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Electronic Engineering

Electronic Engineering

About Electronic Engineering

Electronic engineering is widely used in modern society’s infrastructure. Department of Electronic Engineering studies involve two specialized fields -materials and devices and intelligent information processing circuits- in conformance with Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE) training programs to develop the ability to respond to continuing advances in electronics as industry and society change.

Research Domain

Measurement technologies, integrated circuits, software, solar cells, ultrasound, electronic circuits, biosensors, light-emitting diodes, optical communications, optical fiber, ubiquitous networks, wireless communication, semiconductors, electromagnetic environment, medical devices, digital terrestrial broadcasting, nanotechnology, environmental technologies, green IT

In this laboratory, we focus on the functional measurement of brain activities and its application to the daily life. The brain activities measured by EEG (electroencephalogram), functional NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy) or fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) are analyzed to uncover higher-order brain functions. As an application of the biosignal measurement, we are studying on the brain-computer interface (BCI), on which the intentions or “thoughts” of human are extracted from brain activities and the measured signals are used to modulate brain activities via neuro-feedback technology. The BCI will enable us to communicate between brain and external world bi-directionally. Moreover, we are also developing the eyewear “JINS MEME” with an eyewear company, to enable precise detection of mental and physical states of users in a daily life. The mental (drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, interest) and physical states can be identified from the EOG (electrooculogram) signal and the body motion measured by this eyewear. This device can enable you to look into “yourself”, as well as outer scenes.

Experiment of EEG measurement
Experiment of EEG measurement
Drowsiness detection of car driver by JINS MEME
Drowsiness detection of car driver by JINS MEME
A closer look of JINS MEME
A closer look of JINS MEME

Our laboratory researches applications of ultrasonic wave and a sensor, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).One of our research is the development of unmanned underwater explorer system. At present, we developed free fall type underwater observatory system named ‘Gyogyotto camera’, which enables us to observe the sea bottom through long distance with Wi- Fi and LAN. The system also can capture all around video. In order to apply the system to exploring resources in the sea bottom or to protecting marine resources, the underwater positioning is required. In general, high-performance inertial sensor is necessary for positioning in the sea due to unavailability of GNSS. However, precision of inertial sensor depends on dimensions and cost. We try to improve the precision of the underwater positioning system using low cost and compact inertial system with the aid of video analysis and ultrasonic wave. We expect more various users take part in the marine engineering field due to the realization of the developed systems.

Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
SciVal Profile Premachandra Chinthaka  
Semiconductor Electronics Laboratory Detail Hiroyasu Ishikawa CuxO, NiO, ZnO, GaN, MOCVD, amorphous carbon
Nanoelectronics Laboratory Detail Kazuyoshi Ueno  
Biomedical Electronics Lab. Detail Shin'ichiro Kanoh BCI (brain-computer interface), brain function, biosignal, neural engineering, biomedical engineering
Electro-Mechanical Systems Lab. Detail Yoshikazu Koike Underwater observatory system, Application of multi global navigation satellite system(GNSS), Piezoelectric Actuator, Ultrasonic application
Advanced Integrated Circuits and Systems Lab. Detail Masahiro Sasaki CMOS, Analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, Wireless power transmission, On-chip Antenna, PRBS, LVDS, NIRS, EEG, On-chip Temperature Sensor, Jitter, Skew
High Frequncy System Lab. Detail Katsumi Sugiyama Broadcasting, Television, Wireless, Communication engineering, Digital signal processing.
Opto-electronics Lab. Detail Tetsuya Homma Thin-film, Optical Devices, Optical Waveguide, ULSI, Recycle
Advanced Wireless Integrated Circuits Lab. Detail Tadashi Maeda wireless integrated circuits, low power consumption, RF-CMOS transceiver, high frequency analog circuits
Bioelectronics Lab. Detail Hitoshi Muguruma Bioelectronics
Functional Materials Science Lab. Detail Masaki Yamaguchi Ferroelectrics, Printed electronics
Integrated Photonic Device Lab. Detail Hideki Yokoi photonic devices, optical isolator, silicon photonics, optical triplexer, optical sensing

The vision of the Department of Electronics Engineering is to cultivate individuals with the following skills:

  1. Fundamental knowledge/applied skills: Acquire fundamental knowledge in electronics engineering expertise (Materials and devices/logic circuits) and apply expert knowledge.
  2. Self-expression/conversation skills: Presentation skills and communication abilities necessary to theoretically express ones own views.
  3. Behavior, intentions, cooperativeness, sense of ethics and responsibility.

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to train people with the basic academic skills and creative abilities that allow them to respond to rapidly changing and progressing electronics technologies as the structure of society and industry change.
The Department of Electronic Engineering offers research and education in the following broad fields.

  • New materials, devices
  • Design and analysis of electrical circuits
  • Information processing, and transmission

We aim to train people who understand their own responsibilities from a global and international perspective as engineers and researchers at the forefront of their fields, can meet their technical contributions for society based on core knowledge and experience, and give birth to and foster new industries.

  1. Those who have a genuine desire to make use of knowledge related to electronics in future society.
  2. Those who have a broad interest in the fields of education and research in new materials and devices, design and analysis of electrical circuits, and information processing and information transmission.

Electronic Engineering is fundamental in supporting our present society and vital for technology. The graduates are therefore proactively employed not only in manufacturing industries such as electric and electronic, automobile, chemistry, and machinery, but are also employed in the social infrastructure industries including railway, information communications, media, energy, and construction as well as foods/agriculture-related fields.

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