Department of Marine System Engineering


Create a variety of systems based on coexistence and harmony with the sea.

The earth is a planet of water, and since its formation, humankind has enjoyed the abundant bounty of the ocean, the source of water. For sustainable and effective use of this resource, we need to protect the marine environment and figure out how to coexist with the sea.
Based on this idea, at the Department of Marine System Engineering, you will learn basic knowledge about marine environment assessment and conservation, and basic theories about safe and efficient marine transportation systems, marine resources, and marine space utilization systems. Furthermore, the Department promotes the development of concrete methodologies through basic theories, experiments, practical training, and field measurements related to system science for studying the coexistence of nature and technology.
Humankind has developed engineering technology, which today’s human activities are based on. The primary objective of marine system engineering is to figure out how these activities can coexist in harmony with the sea, or nature. To achieve this objective, it is essential to multilaterally understand how the ocean works in the earth’s system, create an integrated system of nature and technology, and add a new twist to the engineering technology used in the ocean.
To be more specific, the technological issues experts have been working on include the creation of systems related to safe and efficient marine transportation by ships, effective use of the ocean as a reservoir of food and mineral resources, and utilization of the vast space in the ocean. Marine system engineering aims to make these advanced engineering technologies not merely nature-friendly but effective for sustainable development based on coexistence and harmony with nature.

Department of Marine System Engineering Department of Marine System Engineering


Staff list

Post Name Research Fields
Professor ARIMA Masakazu Marine System Planning, Human Factors, Underwater Robotics, Ocean Policy Research
Associate Professor ARAI Rei Marine Environmental Measurement, Marine Acoustic Engineering, Marine Optics,Instrumentation Engineering
Professor KATAYAMA Toru Seakeeping & Safety of High Speed Craft, Ship Stability in Wave, Instabilities of Planing Craft, Nonlinear Motions and Hydrodynamics of Floating Structures, Tank Test
Associate Professor IKUSHIMA Kazuki Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis of Ships, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis,Large Scale Numerical Simulation, Parallel Computation
Professor NAKATANI Naoki Marine Environmental Monitoring, Ocean Environmental Measurement, Marine Ecosystem Engineering,Ecosystem Modeling, Planning of Marine Resource Development
Associate Professor SHIBAHARA Masakazu Welding Mechanics, Thermal-Elastic-Plastic FEM, Measurement using Image Processing,Structural Strength of Ships and Offshore Structures, Structural Analysis for Ultra-Scale Problems
Professor HASHIMOTO Hirotada Seabed resources, Marine energy, Autonomous ship/underwater vehicle, Computational fluid dynamics,Model experiment, Open-sea testing
Associate Professor NIHEI Yasunori Hydrodynamic Force acting on Offshore Structures, Vortex Induced Vibration,
Design and Development of Sailboats, Floating Type Wind Power Generation Device
Associate Professor TSUBOGO Takashi Wave Resistance, Offshore Structure, Hydroelasticity, Very Large Floating Structures
Lecture TANIGUCHI Tomoki Motion Dynamics of Marine Craft and Floating Structure, Ocean Engenneing, Control strategy of Wave Energy Converter, Floating Type Wave Energy Converter, Tank Test
Assistant Professor HIGAKI Takefumi Autonomous Ships, Machine Learning, Computational Fluid Dynamics