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Akita University

2021Mechanical Engineering Course

Course Outline

In the Mechanical Engineering Course we support creating a more convenient and enriched lifestyle, and conduct education and research regarding mechanical engineering to protect the natural environment. Students acquire the quality of an engineer through studying not only Mechanism, but also the fundamental academic areas of Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Dynamics and Control Engineering, in addition to engineerings in Aerospace system, Medical system and Environmentally friendly system.

Course Features

In recent years, along with the fast-paced progression of scientific technology, we are facing various social issues such as global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions, and pollution of the environment due to nuclear accidents. So we need to develop renewable energy sources such as wind and geothermal power. Also with the declining birthrate and aging population, the improvement of medical welfare technology has become an urgent issue, and the role of mechanical engineering is becoming larger in order to create new industries and promote employment. In the education of this course, we conduct the fundamental academics of mechanical engineering, and cultivate mechanical engineers who can contribute to the vast industrial arena with cooperativeness, independence and problem-solving abilities. Furthermore, we recommend utilizing the fundamentals learned as an undergraduate, and continuing on to graduate school where students can acquire further knowledge and experience through engagement in leading edge research. Through a continuous 6-year education, we are cultivating human resources who can create new mechanical engineering fields.

Goal of human resource cultivation

Our goal to faster R&D / Engineers who have both fundamental knowledge in specialised fields and skills to integrate cross-disciplinary ideas to contribute in solving local and international problems via education and research on Aerospace system, Medical System Engineering and Environmentally Compatible System that will be necessary in the future.


*Detailed information of the staff are available from the digest of the researchers list.

ADACHI Takahiro Professor Oxygen Transfer and Power Consumption in an Aeration System Using Mist and Circulation Flow Generated by a Rotating Cone
IWAMI Takehiro Professor Reconstruction of motor function and medical engineering
MISHIMA Nozomu Professor Study on environmental benign design methodologies and evaluation of resource efficiency of products
MURAOKA Mikio Professor Nanotechnology for structural and functional materials
NAGANAWA Akihiro Professor Development of medical devices and new actuators, Study on control method of mechanical systems
OKUYAMA Eiki Professor Nano-metrology and ultra-precision mechanism design
TAGO Makoto Professor Numerical Simulation of a Downhole Heat Exchanger, and Melting Behavior of Ice in a Aqueous Binary Solution
AKINAGA  Takeshi Associate Professor A restorative approach to agriculture
KOMATSU Yoshimi Associate Professor Heat and mass transfer with phase change
MIYANO Yasuyuki Associate Professor Research on joining and welding processing for structural materials / Elucidation of the mechanism of bio-corrosion of metals
SASAKI Yoshihiro Associate Professor Development of fluid control technology making full use of the advantages of hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems
TAKAHASHI Mamoru Associate Professor Synthesis of diamond film by flame combustion
YAMAGUCHI  Makoto Associate Professor Raman spectroscopic characterization of subsurface structure
YAMAMOTO Yoshiyuki Associate Professor Study on mechanical and thermal properties of functional magnetic materials
FURUBAYASHI Takaaki Associate Professor Design and analysis of sustainable energy systems
HIRAYAMA Hiroshi Lecturer Study on spacecraft, space exploration and orbital debris
KINOSHITA  Yukinori Lecturer Development of scanning probe microscopy technique for nanometer-scale quantitative imaging of magnetic, electrical and mechanical properties on surfaces.
SEKI Takeshi Lecturer Develoment of medical/industrial devices using optical systems and machine parts.
SUGIYAMA Wataru Lecturer Small wind turbine, Rarefied gas flow
ZHAO Xu Lecturer Morphology control of nanostructures and fabrication / reliability evaluation of electro-functional materials
SASAKI Eiichi Assistant Professor Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics. Turbulence, Dynamical systems, and Shape optimization.