Doctoral Program

Intelligent Structures and Mechanics Systems Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering We conduct research and education on the following topics from engineering, social and economic points of view: feasibility investigation, planning, analysis, design, construction, and maintenance/ management of civil engineering facilities for traffic, disaster prevention, environmental conservation, municipality and industry.
Mechanical Engineering The Department consists of the following four major divisions along with one cooperative division (Nano-Processing Engineering): Mechanical Science Division (studies metals, ceramics, composites and other materials); Mechanical Systems Division (fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, combustion engineering); Intelligent Mechanics Division (automatic control and measurement); and Production Systems Engineering (machining systems and machine tools).
Life and Materials Systems Engineering Chemical Science and Technology The Department consists of the following three major divisions. Synthetic and Polymer Chemistry Division: synthesis of specialty chemicals and functional materials through the application of chemistry; organic and polymer chemistry; structural analysis; and analysis of reaction mechanisms. Physiochemistry and Material Science Division: physical chemistry; functional characteristics; promising materials. Chemical Process Engineering Division: fundamental theories and applied technology useful in chemical industries. Also, design of new functional materials and design of chemical reactors and process plants.
Biological Science and Technology The Department’s mission is to incorporate engineering and life sciences to facilitate scientific discoveries and development of new bioengineering technologies through research and education. The curriculum aims to train students to be active scientists/engineers in various fields of bioengineering to solve some of the most challenging problems facing the world (e.g., problems of food, energy, environment, health).
Systems Innovation Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering The Department consists of the following four major divisions and one cooperative division (Electric Power): Materials Science and Devices Division (studies programs concerning electron devices, semiconductor photonic devices, functional inorganic materials, and plasma); Electric Energy Engineering Division (power system electromagnetic compatibility, applied superconductivity, power electronics, and mechatronics); Electrical and Electronic Systems Division (communication systems, biomedical electronics, and control system design); Intelligent Networks and Computer Science Division (digital IC design, analog circuit design, design and test of computers and mixed-signal circuits).
Information Science and Intelligent Systems The Department aims to train students to understand software and hardware technologies relevant to information science and industrial applications. Students will gain sophisticated computer skills, and an understanding of computer systems. They are also expected to learn the social background and contributions they can make to the society so that they can better cope with technological and social changes.
Optical Systems Engineering Aims to train students to be researchers/engineers in the field of optical science and technology. The areas of education and research covered include photonics of optical materials and devices including inorganic crystals, organic polymers and semiconductors, lasers and nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, information photonics, biomedical optics, threedimensional displays, medical imaging systems, computer aided diagnosis systems, photonic network. Because cross-disciplinarity is common in this field, the curriculum is designed to give students exposure to such specialties as materials science, device physics, and information system engineering.