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Environmental System

Environmental Management

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Environmental Management

Risk analysis and management / Environmental planning / Sustainability design

The Environmental Management Laboratory is engaged in environmental systems engineering research activities, which support technically-based decision making by government, industry, and the public sector with regard to the problems and challenges faced by a highly technological society.

  • Akihiro TOKAI

    Professor
    Akihiro TOKAI

  • Assistant Professor
    Naoya KOJIMA

  • Assistant Professor
    Nguyen Thi Hoa

Engineering for Assessing the Sustainable Environment

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Engineering for Assessing the Sustainable Environment

Atmospheric environment / Water environment / Environmental dynamics / Numerical simulation

We perform impact assessment research on the effects of human activities on our lives and ecosystems to seek effective measures for achieving a sustainable environment. Our research is based on three principles: Monitoring, Modeling, and Management.

  • Akira KONDO

    Professor
    Akira KONDO

  • Hikari SHIMADERA

    Assistant Professor
    Hikari SHIMADERA

Sustainable Environmental Design

Urban Environmental Design

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Urban Environmental Design

Urban planning / Landscape design / Partnership-based town development / Sustainable city and region

The Urban Environmental Design Laboratory conducts research into methods intended to improve housing, towns, and regions and to provide a comfortable, secure, and sustainable environment for both humans and nature.

  • Masanori SAWAKI

    Professor
    Masanori SAWAKI

  • Kazuhito WAKAMOTO

    Associate Professor
    Kazuhito WAKAMOTO

  • Kunihiko MATSUMOTO

    Assistant Professor
    Kunihiko MATSUMOTO

Environmental Design and Information Technology

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Environmental Design and Information Technology

Environmental Design / Information and Communication Technology / Civil and Building Engineering Informatics

Environmental Design and Information Technology Laboratory develops new environmental design methodologies, which can organize the relationships of humans, artificial objects, and nature systematically, deploying advanced information and communication technologies (ICT) and creates new environment where ICT is embedded.

  • Nobuyoshi YABUKI

    Professor
    Nobuyoshi YABUKI

  • Tomohiro FUKUDA

    Associate Professor
    Tomohiro FUKUDA

Circulatory Material and Resources System

Bio-Environmental Engineering

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Bio-Environmental Engineering

Biological Wastewater Treatment / Bioremediation / Resource & Energy Recovery

The Bio-Environmental Engineering Laboratory focuses on the development of technologies/systems for environmental conservation and purification as well as the recovery of energy and resources by exploiting the abilities of microorganisms, plants, and other biological means.

  • Michihiko IKE

    Professor
    Michihiko IKE

  • Daisuke Inoue

    Associate Professor
    Daisuke Inoue

  • Masashi KURODA

    Assistant Professor
    Masashi KURODA

Quantum Beam and Biomaterials Engineering

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Quantum Beam and Biomaterials Engineering

Biological effects of radiation/ Irradiation effects on polymers/ Magnetic separation/ Decontamination/ Biological measurement

Our laboratory aim to solve the issues of the energy, the environment and the welfare by using radiation technology, magnetic force control technology and bioinstrumentation. The themes are as follows; 1) The study on the evaluation of the effects of radiation on the materials, the biomaterials and the environment, 2) The study on the environmental purification, the resource recovery and the minimally invasive treatment, and 3) The improvement of the quality of life (QOL) of human using bioinstrumentation.

  • Fuminobu SATO

    Professor
    Fuminobu SATO

  • Yoko AKIYAMA

    Associate Professor
    Yoko AKIYAMA

Environmental Materials

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Environmental Materials

3D Printer / Geometric Design / Resource Circulation

By using three-dimensional printers for industrial use, artificial fish reefs with environmental affinities and petrous indoor walls for atmospheric control (Biotope Implants) are fabricated on investigation phases from mineral slags or inorganic shells discharged from industrial processes of steel refinements or food productions (Relict Resources).

  • Soshu KIRIHARA

    Professor
    Soshu KIRIHARA

Sustainable Energy System

Green Engineering for Global Environment

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Green Engineering for Global Environment

Sustainability / Ecosystem services / Climate change / Biodiversity

The main research theme of the Green Engineering (GE) lab is the “sustainable use of ecosystem services towards establishing a natural symbiotic society.” Global-scale environmental problems such as global warming and biodiversity loss, caused by the consumption of natural resources and energy, are of major concern in terms of global, regional, and local sustainability. To understand complex global problems, it is necessary to consider the natural environment and human society as “a holistic ecosystem,” and to analyze the flow and stock of energy and materials seamlessly within the system. The GE lab aims to study and design the integration of the natural environment and society from an ecological viewpoint and to provide education for interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • Akihiro TOKAI

    Professor
    Akihiro TOKAI

  • Takashi MACHIMURA

    Associate Professor
    Takashi MACHIMURA

  • Takanori MATSUI

    Assistant Professor
    Takanori MATSUI

Urban Energy System

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Urban Energy System

Energy demand management / Energy demand modelling / Smart grid / Urban energy metabolism

The energy-demand side is vitally important while performing an analysis of our energy system. The main themes investigated by this laboratory are the urban energy metabolism, evaluation of heat system performance, modeling and management of energy demand, and active utilization of energy demand in smart grids.

  • Yoshiyuki SHIMODA

    Professor
    Yoshiyuki SHIMODA

  • Yohei YAMAGUCHI

    Associate Professor
    Yohei YAMAGUCHI

Energy and Environmental Materials

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Energy and Environmental Materials

Thermoelectric material / Nuclear fuels / Heat storage material / Heat insulation material

To achieve a sustainable society and resolve energy problems, we conduct research on four principal functional materials used for thermal management: thermoelectric materials, nuclear fuels, heat-storage materials, and heat-insulation materials.

  • Hiroaki MUTA

    Associate Professor
    Hiroaki MUTA

  • Yuji OISHI

    Assistant Professor
    Yuji OISHI

Quantum and Energy Engineering

Medical Beam Physics

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Medical Beam Physics

Optical diagnosis and therapy / Photo dynamic therapy / Optical properties of biological tissues / Laser ionization mass spectrometry

We are developing novel techniques for medical diagnoses, therapy, and biological analyses using light, including lasers, on the basis of tissue optics, photobiology, and laser engineering in order to develop the human resource, which has profound understanding of both the engineering and the medical fields.

  • Kunio AWAZU

    Professor
    Kunio AWAZU

  • Hisanao HAZAMA

    Associate Professor
    Hisanao HAZAMA

  • Yuichiro MANABE

    Assistant Professor
    Yuichiro MANABE

  • Assistant Professor
    Takahiro NISHIMURA

Nuclear Social Engineering

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Nuclear Social Engineering

Nuclear Reactor / Integrity / Nuclear Reaction

To utilize nuclear reactors more safely and economically, we have been developing more reliable management methods for equipment operation and new types of nuclear reactor by experiment and computer simulation.

  • Takanori KITADA

    Professor
    Takanori KITADA

  • Satoshi TAKEDA

    Assistant Professor
    Satoshi TAKEDA

Quantum System Engineering

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Quantum System Engineering

Nuclear and fusion reactor engineering / Liquid metal / Heat and mass transfer

We undertake research and education activities regarding the safety of energy systems and new energy system concepts. At present, our main concern is on experimental and numerical studies of hydrodynamics and heat transfer related to liquid metal energy systems, evaluation of accidental phenomena, and energy conversion systems.

  • Eiji HOASHI

    Associate Professor
    Eiji HOASHI

  • Takafumi OKITA

    Assistant Professor
    Takafumi OKITA

Nuclear Engineering Chemistry

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Nuclear Engineering Chemistry

Back-end Chemistry / Recycle Chemistry / Solution Chemistry / Isotope Chemistry

To achieve a safe chemical processing of spent nuclear fuels and radioactive wastes, we conduct research on chemical behavior of actinides and fission product elements in various electrolyte solutions.

  • Toshiyuki FUJII

    Professor
    Toshiyuki FUJII

  • Chizu KATO

    Assistant Professor
    Chizu KATO

Quantum Engineering and Energy Physics

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Energy Physics

Nuclear Fusion / Thermal Hydraulics in LMFBR / Fundamental Energy Physics

The physics of energy and momentum flow in conductive fluids is addressed in relation to the Maxwell tensor in Fourier space and thus, the dynamic control of a structure in equilibrium with turbulence is our ultimate interest. The practical media under consideration are the liquid metal in an FBR and magnetized plasmas in a fusion reactor or space engines. In addition, the requirement for the utmost resolution of measurements of the electric and magnetic fields means that macroscopic quantum control methods are studied.

  • Takeshi FUKUDA

    Professor
    Takeshi FUKUDA

  • Katsuhisa KITANO

    Associate Professor
    Katsuhisa KITANO

Quantum Reaction Engineering

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Quantum Reaction Engineering

Radiation physics and engineering for advanced medical and industrial applications / Neutron engineering studies for nuclear fusion reactor (fusion neutronics) and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT)

We study radiation physics and engineering for advanced medical and industrial applications. At Osaka University in 1981, we constructed OKTAVIAN, the world’s most powerful 14 MeV neutron source facility. Subsequently, neutronics (neutron engineering) studies for nuclear fusion reactors and boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) (a new cancer therapy) have been undertaken using OKTAVIAN.

  • Isao MURATA

    Professor
    Isao MURATA

Applied Laser Engineering

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Applied Laser Engineering

Lasers / Optical properties / New optical materials / Short-wavelength light sources / Spectroscopic measurements

Our research themes are aimed at developing new optical materials useful in both science and engineering. With the use of lasers and spectroscopy techniques, we investigate the optical properties of different materials. We also implement other experimental and theoretical investigations regarding these materials with various collaborators both inside and outside Japan. Our studies on short-wavelength light-emitting materials have led to the advancement of new applications and next-generation industries.

  • Nobuhiko SARUKURA

    Professor
    Nobuhiko SARUKURA

  • Toshihiko SHIMIZU

    Assistant Professor
    Toshihiko SHIMIZU