About EME概要

Introduction of research group

Division of Engineering Mechanics and Energy, to which the propessors for Degree Program in EME generally belong, forms research groups. The professors for Degree Program in EME currently belong to either Space Development Engineering, Energy / Environment, Disaster Control, and Multiscale Solid Materials Engineering. We are closely related through joint research.

  • Space Development Engineering(Representative: Prof. Makihito Nishioka)

    This group is researching the theory and technology necessary to develop the frontier of the universe from the engineering side.We make full use of basic research fields such as combustion mechanism, shock wave propagation, performance improvement of new materials, use of plasma, and physical phenomena at extremely low temperatures.Making the best use of cooperation with JAXA / Industrial Research Institute, which is unique to Tsukuba Research Academy City, next-generation aircraft / rocket engines, small satellites, atmospheric re-entry vehicles, ultra-high-sensitivity astronomical observation ultra-low temperature cooling We are conducting applied research such as the development of systems, thermal control devices for next-generation spacecraft, moon / planetary exploration rover, and the implementation of experiments at the International Space Station.In addition, we actively engage in exchanges with other fields such as grasping the global environment using satellites, space medicine, and space art, and always keep in mind research with dreams on a cosmic scale.

  • Energy ・ Environment(Representative: Prof. Hideaki Monji)

    Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as primary energies such as nuclear power and natural energy, are used to move the electrical equipment and automobiles around us while changing their forms, and ultimately all. It turns into heat.Technology that changes the form of energy in this process, that is, energy conversion technology, is the key technology for effectively utilizing limited energy resources and building a sustainable society.This group is conducting research with the aim of developing efficient and environmentally friendly energy conversion technology and building its network.

  • Disaster Control School(Representative: Prof. Daigoro Isobe)

    Threats such as earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, and heavy rains threaten our lives and sometimes cause enormous damage, including the loss of lives.In addition to these sudden disturbances, deterioration of materials and long-term environmental disturbances can also cause great damage.In this group, advanced engineering that can control a wide variety of disasters by clarifying the effects of these disturbances on structures such as ground, lifelines, buildings, and bridges, and by investigating the mechanism of damage and collapse in detail. We are conducting research with the aim of developing technology and building a disaster prevention management system.

  • Multiscale Solid Materials Engineering(Representative: Assoc. Prof. Akihiro Matsuda)

    In the field of strength of materials and materials engineering of mechanical systems, we are a research group with a deep knowledge of material / structure durability evaluation technology and advanced simulation technology.We offer experimental, theoretical, and numerical simulation solutions across different scales, from micro to macro.Specifically, (1) development of high-temperature durability evaluation technology and thermal problem homogenization analysis method for high-temperature carbon fiber reinforced composite materials, (2) elucidation of the fracture mechanism of advanced material joints and electromagnetics were used. We are sharing research on the construction of advanced non-destructive evaluation methods and (3) development of durability measurement methods and analysis methods for metallic and elastomeric materials in high-temperature power plants.


  • 宇宙開発工学学域(代表:西岡牧人教授)
  • エネルギー・環境学域(代表:文字秀明教授)
  • ディザスタ制御学域(代表:磯部大吾郎教授)
  • マルチスケール固体材料工学学域(代表:松田昭博准教授)