Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, School of Engineering
In the aerospace field, lightweight and highly reliable materials are important. These materials are essential for the development of aerospace vehicles. At the same time, it is necessary to create novel structural and functional materials that can be used in various environments. We hope that the ideas generated from materials will lead to new aerospace research.
In this laboratory, we are trying to develop novel structural and functional materials. We also conduct research on the development of processing processes for each material to be developed. These processes are essential as an engineering field.
Our works about materials and processes are as follows; “development of flexible functional materials and their application to soft robotics”, “surface patterning using ultrafine indentation technology”, “development of microfabrication processes using nanopowders”, and “development of 3D printing specializing in novel materials”. In recent years, we have also been focusing on “bio-inspired engineering”, which is research that considers living organisms or creatures. In this research, we extract and utilize the functions that living creatures have evolved for the design of materials and structures.
Prof. Fujio Tsumori