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Mechanical Systems Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering is constantly developing, enabling industry to launch ever more sophisticated products. This progress has been made possible by the integration of various disciplines, especially electrical and electronic engineering. Modern mechanical engineers, therefore, are likely to be involved in complex systems projects requiring familiarity with these three major areas. The Department aims at educating engineers who can combine a thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering with extensive experience in these studies.

Fields of Research

Thermo-Fluid Systems

Issues concerned with heat and fluid are studied by means of experiments and simulations. Subjects of interest and expertise embrace heat loss in internal combustion engines, fans, the aerodynamics of bluff bodies and blood flow in cardiovascular systems.

Advanced Control Systems

Pursuing highly sophisticated control methods, practical studies are conducted as well as theoretical research. Applications include autonomous vehicles, drones and exploration rovers.

Strength Design Systems

Accurate stress measurement in materials and analysis of structural strength are major concerns. In particular, using X-rays, the laboratory is engaged in the development of advanced stress measurement techniques and fatigue failure assessment.

Robotic Life Support

Control methods for robots supporting human activities in various environments are being developed and implemented. Both theoretical and practical research is performed, aiming to improve motion capabilities of humanoid robots and orbital space robots, as well as robots for domestic use.

Measurement and Electric Machine Control

The methodology in electric and optical measurement is studied with applications to electrical charge issues. Development of visualization technique for electromagnetic field distribution using two dimensional lock-in amplifier is also tackled.

Space Systems Engineering

Research interests lie in applications linked to human activities in space such as the design and control of various deployable space structures, water/liquid nitrogen rocket engines and evaluation of spacecraft charging.

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Academic Staff


  1. (1) Electrical Conduction and Breakdown Properties of Several Biodegradable Polymers
  2. (2) Effects of Resin/Filler Adhesion on the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity of Polyimide Nanocomposites
  3. (3) Spatial Resolution between Two Abnormalities in a Cable by Frequency Domain Reflectometry
  4. (4) Degradation of Flame-Retardant Cross-Linked Polyethylene Caused by Heat, Gamma-Rays, and Steam
  5. (5) Influence of Oxygen on Insulation Performance of Safety-related Low-voltage Cables for Nuclear Power Plants under Severe Accident Conditions
  1. Haemodynamics and thrombus formation in cerebral aneurysms
  2. Correlation between quantity of visceral fat and abdominal skin temperature
  1. Space engineering
  2. Space structure, thermal control
  1. Engineering materials
  2. Material characterization
  1. (1) Model predictive control
  2. (2) Self-driving systems
  3. (3) Moving horizon estimation
  1. (1) Mechanical stress evaluation using quantum beams.
  2. (2) Deformation and fracture analyses of engineering materials.
  1. (1) Space charge accumulation characteristics in various polyethylene-based materials for power cables
  2. (2) Space charge accumulation characteristics in various epoxy-based materials for power devices
  3. (3) Space charge accumulation characteristics in various imide-based materials for motor windings
  4. (4) Evaluation of insulating performance at high temperature under high electric field using a direct current integrated charge (Q(t)) method.
  1. Space charge measurement, Quantum chemical calculation, Dielectric phenomena, Radiation effect on dielectrics, MEMS technology for sensor fabrication

Associate Professor

  1. Rocket engine
  2. Liquid nitrogen
  3. Hybrid rocket engine
  4. Spacecraft charging
  1. Whole-body motion control
  2. Other research on robot technology
  1. (1) Nanoscale servo control in hard disk drive (HDD)
  2. (2) Control method that compensates for rotational synchronous vibration using Active magnetic bearing
  1. (1) Surface-tension-driven flows
  2. (2) Microgravity science and application
  3. (3) Data-driven fluid dynamics
  1. (1) Exact linearization
  2. (2) Autonomous multi-agent drones system control
  1. (1) Human thermal sensation
  2. (2)Indoor air quality
  3. (3)Human behavior modeling


  1. (1) Bearingless motors
  2. (2) Speed-up type vernier motor