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    Medical Beam Physics Area

    Professor AWAZU Kunio   Associate Professor HAZAMA Hisanao   Assistant Professor MANABE Yuichiro   Assistant Professor ISHII Katsunori
    We are studying novel techniques for medical diagnosis, therapy, and biological analysis using light including laser, on the basis of tissue optics, photobiology, and laser engineering. Research interests include less-invasive treatment with infrared lasers, photodynamic therapy for cancer, optical properties of biological tissues, and laser ionization mass spectrometry, and so on. We are developing the human resources which have profound understanding of both engineering and medical fields.

    Nuclear Social Engineering Area

    Professor KITADA Takanori   Assistant Professor TAKEDA Satoshi
    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.

    Quantum System Engineering Area

    Professor FUKUDA Takeshi (concurrently)   Associate Professor HOASHI Eiji   Assistant Professor OKITA Takafumi
    We carry on research and education on the safety of nuclear energy, concept of new energy system and so on. At present, main concern is on experimental and numerical studies of hydrodynamics and heat transfer related to liquid metal flow and material behavior loaded by high heat flux. From these studies, we aim to contribute to development of new system of neutron source, fusion reactor and so on. Besides, we study on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) in order to construct a concept of renewed safety system, heat exchanger and so on.

    Nuclear Engineering Chemistry Area

    Professor FUJII Toshiyuki
    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.

    Quantum Engineering and Energy Physics Area

    Professor FUKUDA Takeshi   Associate Professor KITANO Katsuhiko
    Physics of energy and momentum flow in conductive fluids is emphasized, presumably related to the Maxwell tensor in Fourier space, and thereto the dynamic control of structure in equilibrium with turbulence is of our ultimate interest. The practical media herein considered is liquid metal in FBR and magnetized plasmas in a fusion reactor or space engines. In addition, the utmost resolution in the electric and magnetic field measurements is thereby prerequisite, and macroscopic quantum control method is accordingly studied.

    Quantum Reaction Engineering Area

    Professor MURATA Isao   Associate Professor SATO Fuminobu
    We study radiation physics and engineering for advanced medical and industrial applications. The world’s most intense 14 MeV neutron source facility of Osaka University, OKTAVIAN was constructed by us in 1981. Studies of neutronics (neutron engineering) for Fusion Reactor and Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) (new cancer therapy) have been carried out using the OKTAVIAN. Also, we develop new environmental and personal dosimetry methods.

    Urban Energy System Area

    Professor SHIMODA Yoshiyuki   Associate Professor YAMAGUCHI Yohei
    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.

    Energy and Environmental Materials Area

    Professor YAMANAKA Shinsuke   Associate Professor KUROSAKI Ken   Associate Professor MUTA Hiroaki   Assistant Professor OHISHI Yuji
    We study functional materials for thermal management with the aim of solving energy problems and realizing sustainable society. Thermoelectric, nuclear, thermal storage, and thermal insulation materials are studied. We have experiences in fabrication of various materials and in characterization of their thermophysical properties. Computational studies re also conducted to theoretically predict or validate the experimental results.

    Green Engineering for Global Environment Area

    Associate Professor MACHIMURA Takashi   Assistant Professor MATSUI Takanori
    The main research theme of the Green Engineering for Global Environment (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.

    Quantum Beam and Biomaterials Engineering Area

    Professor NISHIJIMA Shigehiro   Associate Professor AKIYAMA Yoko
    Our laboratory aim to solve the issues of the environment, the energy and the welfare by using magnetic force control technology, radiation technology and bioinstrumentation. The concrete themes by using magnetic force control are the study for the environmental purification, the resource recovery, the improvement of the power generation efficiency and the minimally invasive treatment. The theme by using radiation technology is the deterioration mechanism of polymer materials by quantum beam. The theme by using bioinstrumentation is the study about livelihood support by using biosignals.

    Bio-Environmental Engineering Area

    Professor IKE Michihiko   Associate Professor SODA Satoshi   Assistant Professor KURODA Masashi
    Our laboratory focuses on science and technology for environmental conservation and purification as well as recovery of energy and resources from wastes/wastewaters using functions of microorganisms and plants. Biological technologies are ideal options as environmental technology due to the advantages of low cost, low energy and resource saving, and high environmental adaptability. Moreover, because microorganisms and plants can be recognized as renewable resources, i.e. biomass, it may be possible to develop a co-benefit process where environmental conservation and purification is linked to resource recovery/production. Our lab is developing a wide variety of techniques to solve the environmental problems just like a “supermarket” of environmental technologies.

    Environmental Management Area

    Professor TOKAI Akihiro   Assistant Professor KOJIMA Naoya
    For developing low carbon ,safe and peaceful society, risk governance based on sophisticated decision making and valuable judgement is essential.
    Ex. 1: How should we make valuable judgement for the greenhouse gas reducition as a target risk, and the cost and human health risk transformation as a trade-off risk?
    Ex. 2: How far should we manage chemical risk in industry
    for the safe and peaceful society?
    Tokai laboratory addresses these issues with developing evaluation method to apply appropriate risk governance.

    Engineering for Assessing the Sustainable Environment Area

    Professor KONDO Akira   Assistant Professor SHIMADERA Hikari   Assistant Professor MATSUO Tomohito
    Our laboratory performs the research on the dynamics of heat, water and various pollutants in the environmental media such as atmosphere, sea, fresh water, sediment and soil for the multi-scale from indoor to global. Our objective is to estimate the impact of human activities on our lives and ecosystem, and to develop sustainable environmental technologies for creating a beneficial environment. Our research is based on three principles: Monitoring, Modeling and Management.

    Urban Environmental Design Area

    Professor SAWAKI Masanori   Assistant Professor MATSUMOTO Kunihiko
    We are doing various researches into ways of improving houses, towns and regions in order to provide us a comfortable and sustainable environment to live in. Our current researches are urban design based on spatial composition and transformation, regional landscape planning, symbiosis between natural and artificial environments, environmentally sustainable urban design, support of community development activities and comparative study on the spatial composition of Asian cities. Outcomes of these researches contribute to creating attractive cities where good relationship exists between people and environment for the sustainability.

    Environmental Design and Information Technology Area

    Professor YABUKI Nobuyoshi   Associate Professor FUKUDA Tomohiro
    Environmental Design and Information Technology Area 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.


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