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Educational Research Facilities Attached to Graduate School of Engineering

Research Center for Ultra-Precision Science and Technology
Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies
On-site Research Center for Sustainability Design (ORCSD)
Education and Research Center for Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design
Center for Open Innovation Research and Education

Joint Use Facilities, Graduate School of Engineering

Radio Isotope Laboratory
Material and Structural Laboratory
Work Shop
Analytical Instrumentation Facility
Education Center for
  Practical Machine Shop Technology

Common Testing Hall

Wind Tunnel for Research
Institute of Free Electron Laser
Multi-Media Center (Engineering)
Liaison Office
Creative Design Studio on Technology
Center for International Affairs

Educational Research Facilities Attached to Graduate School of Engineering

Research Center for Ultra-Precision Science and Technology

(Established in April, 2001)




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The purpose of the Center is the continuous development of original technology in "atomistic fabrication technology," where fundamental physical and chemical phenomena utilized in engineering processes such as ultra-precision machining, thin film growth and nanofabrication should be analyzed and elucidated from the atomistic and electronic perspectives. Objectives of the Center are to develop an original apparatus for manufacturing useful "products" and to evaluate the performance of the products.

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Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies

(Established in April, 2013)




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The mission of the Center for Atomic and Molecular Technologies (CAMT) is to establish a scientific discipline for technical advancement beyond nanotechnologies and further to lead this achievement to the design of innovative applications from atomic and molecular levels. The Center has been established as a cross-disciplinary research venue to enhance the horizontal integration of various scientific activities among the Departments in the Graduate School of Engineering. It consists of three major research divisions; (1) quantum engineering for atomistic designing, (2) plasma-applied engineering for surface activation designing, and (3) functional designing of materials and structures by physical and chemical reactions.

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On-site Research Center for Sustainability Design (ORCSD)

(Established in Oct 2007)




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Established at the Amagasaki seafront. Research and development is conducted here from the viewpoint of innovation in human lifestyle and industrial technology, with the aspiration of achieving a sustainable society through cooperation with both industry and community. The Center is intended as a base to give sustainability design solutions. The Center will continue to be an intellectual intercommunication platform for research, education and social contribution.

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Education and Research Center for Advanced Structural
   and Functional Materials Design

(Established in April, 2008)



The Center was established to promote education and research on Advanced Structural and Functional Materials Design. One aim of the Center is to foster young researchers who are internationally minded and competent enough to take the initiative in independent studies through our education programs. The Center also seeks to establish an internationally renowned research center on materials science.

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Center for Open Innovation Research and Education

(Established in April, 2016)




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Center for Open Innovation Research and Education, launched in April 2016, aims to provide interdisciplinary education programs to nurture future leaders who can lead innovations in society. It also serves as a platform to foster technological and societal innovation in pursuit of a sustainable society by promoting collaboration with stakeholders, such as industries and local governments. The center consists of several sections in order to effectively achieve these missions.

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Joint Use Facilities, ]Graduate School of Engineering

Radio Isotope Laboratory

(Established in August, 1968)



The Radio Isotope laboratory founded in August 1968 for the experiments using radioactive materials and nuclear materials are available to the staff of Graduate School of Engineering. Researches treating various tracer-level materials and some nuclear materials are performed. The laboratory is operated by the steering committee for safety management of radiation protection and storage of nuclear materials and radioisotope wastes.

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Material and Structural Laboratory

(Established in February, 1969)




This laboratory is one of the join-use facilities in the Graduate School of Engineering and the School of Engineering. Faculties and students in many departments use the equipments in this laboratory to study their research projects such as static and dynamic strengths of materials and structures.

1. Building

RC structure of one-story. Area919m2


2. Main Equipments

Slab Testing Machine
  (Capacity : Dynamic load 300kN)
Electro-Hydraulic Material Testing Machine
  (Capacity : Dynamic load 49kN, 98kN, 98kN)
Universal Testing Machine
  (Loading capacity : 2000kN)
A Number of other Testing Equipments, 50.

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Work Shop

(Established in April, 1969)



It has been established for doing special work and making machine components and glassware for the use in research projects at the Graduate School of Engineering and the School of Engineering, Osaka University. The main facilities are composed of twenty machine tools such as lathes (5), milling machines (3), a wire cut electrical discharge machining, a machining center, a surface grinder, a welding machine and devices for glass work. Researchers or students can use machines for themselves and get instructions by the experts. While hull-time experts do their jobs.

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Analytical Instrumentation Facility

(Established in April, 1969)




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The Analytical Instrumentation Facility has various analytical instruments performing structural and physicochemical analyses of materials and molecules. Particularly, NMR, EPR, MS, IR and CD machines are installed in the facility. The facility maintains these instruments and supports many researches in diverse field of fundamental and applied sciences such as chemistry, material science and molecular biology. In addition, tutorial classes about the instruments for researchers and students are held once or twice a year in the facility. The list of the instruments are shown in the facility homepage.

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Education Center for Practical Machine Shop Technology

(Established in April, 1969)



It has been established for educating students for practical machine shop technology and also for making special work or machine components for the use in research works at the Graduate School of Engineering and the School of Engineering, Osaka University.
The main facilities are composed of a machining center, a NC-lathe, a NC-milling machine, an electrodischarge machine and twenty generic machine tools such as lathes (8), milling machines (3), grinders (2).Instructors and experts educate students on educating time. And researchers or students can use machines for themselves and get instructions by the experts except on the educating time. While full-time expert does his job.

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Common Testing Hall

(Established in March, 1970)



The facility is mainly for experiments with large and temporary installations which are hard to be set up in individual laboratories. It is located to the southeast of the Graduate School of Engineering with the area of l,239sq.meters and 230sq.meters for the 1st and 2nd floors, respectively. The preparation room of 68sq.meters and storing shelves of 229sq.meters are also provided. The hall is currently used by Applied Science Group, Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Science Group, Electronic, Information and Energy Engineering Group, and Global Architecture Group. The hall is managed by the management committee consisting of the members selected from each group. A period of use is limited to one year in principle.

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Wind Tunnel for Research

(Established in April, 1981)






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The wind tunnel is serving as a fundamental facility for research concerning mechanical problems in a variety of departments in the Graduate School of Engineering. Research areas include wind-proof performance of the structures and wind phenomena around large scale architectural structures, diffusion of pollutants into the atmosphere, airflow and contaminants distribution in a room, and research related to the dynamics and energy efficiency of wind energy etc.. The wind tunnel is designed on the basis of the following ideas:

(1)

To work as either the horizontal recirculating type or as the open type, by adopting variable pitch rotor, the latter type being mainly for the purpose of the experiments with smoke.

(2)

To allow the test section exchangeable between the two units of different sizes of cross section, depending on the scale of models and required wind velocity.


Specification

Wind Tunnel

Type

Gottingen type

Eiffel type

Section

A

B

B

Dimension

1.8m x 1.8m x 9.5m

1.2m x 1.2m x 3.5m

1.2m x 1.2m x 3.5m

Stream Velocity

2~20m/s

5~50m/s

1~10m/s

The researcher who does not belong to Osaka university can use this wind tunnel since 2006.

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Institute of Free Electron Laser

(Established in April, 2000)




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Research and development of free electron laser (FEL) and its applications in wide science and technology fields are proceeded. The wavelength region of the FEL facility can cover from 0.23 to 100_m with five undulators using RF accelerated electron beam of energy of 30Å`165MeV. The field of FEL application spans over semiconductor and material research, nuclear physics and technology, biomedical diagnostics and treatments. Collaborative research programs are actively coordinated to connect the fundamental research results with new development of industrial technologies.
(2-9-5Tsuda-Yamate, Hirakata, Osaka573-0128, Japan)

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Multi-Media Center (Engineering)

(Established in April, 2002)



EngineeringThis center serves the facility for education and research in the information processing and computer science and also serves as the Suita branch of Cybermedia Center. In 2002, this facility was newly unified as the multi-media center in GSE common building. The center is equipped with 156 terminals connected to the Cybermedia Center for Information Processing Of Osaka University, which are usually used for the practical lessons in the information processing education and research for the students of the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering. Historically, this facility was originally founded as a branch of the Computation Center of Osaka University, and transferred to the Graduate School of Engineering and the School of Engineering.

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Liaison Office

(Established in April, 2003)




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The Liaison Office develops various activities at the Graduate School of Engineering in cooperation with industries and other communities. The office is composed of two sections. The Regional Collaboration Section promotes various regional collaborations, and accepts and solves technological inquiries and demands from industries, economic organizations, and research institutions. The Industrial Collaboration Section contributes to efficient, flexible and advanced collaborations with industries under contracts, and promotes advanced prior activities for the Joint Research Chairs and the Research Alliance Laboratories.

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Creative Design Studio on Technology

(Established in October, 2004)




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Under today's progresses in science and technology, engineering creativity becomes to be emerged throgh cooperative team activities among engineers with different views and backgrounds and process from generating innovative concepts to deploying them to products.This center provides learning spaces for developing students' creativity, typically for project-based learning, under the above trend. Teams of students can discuss and work respectively in 16 small rooms. They can use CAD/CAM/CAE systems, various machine tools, a rapid-prototyping machine, etc. The central hall is the best for holding class-wide meeting, competition and exhibition. Since its establishment, many attractive courses have been offered at the studio.

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Center for International Affairs

(Established in April, 2013)




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The Center for International Affairs (C.I.A.) offers various forms of support for foreign students and researchers from around the world who come to Japan, so that they may live their everyday lives without distress, and devote themselves to their primary end, study and research. For foreign students in particular, the C.I.A. offers scholarship information as well as information concerning education in general, career support seminars (including counseling services), and the “Japanese Classes for Science and Engineering”. The Center also plans and hosts an excursion to research facilities outside of Osaka University, as well as gathering parties.
Furthermore, the C.I.A. administers various projects that contribute to international education, such as “English for Engineering” classes for graduate students, U.S. Training Courses for Research and Presentation in Engineering and Science for graduate students, the promotion of mutual student exchange under the Exchange Agreement, and the “English Café Suita”, aimed at developing English abilities. Finally, the Center annually issues the “Annual Report Regarding International Exchange and Education, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University” within which the Center’s various activities are reported.

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