Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University


Mechanical and Systems Engineering Program

Programs and Academic Staff

Mechanical and Systems Engineering Program


Engineers' Source of Meaning

Engineering is a privilege exclusive to humanity that gives us all the potential to live better lives. Developments in engineering provide us with a wide range of hopes and dreams for reimagining the spaces around us. Knowledge accumulated through engineering is an all important "must-have" asset that is indispensable to human development. By acquiring this wisdom, you can take pride in being an engineer who is capable of meaningfully contributing to society. In the Mechanical and Systems Engineering Program, you will learn how to acquire such wisdom, and, through this learning, better develop yourself as a human being, enriching your life in the process. I believe that young people, who are expected to take an active role in society, will find a source of meaning through engineering.


To High School Students: Discover New Knowledge in the Mechanical and Systems Engineering Program!

The Mechanical and Systems Engineering Program consists of the Mechanical Engineering Track and the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Engineering Track, and covers 17 fields of education and research that provide foundations in engineering and technology. The Program conducts research activities that have gained wide recognition among the public, and focuses on developing excellent researchers and engineers who can lead society in the future. For details, please visit the web pages of each track of the Program. I believe you will find an extensive range and depth of education programs available through the Program that will satisfy your needs. Education programs are elaborately designed not only to develop expertise in areas of interest but also to enhance creativity and communication skills, while enjoying exceptional repute from the public. Engineering graduates receive about ten times as many job offers as other fields. Seventy percent or more of our graduates go on to graduate school to gain higher academic expertise and technical skills. And after graduating from graduate school, they play active roles in society as promising industry talent. Okayama University gives you the opportunity to enjoy campus life surrounded by academically inspiring, excellent scholars and researchers, and graduates seeking to cultivate new research and technologies. You will receive intellectual training in a teaching and research environment enveloped in natural greenery and set in the urban vicinity of Okayama City. The University is always open to those willing to learn. In this learning environment, we hope you will discover a dramatic change in yourself as a result of your studies at the Mechanical and Systems Engineering Program, in the Faculty of Engineering.


To Employers: We Contribute to Industrial Development

To enable the human talent cultivated at our University to become active contributors to society, we make sure to provide students with opportunities to learn what types of employees companies are seeking. In this respect, we regard internships as important stepping stones and look forward to your cooperation and support. In contributing to the development of mechanical systems technologies that bolster various industries, our Program covers 17 fields of education and research, and focuses on producing research results each day that lead to new innovations. Cooperation with businesses that contribute to regional industrial development is a central and indispensable role for our University. As part of our contributions to society, this Program is determined to actively promote human resource development and collaborative research.

Staff and Research Projects

(As of Apr. 1, 2021)

Research Area
Structural Materials Engineering Professor OKAYASU Mitsuhiro Mechanical and fatigue properties of engineering materials
Associate Professor TAKEMOTO Yoshito Development of β-titanium alloy with unique functions
Applied Solid Mechanics Professor TADA Naoya Microscopic deformation and fracture of solid materials
Associate Professor UEMORI Takeshi Constitutive model for elasto-plastic deformation
Assistant Professor SAKAMOTO Junji Fatigue and fracture mechanics
Machine Design & Tribology Professor FUJII Masahiro Development of high strength, high efficiency and high performance machine elements
Associate Professor SHIOTA Tadashi Tribology of hard materials and coatings
Assistant Professor OMIYA Yuya Design of mechanical joints for high strength, high reliability and high performance
Nontraditional Machining Professor OKADA Akira Development of advanced machining methods applying electro-physical processes
Associate Professor OKAMOTO Yasuhiro Smart laser joining and removal machining for functional material processes
Assistant Professor SHINONAGA Togo High functionalization of material surface by electron beam and laser beam processes
Manufacturing Engineeirng Professor OHASHI Kazuhito High efficiency and high precision grinding of difficult-to-cut materials
Senior Assistant Professor KODAMA Hiroyuki Development of novelty manufacturing system supported by data-mining methodology
Assistant Professor ONISHI Takashi Development of computer aided machining system for high accuracy grinding
Fluid Dynamics Professor KOUCHI Toshinori Study on high speed flow related to aerospace engineerings
Associate Professor SUZUKI Hiroki Turbulent flow and incompressible flow
Assistant Professor TANAKA Kento Computational fluid dynamics on compressible flow
Heat Transfer Engineering Professor HORIBE Akihiko Heat storage and transport using latent heat material, and new desiccant air conditioning systems
Senior Assistant Professor YAMADA Yutaka Solid-liquid and liquid-vapor phase change phenomena
Assistant Professor ISOBE Kazuma Thermal radiation phenomena around nano and micro scale structure
Heat Power Engineering Professor KAWAHARA Nobuyuki Exploration of scientific principles of combustion inside internal combustion engine
Assistant Professor TSUBOI Kazuya Measurement and Analysis on Turbulent Premixed Flames using DNS
Biomedical Engineering Professor WU Jinglong Studies of neural mechanisms of memory for neurodegenerative disease early detection and treatment
Associate Professor TAKAHASHI Satoshi Study on mechanism of multisensory attention and preventaion of accidental accident
Assistant Professor YANG Jiajia Neural mechanism of haptic object perception and application for Alzheimer’s disease early detection
Advanced System Safety Professor NISHI Tatsushi Artificial intelligence, systems optimization, supply chain management, scheduling, robotics and automation, mathematical programming, operations research, process systems engineering
Associate Professor SATO Haruo Safety assessment technologies for radioactive waste disposal, environmental dynamics for behaviour of radionuclides in the environment and radiation safety for shielding and dose analyses
Intelligent Robotics, Field Robotics and Control Professor MINAMI Mamoru Visual servoing,  Machine vision for real-time
adaptive operation, Autonomous underwater vehicles, cloth recognition
Associate Professor MATSUNO Takayuki Manipulator robot for industrial application and medical robot system
Assistant Professor TODA Yuichiro Soft computing for intteligent robot
Human Factors and Management Systems Professor Murata Atsuo Cognitive Engineering, Safety Management
Assistant Professor Doi Toshihisa Human Machine Interface, User-Interface Design, Usability
Production Intelligence Professor ARIZONO Ikuo Statistical Quality Control, Applied Statistics, Operations research, System Reliability, Queueing Theory
Associate Professor YANAGAWA Yoshinari Resource management such as scheduling, line balancing and container loading in production control
Intelligent Mechanical Control Professor HIRATA Kentaro Systems control theory for time-delayed systems and periodic motion and its application for mechatronic and process systems
Senior Assistant Professor NAKAMURA Yukinori Systems control theory and its application for mechatronic and human-machine systems
System Integration Professor KANDA Takefumi Micro actuators, sensors and devices and their applications for micro mechatronics systems
Associate Professor WAKIMOTO Shuichi Soft actuators and sensors and their applications to soft robots in medical and welfare fields
Assistant Professor YAMAGUCHI Daisuke Actuators and sensors for extreme environments, spacecraft technologies and film-based mechatronics
Interface Systems Professor GOFUKU Akio Operator support systems and human factors of large-scaled industrial plants and medical support systems
Associate Professor KAMEGAWA Tetsushi Research and development of snake robots, disaster response robots and medical robots.
Mechatronic systems Special Contract Personnel Professor (Special Appointment) WATANABE Keigo Nonlinear control for autonomous underwater vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and omnidirectional mobile robots
Assistant Professor NAGAI Isaku Localization and development of mobile robots, automated guided vehicles, and personal mobility vehicles