIMA, Yoshihiro (Assistant Prof.)
Hydrogen Thermofluid Engineering
Thermofluid Physics Lab. TAKATA, Yasuyuki (Professor)
SAKODA, Naoya (Assistant Prof.)
Reactive Gas Dynamics Lab. KITAGAWA, Toshiaki (Professor)
NAGANO, Yukihide (Assistant Prof.)
Hydrogen Production Processes
Hydrogen Production Processes Lab. MATSUMOTO, Hiroshige (Professor)*
Advanced Hydrogen Materials
Advanced Hydrogen Materials Lab. NISHIMURA, Shin (Professor)
Hydrogen Molecular Science
Hydrogen Molecular Science Lab. KOYAMA, Michihisa (Professor) **
ISHIMOTO, Takayoshi (Assistant Prof.) **
Advanced Hydrogen Energy System
Advanced Hydrogen Energy System Lab. HAYASHI, Akari (Professor)***
* The staff of International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research
** The staff of INAMORI Frontier Research Center
*** The staff of International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy
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