Department of Aerospace Engineering


Explore the sky and space to change the world and the future.

Aircraft and spacecraft development requires technologies and knowledge from a wide variety of fields. These fields include fluid mechanics to study vortices and shock waves; structural engineering to study structural strength and weight saving; propulsion engineering to study jet engines; control engineering regarding automatic pilot and navigation systems; space engineering for artificial satellite design and operation; system engineering for comprehensive evaluation and design; and the technology of aircraft and spacecraft navigation and positioning with artificial satellites. The Department of Aerospace Engineering specializes in education and research in these engineering fields.
You will conduct research on advanced technical issues in each of these fields and learn basic theories and advanced technologies for designing, manufacturing and operating aircraft and spacecraft. While deeply mastering the specialized field of aerospace, you will develop the ability to think holistically and the ability to design systems, which are characteristics required of aerospace engineering researchers. For that purpose, the Department has established the Aerospace Studies Course and the Aerospace System Course for education and research on aircraft and spacecraft development and design, space environment utilization, and earth observation. You will join a research group for one of the following six specialized fields to acquire the necessary skills: aerospace fluid dynamics, aerospace structural engineering, aerospace propulsion engineering, aerospace system engineering, aerospace control engineering, and space engineering.
The Department aims to foster creative and highly flexible engineers and researchers. Toward the achievement of harmony between sustainable human development and environmental conservation, which is a challenge for the future, the Department will develop the field of advanced engineering based on the basic technology in the aerospace engineering field and cultivate human resources who will become future leaders.

Department of Aerospace Engineering Department of Aerospace Engineering

Staff list

Title Name Research Fields
Professor KOGISO Nozomu Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Optimum Design, Space Structural Systems,Space Engineering, Laminated Composite, Morphing Wing
Associate Professor NAKAMURA Masao Space Environment Technology, Space Plasma Simulation and Analysis, Space Weather
Professor SHIMOMURA Takashi Aerospace Control Engineering, Dynamics / Kinematics / Guidance / Control of Aircraft / Spacecraft,Vibration Control of Flexible Space Structures, Numerical Optimization
Lecturer KANATA Sayaka System Control Engineering, System Identification, Numerical Optimization, Multi-rotor Helicopters
Professor TSUJII Toshiaki Aerospace Navigation Systems, Satellite Navigation and Positioning, Aerospace Information Technology,Optimal Estimation
Professor SASAKI Daisuke Aerodynamics, Low Reynolds Number Flow, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Aeroacoustics, Aerodynamic Design, Design Optimization, Evolutionary Algorithms, Machine Learning
Associate Professor SAKAUE Shoji Aerodynamics, Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Turbulent Flow Control, Supersonic Mixing Enhancement,Computational Fluid Dynamics
Professor IWASA Takashi Aerospace Structure Engineering, Dynamics for Thin-Walled Flexible Structures, Photogrammetry, Shock Response, Membrane Structures
Assistant Professor YAMANO Akio Dynamics for Fluid-Structure Interaction, Dynamics for Thin-Walled Flexible Structures,Rovers for Small Planetary Bodies
Professor MORI Koichi Aerospace Propulsion Engineering, Thermo-fluid Engineering, Space Transportation System,Beamed Propulsion, Plasma Propulsion, Space Debris
Lecturer HIEJIMA Toshihiko Aerospace Propulsion System, Compressible Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics,Instability of Vortices, Scramjet Engine
Assistant Professor OGAWA Shinichiro Aerospace Propulsion Engineering, Supersonic Combustion, Combustion Engineering,Computational Fluid Dynamics