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  • Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. KUROKAWA, Fujio
  • Affiliation
  • EEI div,Graduate School of Engineering
  • Field of Research
  • Electronic Circuit, Power Electronics
  • Research
  • Development of Fast Digital Control Algorithm and Circuit (Digital control method for high frequency switching power supply is applied to VRM, LED drive, EV battery system and so forth.), Development of Power Processing Unit for Next Generation Satellite (A new control method is studied to control the Hall thruster engine of the next generation satellite in space.)
  • Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering,
  • Professor
  • Dr. YAMABE, Tokio
  • Affiliation
  • E&E div,Institute for Innovative Science and Technology
  • Field of Research
  • Quantum chemistry、Molecular electronics
  • Research
  • Recent semiconductive electronics have been treating some kind of carbon
    materials in the order of nanosize often called as “molecular electronics”.
    On the line of this molecular electronics, some electronic properties of new
    nano‐carbon materials have been investigated. Electrode of lithium ion
    batteries and fuel cells are the main target of this research.
  • Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. TANAKA, Kenichi
  • Affiliation
  • EEI div,Graduate School and School of NIAS
  • Field of Research
  • Image science and technology, Communication engineering, Physical measure, Optics
  • Research
  • We have been studying display devices such as liquid crystal displays, holographic displays, printers and so on.
    Currently, three-dimensional image display by electron holography, image quality of the printer, such as anti-counterfeiting technology for are conducting research.
    In the future, we will study the application of multimedia technology to education and internet to things technology.
  • Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering,
  • Professor
  • Dr. HIRAKO, Osamu
  • Affiliation
  • E&E div,Graduate School and School of NIAS
  • Field of Research
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Research
  • For the realization of a "low carbon society," various studies and research have been conducted to develop technologies that utilize renewable energy sources for the purpose of "sustainable energy utilization," which is one the most critical issues of the 21st century.It is urgently important that we overcome our total dependence on fossil fuels and to promote such renewable fuels such as bio-diesel fuel based on vegetable oils and bio-ethanol for use in internal combustion engines.
  • Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. HINATA, Haruo
  • Affiliation
  • EEI div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • Control Theory of Infinite Dimensional Systems
  • Research
  • The systems described in partial differential equations are called infinite dimensional systems. We used to apply theory of functional analysis to the research of control problems for infinite dimensional systems. In this laboratory, we will study not only control theory, but also the verification of our theory using simulation software.
  • Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. LIU, Zhen
  • Affiliation
  • EEI div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • Intelligent computing data mining Decision Support System
  • Research
  • With the development of information communication and the Internet, huge amounts of data including unstructured data are generated explosively. Research on data mining methodology and its applications to discover valuable knowledge and rules from the inside of big data are carried out in the laboratory. In order to improve processing efficiency, parallel mining algorithms and visualization technology and access methodologies of multidimensional data based on PC cluster as high performance computing environment are also carried out.
    Moreover, issues related to the multi-attribute decision-making methodologies and decision support system and its applications are also topics of interest.
  • Division of Fundamental Science, Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. SHIMOJIMA, Makoto
  • Affiliation
  • FS div,EEI div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • High Energy Physics
  • Research
  • We conduct research on and development of data acquisition and data analysis systems for high energy physics experiments,via PC clusters of several to several tens of computers connected via high bandwidth network. Our main fields of interest are network technologies in the area of IP multicast, QoS, and distributed file systems over Fibre Channel network, and most recently research and development of embedded systems with wireless networks (such as WiFi, RFID, and ZigBee).
  • Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. MOTOMURA, Masakatsu
  • Affiliation
  • EEI div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • Neurology Neuroimmunology
  • Research
  • I have set a goal to develop innovative treatments of Myasthenia gravis (MG) and fi nding a new target antigen from the neuromuscular junction. MG is caused by the failure of neuromuscular transmission mediated by pathogenic autoantibodies (Abs) against acetylcholine receptor (AChR) and muscle-specifi c receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK). The seropositivity rates for routine AChR binding Ab and MuSK Ab in MG are 80-85% and 5-10% for MG patients in Japan, respectively. The autoimmune target in the remaining patients is unknown. In 2011,autoantibodies against low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 4 (Lrp4) were identifi ed in Japanese MG patients and thereafter have been reported in Germany and the USA. We developed a simple technique termed Gaussia luciferase immunoprecipitation for detecting antibodies to Lrp4. As a result, nine generalized MG patients from 300 lacking AChR Ab are positive for Lrp4 antibodies. Thymoma was not observed in any of these patients. These antibodies inhibit binding of Lrp4 to its ligand and are predominantly of the IgG1 subclass. In other reports of Lrp4 ab, Lrp4 ab positive sera inhibited agrin-induced aggregation of AChRs in cultured myotubes, suggesting a pathogenic role regarding the dysfunction of the neuromuscular endplate. These results indicate that Lrp4 is a third autoantigen in patients with MG, and anti-Lrp4 autoantibodies may be pathogenic. Further studies including neuromuscular junction biopsy are needed to clarify the pathomechanism of Lrp4 ab positive MG.
  • Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. KAWAZOE, Kaoru
  • Affiliation
  • EEI div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • Medical Engineering Clinical Engineering
  • Research
  • Medical engineering has undergone rapid development in recent years through the introduction of engineering theory and technology to medical science and their application in broad areas of mediccal treatment.
    In the process of developing medical devices, consideration is given to quantification,
    objectivity,, reproducibility, planning, and forecasting.
    We create new medical equipment from the standpoint of both medicine and engineering and pursue research and education including basic content necessary for development.
  • Division of Ocean and Industrial New Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. IKEGAMI, Kunihiro
  • Affiliation
  • O&I div,Institute for Innovative Science and Technology
  • Field of Research
  • Ship and Ocean Hydrodynamics
  • Research
  • In order to plan and design various kinds of offshore structures, it is necessary to analyze and evaluate the hydrodynamic performance of those offshore structures. We study a method to predict, theoretically and experimentally, the response character- istics of offshore structures with reference to the effect of mooring system in waves.
    Moreover, a new type of offshore structure with excellent performance is investigated by use of the above method, and its potential for realization is evaluated.
  • Division of Ocean and Industrial New Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. SUSUKI, Tatsuya
  • Affiliation
  • O&I div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • Structural Engineering for Buildings
  • Research
  • In recent years disasters due to earthquakes or strong winds have occurred frequently. In order to construct buildings safe and secure in earthquakes and wind, studies are conducted on design methods that evaluate dynamic behaviour and elasto- plastic behaviour appropriately.
  • Division of Ocean and Industrial New Technology,
  • Professor
  • Dr. HORI, Tsutomu
  • Affiliation
  • O&I div,Graduate School and School of NiAS
  • Field of Research
  • Fluid Mechanics of Ship Waves
  • Research
  • A calculating program is developed to analyze the unsteady hydrodynamic forces acting on a 2D oscillating wing which advances below a free surface.Then, free surface effects are computed by constructing the unsteady Green function considering wave generation caused by 2D vortex.

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