Graduate School of Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku,
Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Advanced Technology

It is necessary to develop comprehensive and interdisciplinary science and technology for the industries depending on the advanced technologies, and integrate and reorganize traditional technologies. Through our education and research, we aim to foster people who can adjust and contribute to the society under the diversified social environment.

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

Educational Goals
The basic elements to develop chemical technologies can be found in the biological system with well-balanced functions. This Department provides specialists with enriched creativity, originality and international activity to contribute to establish new scientific technologies and their broad applications through the clarification of basic properties of nature including biological system.
Educational Characteristics
Department aims for the development of new functional materials and their industrial applications. The development of materials for functional materials including effective utilization of energy and biomimetic catalysts will be carried out based on material and biological sciences.

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Spectral conversion polymer film composed of fluorescent nanofiblillar aggregates

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Educational Goals
Education on material synthesis technology provides the basis for various fields of science and technology and is thereby the key technology of modern science. The program consists of a variety of classes concerning process control, physical and chemical properties, metallurgical properties and recycling. The main objective of the Department is to nurture scientists who have broad professional knowledge of materials, are contemplative by nature with sufficient logical and international sense, and are able to conduct original research on their own initiative.
Educational Characteristics
Materials science and engineering is one of the most important subjects for establishing sustainability and environmental conservation of the world for the future. Our department is dedicated to education and research in the wide field of materials science and engineering. The current research topics are focused on studies of high-strength Mg alloys, steel, light metals, ceramics, carbon nanotubes, and so on. Recycling processing of materials is also investigated in order to solve environmental problems. The various materials properties are investigated on an atomic and electronic scale.

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Fractographic observation with a digital microscope

Department of Advanced Mechanical Systems

Educational Goals
It is becoming necessary to acquire knowledge and skills to design and manufacture the advanced, intelligent and multifunctional mechanical systems in the industries, in which diversification and multi-functionalisation of the systems are in progress at a rapid pace. Therefore, our Department fosters human resources possessing a wide range of the fundamental and applied knowledge regarding thermal and fluid engineering, energy conversion, high precision processing, machine design and manufacturing to encourage creativity.
Educational Characteristics
Engineering technologies, including design and manufacturing of multi-purpose integrated machine systems with intelligent properties, are the focus of instruction and research with particular emphasis on the analysis of the rapid deformation and fracture of materials under ultimate conditions and their applicable systems; heat transfer; fluid flow analysis including multi-phase flow and new energy conversion systems; nano-grade processing systems applying complex chemical and mechanical reactions; and ultra-precise machining and intelligent manufacturing systems.

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Unmanned aerial vehicle to carry and release a can-sized satelite testbed, CANSAT.

Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems

Educational Goals
Recent mechanical systems and structures require high-performance, multi-functional and intelligent design/manufacturing in harmony with the environment. The department fosters human resources possessing abilities for intelligent manufacturing systems including signal processing and system control using computer technologies based on a wide range of fundamental and applied knowledge of the manufacturing process to encourage creativity.
Educational Characteristics
Rapid developments in the machine and structures industries demand not only high performance and function from individual machine units, but also the systematic design of machine systems as a whole so as to achieve high levels of productivity while preserving harmony with surrounding environments. Engineers in this field must therefore master highly sophisticated production system technologies employing a diversity of advanced knowledge from such areas as computer and sensor technology, as well as control systems, while demonstrating a firm grasp of mechanical engineering systems. The Department is dedicated to offering a broad and systematic education along with research into high rate energy technologies under extreme conditions, new methods of metal forming and welding, high quality evaluation of precision products, the automation of systems utilizing computers, intelligent measurement, and automatic control of mechanical systems.

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Wall crimbing robot for Non Destructive Testing

Educational and Research Characteristics

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

Self-assembled organic nanotubes formed from artificial lipids

The department aims for the development of new functional materials and their industrial applications. The development of materials for functional materials including effective utilization of energy and biomimetic catalysts will be carried out based on material and biological sciences.


Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy for detection of trace heavy metal elements. Concentration resolution reaches the order of ppb.

Materials science and engineering is one of the most important subjects for establishing sustainability and environmental conservation of the world for the future. Our department is dedicated to education and research in the wide field of materials science and engineering. The current research topics are focused on studies of high-strength lightweight alloys, shape memory titanium alloys, carbon nanotubes, and so on. The various materials properties are investigated on an atomic and electronic scale. Recycling processing of materials is also investigated in order to solve environmental problems.


Department of Advanced Mechanical Systems

Ultra-precision turning lathe(left) / Surface cut by ultra-precision lathe(right) with cutting accuracy below 1 nano-meter

Engineering technologies, including design and manufacturing of multi-purpose integrated machine systems with intelligent properties, are the focus of instruction and research with particular emphasis on the analysis of the rapid deformation and fracture of materials under ultimate conditions and their applicable systems; heat transfer; fluid flow analysis including multi-phase flow and new energy conversion systems; nano-grade processing systems applying complex chemical and mechanical reactions; and ultra-precise machining and intelligent manufacturing systems.


Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems

Model helicopter to simulate flight control

Rapid developments in the machine and structures industries demand not only high performance and function from individual machine units, but also the systematic design of machine systems as a whole so as to achieve high levels of productivity while preserving harmony with surrounding environments. Engineers in this field must therefore master highly sophisticated production system technologies employing a diversity of advanced knowledge from such areas as computer and sensor technology, as well as control systems, while demonstrating a firm grasp of mechanical engineering systems. The Department is dedicated to offering a broad and systematic education along with research into high rate energy technologies under extreme conditions, new methods of metal forming and welding, high quality evaluation of precision products, the automation of systems utilizing computers, intelligent measurement, and automatic control of mechanical systems.

Classes

Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
Functional Material Engineering for Medicine
Functional polymar materials for Biochemical Application
Functional Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry of Organic and Polymeric Materials
Special Lecture on Environmental Microbiology
Advanced Bioanalytical Science
Mass Transport Theory
Molecular Design for Biomimetic Chemistry
Application of Functional Electrode
Construction and Estimation of Surface Nanostructu
Nanostructure Characterization in Msterials
Nano-Functional Material Design
Nano-scale Interfacial Electrochemistry
Advanced Nano-Bioelectrochemistry
Chemistry of Photo-Functional Molecules
Functional Materials Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Physical Chemistry of Liquid
Materials Processing Design
Plasticity of Advanced Materials
Materials Design for Advanced Ceramics
Strengthening Methods in Materials
Computational Materials Science
Characterization of Hydrogen-Resistant Materials
Special Topics on Carbon Nanomaterials
Structure Control for Advanced Materials
Advanced Interfacial Electrochemistry
Advanced Materials Interface Science & Engineering
Microstructural Characterization for Advanced Materials
Nonlinear Continuum Solid Mechanics
Materials Structural Control Science
Department of Advanced Mechanical Systems
Advanced Mechanics of High Temperature Strength
Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Fluid Energy Conversion
Heat and Mass Transfer
Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Heat Transfer with Phase Change
Multiphase Fluids Mechanics
Thermo-Hydraulics
Ultra-Precision Machining
Electrical and Physical Processing
Design System in Mechanical Engineering
Precision Machinery Manufacturing
Advanced Micro/Nano System
Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems
Advanced Theory of Plasticity and Metal Forming
Intelligent Mechanical Systems
Fracture Mechanics
Maintenance Engineering
Advanced Mechanics of Joining Process
Welding and Evaluation of Materials
Strength Analysis for Machine Design
Advanced Sensor Technology
Advanced Signal Processing
Advanced Active Sensing Systems
Theory of Metal Forming Process
Nonliner Control Systems
Robust Adaptive Control Systems
Production System Design