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The Department of Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the Faculty of Engineering, and covers all areas of mechanical engineering, including fundamental and interdisciplinary research. The research includes studies associated with strength reliability of materials, flow control in rotating machinery, thermal management of energy conversion systems and micro devices, advanced combustion systems, analysis and control of vibration, human centered robot systems, advanced manufacturing processes, technology for friction and lubrication, engineering assisted medicine, utilization of MEMS, and technologies associated with fuel cells. Our multidisciplinary work spans the fields of biology, medicine, electronics, chemistry and metallurgy, as well as some other specific fields that will be crucial to our future. Among these, one of the most prominent pursuits to date is the research associated with hydrogen utilization to prepare for a possible transformative change in our energy system. The department is organized into eight basic research groups, and these can be categorized as Strength of Materials, Fluids Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Combustion, Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Control and Systems, Manufacturing Processes, and Machine Design and Bionic Systems, as well as the additional research groups of Hydrogen Utilization Engineering and Advanced Hydrogen Materials. In addition, we have two labs donated specifically for hydrogen research.

The faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are also in charge of undergraduate education in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering. Most of the professors are from the Department of Mechanical Engineering or the Department of Hydrogen Energy Systems in the graduate school. Some other professors contribute to the Department of Systems Life Sciences and the Department of Automotive Science, reflecting the importance of mechanical engineering in a variety of interdisciplinary research areas.

Researches

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Strength of Materials
  • Solid Mechanics Lab.
  • Fatigue and Fracture of Materials Lab.
  • Structural Materials Research Lab.
Fluids Engineering
  • Flow Control Systems Lab.
  • Fluids Engineering Science Lab.
Thermal Engineering
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Lab.
  • Thermal Energy Conversion Lab.
  • Thermofluid Physics Lab.
Combustion
  • Reactive Gas Dynamics Lab.
  • Engine Systems Lab.
Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
  • Vibration and Acoustics Lab.
  • Mechanical Vibration Lab.
  • Structural Dynamics Lab.
  • Machinery Analysis Lab.
Control and Systems
  • System Engineering Lab.
  • Systems Control Lab.
  • Human Centered Robotics Lab.
Manufacturing Processes
  • Precision Machining Lab.
  • Material Processing Lab.
Machine Design and Bionic Systems
  • Machine Elements and Design Engineering Lab.
  • Tribology Lab.
  • Biofunctional Engineering Lab.
  • Bio-medical Fluid Engineering Lab.
  • Nano & Micro Bioengineering Lab.
  • Graphic Science Education
Hydrogen Utilization Engineering
  • Hydrogen Utilization Processes Lab.
  • Fuel Cell System Lab.
  • Hydrogen Storage Systems Lab.
  • Hydrogen Production Processes Lab.
Advanced Hydrogen Materials
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