Course title
Course description
This course will serve as an introduction to the latest research in the field of engineering science and mechanics for students. The course includes the overview and latest news of the selected 13 topics.
Purpose of class
The goal of this course is to let students understand the basis of the research in the field of engineering science and mechanics.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students can understand the basis of the research in the field of engineering science and mechanics.
  2. Students can understand the latest research information in the field of engineering science and mechanics.
  3. Students can understand the significance of engineering science and mechanics researches.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Reports Total.
1. 50% 50%
2. 30% 30%
3. 20% 20%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Grading will be based on reports. Students must submit reports for all of the topics provided in the course.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. NOTE: The order of each topic may change.

Lecture for human machine system research

Human machine system research field:
In this class, students will learn the research
about human machine systems. Students will
learn about the control model of human that
use the knowledge learned in the class of
control engineering, and will learn about
research of human machine interface (HMI).
Research examples are research using a
driving simulator, and students will learn
research on the advanced driving assist
system and the automated driving system.
Students will learn about the research using
Students should read textbooks and publications of human machine system research field in advance. 190minutes
2. Lecture for computational biomechanics /
MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
research field

Computational biomechanics:
Biomechanics is mechanics for human body,
applying medicine and injury prevention. In this
lecture, basis of computational biomechanics is
introduced. Then clinical application of
biomechanical simulation for cardiovascular
disease and its treatment, especially for
abdominal aortic aneurysm will be presented.
Injury assessment using biomechanical human
model is also lectured.

MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems)
research field;
Micro machine engineering is an engineering
field that is applied the LSI manufacturing
techniques (e.g. photolithography) to
fabrication for mechanical machine elements.
This research field is called MEMS (Micro-
Electro-Mechanical Systems). Although the
integrated circuit technology can treats only
electrical quantity (i.g. voltage, current, power),
the MEMS technology can treats more wider
physical quantities; force, displacement,
temperature, sound, light and so on. In this
class, we learn the basics of the MEMS
techniques; device designs, fundamental
theories, fabrication methods, evaluation
methods and applications.
Students should read textbooks and publications of computational biomechanics and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) research field in advance. 190minutes
3. Lecture for thermo-fluid engineering in
microscale / oxygen storage materials

Thermo-fluid engineering in microscale;
Microscale technology has been applied to
many technological fields including hermo-fluid
engineering. In small scale phenomena in fluid
motion and heat transfer, very large gradients
of temperature and concentration caused by
the small characteristic length of the system
can generate many technological merits in
newly developed micro devices and
equipments. As examples, surface tension
driven flows in silicon wafer technology and
application of thermal diffusion (Soret effect) in
innovative systems will be introduced.

Oxygen storage materials;
Oxygen storage materials can reversibly
absorb and desorb oxygen into/from its crystal
structure. Because of the high mobility of
oxygen in the crystal structure, OSMs have
many applications. They can be used, for
example, in three-way catalytic converters or
Solid Oxides Fuel Cels, or
Pressure/Temperature swing absorption for
oxygen generation. During this lecture, I will
introduce different oxygen storage materials
and show you how the properties of the
materials can be controlled by appropriate
morphology and chemical modifications. I will
explain how the oxygen absorption/adsorption
process into/from OSM can be controlled to
produce oxygen gas.
Students should read textbooks and
publications of thermo-fluid engineering in microscale and oxygen storage materials in advance.
4. Lecture for combustion research field /
hydrogen storage materials

Combustion research field:
In this lecture, the phenomena that occurs
when an energy is applied to the mixture of fuel
and oxidizer will be described first. In addition,
hot topics of combustion research on carbonneutral
fuels, high-efficiency combustion, etc.,
will be provided using domestic and overseas
journal papers relating to combustion, fuels,
engines, etc. Some exercises to deepen
understanding will be conducted.

Hydrogen storage materials:
Hydrogen storage materials, which store
hydrogen as hydrogen atoms in their crystal
structures, can be one candidate for safe and
efficient hydrogen storage methods. In this
lecture, I will explain about hydrogen storage
from fundamental to application including my
research topics. In the hydrogen storage
studies, understanding of atomic arrangements
is an important knowledge. So I will also
explain about crystal structures.
Students should read textbooks and publications of mechanics of material and system engineering in advance. 190minutes
5. Lecture for vibration and acoustic testing with
new techniques / material strength

Vibration and Acoustic testing with new
We introduce vibration and acoustic tests to
design target structures with desired dynamic
characteristics such as natural frequencies or
acoustic radiation patterns. The dynamic
characteristics of the target structures are
generally measured by investigating the inputoutput
relationship of the target structures.
These tests encompass everything from
classical approaches to advanced ones which
are included laser-induced plasma (LIP) or
dielectric elastomer actuator (DEA) techniques.
LIP or DEA realizes ideal input sources,
resulting in more powerful tests tool.

Material strength:
In Material strength laboratory, we are
researching about metal fatigue and strength of
mechanical joining elements such as bolted
joints and revets. Our aim is contributions to
safety society through the research of
mechanical joining elements. In my section, I
introduce why the mechanical joining is
important and our research.
Students should read textbooks and publications of vibration and acoustic testing with new techniques and material strength in advance. 190minutes
6. Lecture for direct power generation and
perpetual motion machines / (in preparation)

Direct power generation and perpetual motion
In this lecture I will explain two heat related
technologies. Direct thermoelectric conversion
technologies and perpetual engine energy
conversion technologies. The direct
thermoelectric conversion technologies can be
actually manufactured such as devices using
the Seebeck effect, alkali metal thermoelectric
conversion, and thermionic power generation.
These power generation principles and applied
technologies will be explained in the class.
The second half of the lecture explains the
perpetual motion machines from heat to work.
We have already learned from the first law of
thermodynamics in the course of
thermodynamics 1 that there is no such
machine. The primary goal of this lecture is to
learn about renewable energy technologies,
climate change and SDGs. After the lecture,
the attending students to encouraged to
examine their own content in this lecture.
Students should read textbooks and publications of direct power generation and perpetual motion machines in advance. 190minutes
7. Lecture for manufacturing processing /
quasicrystals and their hydrogen storage

Manufacturing processing:
When a metal material is plastically worked, it
not only changes its shape, but also its
material properties. In manufacturing
processing laboratory, we are studying special
manufacturing methods, which can achieve
desired properties and desired shapes at the
same time. This lecture will introduce two
themes. Through this lecture, I would
like to remind students that materials and
processing are deeply related.
Students should read textbooks and publications of manufacturing processing and quasicrystals and their hydrogen storage in advance. 190minutes
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Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in outside of the class (ScombZ, mail, etc.)
Textbooks and reference materials
Handouts will be distributed in the course.
Students should have attend the compulsory courses in advance.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
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