Faculty of Science and Engineering

Precision Mechanics

   In the Department of Precision Mechanics, students study a wide range of basic knowledge and technologies in the field of precision mechanical engineering. Precision machinery industries, an area of strong expertise in Japan, require high levels of precision and manufacturing technologies. Through the pursuit of high precision, we seek machines with high performance and, consequently, new potentiality.

   Our department pursues “preciseness” in the technical domains of precision machinery through research activities. Each laboratory addresses issues in various academic domains of precision mechanical engineering from broad perspectives. In particular, about one-third of the professors perform research on robotic technologies, focusing on “diversification” and “intelligence”, such as robots based on unique principles that mimic living creatures or robots that cooperate with humans. Their active research is reported in international and domestic societies on robotics.

   More than ten thousand students have graduated from our department since its establishment sixty years ago. Thanks to the high reputation of our alumni, we receive about 3,000 job offers every year. Our research activities enable students to acquire problem finding and problem solving skills from a global viewpoint that will become lifetime skills in any field of engineering. In this era of rapid changing, these are requisites for a leading engineer who can sensitively detect changes in global environments and find essential issues and solutions.

Fields of interest

Production Technology Using Machining, Nano Scale Processing and Intelligent Manufacturing Method
Image Processing for Robotics and Industrial Applications
Vibration and Noise Measurement and Analysis
Kinematics and Control of Robot Manipulators
Material Strength to Improve the Safety of Machines and Structures
Smart Sound Design for Comfortable and Functional Sound Environment
High Power Ratio Artificial Muscle and Its Application to Bio-Inspired Robots and Power Assist Devices
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Life Cycle Engineering Based on Product Modeling and Simulation
Thermal Problems in Interdisciplinary Fields Related to Solid-Liquid Phase Change
Micro/Nano Sciences and Technologies for Biology and Self-Assembling Systems
Micro Electro Mechanical Systems for Medical Devices
Human-Robotic Systems Collaborative Interaction in Daily Living Environments to Assist and Improve Human Activities
Micro- and Nano-Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials