Meet the Professors/Instructors

The University of Kitakyushu

Learn Design Approaches with 3D-CAD

The University of Kitakyushu

Graduate School of Environmental Engineering

Professor

Ryoichi Matsunaga

Lecture: Machine Element Design

Machine elements are produced through many different processes. Among these processes, students can learn the knowledge necessary to produce with rotary forming by citing a concrete example of machine elements. Not only in classroom lecture, but also in experience designing using 3D-CAD and forming by a 3D printer, students can realize the difference between the image by themselves and the actual result.
Director, Manufacturing Education and Research Center at Joint Graduate School
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Learn Thermodynamic Evaluation: Engine and Fuel Battery Performance

The University of Kitakyushu

Graduate School of Environmental Engineering

Professor

Masaaki Izumi

Lecture: Advanced Thermodynamics

Students can learn methods of thermodynamic evaluation of thermal engines (e.g. gasoline/diesel engine), which are heavily used as motors for automobiles, in addition to fuel batteries expected for future motors. Not only in classroom lectures, but also though a number of driving experiments with real equipment, students learn these output characteristics.
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Adopt Processing Systems Response to Environmental Changes

The University of Kitakyushu

Graduate School of Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor

Lianming Sun

Lecture: Adaptive Signal Processing

Adaptive signal processing is becoming an important technology, making real-time adjustments for processing systems depending on signal characteristics and environmental changes. Students can gain a further understanding of actual use for practical techniques about system design through numerical simulations, learning essential algorithms of adaptive signal processing.
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Learn Advanced Sensor Technologies for Realizing Safe and Secure Societies

The University of Kitakyushu

Graduate School of Environmental Engineering

Associate Professor

Isamu Matsunami

Lecture: Sensor Systems Engineering
Comprehensive Practicum: Driver Assistance Sensing Technologies

Prior to understanding the radar and sensor systems, the technical concepts such as electromagnetic theory, radar equations, radio propagation and signal processing are reviewed. Next, the students understand the applied measurement engineering issues by the empirical seminar using intelligent-car and robot systems and discussions. Also, the construction of the high performance and functionality sensor fusion system with FPGA and the signal processor of its sensor information can be understood.
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