Cooperative Major in Life Cycle Design Engineering

   In highly advanced industrial society, the reduction of environmental load and establishing the sustainable society are needed. This major was organized at such social requests.
   Life cycle design engineering  is one filed in engineering and to reduce the environmental load for all cycles ranging from mining resources, product planning, designing, manufacturing, waste and recycling, and closely associated with various fields of engineering, materials engineering,computer engineering,mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and management engineering, and so on.
   We aim at the development of human resources, which have broad vision and ethics, contribute to the establishing the sustainable society on the international perspective and the community revitalization. For this purpose, we have two divisions in the major, "Life Cycle Design Strategies" and "Systems Engineering  for Environment" keeping close cooperation each other.

Division Life Cycle Design Strategies
Field of Instruction and Research Quality Faculty Member Instruction Subject
Life cycle design engineering and evaluation studies Educations and studies on designs and evaluations covering life cycles of products, businesses and social systems Prof.
Nozomu Mishima
Life cycle design engineering basics
Electrical Energy Engineering Conversion, Storage and Delivery of Electrical Energy Associate Prof.
Masashi Sato

Advanced Life Cycle Design Engineering

Management Science, Corporate strategy and business administration An effective business administration through Management Science such as strategic business formation and evalution Cooperation for the creation of local industrial clusters Akita Prefectural University
Tsutomu Mishina *1
Creation and Promotion of Local Industries Basics in Life Cycle Design
Resources Recycling Technology Life Cycle Assessment Development of resources recycling technology
Development of separation technology for recycling of powder waste
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products and services using Process Analysis and Input-Output Analysis
Akita Prefectural University
Associate Prof.
Ruilu Liang
Life Cycle Assessment Basics in Life Cycle Design
Division Systems Engineering for Environment
Field of Instruction and Research Quality Faculty Member Instruction Subject
Thermal and fluid dynamical energy engineering Education and research on the transfer and conversion of the heat and fluid dynamical energy such as the renewable energy.
Education and research on the evaluation of sensibility and its application to the industrial design
Masahide Nakamura
Transfer and Conversion of Heat and Fluid Dynamical Energy
Electromagnetic energy conversion machine engineering Development of new machines and improvement of conventional machines for electromagnetic energy conversion Prof.
Katsubumi Tajima
Electromagnetic energy conversion engineering
Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Materials Science from Micro to Macro Aspects and Effect of Surface Conditions in Machining Associate Prof.
Mamoru Takahashi

Micro Processing

Advanced Functional Materials Research  and education on materials design, functional properties and applications of shape memory alloys, damping alloys and superconducting materials Associate Prof.
Xiaoye Lu
Advanced Course of Functional Materials
Condensed matter physics Electron tunneling phenomena in solids, physical properties of layered compounds Associate Prof.
Kunihiko Yamaguchi
Fundamentals of Applied Condensed Matter Physics

Mechanical engineering, Automotive engineering

Technology development and evaluation of next generation vehicles and driver support systems with mechatronics and intelligence technology
Effectiveness evaluation of active safety systems by accident analysis
Development of the system aiming at quality improvement and labor saving of medical care, welfare and care
Akita Prefectural University
Tetsushi Mimuro
Next-Generation Vehicle Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility, Communication Engineering Estimation and suppression method ofundesired electromagnetic radiation from printed circuid boards, Analysis of crosstalk between micro-strip lineson aprinted circuit board,
Estimation of equivalent radiation sources and measurement of near electromagnetic fields on a printed circuit board, Education and research of the electromagnetic compatibility of printed circuit boards in microwave frequency
Akita Prefectural University
Associate Prof.
Teruo Tobana

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Built Environment, Geographic Information Systems Evaluation of thermal environment in external built space.
Collaboration method of architect and building engineer. Installation, management and cost-benefit-effectiveness of municipal geographic informationsystems in normal and disaster period. Development of building life-cycle assessment tool reflected family configuration change and repair work.
Akita Prefectural University
Associate Prof.
Koichi Asano
Advanced Course in Urban Environment

*1 This professor will retire by the mandatory retirement regulation in March 2015.